Zac Brown Band tops chart
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
– Zac Brown Band will debut at number 1 as the best selling disc in the country with "Uncaged" on Billboard. The disc sold 234,000 in its first week out.
ZBB may have benefited from an Amazon 3 sale of $3.99 for the disc for the week. A Billboard story said that 25,000 to 30,000 units may have been sold through Amazon MP3.
Kenny Chesney was 10th with "Welcome to the Fishbowl," selling 32,000 units, down 26 percent.
Hank Williams Jr. debuted at 12 with "Old School New Rules" with sales of 25,000 units. This is Hank Jr.'s highest debut.
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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. »»»
Jekyll + Hyde
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, »»»