ZBB leads country chart
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
– Zac Brown Band will once again top the Billboard Top Country Albums chart when it is officially out on Thursday, but will no longer be the best selling disc in the U.S. "Jekyll + Hyde" fell to fifth in its second week with 66,000 units sold, down 71 percent.
Chris Stapleton's solo debut album, "Traveller", entered the Billboard Country Albums Chart at 2 and Top 15 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart with more than 27,000 albums sold. That made it the best-selling first week by a debut country artist in 2015. "Traveller" is also one of the 10 best first week country debuts in the last five years.
Mumford & Sons leads the chart with "Wilder Mind," clocking in at 249,000 units sold.
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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, ...