Zac Brown Band goes for the greatest
Monday, November 10, 2014
– Zac Brown Band's first ever career anthology, "Greatest Hits So Far..." is out today.
The 14-song disc collects Zac Brown Band's run of 11 number 1 Country singles, from 2008's two-times RIAA platinum debut, "Chicken Fried" to 2013's "Sweet Annie." Further highlights include chart-topping songs like "As She's Walking Away (Feat. Alan Jackson)," "Knee Deep (feat. Jimmy Buffett)," and "Goodbye In Her Eyes," as well as "Whatever It Is," "No Hurry," and "Jump Right In."
The set contains no new songs.
The track listing is:
1. Chicken Fried
2. Whatever It Is
. Highway 20 Ride
6. As She's Walking Away (Feat. Alan Jackson)
7. Colder Weather
8. Knee Deep (Feat. Jimmy Buffett)
9. Keep Me In Mind
10. No Hurry
11. The Wind
12. Jump Right In
13. Goodbye In Her Eyes
14. Sweet Annie
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