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"Join Us for #GivingTuesday"

November 21, 2012

You've heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, right?
Well, the latest addition to the list of pre-holiday, well .... holidays is Giving Tuesday. But instead of having yet ANOTHER day that encourages spending, Giving Tuesday is all about giving back.

On November 27th, we're celebrating this new national initiative by dedicating the entire day to raising funds and awareness for Camp Southern Ground ... and you can help.

Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or keep an eye on our website - we"ll announce the best ways to give on Giving Tuesday soon!


"Michael Symon Visits Zac Brown Band"

The Chew (ABC)

November 13, 2012


"The Zac Brown Band Really Cooks - Onstage and Off"

CBS Sunday Morning

November 11, 2012


"Zac Brown Band Curates Music Festival for Foodies, Shares Secret Biscuit Pudding Recipe"

by Shirley Halperin, The Hollywood Reporter

October 18, 2012

The Grammy-winning group hosts "Southern Ground Music & Food Festival" in Charleston this weekend. On the bill: The Avett Brothers, Grace Potter, a special appearance by John Mayer and delectable offerings from executive chef Rusty Hamlin. read more>>


"On-the-Road Chef Gives Fans Their Fill"

by David Burke, Quad-City Times

August 1, 2012

The Quad-City Times checks in on Chef Rusty during his stop at the i wireless Center in Moline, IL.


"Country Music's Hottest Act on Wheels"

by Bonnie S. Benwick, Washington Post

June 22, 2012

The Washington Post reports on Chef Rusty and country music's hottest act on wheels.


Chef Rusty gives his report from the KISS Country Chili Cook Off!

February 21, 2012


"Zac Brown's 'Eat & Greet' Tour Serves Fans Grits Before Hits"

by Matthew Kronsberg, Fast Company

November 4, 2011

"With the help of a kitchen on wheels named Cookie, one of country music's biggest stars and his chef friend Rusty Hamlin are on the promotional tour of a lifetime. Dinner is served—jams come later. And the secret sauce is BBQ-flavored."
Read the full article here!


"Country Cooking"

October/November, 2011

"Zac Brown doesn't make concessions when it comes to food on the road. And he doesn't want his fans to either." Check out this feature story in Garden & Gun Magazine on Zac Brown, Chef Rusty... and Cookie.
Read the full article online, or download a printable PDF version here!


"A Roadie With a Whisk"

August 23, 2011

The New York Times featured Chef Rusty in this article after catching a Zac Brown Brown "Eat & Greet" at the New Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey. The article includes photos, a recipe for Zac's Pocketknife Coleslaw and an in-depth view of Zac's growing road-tested food & music operations.
Read the full article here!


Grilling with Rich Reports on Zac Brown Band Eat & Greets, Sponsored By Kingsford Charcoal

August 8, 2011

The leading Barbecue news website on the internet reports on the recent Kingsford Charcoal sponsorship of the Eat & Greets. Follow Rich's story as he travels from Washington, DC to Charlotte, NC to take part in his first ZBB and Eat & Greet exerience!


Zac & Rusty Discus White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Robert St. John

August 1, 2011

Chef, Author, Restaurateur & World-Class Eater Robert St. John reports on his adventures with Zac and Rusty. View the story here.


Chef Rusty visits Girl & The Goat in Chicago!

June 28, 2011

On the heels of his successful presentation at the Better Homes and Gardens Chill and Grill Festival in Chicago, Chef Rusty
stops by Girl & The Goat to visit with Executive Chef Stephanie Izard.



Chef Rusty visits WKHX - KICKS 101.5!

May 25, 2011

Listen to Chef Rusty's interview with Cadillac & Dallas on Atlanta's KICKS 101.5.


Kingsford® Joins Forces With Zac Brown Band to Ignite Summer Fun for Concert Goers

May 6, 2011

Chef Rusty Teams Up With KingsfordBe the first to read about Chef Rusty's plans to team up with Kingsford® this summer while on the road with Zac Brown Band. The full press release can be viewed here!


Chef Rusty on TV!

March 8, 2011

Chef Rusty cooks his signature Butternut Squash Bisque for WBRZ in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.



USA Today: Eat & Greet with the Zac Brown Band

January 19, 2011

USA Today catches up with Zac and Rusty at a recent Eat & Greet in Nashville, TN.

Chef Rusty & Zac on "Behind The Shell" with Carson Daly + recipes

October 8, 2010

Zac and Chef Rusty were recently featured in the online video series "Behind the Shell" with Carson Daly. An interview with Rusty titled "Rusty Never Sleeps" is also featured on the site. Watch the video, then check out some of Rusty's signature recipes right here at


Chef Rusty is on the web!

September 1, 2010

You know it, because you're reading it here. Enjoy catching up on Rusty's adventures and learning more about the man behind tastiest traveling show to hit the U.S.A. And tell all your friends about!


Listen to Chef Rusty on "Dishing with Donna"

August 28, 2010

Listen below to Chef Rusty tell it like it is on "Dishing With Donna," a Food Network affiliated radio show.


Chef Rusty takes over the ship!

June 1, 2010

The maiden voyage of Zac Brown Band's "Sailing Southern Ground" cruise will depart Tampa for the Cayman Islands this Labor Day weekend. Zac and Chef Rusty will host a Southern Ground Cooking demo to show everyone onboard how they do some of their favorite recipies. Check out what Rusty has up his sleeve...


CNN Stops By Zac Brown Band's "Eat and Greet"

April 16, 2010

In the spring of 2010, CNN visited us at a show in California to see what the buzz was all about.

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