Zac Brown at White River State Park.

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Zac Brown Surprises Paralyzed Teen Who Missed ZBB Show

Teen's mom says the visit has helped her son's recovery

July 18, 2017

There's one thing about country music stars that's undeniable... they all got an awful lot of heart! Superstar Zac Brown put his big ol' heart on display recently after a Pennsylvania teenager missed a Zac Brown Band concert because of a tragic accident.  

The Zac Brown Band is currently in the middle of the massive summer/fall Welcome Home tour. 17-year-old Thomas Schoettle was supposed to see ZBB, his favorite country act, on July 14, but was paralyzed weeks before in a diving accident. Brown joked as he walked into the hospital room, "I figured since you couldn't come to us, we'd come to you." Thomas is slowly recovering from his accident. His mother told a local television station that she's seen improvements in her son's recovery since Brown's visit.

Get well soon, Thomas!