Watch Zac Brown Band Sing ‘Bare Necessities’ on ‘Mickey’s 90th Spectacular’
Zac Brown Band took part in Mickey's 90th Spectacular on ABC on Sunday (Nov. 4), an event which celebrated Mickey Mouse's 90th birthday. The group were one of several acts who performed during an hour-long televised special, and chose a Disney classic for their moment
This minute-long clip shows ZBB singing "Bare Necessities" from the 1967 animated Disney film The Jungle Book. Zac Brown Band was condensed to a four-piece for the performance, which included guitarist Clay Cook, fiddle player Jimmy De Martini and banjo player John Driskell Hopkins alongside their frontman, Brown. The quartet was backed by a full band that kept the beat.
Brown impressed with his usual soulful vocals, while his bandmates provided backing harmonies while birthday boy Mickey Mouse looked on, dancing. The jazzed-fueled number yielded immediate screams from the crowd.
The Mickey's 90th Spectacular television special also included performances by Meghan Trainor, NCT 127, Josh Groban and Leslie Odom Jr., among others. Stars like Kelsea Ballerini and Kristen Bell shared their favorite memories of Mickey Mouse during the show:
Zac Brown Band have been on TV a lot over the past few months. The country band recently teamed up with pop star Shawn Mendes for CMT Crossroads, where the two acts from different genres came together for impressive collaborations on their respective songs, like ZBB's "Keep Me in Mind" and Mendes' "Mercy," as well as a duet of Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror."