The Grammy-winning country group the Zac Brown Band has topped the charts since its start.
Along the way, they have played at hundreds of venues with several different artists. One of those artists seems to have stuck around.
Levi Lowrey, a fiddle and guitar player from Dacula, Ga., co-wrote “Colder Weather” and “The Wind” with Zac Brown and Brown’s band members Coy Bowles and Wyatt Durrette.
“The first time I ever saw Zac ... I can’t even explain. It’s, like, the same way you feel about him when you see him in an arena today and how incredible the show is – imagine that feeling, that vibe and that energy packed into (a 300-capacity space),” Lowrey said on his website.
Local audiences will be able to “feel that vibe” on Jan. 31, when Lowrey and the Zac Brown Band come to the James Brown Arena.
The concert is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m.
Tickets of $84.50, $77.50, $69.50 and $49.50 go on sale on Friday starting at 10 a.m.
Lowrey is not the only performer that will join Brown. Atlanta-based artist A.J. Ghent and his band – the A.J Ghent band – will also make an appearance.
This will not be the first time Ghent or his band will have played with Brown. Ghent’s group has performed with the Zac Brown Band since at least September.
This trio of musical arts – Lowrey, the A.J Ghent Band and the Zac Brown Band – are all signed to the same label, Southern Ground Records.
The label was started and is owned by Brown.
“For me, Southern Ground represents a sampling of the things I love most – family, friends, food and music,” Brown said on the label’s Facebook.
Besides Bowles and him, the Zac Brown Band is composed of Chris Fryar on drums; Clay Cook on vocals and instruments such as the guitar; Daniel de los Reyes on percussion; Jimmy De Martini on the violin and vocals and John Driskell Hopkins on the bass and vocals.
Bowles plays the guitar and organ, while Brown sings and plays the guitar.
Durrette, though no longer with the Zac Brown Band, did create the group with Brown, according to the band’s website. He also wrote with Brown the hit songs like “Chicken Fried” and “Toes.”
The Zac Brown Band’s latest compilation “The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1” is set to release later this month.
Lowery’s LP “I Confess I Was A Fool” came out in 2011.
His song “Hold on Tight” is based off his wedding ceremony.
He was 19 when he married. The couple has been together at least seven years and has two children, according to Lowrey’s website.
Ghent aims “for a style that everyone could relate to somewhere in life,” according to his website.
He works on honing that style with his band: Marla, his wife, on the vocals; Seth Watters on the bass; Gary Paulo on the guitar and saxophone and Will Groth on the drums.
Lowery will join up with the Zac Brown Band starting in January, while the A.J Ghent Band will start this month.
For more information on the bands, visit www.zacbrownband.com, http://levilowrey.com and www.ajghentband.com.
The James Brown Arena is at 601 Seventh Street, Augusta.
To purchase tickets, call 1-877-428-4849 or visit www.augustaentertainmentcomplex.com.