Zac Brown Band will grow from a party with eight people to a party with nine. The band is also making history. On Thursday, the Grammy-winning country group announced that multi-instrumentalist Caroline Jones is officially joining Zac Brown Band as a full-time member. Jones joins a group which already includes Zac brown, Clay Cook and Clay Bowles as well as Clay Cook and Daniel De Los Reyes. Since its inception in 2002, she is the first and only female member of this band.
ZBB shared the news on Instagram. The company told their followers that it was exciting. “excited to officially welcome [Caroline Jones] to the ZBB family!”Zac Brown also shared a quote, which was the first time it was shared with him. Entertainment TonightBrown said “it feels like Caroline has been part of Zac Brown Band for years,”It is important to note that Jones “has done a few tours with us and has also been in the recording studio creating with us.” He continued, “She is family and a badass musician. She sings the highest and works the hardest.”
Jones is not unfamiliar to fans of country music group. The Zac Brown Band had Jones as an instrumentalist on their 2017 tour. She also opened for the 8-piece band. She returned to the band for their next two tours. She has been a special guest on several tours. Jones shared her story with the band as she shared the excitement with fans.
“After 3 years as their opening act and 2 years touring in the band, I am honored to announce that I’ll be joining the [Zac Brown Band] as an official member. Exciting (and busy!) times ahead as I perform and create with ZBB while continuing to build my own career. Thank you all for your support,” She wrote online. “Playing with ZBB makes me a better musician, vocalist, songwriter, performer, and human. I live for each of those things and I am humbled that they believe I add to the outfit.”
Jones told ET in a statement that “joining Zac Brown Band as an official member is the greatest honor of my career so far. To be validated not only as a singer and songwriter, but as a musician and member of the family, means more to me than I can put into words.”