Zac Brown’s Midwestern Love

When Zac Brown Band takes the stage tonight at Target Field alongside other country greats Kenny Chesney, Eli Young Band, and Kacey Musgraves, you might want to take a closer look at the lead singer’s guitar straps.

That’s because they were designed by Wisconsin artist Kimberlie Gilbertson.

Gilbertson tells WCCO that sometimes she still can’t believe the “Chicken Fried” star and his bass guitarist, John Hopkins, are such huge fans of her custom buffalo hide straps—such huge fans, in fact, that Zac Brown gave a special shout out to her at a recent concert at Red Rocks in Colorado.

Luckily, the feeling is mutual, as Gilbertson loves his music.