CMT Blog: Zac Brown Says New Artist Nic Cowan Is “Just Like Me”

Zac Brown’s ear for talent is drawn to a wide range of musical styles, which explains the eclectic mix of singer-songwriters he’s signed to his Southern Ground Records label. But newcomer Nic Cowan , who blends a healthy dose of funk and groove to his original songs, reminds the Grammy winner of himself. In an exclusive video for CMT’s Southern Ground Live series presented by Landshark Lager, Brown describes Cowan as a “big mash-up of all different kinds of style. He’s a lot like me as far as just all over the board.” That’s big praise from someone who made a place for himself in country by not conforming to standards dictated by Music Row. Fans can see just how close the musical similarities are between the two acts when Cowan’s performance debuts Thursday (Sept. 13) on Watch a sneak peek of Cowan performing “Get Me Going.”