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Greatest Hits So FarThree-time GRAMMY winners and multi-platinum artists Zac Brown Band have become one of music's most heralded acts. The band's three platinum-selling albums, Uncaged, You Get What You Give, and The Foundation have together sold over six million copies and produced a historic series of eleven #1 hit singles.LP1
1. Chicken Fried
2. Whatever It Is
5. Highway 20 Ride
6. As She's Walking Away (feat. Alan Jackson)
7. Colder Weather
1. Knee Deep (feat. Jimmy Buffett)
2. Keep Me In Mind
3. No Hurry
4. The Wind
5. Jump Right In
6. Goodbye In Her Eyes
7. Sweet Annie$24.99Vinyl LP + CD - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The FoundationThe Foundation is the band's third album, and one could hardly hope for a better calling card for new fans. Brown's love for musical diversity is apparent from the first single and which is already showing early promise at radio, Chicken Fried, an utterly authentic take on his Georgia-bred existence during which audiences routinely are pressed into service to sing the choruses; Toes, which calls Jimmy Buffett to mind in its ode to beach life; and Free, which has turned into an audience anthem during recent tour stops.1. Toes
2. Whatever It Is
3. Where The Boat Leaves From
4. Violin Intro To Free
6. Chicken Fried
8. Different Kind Of Fine
9. Highway 20 Ride
10. It's Not OK
12. Sic 'Em On A Chicken$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Jekyll + Hyde (Awaiting Repress)Reached #1 On The US Billboard 200 And US Billboard Top Country Albums
Jekyll + Hyde Marked The Band's Third Consecutive #1 Debut On The Billboard 200 Chart
Three-time GRAMMY winners and multi-platinum artists Zac Brown Band have become one of music's most heralded acts. Their latest album JEKYLL + HYDE marked the band's third consecutive #1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart. Together with their three platinum-selling albums, Uncaged, You Get What You Give, and The Foundation, and their 2013 project The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1, the band has sold over seven million albums to date. On the radio, the band has earned a historic series of thirteen #1 hit radio singles and became only the second artist to top both the country and active rock formats. Zac Brown Band are currently out on their largest North American Stadium Tour to date which includes two history making performances - a first ever three-night run at Fenway Park, and the first ever concert at Coors Field. Additional stadiums include Wrigley Park, Nationals Park, Citi Field, Comerica Park and Citizen's Bank Park.
Describing the album's direction, Zac told Rolling Stone earlier this year that it will have things that people will expect and things that they don't. Homegrown the band's highest chart debut, has earned massive fan support and early praise for its rock feel (Country Weekly) and intricately arranged vocal harmonies (Billboard); Dress Blues, written by Jason Isbell, is a somber and stirring tribute to members of the military who have been killed in service; and Heavy Is the Head features Chris Cornell, the multi Grammy winning singer/songwriter and legendary front man for pioneering rock bands Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog. The album also features a collaboration with Sara Bareilles.LP1
1. Beautiful Drug
2. Loving You Easy
5. Mango Tree (feat. Sara Bareilles)
6. Heavy Is The Head (feat. Chris Cornell)
1. Tomorrow Never Comes
2. One Day
3. Dress Blues
4. Young and Wild
6. I'll Be Your Man (Song For A Daughter)
8. Tomorrow Never Comes (Acoustic)$19.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
UncagedZac Brown Band is set to release new album Uncaged, and the band's lead singer Zac Brown says in a statement the project is the culmination of the powerful chemistry that's developed by living, traveling and working as a band.
We're always trying to push the barrier of our musicianship, and I'm proud to say that there is a little bit of something for everyone, he says of Uncaged. The 11-song album features a slew of special guests including Amos Lee and Trombone Shorty, as well as songs written or co-written by other artists including Jason Mraz and Nic Cowan and Sonia Leigh. The album was recorded at various studios in Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, N.C., and Key West, Fla. The band's two previous albums, The Foundation and You Get What You Give, have gone platinum and produced nine consecutive No. 1 songs.
This is the first record we've made from start to finish in one thought, said multi-instrumentalist Clay Cook. The previous albums have been a collection of songs ... this is an album.1. Jump Right In
3. Goodbye In Her Eyes
4. The Wind
5. Island Song
6. Sweet Annie
7. Natural Disaster
8. Overnight (feat. Trombone Shorty)
9. Lance's Song
10. Day That I Die (feat. Amos Lee)
11. Last But Not Least$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Midnight SpecialBefore Uncle Kracker spent six weeks at #1 with When the Sun Goes Down, a duet with good friend Kenny Chesney, country music might've seemed an odd place to find the Detroit-based good-time Kid Rock alumni. But as several summer tours with Chesney, the Top 5 Smile and the enduring recurrent status of Sun prove, Uncle Kracker's deep melodies and sense of what the heartland means has made him a perfect fit in today's post-rural realm of country music.
The first single Nobody's Sad on a Saturday Night, a theme song for a weekend party, from his label debut Midnight Special, has already hit the airwaves and is being embraced by Country radio. With producer Keith Stegall at the helm (Alan Jackson, George Jones and Zac Brown, as well as writing #1 songs for Jackson, George Strait and Dr. Hook), Uncle Kracker took his strong sense of melody and infectious choruses into the studio in Nashville. Writing all 11 songs with some of Nashville's best known writers, including Shane McAnally (Come Over, Somewhere with You, Last Call), Scooter Carusoe (Anything But Mine, Better as a Memory) and Chris Tompkins (Before He Cheats, Blow Away), as well as Detroit rocker JT Harding - Uncle Kracker grounds his music in bands people know, places they've been, moments they've shared and a real sense of America today.1. You Got That Thang
2. I'd Be There
3. Four Letter Word
4. Blue Skies
5. When I Close My Eyes
6. In Between Disasters
8. Nobody's Sad on a Saturday Night
9. Nuthin' Changes
10. Who We Are
11. It Is What It Is (with Sonia Leigh)$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
You Get What You GiveYou Get What You Give features a genre-defying collection of songs that the band has been testing on the road over the past year. Stand out tracks include: the somber piano-driven early fan favorite Colder Weather, the reggae-leaning, jam-inducing Who Knows, and a harmony-laced lesson on the merits of chasing after love As She's Walking Away.
Praised for the ability to blend down-home country with bits of reggae, bluegrass and rock to create a high-quality musical stew (USA Today), front man Zac Brown notes that the new album is representative of where we are right now. It combines elements of our southern rock and country roots, but also stays true to our jam-band style musicianship from the live show.'
You Get What You Give is the follow up to the band's double platinum-certified, major label debut 'The Foundation' (Atlantic), which is one of Billboard's Top 20 albums of 2009 and features the band's first four #1 singles.LP1
1. Let It Go
2. Knee Deep (feat. Jimmy Buffett)
3. No Hurry
4. I Play The Road
5. Cold Hearted
6. Whiskey's Gone
7. Quiet Your Mind
1. Colder Weather
2. Settle Me Down
3. As She's Walking Away (feat. Alan Jackson)
4. Keep Me In Mind
5. Who Knows
7. Make This Day$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Dirty HeadsPressed On 180 Gram Translucent Orange Vinyl
While most bands reserve a self-titled album for their debut, the Dirty Heads, held off for an album deserving of the moniker. The band found one, in their fifth studio release, a total culmination of their signature sound. Drawing on the alternative rock, hip-hop, folk and reggae sounds from albums past to create something elevated and exciting. The band worked with top multi-genre producers such as Da Internz (Rihanna, Nicki Minaj), Drew Pearson (Katy Perry, Zac Brown Band) David Kahne (Lana Del Rey, The Strokes), and Jimmy Harry (Madonna, Diplo).
The diversity of the production on this project is a true testament to the Dirty Heads versatility. With this album you can expect the pure Dirty Heads sound at its finest--a perfect blend of hip-hop and reggae, says vocalist Jared Watson. We have songs that range from summer anthems, songs you can vibe out to, and songs that really challenge you to think further. It's everything the Dirty Heads stand for and what we've become up until now.
The band purposely created an album to serve as the perfect playlist for both Day and Night. The first half of the record offers fans the perfect summertime fun playlist, while the second half offers a mellower vibe, reminiscent of a relaxed summer night with friends.
In a world where music listeners no longer listen to albums cover to cover but rather discover their favorite songs from playlists on platforms like Apple Music or Spotify, we chose to curate a playlist for our fans with our new music says Watson.1. That's All I Need
2. The Truth
3. Doesn't Make You Right
4. Feeling Good
5. Under the Water
6. Too Cruel
8. Red Lights
9. Smoke & Dream
10. Moon Tower
11. Realize It$18.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of SongFor his fifth album, Amos Lee took a different path for the recording, working in a new city with a new producer. Recording with Amos' road tested touring
band, the album was the first project to be recorded in a brand-new studio, built in a converted church in Nashville by producer JAY JOYCE (Emmylou
Harris, Little Big Town, Eric Church). The follow-up to 2011's chart-topping Mission Bell brings the artist into new sonic territory, while retaining the
trenchant impact of the scenes, characters, and stories in his writing. Joyce introduced a broader palette to Amos' work, creating a richness and a variety
that's never distracting or self-conscious. Being in Nashville also allowed several remarkable guests to come by the sessions including ALISON KRAUSS
and PATTY GRIFFIN lend heavenly vocals.
Amos' last album was a surprise entry at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and in an amazingly consistent career he's now sold a million albums over his first
four albums. With each album, Amos has deepened his connection to the Nashville community earning fans and performing with an A to Z of the country
world, from Lady Antebellum from Zac Brown. Making the album with a proven country hitmaker and doing a much-buzzed about showcase in Nashville in
June has furthered that cause. Major daytime and latenight TV looks, NPR looks, AAA domination, a series of high-profile synch placements and an
amazing sold out tour this fall and early next year will insure that there are drivers for this album well into 2014.1. Johnson Blvd.
3. Tricksters, Hucksters, and Scamps
4. Chill In The Air
5. Dresser Drawer
7. High Water
8. The Man Who Wants You
10. Plain View
11. Mountains of Sorrow
12. Burden$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Light You UpGrammy nominated singer/songwriter Shawn Mullins returns with his eleventh studio release, Light You Up. Produced by Mullins and drummer Gerry Hansen, the album marks a newfound level of musical and lyrical expression for the veteran artist.
Shawn Mullins has undergone a series of transformative experiences leading to this captivating new song cycle. His experiences included delving into the collaborative creative process by intensive co-writing, and in one instance putting him atop of the country charts via a key contribution to the Zac Brown Bands Toes, marking his fourth #1 single (and first purely as a co-writer), following 1999s Lullaby and the 2006 Triple A/Americana chart-topper Beautiful Wreck. Further co-writing yielded nine of the 11 songs on Light You Up, which Mullins believes represents the strongest, most expressive writing of his distinguished career.1. California
2. Light You Up
3. Murphys Song
4. No Blue Sky
5. The Ghost of Johnny Cash
6. Tinsel Town
7. I Knew A Girl
8. Catoosa County
9. You Make It Better
10. Cant Remember Summer
11. Love Will Find A Way$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
While The Gettin' Is GoodWhile The Gettin' Is Good is the 10th album from singer/songwriter, producer and guitarist, Corey Smith.
This project marks the first time that the singer-songwriter and wildly popular touring artist, who has produced all of his past efforts, has turned over the reins to a bona fide country music producer in Keith Stegall, best known for his work with fellow Georgians Zac Brown Band and country icon Alan Jackson. Recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN, and Ronnie's Place in Nashville, TN, Smith is featured alongside musical heavy-hitters Mike Hines, Kris Dale, Lee Davis, Antwane McMullin, Eric Darken, Dan Dugmore, John Willis, Stuart Duncan and Sam Levin among others.
Smith says, "I always dreamed of being able to make a record like this. I wanted to explore all the possibilities of a song and work with a producer who was among the best and who could teach me, he says. What makes me different is that I write all these songs, and I write them from the heart. I've lived them.
The result is Smith's most ambitious record yet, a collection of 12 songs, While The Gettin' Is Good, written entirely by Smith. As such, it's a deeply personal album, one that explores themes of love, hometown pride and even personal discovery. In today's country music climate, there is an abundance of artists and songwriters chomping at the bit to tell you just how "country" they are. But none represents the genuine rural lifestyle quite like Smith.
Included on the record is "Feet Wet," a metaphor-rich exploration of an ideal summer day, `high-energy fan favorite "Dahlonega," making its first full production appearance on a studio release and "PRIDE" about coming of age and celebrating his hometown roots.
Smith has amassed an unfailingly devout fan base, not only in his native Southeast region, but all around the nation. He has also previously released nine albums-including 2011's Top 20 release The Broken Record-all written and produced by Smith himself. His concerts, documented on 2012's live release, Live in Chattanooga, regularly sell out, with audiences singing along to such crowd pleasers as the coming-of-age anthem "Twenty-One," the nostalgic time warp "If I Could Do It Again" and the group hug "I Love Everyone."1. Don't Mind
2. Ain't Going Out Tonight
4. My Kinda Lady
5. Feet Wet
6. Taking The Edge Off
8. Blow Me Away
10. The Baseball Song
11. Drinkin' On My Mind
12. Bend$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Broken PeopleAmerican music is a mile-wide river that beckons black and white, urban and rural, dreamer and doer alike to launch their vessels. All the streams of style and genre flow into it; its tributaries are blues and jazz, mountain and folk, rock, soul and R&B.
The release of the debut album by Muddy Magnolias, Broken People, marks the launch of a great new vessel onto that waterway. The album showcases a confluence of style and sound as colorful as it is unlikely, steeped in that river of influence, yet bracingly fresh.
With Broken People, Jessy Wilson and Kallie North take us on an 11-song journey with its origins in two widely divergent backgrounds that came together in a friendship and creative partnership with world-changing resonance.
North was raised in southeast Texas and began singing with her family and studying piano at an early age. She grew to love rich vocal harmonies singing in church choirs and listening to artists like the Carpenters, Alison Krauss, James Taylor and the Eagles. By her early teens, she was singing lead parts in church and in musical theater productions at her high school. Her palette grew when a friend turned her on to the Grateful Dead, and after high school she spent every spare moment in the clubs of Austin, absorbing everything from alt-country and jam bands to New Orleans funk. She met her husband at a concert and moved with him to his native Mississippi. There, on their isolated farm, she had her awakening, starting a career as a photographer, capturing the spirited, deep history of the Mississippi Delta.
"To me, the Delta is the most overlooked and mysterious place," she says. "It was the birthplace of America's music, and all the legends were influenced by everything that came out of it. I went on this personal exploration to learn about the Delta blues and the region's history. I picked up a camera and started taking pictures, blogging about what I was experiencing, and I tapped into all the creative energy lying dormant inside me." When her husband gave her a guitar, she began spending her days on the porch of their farm learning how to connect her first chords. From there, the songs began pouring out and she knew she had to find a way to get to Nashville and write songs professionally.
Wilson, raised in Brooklyn, was in love with music from her earliest days. She was singing before she could talk, and was 5 when her mother recognized her passion for music. "I would cry because I couldn't hit the high notes in Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey songs," she says. Influenced by greats from Aretha and Smokey Robinson to Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige and The Notorious B.I.G., she began auditioning in the highly competitive New York entertainment scene and was working professionally in musical theater by the age of 10. Her mother took her to nightclubs where she experienced a variety of live performances. She attended New York's top performing arts schools, including La Guardia High School, the "Fame" school, where she discovered her love for gospel music and took part in the gospel chorus for four years. She worked at Cafe Wha? in Greenwich Village, making $500 a weekend while still in high school.
She sang backup for Alicia Keys in her teens, then worked four years with John Legend, and through him with legends like will.i.am, Kanye West, Raphael Saadiq and Babyface. Legend mentored her in songwriting and recording before she began writing songs on her own for American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino and others. Inspired by her evolving love of songwriting, she too moved to Nashville, looking for a wider creative palette. There, while meeting with then-BMI executive Clay Bradley, her eye settled on a photograph of "a rundown juke joint piano" in his office.
"I want to meet whoever took that photo," she said. The photographer was North-it had been taken during her creative awakening in Mississippi-and the subsequent meeting led quickly to collaboration and an epic friendship.
"The first day we wrote together," says North, "there wasn't much thought that we were blending genres and worlds. That never came up. It was just natural. She had never written a country song and I was writing them every day. We sat down to write one but when we listened back it was a country R&B song. And we decided to become songwriting partners." Before long, they had their first cut as collaborators, and they were off and running.
"The spirit of the Muddy Magnolias existed from the moment we met," says Wilson, "but we didn't know we were the Muddy Magnolias yet." North was toying with the idea of a solo career; Wilson had aspirations of making history as an African-American female songwriter in Nashville. Their new friendship was a game-changer.
"We spent a whole year writing, trying to understand what our message was when we combined our stories," says Wilson. Then one day over afternoon wine at Burger Up, their favorite hangout in the 12 South section of Nashville, both admitted to be being at a crossroads. "The next thing you know," says North, "Jessy said, 'What if we made a record together?' It was like all of our dreams in one."
"We went back to that same office on Music Row where I saw the photograph," says Wilson, "and sat down side by side in Clay's office and said, 'We've got something to tell you. We're going to make an album together.'" Bradley believed enough to sign on as their manager. They held three days of band auditions and found four best friends who had been playing together since college, primarily doing jazz. The fit was perfect, providing just the right sonic backdrop for their soulful approach and high-energy delivery.
As they continued to write and perform, opening for the likes of The Zac Brown Band and Gary Clark, Jr., they put together a project that crosses genres effortlessly, showcasing two voices that soar together in a blending of cultures as electrifying as if Janis Joplin and Tina Turner, or Whitney Houston and Lee Ann Womack had joined forces.
Broken People combines poetic imagery and vocal passion, with the musicianship and production of Motown or Muscle Shoals by way of the raw honesty of Sun Records. Of course it deals with love, longed for and unleashed, in songs like "I Need A Man," "Why Don't You Stay" and "Devil's Teeth," but the album soars as it reaches for bigger themes, dealing with the need for hope in "Take Me Home," for love on a societal scale in "Shine On" and "Brother What Happened," and hope for the future in "Got It Goin' On." With "Leave It To The Sky," the two, joined by John Legend on vocals and piano, make a powerful case for spiritual solutions, and few songs in the modern lexicon are as steeped in present-day reality as the gospel- and R&B-tinged title track.
"Ultimately," says North, "this album is a result of an unlikely friendship and is a testament to what can happen when you diversify your relationships."
"It's about getting out of your comfort zone and being rewarded with a great friendship," adds Wilson. "We've both felt the power of that."
"Our path is so much better and our lives are so much richer because of it," says North, "and we want to bring people along on this journey."
"We want to see what society would be like if we all reached out in ways we normally wouldn't," adds Wilson.
And that is the magic and the message. The music of Muddy Magnolias, live and on record, comes from a place where the Mississippi meets the A-Train by way of Nashville. Whether yours is the back porch or the front stoop, Spanish moss or window box garden, dusty country lane or crowded subway car, rural honky-tonk or uptown club, this is music that beckons. Muddy Magnolias are collaboration without boundaries, musical healing in a landscape of the heart, and all of us who treasure creative energy, honest art and the possibilities of love and unity, are better for their arrival.1. Broken People
2. Brother, What Happened?
3. Got It Goin' On
4. Why Don't You Stay
5. Take Me Home
6. Shine On!
7. It Ain't Easy
8. I Need A Man
9. Devil's Teeth
11. Leave It To The Sky (feat. John Legend)$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
EpochEpoch is the final album in the trilogy beginning with 2011's Dive, then 2014's Awake. This period between Dive and Epoch marks a significant maturation for Scott Hansen's continually expanding project, one that has taken him from a solo performer and bedroom artist to fronting a live 4-piece band on large stages across the world.
Epoch hones the sonic aesthetic of Dive while drawing on the kinetic energy of Awake, it explores darker themes and new musical territory. The album was produced and recorded by Hansen predominantly in his home studio in Berkeley, California. The album was arranged alongside long-time collaborator and partner in the project, Zac Brown. Brown contributed bass and guitar parts to the songwriting process. Rory O'Connor performed drums on the album. Hansen sees Epoch as a multi-dimensional artistic vision at the confluence of his graphic design work via ISO50 and music with Tycho. The graphic presentation of album artwork is as important as the music itself. The keystone is the central image of Epoch and the colors scheme red and black. This is a stark contrast to the almost rainbow palette of Awake.1. Glider
11. Field$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Awake (Out Of Stock)For nearly a decade, Tycho has been known as the musical alias of
Scott Hansen, but with the release of Awake - his second LP for
Ghostly International - the solo project has evolved into a three-piece
band. Relating closer to post-rock than ambient soundscapes, the
record is situated in the present, sounding more like Hansen than
drawing from his inuences. "This is, in many ways, the rst true Tycho
Following 2011's Dive LP, the San Francisco-based designer toured
extensively, and with a full band on stage, his sound coalesced into a
percussive, organic whole. Zac Brown (guitars, bass) rejoined Scott on
the road for this tour, but it was the particular addition of Rory
O'Connor's live drumming that ultimately sent Hansen back to the
studio with a more precise vision. "After the tour, I decided that I
wanted to capture the more energetic, driven sound of the live show
on the next album," Hansen recalls. Bringing musicians into Tycho's
creative process was a step towards expanding his own songwriting
and advancing the project beyond its current sound.
In a cabin near Tahoe last winter, Zac and Scott began eshing out the
structure of the new record, but it wasn't until they set up shop in the
hills of Santa Cruz with Rory that it all fell into place. "It crystallized the
vision of how the drums would come to the forefront on this record,"
says Hansen. The sound was much more stripped-down and concise
with more organic instruments in the fold. Songs like "Montana" and
"Awake" are a departure from Tycho's previous material - unique to
the group effort poured into the songs on the new record - while
"See" and "Dye" echo ideas from previous works, bridging a middle
ground between the old and new. Working with Count Eldridge, who
also engineered Dive, the team could xate on the pulses that Tycho
might previously layer under synthesizers and exhume them with
distinct bass and guitar patterns.
Also known for his design work as ISO50, Hansen's visual and sonic
efforts have dovetailed throughout the course of his career. "This is
the rst time in my life I've dropped everything to focus on one artistic
pursuit," notes Hansen. Previous Tycho releases came to fruition when
an amalgam of songs were nearing completion, but Awake is where
music becomes the focus and true expression becomes the result.1. Awake
8. Plains$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock