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Zac Brown Band: ‘The Comeback’ – Album Review

Zac Brown Band’s latest album The Comeback is out now, October 15th on all streaming platforms. Check out our full review and listen to the brand new music below.

Today (October 15), Zac Brown Band released their seventh studio album titled The Comeback. The 15-track project is their follow-up to the controversial The Owl from 2019 and contains seven previously released tracks including “Old Love Song,” “Out in the Middle,” “Slow Burn,” their current single, “Same Boat,” among others. Keep reading below as we dive deeper into this new record.

 Fans of Zac Brown Band love their feel-good, traditional-sounding tunes that made them one of the most popular country groups of the 2010s. With The Owl, the band went outside their comfort zone and experimented with new sounds and topics, which received mixed reviews from fans and critics. Now, The Comeback is Zac Brown Band’s…well, comeback into the traditional country music scene. 

Starting with the previously released tracks, “Same Boat” came out on June 11th and is currently sitting at number nine on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. It has a similar sound as arguable their biggest hit to date, “Chicken Fried” but with a more “islandy” theme. Penned by Zac Brown with Ben Simonetti and Jonathan Singleton (who have cuts all over this record), this upbeat and fun tune reminds us that we are all going through life together and are all merely humans trying to make sense of everything going on. “Old Love Song” and “Out in the Middle” are both Luke Combs co-writes. The former is a traditional love song while the latter is a southern-rock anthem in which Brown sings about the beauty of growing up in the fly-over states. He touches upon his southern roots again in “GA Clay.” 

Love found is one major themes on this album. “Stubborn Pride” features and was co-written by Marcus King and is about a man who finally finds true love and settles down. The slow, acoustic vibe highlights the raw emotion in Brown and King’s voices. The electric guitar solo in the bridge brings added excitement to the blues-influenced country tune. “Love and Sunsets” also touches on romance, but in a different and more cheery fashion. The singer doesn’t have a lot of money to his name, but luckily for him, she doesn’t need a mansion, expensive truck, and diamond rings; love and sunsets are free and that’s good enough for them. In “Closer to Heaven,” he speaks on the faults of the man he was before this women, but now since he’s with her, he’s closer to heaven. Two-time Grammy Award-winner, Gregory Porter brings his jazz influence onto the track, taking the second verse and chorus and providing backing harmonies with Brown in the final chorus.  

While Zac Brown Band touches on the fun side of love, there is also a challenging side of it—love lost. In the western-themed track “Wild Palomino,” he sings about the girl who was difficult to lock down. He compares her to the untamed horse that you simply cannot rein in. Even though he lost her, he will never stop loving her. “Any Day Now” may be the most emotional track on the record. The woman in the story tells the man that any day now she is going to walk out on him, to which he replies ‘I’m going to change my ways any day now.’ Unfortunately for him, the former came before the latter and he never got his chance to make it up to her. 

“Any day now, I’ll make up for the heartache // Any down now, but you couldn’t wait // Judging by the screen door slamming to taillights fading out of town // I guess it’s any day now”

The next two songs discuss young love—some prevail and some fall apart. In “Slow Burn,” the singer describes the feeling of not being able to get over a past fling. He paints vivid pictures of his girl’s sun-kissed skin on the Georgia lakeshore, and simple sights such as the stars in the night sky make her appear back in his mind. There is a lot of imagery and specific memories described in “Us Against the World” that helps the listener feel what these young lovers are feeling at that moment. However, whether or not this couple survived is not indicated in the song, leaving the end up to our interpretation. These songs are the two most studio-produced tracks on the album, but they also incorporate steel guitar and other country elements sprinkled throughout, making it a song for all types of country fans.

Zac Brown Band throws some light-hearted stuff in the project as well, such as “Don’t Let Your Heart” and “Fun Having Fun.” In “Don’t Let Your Heart,” Brown reminds us to keep our heads up even in the darkest of times. All is lost once you let go of love and hope. Keys are very prevalent in this track, which makes it fun to sing-along to. In the latter, the singer tells stories (hopefully fictional) of making reckless mistakes as a young boy in bluegrass fashion. When he is confronted by an elder, his excuse was simply “it’s fun having fun.” Life only comes around once and you have to enjoy it while you’re alive. 

“The Comeback” sits right in the middle of the album at track number eight. It hints at life during the pandemic; how there were no crops in the fields, no children in the classrooms, and no bands on stage. But Brown lifts our spirts by stating the comeback is best part of going through hardships. The backing vocals in this song make it feel almost like a Broadway show finale, which is cool when you compare it to finally climbing out of the pandemic and getting our normal, everyday lives back.

“It’s an underdog story the whole world can see // And the only good thing about getting knocked down is the comeback when it comes back around”

It’s not only Zac Brown Band’s comeback, it’s ours as well. Live music was always something we took for granted—an industry we always thought would be around—but for a year and a half, the world had other plans. So next time you’re on the fence about going out to a show because you have no one to go with, the tickets are expensive, or it’s a weeknight, remember how empty that year and a half felt. This record puts that in perspective—cherish the things in life we currently have because we don’t know how long it is going to be around for.

The Comeback Tracklist

  1. “Slow Burn” (Zac Brown, Ben Hayslip, Ben Simonetti)
  2. “Out in the Middle” (Brown, Luke Combs, Simonetti, Jonathan Singleton)
  3. “Wild Palomino” (Brown, Wyatt Durrette III, Simonetti, Singleton)
  4. “Us Against the World” (Brown, Simonetti, Singleton)
  5. “Same Boat” (Brown, Simonetti, Singleton)
  6. “Stubborn Pride” [feat. Marcus King] (Brown, Marcus King, Simonetti)
  7. “Fun Having Fun” (Brown, Kenny Habul, Kurt Thomas, Simonetti)
  8. “The Comeback” (Brown, Durrette, Ray Fulcher, Simonetti, Singleton)
  9. “Old Love Song” (Brown, Combs, Simonetti, Singleton)
  10. “Any Day Now” (Brown, Clay Cook, Josh Dunne, Fulcher, Simonetti, Singleton)
  11. “Paradise Lost on Me” (Brown, Durrette, Simonetti, Singleton)
  12. “GA Clay” (Brown, Durrette, Neil Mason, Simonetti, Singleton)
  13. “Love & Sunsets” (Brown, Luke Dick, Simonetti)
  14. “Closer to Heaven [feat. Gregory Porter] (Brown, John Driskell Hopkins, Simonetti)
  15. “Don’t Let Your Heart” (Brown, Durrette, Levi Lowrey, Jimmy De Martini, Simonetti)
Zac Brown Band's new album "The Comeback' is out now.

Zac Brown Band’s new album “The Comeback’ is out now.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news and announcements about future Zac Brown Band releases.

To keep up with Zac Brown Band, follow them on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

The Comeback is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

Zac Brown Band Taps Luke Combs for Co-Write on Two New Songs

Zac Brown Band released two brand new songs, “Out in the Middle” and “Old Love Song,” available now, July 9th on all streaming platforms. Take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the tracks.

Since making their return to Warner Music Nashville, Zac Brown Band have been full steam ahead! Last month, the band released their catchy new single “Same Boat.” Today, the multi-platinum selling country group has released not one, but two new songs, “Out in the Middle and “Old Love Song.”

“Out in the Middle” keeps with the swampy vibe on “Same Boat.” It is a heavy-hitting and gritty song, perfect for the live show. Penned by Brown with superstar Luke Combs and songwriters Ben Simonetti and Jonathan Singleton, the song is the ultimate jam. Lyrically, the track is all about celebrating the country lifestyle. 

On the other hand, Zac Brown Band leans into a soulful groove on “Old Love Song.” Also co-written by Combs, this track is a more laid-back style. Name-dropping several famous songs like “When You Say Nothing At All” and “Put Your Records On,” it is hard not to fall in love with this easy, breezy song. The melody feels like an instant classic despite the fresh sound.

“Let’s stay together, slow dance forever // And ever, amen // Stand by me darling, you keep me free falling // When you say nothing at all // Girl, put your records on // Let me love you like an old love song”

It seems Zac Brown Band are going to keep cranking out more and more new music this year. It is going to be a great year for the superstars!

Get your tickets to Zac Brown Band’s upcoming tour here.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about upcoming Zac Brown Band announcements and releases.

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“Out in the Middle” and “Old Love Song” are available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Country Music Tours Headed to New York This Summer 2021

Concert season is in full swing! For our New Yorkers, we’ve got you covered with the country music tours, the dates, and where to get your tickets ASAP! If you’re curious about all the county music tours that have been announced so far for 2021-2022 click here.

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Jason Aldean- Back In The Saddle Tour

Openers: HARDY & Lainey Wilson

August 7th- Wantagh, NY // Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

Find tickets here

 

Luke Bryan- Proud To Be Right Here Tour

Openers: Dylan Scott, Runaway June & Caylee Hammack*

August 13th- Wantagh, NY // Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

Find tickets here

 

Brothers Osborne- The We’re Not For Everyone Tour

Openers: Tenille Townes & Travis Denning

August 21st- Farmingville, NY // Long Island Community Hospital Amphitheater

Find tickets here

 

Thomas Rhett- The Center Point Road Tour

Openers: Cole Swindell & Gabby Barrett

August 26th- Wantagh, NY // Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

Find tickets here

 

Zac Brown Band- The Comeback Tour 2021

Special Guests: Teddy Swims, Adam Doleac, Gabby Barrett, Devin Dawson & Ashland Craft

September 2nd- Wantagh, NY // Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

September 3rd- Wantagh, NY // Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

Find tickets here

 

Brooks & Dunn- The Reboot 2021 Tour

Openers: Travis Tritt & Elvie Shane

September 10th- Wantagh, NY // Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

Find tickets here

 

Dierks Bentley- Beers On Me Tour

Openers: Riley Green & Parker McCollum

September 24th- Wantagh, NY // Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

Find tickets here

 

Keep an eye out on our list as we will be sure to add more country music tour dates and concerts as they are announced!

Make sure to join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future tour announcements, ticket giveaways, and more.

Zac Brown Band Releases New Song “Same Boat”

Zac Brown Band’s new song “Same Boat” is available now, June 11th on all streaming platforms. Take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the track.

Multi-platinum selling country group, Zac Brown Band officially have a new song out! “Same Boat” marks the band’s first release since their return to Warner Music Nashville. Fans have anticipated a new release by the group for a while now and the time is finally here!

Penned by Zac Brown with Ben Simonetta and Jonathan Singleton, “Same Boat” is undeniably an instant jam. It feels reminiscent of the group’s older hits like “Chicken Fried.” The song is primed for the live show, perfect for a sing-along moment at a concert. Upbeat and fun, “Same Boat” is simply about the human experience. We all have unique moments in our lives, but life, in general, is something we all go through.

“We’re all in the same boat // Fishing in the same hole // Wonder where the same time goes // We’re all in the same boat // We can all believe // What we believe // Peacefully agree to disagree // But you can’t judge a man until you walk a country mile in his shoes”

In a time where life can feel chaotic and people can feel at odds, ZBB reminds us all that we are all merely humans trying to make sense of life. If Zac Brown Band continues to release more new music like “Same Boat,” then fans will be in for a real treat!

Zac Brown Band's new song, "Same Boat" is out now, June 11th

Zac Brown Band’s new song, “Same Boat” is out now, June 11th

Get your tickets to Zac Brown Band’s upcoming tour here.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about upcoming Zac Brown Band announcements and releases.

To keep up with Zac Brown Band, follow them on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

“Same Boat” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

BREAKING: Zac Brown Band Announce 2021 ‘The Comeback Tour’

Zac Brown Band has announced The Comeback Tour 2021 with dates officially kicking off this summer! Check out the full list of dates below.

Joining Zac Brown Band on tour will be Teddy Swims, Adam Doleac, Gabby Barrett, Devin Dawson, and Ashland Craft, with acts varying on each date.

The show hits the New York area on August 5th at PNC Bank Arts Center and September 2nd & 3rd at Jones Beach.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, 5/14 and ZBB fan club members of the ‘Zamily’ get pre-sale access tomorrow, Tuesday, 5/11! Join now at zamily.com to get first access to tickets.

Join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Zac Brown Band shows and releases.

Check out the dates below for the full list of shows…

2021 THE COMEBACK TOUR DATES:

Aug 05 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center*
Aug 06 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts*
Aug 08 – Boston @ Fenway Park*
Aug 19 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion^*
Aug 20 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center*
Aug 21 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium*
Aug 27 – Indianapolis @ Ruoff Music Center*
Aug 28 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
Aug 29 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center*
Sep 02 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater+
Sep 03 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater+
Sep 05 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center+
Sep 10 – Milwaukee @ Summerfest^++ (On-sale 10am local time)
Sep 17 – Denver @Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre^+
Sep 18 – Denver @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre^+
Sep 30 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre+
Oct 03 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center+
Oct 08 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place**
Oct 09 – West Palm Beach, FL @ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre**
Oct 10 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre**
Oct 15 – Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek**
Oct 16 – Charlotte @ PNC Music Pavilion**
Oct 17 – Nashville @ Bridgestone Arena**

^ not a Live Nation date
* Special Guests Teddy Swims and Ashland Craft
** Special Guests Devin Dawson and Ashland Craft
+ Special Guests Adam Doleac and Ashland Craft
++ Special Guest Gabby Barrett

Zac Brown Band Drop “The Man Who Loves You the Most”

The Man Who Loves You The Most

Grammy-winning country group, Zac Brown Band returns to their original sound with their newly released, Father’s Day-inspired track, “The Man Who Loves You the Most.” This song serves as a reminder to Brown’s four daughters that that even after they grow up and get married, no man will ever love them more than their dad.

I hope you let the whole world in your heart / But you still got room for me / I hope you find a guy that treats you right / On your wedding night, I’ll raise a toast / Hope he understands /
I’ll always be the man that loves you the most

The band’s 2017 song, “My Old Man,” is about a boy who is trying to live out the lessons his now, deceased father taught him growing up. Now, the role has switched and Brown is the one giving his children one last message before they enter the next stage of their lives. Before Friday’s release, this song was heard on The Office star, John Krasinski’s Some Good News YouTube show when Brown performed it to serenade a bride and her father during a couple’s virtual wedding.

The band’s latest project, The Owl, experimented with a whole new sound. “The Man Who Loves You the Most” more closely resembles their early work. Although we’re not sure if this will feature on the band’s next album or if it’s just a stand-alone single, we can expect more music similar to this style going forward.

To keep up with Zac Brown Band, follow them on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

“The Man Who Loves You the Most” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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[Watch] The Night Before with Zac Brown Band LIVE From Miami

Zac Brown Band Live Stream

Can’t make it to the sunshine state for all of the Super Bowl festivities this weekend? NYCountry Swag and Radio.com have you covered so you won’t miss one of the biggest parties happening the night before the game. Saturday night (2/1) Carly Pearce and Zac Brown Band are performing live from Miami to kick off Super Bowl weekend and you can tune in to our live stream right here and on the RADIO.COM app.

 

The ultimate pre-game concert is brought to you by Radio.com and will kick things off with Carly Pearce at 8:15 PM ET / 5:15 PM PT with Zac Brown Band taking the stage at 9:30 PM ET / 6:30 PM PT.

Zac Brown Band is currently promoting their latest album, The Owl and they just announced the Roar With The Lions Tour.

To keep up with Zac Brown Band, follow them on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

 

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Zac Brown Band Plot Out The Roar With The Lions Tour

Zac Brown Band Roar with the Lions Tour

Just announced, Zac Brown Band is heading back to Citi Field this year on their Roar With The Lions Tour. The band will make their New York City stop on June 26th and the tour kicks off in May. The setlist this year will continue to showcase the band’s biggest hits as well as different genre cover songs, something they have become a staple in the award-winning group’s live shows.

Zac Brown Band Lions

“Our summer tour is inspired by the folklore surrounding the figure of the lion. I am a Leo, and all of the guys in the band are lions,” Zac Brown states in a press release. “They exemplify strength, courage, intelligence, and loyalty, and work in tandem to defend their territory and one another. The crowd is our pride – rooted in togetherness and fiercely loyal. They always show up for each other, no matter what, just like our fans always show up for us. We can’t wait to hear you roar with us!”

Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 17. You can grab your tickets here.

Planning to head to the show? Be sure to pick the perfect Zac Brown Band lyrics for your Instagram captions here. 

Roar With The Lions Tour Dates

May 24 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

May 25 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

May 29 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center

May 30 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre

May 31 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview

June 4 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater

June 5 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion

June 12 – Toronto – Budweiser Stage

June 13 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center

June 14 – Darien, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater

June 18 – Burgettstown, PA – S&T Bank Music Park

June 19 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion

June 25 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

June 26 – New York – Citi Field

June 27 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live

July 24 – Shakopee, MN – Twin Cities Summer Jam

July 25 – Monticello, IA – Great Jones County Fair

August 7 – Atlanta – SunTrust Park

September 10 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center

September 11 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center

September 12 – Chicago – Wrigley Field

September 19 – Frisco, TX – Toyota Stadium

September 25-26 – Denver – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

September 16 – Portland – Moda Center

October 17 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome

October 18 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena

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NYCS First Impression: Zac Brown Band ‘The Owl’

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Grammy winning country group, Zac Brown Band released their 6th studio album, The Owl this past Friday. This eleven-song record is one of the band’s most personal and experimental albums to date, blending all types of sounds from a variety of genres. Skrillex, Max Martin, Poo Bear, Ryan Tedder, Caroline Jones, and other songwriters contributed to the album, mashing up and blending each of their unique talents.

“Our music has always been a melting pot and lived outside of anyone single category, The Owl is no exception,” frontman Zac Brown said of the new album. “The collaborators we worked with on this album have been on my wish list for a long time and when everyone brings something new and different to the table, something special comes out of it.”

Fans got a hint of the direction Zac Brown Band was headed with The Owl when they released the lead single, “Someone I Used to Know”. Co-written by pop-star Shawn Mendes, the track has much more of a modern country sound than their previous singles. The group uses synthetic sounds after the final line of the chorus; creating a country-styled bass drop, something the group has never experimented with before. After the first listen, one might think it is another song about a lost love. When you dig deeper into the lyrics, you realize that “someone” is actually the narrator of the story and he is trying re-find himself. The music video tells the story of a high school football star who enlists in the military and comes back with PTSD.  “’Someone I Used to Know’ is a touchpoint to remind people that they don’t have to be alone in what they feel,” Brown says at the end of the video. “Pain and depression doesn’t discriminate; this song is me facing that part of myself of where I want to go and not where I’ve been.”

“The Woods” starts the record off with the positive message of “just because you do something differently doesn’t mean you’re wrong” with lyrics: What floats your boat might sink mine / And what makes me smile might make you cry / You might get low, I might stay high / To each their own, ain’t that right?” Instrumentally, this is completely different from what we’ve heard from Zac Brown Band in the past. They will perform this song tonight on NBC’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

“OMW” is another pop-infused song on the album. The verses have that snapping noise you hear on pop radio and now in many country song as well. For the post-chorus, they bring in the electric guitar to get the rock n’ roll sound they love so much back involved.

 “God Given” has to be the most diverse song on the album, in terms of blending genres; it’s honky-tonk meets funk. Brown surprises listeners when he breaks out into rap during the verses. The song’s message is self-explanatory, the men in the song are all fawning over this particular woman because of her looks and swagger.

“I don’t know if you notice that you’re fine as you are / I don’t understand how you keep raisin’ the bar / You know everybody wants to know who you are / I can’t wait to get you into my car”

“Warrior” was another song released before the whole album and is another dedication to the US military. Brown says the lyrics were inspired by a speech written by his friend who was part of the special operations branch of the military. It sounds like the type of track you would hear over sports highlights, hyping up a big, upcoming game. Brown sings: “No one’s born to be a warrior / No one born an average man / We made one or the other / And we try to understand”

Zac Brown Band is heavily influenced on rock n’ roll as any fan who has been to one of their live shows would know. They are known to cover a lot of songs, many of which are rock n’ roll and heavy metal. Between their two shows at Jones Beach Theater this summer, they covered songs by Rage Against The Machine, Def Leopard, Van Halen, Beastie Boys, White Stripes, Kings of Leon, Metallica and more. They have also collaborated with Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters and Chris Cornell of Soundgarden on songs in the past. They display country-rock on The Owl in songs such as “Me and the Boys in the Band” and “Already on Fire”.

 

More traditional sounding country songs included “Shoofly Pie” and “Finished What We Started”, which features Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and member of The Highwomen, Brandi Carlile. “Shoofly Pie”, recorded originally by The Wood Brothers, is an upbeat song about a man’s craving of his woman’s shoofly pie. Whether the listener wants to interpret “shoofly pie” literally or metaphorically is up to them. “Finished What We Started” is much slower and describes a mutual breakup between a man and a woman. They both agree that living their unhappy lives together isn’t fair to either of them and they should finally put an end to things.

Closing out the record is “Leaving Love Behind” which serves as the album’s heart wrenching, breakup song. Although the music video features an adorable mash-up of animals in order to raise awareness and encourage fans to make a donation to Best Friends Animal Society’s Disaster Relief Fund which supports efforts helping animals displaced by disasters like Hurricane Dorian, the lyrics indicate that it’s about a love lost and the woman has found a new man to call her own. He knows that it’s probably for the best, but the “moving on” part has been very hard on him.

“I believe, yes I do /  Oh, that everything we lose will be a gift in time /  I believe, yes I do / The hardest part is leaving love behind”

Zac Brown Band is currently on its 2019 The Owl Tour. Recently, the group extended their Fenway Park sellout venue record with back-to-back sold-out shows during the tour’s stop in Boston, marking their eleventh consecutive sold-out show at the famed venue.

The Owl is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

To keep up with Zac Brown Band, follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Zac Brown Band Lyrics To Use As Instagram Captions

Zac Brown Band Lyrics

If you are a fan of country music, you are most definitely a fan of Zac Brown Band. If you are catching a show but are blanking on a caption, you have come to the right place. They have had so many hits from “Chicken Fried” to “Toes” to “Homegrown” that work in your favor for a cute, funny, or country-filled captions on Instagram. We have compiled a list of lyrics to help you find the perfection caption for your Instagram posts.

1. “You make loving you easy, you make loving you all I wanna do” – Loving You Easy

2. “Pour me another one, make it a strong one, we’re gonna have some fun tonight” – Castaway

3. “I thank God for my life and for the stars and stripes. May freedom forever fly, let it ring. Salute the ones who died, the ones that give their lives, so we don’t have to sacrifice all the things we love.” – Chicken Fried

4. “Not a worry in the world, a cold beer in my hand. Life is good today” – Toes

5. I got everything I need and nothing that I don’t.” – Homegrown

6. “Life’s too easy to be so damn complicated. – Keep Me in Mind

7. “And if it weren’t for tequila and pretty señoritas I’d have no reason to stay” – Toes

8. “You’re such a beautiful drug I can’t get enough” – Beautiful Drug

9. “It’s better to live in the moment than stuck in the past” – Castaway

10.“And I think I might have found me my own kind of paradise” – Knee Deep

11. “The kings of fools a heavy crown, he didn’t know he almost drowned.” – Someone I Used To Know

12.”We take the weight of the world and lift it right up off of you.” – Me and the Boys in the Band

13. “Getting lost in the twists and the turns, finding these questions inside me still burn.” – Tomorrow Never Come

14.”Go on and dance. Dance like there’s no one around.” – I’ll Be Your Man

15.”My roots always keep me grounded.” – Roots