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Zac Brown Explains Why He Always Wears a Beanie

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WYCD sat down with Zac Brown of the Zac Brown Band while on tour with Kenny Chesney. Brown praised Chesney and his crew, which is a good crew to be on, considering how well Chesney takes care of his people. He also addressed how his namesake band went through a period of “fast, violent growth,” but that he counts his blessings. But the most important thing the singer addressed  in this interview? The origins of his ever-present beanie.

A listener tweeted the question, “What’s up with the hat?” Brown answered, “I can’t stand having cold air blowing in my ears, so when it’s cold at my house or if I am outside, I am going to have my ears covered up.” It’s not just a disdain for the chill in the air that causes him to wear the hat, either. It’s a preventive measure. “When you are a singer, you have to nurse yourself and make sure you don’t get a cold,” Brown said. “So when I get drafty cold air in my ears, I would get an earache and get sick. I had to make sure I hustled and stayed well for my shows that I played.”

But above all, he likes it. “I’ve been wearing it forever and it’s my personal choice,” Brown said. “It’s just what I like to wear. If I wear something, it’s because I want to, not because I give a s—- about what anyone thinks about it.”

Brown also talked about his favorite beers, and revealed that he made homemade cream cheese icing for muffins for his daughters that very morning.

Watch Zac Brown Chat With WYCD

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