Jack Daniel's Whiskey and Zac Brown Band Team Up for New Partnership, Responsible Drinking and Cause Marketing Campaigns

Legendary Tennessee Whiskey and Grammy Award-Winning Band Announce Tour, Advertising and Responsibility Sponsorship
Aug 25, 2011 9:30 AM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) LYNCHBURG, TN - August 25, 2011 - Bringing together the famous Tennessee whiskey brand and one of the hottest bands in music, Jack Daniel's and Grammy Award-winning Zac Brown Band announced that they have teamed up to provide a one-of-a-kind experience for fans. 

Officially kicking off at ZBB's upcoming sold-out two-night stand September 5th and 6th at Red Rocks inMorrison, CO., the partnership will include U.S. and Canada advertising and promotional activities, a dedicated responsibility campaign, and co-presenting tour support. It is the first major partnership between the famed distillery and a musical artist in more than a decade.  

"There is a natural affinity between Jack Daniel's friends and Zac Brown Band fans," said Jeff Arnett, Jack Daniel's Master Distiller.  "They are folks who embrace authentic values, love great music and the spirit of friendship.  We couldn't be happier to partner with ZBB."

Arnett promised that the Jack Daniel's/ZBB partnership would enhance the fan experience at concerts through the whiskey brand's presence at the famous pre-concert Zac Brown Band "Eat & Greets," the Jack Daniel's Experience - "Lynchburg on Wheels" – appearing at several Zac Brown Band branded food and music festivals, ticket giveaways and other activities. The partnership will also include a commemorative bottle program in support of Camp Southern Ground, Brown's camp for children with special needs.

"We love what we do and every night when we take the stage, we promise to blow our fans away with an experience unlike any other," said Zac Brown, front man of Zac Brown Band.  "Jack Daniel's is one of the most iconic American brands and because of their dedication to giving people their very best, they've earned some of the most loyal fans in the country. We're proud to be working with them."

Zac Brown Band is building a strong tradition for over-delivering to their fans. The band's major label double-platinum debut 'The Foundation,' was one of Billboard's Top 20 albums of 2009, while their sophomore release 'You Get What You Give' debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and was recently certified platinum by the RIAA. Both albums collectively yielded a historic eight consecutive #1 singles. The band's honors and accolades include "Best New Artist" wins at both the 2010 Grammy Awards and the 2010 CMA Awards, and a 2009 "Top New Vocal Group" nod from the Academy of Country Music.

Arnett said that in conjunction with media and tour support, and other promotions, Jack Daniel's and ZBB have joined forces to launch and actively promote a campaign to encourage responsible drinking.  

"Jack Daniel's and Zac Brown Band both like having fun, and we also share a core belief in responsibility. We are teaming up to deliver a campaign that conveys a meaningful responsibility message to engage consumers," said Arnett.

Editor's Note:  Broadcast quality B-roll with soundbites, photos and audio can be found at www.jackandzbbmedia.com

About Jack Daniel's:

Officially registered by the U.S. Government in 1866 and based in Lynchburg, Tenn., the Jack Daniel Distillery, Lem Motlow, proprietor, is the oldest registered distillery in the United States and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Jack Daniel's is the maker of the world-famous Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey, Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey-Based Ready-to-Drink Beverages and Jack Daniel's Country Cocktails. 

Jack Daniel's Reminds Its Friends to Drink Responsibly.

About Zac Brown Band:

Two-time GRAMMY Award winners and multi-platinum artists Zac Brown Band have become one of music's most heralded acts. Zac Brown Band has earned a historic series of eight consecutive #1 hit singles and both a double-platinum major label debut 'The Foundation' (Atlantic Records/Home Grown/Big Picture) - one of Billboard's Top 20 albums of 2009 - and platinum #1 follow up 'You Get What You Give' (Atlantic/Southern Ground Artists). Since 2009, the band has garnered over 30 GRAMMY, ACM, AMA, CMA and CMT award nominations. Zac Brown Band is represented by ROAR, a Beverly Hills-based talent and brand management company. Additional information can be found at http://www.zacbrownband.com/.

For more information on Zac Brown Band, please contact Elizabeth Lutz (elutz@shorefire.com) or Rebecca Shapiro(rshapiro@shorefire.com) at Shore Fire Media, 718.522.7171, or Liz Norris (media@roar.la) at ROAR, 310.424.7800.