Watch Zac Brown Band Create a “Turbine of Energy” With Performance of “My Old Man” on the “Today” Show

Watch Zac Brown Band Create a “Turbine of Energy” With Performance of “My Old Man” on the “Today” Show

Fresh off the May 12 release of their fifth studio album, Welcome Home, Zac Brown Band stopped by the Today show plaza today (May 16) to perform “My Old Man” as part of the Citi Concert Series.

After Zac briefly chatted with hosts Matt Lauer, Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie about writing all of the album’s songs specifically for the project, Zac mentioned feeling the love from the crowd as something that gives him energy.

“I’m always reminded how blessed we are,” said Zac. “Every time I get to come out onstage, I kinda forget, you know. You’re at home chasing kids around and doing things, and then you come out, and just to have all the love—I feel all the love from all of you. We love to give it back. We try to create that turbine of energy together every time.”

With that, ZBB broke into the album’s lead single, “My Old Man,” which is currently No. 18 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart.

Watch the performance below.

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Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch recalls the exact moment during the writing of “Thinking ‘Bout You” when they thought it could work as a collaboration, “We realized, after we got to the chorus, wait a second, this is the duet moment we’ve been looking for. We can have the girl on the other end of the line, and her come in on the second verse, and now it’s a conversation. And I do think that’s why it’s so approachable and people relate to it and those phone calls can be life changing sometimes.”

As the song is knocking on the door to the number-one spot on the country music airplay chart, MacKenzie Porter shares that she and Dustin haven’t had a lot of opportunities to perform the hit song together, “The crazy part is like, we’ve actually probably sang it separately, more than we’ve sang it together, because our touring schedules are different. So then when we do get to do it together, it’s like oh yeah this is how, this is how it’s supposed to go, I’m not supposed to sing Dustin’s first verse, which I do in my own show. It just feels so natural.”

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter