Zac Brown Band Delivers Passionate Acceptance Speech at 2019 CMT Music Awards
Zac Brown Band delivered an impassioned speech on the 2019 CMT Music Awards whereas accepting their trophy for group video of the yr for “Somebody I Used to Know.” Sharing a message to younger artists, frontman Zac Brown advised them to “have braveness to face up in opposition to the machine, be your self, work arduous and someday you’ll be able to get up right here and inform all of the haters to fuck off.”
Backstage following his acceptance speech, Brown advised Billboard that Zac Brown Band offers with the critics and the haters just by being themselves. “I feel we simply have been ourselves the entire time,” he mentioned. “I’ve the very best band on the earth. We’re simply artists and we like to make music and now we have a fan base that loves what we do and follows us down all these totally different rabbit holes of what we like.”
He added, “We actually love all totally different kinds of music and to put in writing all totally different sorts is de facto fulfilling to us. We don’t have to bounce for anyone. That’s the best half about it, to essentially create what we wish.”
Followers will get to witness Zac Brown Band’s versatile influences on their upcoming 2019 The Owl Tour, which kicks off on June 7. Brown says the band takes issues significantly with regards to their reside present.
“We give a bit of ourselves to the gang each single evening. That’s what separated us all through all the things. All people right here [in the band] is the actual deal. There’s no smoke and mirrors behind all of it,” he mentioned. “We attempt to depart a mark in each city and each time we come again to your metropolis now we have a distinct present.”
Their upcoming tour will embrace a number of new songs off the band’s forthcoming album. The follow-up to 2017’s Welcome Dwelling, the band say the mission spans their influences. “There’s a complete spectrum of music on this document stylistically,” Brown mentioned, including that the album will likely be reminiscent to their genre-bending 2015 launch Jekyll + Hyde. “Folks want a label oftentimes for one thing to get their head round it, however I like not falling into any kind of class.”
The band has already been taking part in new observe “God Given” out reside. The music blends Brown’s fast fireplace lyrics, the band’s standout musicianship and a slick groove that involves life of their reside present.
“All of the songs back-to-back don’t usually make sense as a set, however individually there’s one thing for everyone,” he mentioned of the brand new mission. “We went on the market on a few of the stuff on this album. I’m actually enthusiastic about it. We put a number of work into it.”
— CMT (@CMT) June 6, 2019