Country Songs That Blow Zac Brown’s Beard Right Off His Face

What is Zac Brown’s favorite country song? And which superstar artist first got him into country music and “opened up [his] world”?

Cowboy Dave from CBS Houston station KILT got the opportunity to chat with wine-drinking, food-loving bearded man Zac Brown and asked him some hard-hitting questions. Most importantly, he asked the lead singer of the Zac Brown Band to name his favorite country song.

“When I think about a song that defines country music,” says Brown, “it’s got to be ‘He Stopped Loving Her Today.'”

That choice might be a “cliche,” he admits of the George Jones classic, but “when that string section kicks in, the production behind it, the voice, the whole thing…that’s a powerful, powerful song.”

Zac then goes on to talk about the song that really got him into country music.

“I remember the first time I heard ‘The Thunder Rolls’ [by] Garth Brooks. I mean, Garth really got me into country. It opened up the world where I really started listening to it and seeking it out. He’s somebody that I definitely want to try to do something with.”

“As an entertainer, Garth really set the bar. And we’re following in those footsteps. We want to move people like that.”


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