This just landed in my inbox. After hearing the Zac Brown Band perform several of the new songs from Uncaged, I can't wait to hear the new album when it arrives this summer. You can read my review of the band's recent show here.
With two GRAMMY wins and more than 50 award nominations under their belt, Zac Brown Band have returned to the studio for work on their forthcoming album Uncaged, which is set for release on July 10 on Atlantic Records/Southern Ground Artists. The album will also mark the official debut of ZBB's newest member world renowned percussionist Daniel de los Reyes. Influenced by guest performer Trombone Shorty and past appearances with Kings of Leon, Zac Brown tells AP that the line-up "creates a new kind of pulse within the band..." and the music is "really about making people dance." Read the full AP interview: http://bit.ly/I91MFI
The band is currently nominated for Billboard Music Awards' Top Country Artist and for two CMT Awards, "Collaborative Video Of The Year" (Knee Deep f/ Jimmy Buffet) and "Best Group Video" (Keep Me In Mind). Zac Brown Band's double-platinum major label debut The Foundation (Atlantic Records/Home Grown/Big Picture) was named one of Billboard's Top 20 albums of 2009, and the platinum follow-up You Get What You Give (Atlantic/Southern Ground Artists) debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart in 2010. Zac Brown Band is: singer/guitarist Zac Brown, violinist/singer Jimmy De Martini, bassist/singer John Driskell Hopkins, guitarist/organist Coy Bowles, multi-instrumentalist/singer Clay Cook, drummer Chris Fryar and percussionist Daniel de los Reyes. Zac Brown Band is represented by ROAR, a Beverly Hills-based talent and brand management company.
Photo of Zac Brown, taken at his show in Irvine on April 15, 2012, courtesy of photographer Kelly A. Swift