Zac Maloy is an acclaimed, award-winning songwriter and producer whose songs have been featured on numerous top-charting albums. Born and raised in Ada Oklahoma, Zac began playing music at a very young age. After graduating high school Zac formed a band, The Nixons, while attending the University of Oklahoma. After playing hundreds of local shows they decided to tour regionally, then across the country. Several radio stations began playing the band’s indie album which led to offers from multiple record labels. The band inked a deal and released three albums on MCA/Universal Records. Their first album, Foma, scored Rock hits "Wire" and "Happy Song." Their 3rd single from Foma, "Sister,” reached the top of the Rock charts and eventually crossed over to Top-40 with heavy rotation on MTV. The success from Foma paved the way for several more chart toppers, including the Rock hit “Baton Rouge” and Zac's solo release "Early Morning Phone Call." The Nixons toured relentlessly and quickly developed a reputation as one of the hardest working bands of their genre, completing worldwide tours with Radiohead, Soul Asylum, No Doubt, Kiss and Bush.
Once The Nixons went on hiatus, Zac began writing and producing for other artists. After writing for and producing several rock projects, Zac signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV and decided to take writing more seriously. Sony tapped Zac as a writer in large part because of his unique ability, as a former artist, to relate to artists out there living the life Zac knew well. One of his first cuts after signing to Sony was "Used To" on Daughtry's eponymous first album, which has gone five-times platinum worldwide. This opened the door for Zac to score singles in a range of genres, including Carrie Underwood's # 1 single "Temporary Home," and Skillet's #1 single "American Noise." This success solidified Zac’s move into the songwriting world and prompted a relocation from Oklahoma to Nashville, TN. Now viewed as a multi-faceted writer, Zac is called upon to write a wide variety of music from Underwood to Orianthi; Adam Lambert to Shinedown; Michelle Branch to Blake Shelton.
Zac and the original lineup of The Nixons have reunited and are back touring and releasing new music. They recently did some headline dates and an opening slot with Smashing Pumpkins. They have just released and are supporting the single “Crutch” across all formats. Zac did much of the tracking for the new music at the studio he is co-owner and operator, Westwood Studios. He partnered in the venture with Godsmack front man Sully Erna.
He continues to write and currently has songs out including Juliet Simm's song “Bad Love” as well as nine titles on Creed singer, Scott Stapp’s solo album.