Zac Brown Band is Home Run Derby-bound

In this image released by NBC, Musician Zac Brown of 'The Zac Brown Band' performs on the "Today" show, Friday, Aug. 12, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/NBC, Peter Kramer) NO SALES Peter Kramer

The Zac Brown Band performs on the "Today" show, Aug. 12, 2011, in New York.
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(CBS/AP) Zac Brown Band is adding some star power to baseball's Home Run Derby at next month's All-Star game festivities.

The country group will do a special on-field performance at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., ahead of the derby on July 9.

The band will perform "Chicken Fried," and it will air on the MLB Network to close out "MLB Tonight: All-Star Edition."

Zac Brown Band will sing its new single, "The Wind," which will air on ESPN just before the Home Run Derby gets underway.

The Home Run Derby will air on ESPN.

Zac Brown Band has had nine consecutive No. 1 hits and both major label albums have gone platinum.

The group will release a new album, "Uncaged," on July 10. Singer Zac Brown describes it as the culmination of the "powerful chemistry that's developed by living, traveling and working as a band," adding, "We're always trying to push the barrier of our musicianship and I'm proud to say that there is a little bit of something for everyone."

Watch Zac Brown Band perform "Uncaged" at this year's New Orleans Jazz Fest:


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