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Zac Brown played in bars for years before assembling his band, which includes bassist John Hopkins, fiddler Jimmy De Martini, guitarist Coy Bowles and drummer Chris Fryar.

DOWNLOAD: "Chicken Fried," a song celebrating those simple pleasures of American life like cold beer, jeans that "fit just right" and, of course, fried chicken

THEIR INSPIRATION: Brown, 30, says the band "wrote a list of all the things we love. No matter what your background or religion or social class, the things that are in that song are on a human level."