(Photo: Danny Clinch | www.vanyaland.com)
by Jim Casey | @TheJimCasey | January 30, 2017
Zac Brown Band Releases Cover Art for New Album, “Welcome Home”
After their wide-ranging 2015 album, "Jekyll + Hyde", Zac Brown Band announced in September that they were returning to the studio this winter to begin recording their new album, Welcome Home, a project that Zac says goes “straight back to our roots.”
In addition to the new album, which drops on May 12, ZBB announced earlier this year that they are embarking on a 40-plus-date Welcome Home Tour that kicks off on May 12 and makes stops in Denver, Chicago and Los Angeles, among many others.
Continuing the trickle down of information regarding Welcome Home, today (Jan. 30) ZBB revealed the album’s cover art via Twitter.
The simple art - which looks like an antique tin ceiling tile to me - seems to be thematically in line with a return to the band’s roots.
by Jim Casey | @TheJimCasey | August 12, 2016
Next Saturday and Sunday night, Aug. 20 and 21, Zac Band Band will play a sold out two-night stand at Boston’s Fenway Park. For the first time, fans who are not able to attend the concerts can watch the shows live. Both nights will be available as Pay-Per-View webcasts at nugs.tv (http://nugs.tv/).
(Image: Courtesy Shore)
by Jim Casey | @TheJimCasey | July 20, 2016
See a Sneak Peek of Zac Brown Band's New Country Music Hall of Fame Exhibit
On Tuesday afternoon (July 19), the members of Zac Brown Band and industry insiders were treated to a sneak peek of the Country Music Hall of Fame's new exhibit: Homegrown: Zac Brown Band. Opening July 22 and running through July 2017, the exhibit features ZBB's instruments, awards, song manuscripts, journals, stage wear,
photos and an assortment of interesting collectibles.
«I was pretty amazed just looking back, we spend all of our time building things and growing that we don't often look back to see what we've built», said Zac after touring the exhibits of the first time. «Seeing everybody and everybody's personal things and all the memories attached to every one of them, from all of our beginnings, it's kind of emotional for us. It's pretty amazing, really, what we can do a s a unit together.
Formed in Atlanta in 2002, ZBB has been a mainstay on the country charts since their 2008 No. 1 hit «Chicken Fried». Over the past eight years, the band has earned 13 No. 1s on Billboard's country charts, released four critically acclaimed studio albums and racked up numerous industry awards, including three Grammys. Currently, ZBB is headlining its Black Out the Sun Tour.
Zac's journals and lyrics
Zac's top hat from the «Jekyll + Hyde» cover
John Driskell Hopkin's bass guitars, each named for one of his daughters
Dragon head worn during performances of «Junkyard»
Clay Cook's guitar
Knives, cutting board and cookbook from Southern Ground
Buzzsaw plaque commemorating double-platinum sales
Skeleton jumpsuits worn by ZBB during «Day of the Dead» performances
Manuel stage jackets worn at the 2013 MCA Awards
John Driskell Hopkins addresses the media
Matt Mangano's guitar
ZBB sign announcing the exhibit