This morning, the Zac Brown Band performed at the New York Plaza for the “Today” show for the first time. The band sang two fan favorites, “Chicken Fried” and “Free,” and also performed their new hit single “Knee Deep,” which features Jimmy Buffett.
Buffett wasn’t present to sing his parts of the song, but Brown paid tribute to him by saying: “I think he’s one of the best American songwriters who ever lived. I’ve been covering his songs forever, and to actually get to collaborate with some of my heroes has been some of the big milestones in my career.”
Natalie Morales and Lester Holt, who were filling in for Matt Lauer and Ann Curry, then presented the Zac Brown Band with a plaque announcing that their 2010 album, “You Get What You Give,” just went platinum.
“You know, we travel a lot more comfortably now,” Brown told the “Today” show hosts. “There’s a lot of things that have changed, but the core — we love what we do, we love our craft, we love the fans, we love to be doing what we love to do. We count our blessings every day, we get to be here and be able to do it. This is a great thing.”
Zac Brown Band can be seen performing “Knee Deep” in the video player below.