Zac Brown Band to peform at Citi Field in August

Tickets for the concert will go on sale March 20

Zac Brown Band to peform at Citi Field in August

VIERA, Fla. -- The Mets announced Thursday that Grammy Award-winning country music group Zac Brown Band will perform at Citi Field on Aug. 21. Tickets will go on sale March 20 at Mets season-ticket holders will also have access to a special online presale on March 18.

Based in Atlanta, Zac Brown Band has earned 55 nominations and eight awards from the Grammys, the Academy of Country Music, the American Music Awards, the Country Music Association and Country Music Television. The band's No. 1 single "Chicken Fried" received four nominations for the 2009 CMA Awards: New Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Single of the Year, and Music Video of the Year. That same year, the group received Grammy nominations for Best Country Album, Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group and Best New Artist.

Zac Brown Band previously played at Citi Field as the opening act for Dave Matthews Band in July 2010.

In addition to Zac Brown Band, Citi Field will host the Foo Fighters on July 15-16.

Anthony DiComo is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDicomo. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.