Carhartt And Southern Ground Artists To Issue Promotional Compilation

Celebrating hard work, release to include two previously-unheard LIVE tracks from Zac Brown Band

May 08, 2014, 16:01 ET from Carhartt

DEARBORN, Mich., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carhartt, America's legendary work wear brand since 1889, today announced a collaboration with Southern Ground Artists to release Backstage with Southern Ground Artists, a special promotional compilation in recognition of Carhartt's 125th anniversary. Throughout the month of May, consumers can download the release for free with any purchase on or receive a free CD with any purchase at Carhartt-owned retail stores.

The compilation will include two previously-unheard live tracks from GRAMMY Award-winning Zac Brown Band and additional songs from Clay Cook, Levi Lowrey and The Wood Brothers.

Backstage with Southern Ground TRACKLIST:
Zac Brown Band – "Whiskey's Gone (Live)"
Zac Brown Band – "Sweet Annie (Live)"
Levi Lowrey – "Picket Fences"
The Wood Brothers – "The Muse"
Clay Cook – "North Star"

"We are continuing to honor hard-working men and women across the nation as we celebrate our 125th anniversary," said senior vice president of marketing Tony Ambroza. "This release is the soundtrack of summer- perfect for the job site, the lake or backyard barbecue. Zac Brown and the other Southern Ground Artists are great friends of the brand and also big supporters of America's tradespeople and craftspeople, so it was a natural collaboration for both groups."

This year marks Carhartt's 125th anniversary of providing dependable and rugged workwear for America's construction workers, farmers, railroad engineers and others. Hamilton Carhartt founded the company in Detroit in 1889 when he offered railroad workers a coverall that was designed specifically for their tasks. Carhartt is recognizing its anniversary by offering monthly, commemorative items. The Southern Ground extended play album will be the commemorative item featured for the month of May.

About Carhartt, Inc.
Established in 1889, Carhartt is a global premium work wear brand with a rich heritage of developing rugged apparel for workers on and off the job. Headquartered in Dearborn, Mich., with approximately 4,000 employees worldwide, Carhartt is privately owned and managed by the descendants of the company's founder, Hamilton Carhartt. For more information, visit

About Southern Ground
Southern Ground, home to multi-platinum GRAMMY Award winners Zac Brown Band and the Southern Ground Artists, Inc. record label, encompasses an entire coalition of subsidiaries deeply dedicated to Southern tradition. Under its umbrella are brands including: Southern Hide, which creates handcrafted leather items and leather fine art; Southern Grind, a full production metal shop that fashions knives, belt buckles, key chains, and hunting accessories from recycled steel material; Lucy Justice Goods, which provides the Southern Ground artists with a variety merchandise and fan gear, as well as the Baby Goo branch of Southern Ground which produces Brown's famous Southern Ground Grub GA Clay Spice Rub and Brown Sauce, in addition to publishing the Southern Ground Cookbook, a collection of recipes developed by Zac and executive chef Rusty Hamlin.  Many of these items and some of Zac's recipes can be found at the Southern Ground Social Club - a store and dining destination in Senoia, Georgia.


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