Sunday night the weather was just about perfect for a night of country and rock and roll. I was unfamiliar with Zac Browns music until he was on Foo Fighters documentary miniseries ‘Sonic Highways’ Nashville episode.

The night started off with multi-talented singer, songwriter, producer, and a multi-instrumentalist Caroline Jones.

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Darrell Scott followed her up and slowly brought out members of the Zac Brown Band until the whole band was on stage. The band played a few songs with Darrell Scott before starting up their set with ‘Keep Me in Mind’.

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The twenty song set and three song encore was filled with seven covers from a wide array of artists and genres. The band closed the set with every ones favorite tailgating song ‘Chicken Fried’.

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The encore was full of covers. Zac Brown came out and played ‘All The Best’ by John Prine solo before wrapping up with some killer covers of Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman’ with John Driskell Hopkins on lead vocals and Guns N’ Roses ‘Paradise City’.

Set list:

  1. Keep Me in Mind
  2. Homegrown
  3. Use Somebody (Kings of Leon cover)
  4. Family Table
  5. Toes
  6. It’s Not OK
  7. Real Thing
  8. It’s a Great Day to Be Alive (Travis Tritt cover)
  9. As She’s Walking Away
  10. Colder Weather
  11. Day That I Die
  12. Sweet Annie
  13. Whipping Post (The Allman Brothers Band cover)
  14. Beautiful Drug
  15. My Old Man
  16. Long Time Gone(Dixie Chicks cover)
  17. Up on Cripple Creek
  18. Knee Deep
  19. Loving You Easy
  20. Chicken Fried
  21. All the Best(John Prine cover)
  22. Enter Sandman(Metallica cover)
  23. Paradise City (Guns N’ Roses cover)


Camera gear for the night was a Canon 5D mrkiii with a 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Sigma Sport. I had used the Sigma Sport before when I covered Selena Gomez last year so I knew that it would be a great lens for the night and I was not disappointed. I do recommend a mono pod though when using it as the lens is around five pounds and is a bit of a workout if you shoot without one.