Zac Brown Band leads charts
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
– Zac Brown Band has the leading album in the country with "Jekyll + Hyde," its third chart topper, according to Billboard magazine.
ZBB debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart, which is officially out on Thursday, with sales of 228,000 equivalent album units for the week ending May 3. The disc is benefitting from appealing to different genres, including country, of course, and rock. The song "Heavy is the Head" with Chris Cornell is sitting atop the Mainstream Rock Songs chart for a second week. "Homegrown" topped the country charts.
Tyler Farr debuted in fourth with "Suffer in Peace." The sophomore disc from Farr sold 42,000 units.
The Billboard 200 figures include album sales, streaming and track equivalent albums.
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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."
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