Zac Brown Band has recorded five albums and has had nine number one singles on the Billboard country charts. The band has performed at music festivals such as Bonnaroo and won the Grammy for “Best New Artist” in 2010. There are seven members of Zac Brown Band, including lead vocalist Zac Brown.
The country group rose to fame in 2008 with the release of their single “Chicken Fried”. Many of their popular songs are characterized by lively rhythms, rock-like guitar, and rich vocals. The most distinct part of their music is the voice of Zac Brown, as well as the harmonies he creates with his band mates. Similarly, Love and Theft is characterized by the smooth vocals of Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson.
The country duo used to be a trio, but due to creative differences Love and Theft was downsized in 2011. They sprang onto the popular music scene with their single “Runaway” in 2009. In 2011, “Angel Eyes” became Love and Theft’s first number one single.
Love and Theft’s first album, “World Wide Open”, has more of a pop/rock sound with a country aftertaste. Their latest album, “Love and Theft”, has a distinct country feel. While it is relatively different from their first album, Liles and Gunderson say that they feel “Love and Theft” is a more accurate representation of the duo’s artistic and musical goals. Their songs are catchy and easy to get stuck in your head, with prominent guitar and lyrics that reflect the typical “hopeless romantic” style of many contemporary country artists.
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