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REVIEW: Welcome Home Album by Zac Brown Band

Zac Brown Band

Whenever you talk to fellow country music fans the name you will often hear mentioned is the Zac Brown Band. No surprise there, the multi award winning band have had a string of hit albums and tours to match. Their albums Uncaged, You Get What You Give and Jekyll And Hyde all went platinum and Foundation even went five times platinum.

So how are the band going to follow that success? Well sitting on the laurels wasn`t an option so they have now released the new album Welcome Home which will delight their ever growing fan base. The album is a reflective piece of work for the band and is very personal to them.

Zac Brown Band - Welcome Home
Zac Brown Band – Welcome Home

Welcome Home consists of ten tracks

Roots – the opening track kicks in with a track that is all about the band rising from their beginnings the opening lines “My first best friend was a six string took him with me everywhere I go.” Sets the stall out on this one “my roots always keep me grounded.” “Roots remind me where I`m from.” A great opening track that drives home the point never forget where you have come from.

Real Thing – a piano driven opening for this one a great track that kicks along at a steady tempo. There ain`t nothing like the real thing whether that’s whiskey, love or music don`t settle for second best is the message on this track.Long Haul – a pleasant sounding track well composed and delivered. This is all about sticking together

Long Haul – a pleasant sounding track well composed and delivered. This is all about sticking together though the hard times and sticking things out for the long haul.2 Places at 1 Time – A great guitar intro to this track written from the perspective of being out on the road and away from home. As you listen to the song it brings you to the realisation there really is nowhere like home.

2 Places at 1 Time – A great guitar intro to this track written from the perspective of being out on the road and away from home. As you listen to the song it brings you to the realisation there really is nowhere like home.Family Table – a different style and feel to this one completely a reminiscing tale centred on the big table in the family home where so many memories are made and stories shared.

Family Table – a different style and feel to this one completely a reminiscing tale centred on the big table in the family home where so many memories are made and stories shared.My Old Man – a gentle guitar backing starts this song. A cleverly written track charting the changing feelings and attitude between a father and son as the years roll by. This is a beautiful track and Zac tells the story expertly.

My Old Man – a gentle guitar backing starts this song. A cleverly written track charting the changing feelings and attitude between a father and son as the years roll by. This is a beautiful track and Zac tells the story expertly.Start Over – something different here a very catchy backing that as you tapping along with it and also features Pharrell Williams on vocals a name I didn`t expect to find on a country album.

Start Over – something different here a very catchy backing that as you tapping along with it and also features Pharrell Williams on vocals a name I didn`t expect to find on a country album. Your Majesty – this one opens with a fiddle and guitar intro while Zac`s trademark vocals

Your Majesty – this one opens with a fiddle and guitar intro while Zac`s trademark vocals delivers the opening lines while the tempo soon picks up and rattles along as the song develops. Trying To Drive – this song has a real country feel to the intro. Zac is joined by Madison Ryann on this song and her vocals combine excellently with Zac`s on this tale of new love and understanding each other. In an album of this quality it`s really hard to pick out a stand out track but

Trying To Drive – this song has a real country feel to the intro. Zac is joined by Madison Ryann on this song and her vocals combine excellently with Zac`s on this tale of new love and understanding each other. In an album of this quality it`s really hard to pick out a stand out track but personally for me this is mine.All The Best – a lovely laid back number to finish off the album this is

All The Best – a lovely laid back number to finish off the album this is cover of John Prine`s song which the band admire and features Kacey Musgraves on vocals.

Welcome Home is a great album, top quality song writing mixed with an accomplished trade mark slick sound, this album will surely appeal to newcomers to the Zac Brown Band as well as the bands loyal fans.

Graham Barnes

Graham Barnes

I live in a small fishing port in the south west of the United Kingdom, I started Belter Radio`s Country Belles almost two years agoand have built the show up to where it is now. I have an avid interest in Country Music and indeed other genres. Away from music you will more than likely find me playing darts and running a local dart league.
Graham Barnes

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