Warner Music Nashville has signed the Zac Brown Band to a recording contract in partnership with the group’s label Home Grown Music, it was announced Thursday (April 29).
“Warner Music Nashville and Zac Brown Band share a fundamental value: forging connections through amazing and heartfelt music,” said Warner Music Nashville chairman & CEO John Esposito in a statement. “Their songs have ceaselessly fed our hearts and souls, and I am so proud to welcome them to our label home as we journey together into this new chapter.”
Warner Music Nashville is the latest label home for Zac Brown Band, which started its major label career in 2008 on Atlantic Records before moving to Big Machine and Elektra. Its most recent album, 2019’s The Owl, was released via a licensing deal with BMG’s Wheelhouse imprint and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Country Albums chart and No. 2 on the Billboard 200.
The group has won a total of three Grammys, including best new artist in 2009 and best country album (Uncaged) in 2012. A press release claims 9 billion total catalog streams and 15 No. 1 radio singles for the group, who have released a total of seven studio albums.
Zac Brown Band’s team includes managers David Plyler and Dirk Lemmenes at Home Grown Music, Scott Clayton and Matthew Morgan at WME, Cameo Carlson and Michael Corcoran at mtheory, Stephanie Jones at JONESWORKS and Reid Hunter at Serling Rooks Hunter McKoy Worob & Averill LLP.
The group is next slated to play a livestream via the Sessions platform on May 8. There’s no indication on when new music from the band will arrive.
“We couldn’t be more excited to become part of the Warner Music Nashville family,” said Zac Brown in a statement. “We feel incredibly blessed to be working with John Esposito, Cris Lacy, Ben Kline and their talented team. We’ve been hard at work in the studio and can’t wait to share our new music with our fans!”
Added WMN executive vp A&R Cris Lacy, “Zac Brown Band is known worldwide for their consummate musicianship, litany of timeless hits and incomparable live shows. From the moment they stepped onto the scene, they were grinding out this game-changing vision. When we heard the new music our only question was, ‘How quickly can we get this to the fans?’ It was absolutely, positively undeniable. Enough said. It feels good to have them back in the Warner family, and we’re excited to make some new history together.”