Zac Brown Band falls to second
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
– Zac Brown Band no longer has the top selling disc in the country. "Uncaged" fell to second this week with hip hopper Nas grabbing his sixth number one with "Life Is Good." ZBB fell to second with 78,000 units sold, down 67 percent.
ZBB enjoyed the only country disc in the top 10.
On the digital side, Jason Aldean's new single, Take a Little Ride, debuted in second with 189,000 downloads. That marked the largest debut sales week ever for a digital song by a male country artist. Scotty McCreery had the previous record with 171,000 downloads for I Love You This Big, just over a year ago.
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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, »»»