Three-time Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum artists Zac Brown Band return with new album ‘WELCOME HOME,’ out today on Southern Ground|Elektra Records. The album produced by Grammy Award-winner Dave Cobb (who has also produced for Chris Stapleton, Sturgill
We decided to write the most personal record we’d ever written, about the things that matter the most to us, the struggles and the celebrations of life and our relationships with our families. That’s where this began,” Zac Brown tells USA Today.
The lyric video for the album’s first single, “My Old Man,” has hit almost five million views, is featured on CMT and recently added to GAC.
Some of the most sonically adventurous artists working out of Nashville,” and USA Today says that on the new record, “they preserve the tradition-meets-contemporary essence of [their] sound and apply it to values that once were essential in the country repertoire,” states Entertainment Weekly of the band.
Zac Brown Band has a busy summer ahead. On May 15th, iHeart Radio will host a release show from New York City’s iHeart Theatre broadcast live on iHeart Country Radio Stations at 7pm local time, and streamed on YouTube.com/iHeartRadio. The following day, the group will perform on TODAY’s Summer Concert Series, as well as on Jimmy Kimmel Live’s Outdoor Stage the following week, Wednesday, May 24th. Lastly, the band will tape their first-ever Austin City Limits on August 3rd…
Today also marks the beginning of Zac Brown Band’s “WELCOME HOME” Tour, which kicks off with two sold-out hometown shows at Alpharetta’s Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park.
In conjunction with album release and tour kick-off, Zac Brown Band will launch “Zac Brown Band Radio” on SiriusXM’s Y2Kountry channel today at 4:00 pm ETthat will air through Sunday, May 21st at 11:59 pm ET via satellite on channel 61, and through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.
The special will feature music from throughout the band’s career, including music from the new album. SiriusXM’s “Zac Brown Band Radio” will broadcast the band’s sold-out hometown shows live from Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park at Alpharetta, GA. The concerts will air live May 12th and May 13th at 8:00 pm ET. The channel takeover will also feature nightly broadcasts of full Zac Brown Band live shows recorded over the last five years in addition to other unreleased live material.
Zac Brown Band will kick off Live Nation’s Twitter Concert Series as the leading act with a live stream from night two of their Alpharetta, GA shows on May 13th.
The band will also host a CMT Top 20 Countdown that will air this weekend (May 13th & 14th) at 9:00 AM local time on CMT.
We have a whole new album, a new set, new video, a new approach,” Brown says. “We’re not using the horns or the choir right now. We’re gonna be playing all of this new stuff, some new covers. It’s going to be something really special when people come back. And that’s our job. We owe that to these people,” Brown tells Entertainment Weekly that the band is taking a new approach for these live shows.