Zac Brown Band will join legendary Sturgis, SD campground, Sturgis Buffalo Chip®, campers for another unforgettable annual concert line up during the 2012 Sturgis motorcycle rally Sunday Aug 5th, 2012. Music fans and motorcyclists alike will have the times of their lives as Zac Brown Band joins the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™ for the Best Party Anywhere™.
After an eventful year on the charts and on the road, GRAMMY-Award winning Zac Brown Band has proven that “overnight success” can be years in the making. New fans drawn by the irresistible hit singles, the awe-inspiring musicianship and dynamic live shows might have thought the Zac Brown Band emerged from nowhere. In fact, the band has paid its dues for years and put in its time for just this moment, it may have happened quickly, but it’s definitely built to last. Zac Brown Band is ready to give the Sturgis bikers and campers at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip a taste of their unique blend of rock, soul, country, bluegrass and reggae that rocketed them to the top of the charts.
Zac Brown Band’s second major label studio album ‘You Get What You Give’ (Atlantic/Southern Ground Artists, Inc.) was released on September 21st, 2010 and debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album features guest appearances by Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett and as Zac explained to Associated Press, “It’s a defining record…Every step of it’s done the right way and I expect people are really going to love this record and see the depth of our musicianship, we’re always growing. Not that we’ve arrived at any grand finale or anything, but the progress from this last record to this one, it’s tremendous and I’m proud of it.”
Sturgis rally bikers and Sturgis campground goers will be treated to a string of great songs enjoyed by rock and country fans alike at the Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip. Zac Brown Band recently earned four GRAMMY nominations including “Best Country Album” for ‘You Get What You Give’ and five CMA Awards nominations including “Entertainer of the Year.” Previous honors and accolades include their 2010 GRAMMY win for “Best New Artist,” 2010 CMA win for “Best New Artist,” 2009 Academy of Country Music Awards win for “Top New Vocal Group” and the 2009 “Breakthrough Video of the Year” from CMT and USA Weekend for “Chicken Fried.”
No question, the past year has been dizzying for the hardworking act. The band’s first major label release, ‘The Foundation’ was one of Billboard’s Top 20 albums of 2009, and was the first major label debut album in 18 years to yield five No. 1s including “Chicken Fried” and “Free.” Released on November 18, 2008 on Atlantic Records, ‘The Foundation’ debuted at #17 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and #3 on the Top Country Albums Chart. It’s now certified double platinum by the RIAA.
While the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s audience parties, they’ll be doing well to keep up with the musicians onstage. “We laugh all the time,” Brown notes. “You’re either sleeping or having a good time.”
Music’s rising stars, Zac Brown Band, crosses all demographics and all styles of music, has been appearing to sold out crowds and will be a welcomed addition to the stage of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® in 2012.
Country fan or rock fan, we know motorcycle fans will love Zac Brown Band. Get Reservations Online Now. You can also reserve by phone by calling 605-347-9000 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. MDT Monday through Friday.