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BREAKING: Zac Brown Band replacing LeAnn Rimes this Saturday at SeaWorld



Okay, fine, look -- we know we've been covering the hell out of the Zac Brown Band this week. It's really not our fault. They won the Grammy for Best New Artist on Sunday, they're launching a cruise from Tampa this fall, and they're headlining the Suwannee River Jam this spring. We don't make up the news, we just report it.

But we do have one more late-breaking Zac story to share.

LeAnn Rimes was scheduled to headline Saturday's "Bands, Brew and BBQ" concert Saturday at SeaWorld, but apparently she had to drop out at the last minute due to illness. So SeaWorld went and got themselves the hottest country band in the country to replace her.

Yes, Zac Brown Band will perform at 3 p.m. Saturday at SeaWorld in Orlando, before heading to Daytona International Speedway to perform before the Budweiser Shootout. This actually seems to be their first concert since winning Best New Artist, so it's kind of ... historic? That doesn't seem like the right word to describe a bearded fat man singing Chicken Fried next to an orca tank, but there you go.

Bottom line: If you were hoping to see Rimes, you're out of luck, but if you want to see Zac, here's your chance.

Okay, that's it -- we promise we won't write about Zac Brown Band any more this week.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:16pm]


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