Zac Brown Band goes with its greatest "so far"
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
– Zac Brown Band announced today it would release a greatest hits package in Nov. 10.
"Greatest Hits....So Far" will be 15 tracks and be out Nov. 10. The set collects 11 number 1 country singles from 2008's "Chicken Fried" to last year's "Sweet Annie."
1. Chicken Fried
2. Whatever It Is
5. Highway 20 Ride
6. As She's Walking Away (Feat. Alan Jackson)
7. Colder Weather
8. Knee Deep (Feat. Jimmy Buffett)
v9. Keep Me In Mind
10. No Hurry
11. The Wind
12. Jump Right In
13. Goodbye In Her Eyes
14. Sweet Annie
Zac Brown Band is also set to host and headline the fourth annual Southern Ground Music & Food Festival, a two-day festival organized and curated by Brown himself. Slated for Oct. 11-12 at Columbia, S.C.'s Blackbaud Stadium, the event will see nightly sets from Zac Brown Band alongside a multi-artist bill that includes Rodrigo y Gabriela, Gov't Mule, The Wailers, Blues Traveler, and The Secret Sisters.
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