Sunday, October 31, 2010

CD Review: Zac Brown Band Gets "What You Give"

The Zac Brown Band has returned with a new album entitled “You Get What You Give.” It is the follow-up to their platinum selling debut album "The Foundation." “The Foundation” garnished 5 singles including 2 "Top 10” singles and a Grammy nomination for “Best Country Album.” So you may ask, how do you follow-up on the success of such an album. Well, the answers easy…make a better, stronger more complete album which is exactly what “You Get What You Give” is.

The album starts off with the up-tempo “Let It Go,” a country rocker that runs along the same vein as the songs from their debut album. The new album deals with some more serious subjects like the conflict of leaving your family behind when you go on tour in “I Play The Road.” “Colder Weather” is almost an autobiography about Brown’s gypsy-like urge to be on the road while his love stays home. The album also contains some fun moments like “Whiskey’s Gone” and the Caribbean flavor, "Settle Me Down.” Also, a couple of well-known guests stop by to put their stamp of approval on the album, Jimmy Buffett on “Knee Deep” and Alan Jackson on “She’s Walking Away.” Even though, the Zac Brown Band is mainly a country act, they also keep their “jamband” endeavors on the ten-minute romp "Who Knows.”

The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard album back in September and is on route to match the success of their debut album. The band has six dates scheduled, including a New Year’s Eve show at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA. For a complete list of tour dates and information, visit

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