The Zac Brown Band is very popular with lovers of country music. Just as popular is the band’s lead singer and guitarist, who is also the most important man behind their formation, Zac Brown. The award-winning singer has been on stage since 2002 and takes more than just a few Grammys home with him on his musical journey. Here you will find everything worth knowing about Zac Brown, his family, his fortune, and more.
Zac Brown Bio
The singer was born Zachary Alexander Brown on 31 July 1978 in Atlanta, Georgia. However, he was raised in Lake Lanier by his mother and stepfather.
Coming from a very large family and being only the 11th of 12 children, he seemed to be made for music, as his family was music-loving. While his father played folk guitar, his brother Wynn was a bluegrass guitarist and banjo player. This means that Zac Brown was also singing at the time he started talking.
Even before he attended high school, Zac had already received an education in guitar playing at the age of 8. From then on he was also given singing lessons. For his education, the country music star went to the University of West Georgia. He started a solo career since he attended high school. Before 2005 he had already formed his band and released their first two albums Far from Einstyne (2004) and Home Grown (2005). Further albums followed, The Foundation (2008), You Get What You Give (2010), Uncaged (2012), Jekyll + Hyde (2015), and Welcome Home (2017).
The band has received many nominations and a number of awards, including the Academy of Country Music, the CMT Music Awards, the Country Music Association Awards, and the iHeartRadio Music Awards. The band also took home the 3 Grammy Awards: Best New Artist of 2013, Best Country Collaboration with Vocals for As She’s Walking Away, and Best Country Album for Uncaged in 2013.
Dad, Wife, Family, and Kids
Whenever the conversation about Zac’s father starts, one of the first things you come back to is the song My Old Man, which he released with his band. The song tells about his father, Jim Brown, and everything he taught him and the examples he gave him.
Although he comes from a broken home, Zac still has great respect and love for his father, and he revealed how happy he is that his father was able to hear the song. Interestingly, almost every time Zac performs the song, he finds himself choking back tears.
The country singer is married to Shelly Brown since 2006. Like many things about him, his relationship history is also very interesting. He met his wife on New Year’s Eve after his date stood him up. He was alone that night after a show and wondered if he wouldn’t kiss someone that night. That was when he met the woman who would later become his wife.
Shelly gave him his first kiss that night as the world entered a new year, and with that kiss, the singer knew that he had found the woman who would be his better half for years to come.
They married in 2006, and from then on Shelly Brown had not only continued her jewelry business but also supported her husband’s music. They have five children, Alexander Frost Brown, Lucy Brown, Justice Brown, Joni Brown, and Georgia Brown.
The frontman of the Zac Brown Band has worked very hard over the years and has recorded many songs with his band that has been accepted worldwide and received many awards.
According to Forbes magazine Country Cash Kings of 2014, the Zac Brown Band had earned 29 million in net revenues to remain in 6th place. Their performance this year was due to the success of their 2012 Grammy-winning album.
As an individual, Brown has an estimated net worth of $25 million. He has made his fortune both as a member and lead singer of his band and through the sales of their music. In addition, he has made a lot of money with his band through various endorsement contracts with his band, including partners with Bose, Bai, and Jack Daniel.
Height and Weight
The singer may not necessarily be the tallest at a concert, but he certainly has a good height. He is 1.8 m (5 feet 9 inches) tall and weighs 90 kg (198 LBS).