Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thomaston’s Coy Bowles Wins CMA Award

36158_160299907340189_100000805420837_260463_1205943_sThe Zac Brown Band won the New Artist of the Year award at the annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards in Nashville Wednesday night.

Thomaston native Coy Bowles plays guitar and keyboards with the band and after accepting the award thanked, “my mom and dad and my hometown Thomaston.” Coy is the son of Barney and Janis Bowles. He also has his own group, The Fellowship, that he plays with during breaks with the ZBB.

Other members of the band are Zac Brown / Lead Vocals & Guitar; Jimmy De Martini / Violin, Vocals; John Driskell Hopkins / Bass, Vocals; Clay Cook / Guitar, Organ, Mandolin, Pedal Steel, Vocals; Chris Fryar / Drums.

The ZBB was also nominated for Vocal Group of the Year, Song of the Year, Music Event of the Year and Entertainer of the Year.

Previous honors and accolades include their Grammy win for "Best New Artist," "Top New Vocal Group" from the Academy of Country Music Awards and "Breakthrough Video of the Year" from CMT and USA Weekend. The band has had six consecutive number one hits.


  1. So proud of Coy and the entire band...they deserve it and more!!

  2. If you have not seen ZBB in concert you need to. They put on an awesome show.