Zac Brown: 2009 CMA Award’s nominee for New Artist of the Year is also up for three other awards. Zac released The Foundation on November 18th, 2008 on Atlantic Records and debuted at #17 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and #3 on the Top Country Albums Chart. The first single “Chicken Fried” peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Chart and maintained that position for two weeks and also debuted as the second most downloaded country single on iTunes.