"I got my toes in the water/ Ass in the sand/ Not a worry in the world/ A cold beer in my hand," begins Zac Brown Band's
mega-hit "Toes." That Brown finishes his ode to dropping out with a
serene "life is good today" makes it all the more appealing — pure
escapism in these tough economic times. And judging by his sales,
millions have been willing to buy into that philosophy and escape for a
while, even if just for the hour-plus it takes for Brown's second studio
album, You Get What You Give, to play from start to finish.
Georgia native Zac Brown was the 11th child in a family of 12. His guitar-playing father exposed the clan to a variety of music, and the young songwriter really hunkered down with his siblings' record collections — especially that of his oldest brother, 21 years Zac's senior. He thus absorbed singer-songwriters, country and bluegrass, pop, and rock without prejudice.
In this addition of 'The Mix,' Rhapsody explores the influences of Zac Brown Band. They cover everything from The Grateful Dead to Kenny Chesney! What would you add?
Check it out HERE.