Zac Brown Band, Currington, Houser, Vincent releases new discs
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
– Zac Brown Band had a bunch of number one hits on their major label debut, "The Foundation." They follow that up with "You Get What You Give." The standard release features 14 songs, including As She's Walking Away
with Alan Jackson. The deluxe version contains two bonus tracks. Jimmy Buffett sings on Knee Deep.
Billy Currington has seen his star increase and just scored a number one hit with Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer. That song appears on his new album, "Enjoy Yourself." Currington opts for a soulful sound.
Randy Houser returned with his sophomore disc, "They Call Me Cadillac." Houser scored a hit on his debut with Boots On.
Bluegrass star Rhonda Vincent enters the next phase of her career with " Taken" After previously being on Rebel and Rounder, Vincent opted to form her own label.
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With "Welcome Home," the Zac Brown Band continues to do what it does best, which is making quality roots music. In fact, one of the album's songs is even titled "Roots." Brown may not be the most religious guy, but his latest songs focus on many truly spiritual cornerstones of life: family and friends.
Both "Family Table" and "My Old Man" find Brown reflecting on his family life, with the latter also looking at 'the here and now' of being a father himself. ...
Fans looking for the Zac Brown Band of 2005 won't find it in "Jekyll + Hyde" - there's nothing but an aftertaste of the Georgia group's chicken-fried origins. That might be why the album's name is so appropriate. Fans have gotten to know the country-folk band, but a deviant creeps in on all 16 tracks of its fourth album. And, like the classic story, Hyde stands out as more interesting.
It hits hard, too. The opener, "Beautiful Drug," has an electric-pop ...
Zac Brown Band's "Uncaged" album opens with Jump Right In, which finds singer/bandleader Brown admonishing, "Let the music pull you in," which might just be Brown's motto. He's all about forgetting the cares of the day and giving in wholeheartedly to the magnetic attraction of good music. Although Brown writes, sings and plays well throughout, there are nevertheless few truly standout tracks or unexpected surprises on "Uncaged."
With that said, ...