Sonia Leigh: Zac Brown ‘Could Take Over the World’
Sonia Leigh released her first album, 1978 December, on Zac Brown‘s label, Southern Ground, last year, and while her unique style and captivating sound had already earned her plenty of industry attention, the singer [pictured on the far right] says she knew she wanted to be wherever Zac was.
“I was incredibly excited,” Sonia recalls to The Boot about when he asked her to join his label. “I believe in anything Zac puts his hands on. He’s a good, genuine man.”
Zac and Sonia were pals long before they were making a full-time living with music. “We’re both from Georgia, and he had a restaurant in Lake Oconee, and I used to play out there,” she explains. “We became big fans of each other, and friends. We kind of hit it off. That was before [Zac Brown Band's first hit] ‘Chicken Fried.’ I was opening up for him. He took me around and asked me to be on his label.”
The singer feels incredibly fortunate to have her career in such capable hands. “[I feel] incredibly honored because he’s an incredible musician, writer, entrepreneur,” Sonia remarks. “He could take over the world, I feel like.”
Sonia, who spent the earlier part of the year opening up for both Willie Nelson and Uncle Kracker, has a calendar full of shows booked for the next few months, including several dates with the Zac Brown Band. See her complete tour schedule here.
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