Zac Brown

Single Review: Zac Brown Band, “Loving You Easy”

April 30, 2015 // 9 Comments

“Loving You Easy” Zac Brown Band Written by Al Anderson, Zac Brown, and Niko Moon Zac Brown Band’s groove was in danger of becoming a rut, and their new album, Jekyll + Hyde, is their game attempt to expand their sound. You know, mix it up a bit. I almost feel guilty for faulting them for “Loving You Easy.” They’re really trying to do something new.

Single Review: Zac Brown Band, “Homegrown”

February 23, 2015 // 5 Comments

“Homegrown” Zac Brown Band Written by Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, and Niko Moon Zac Brown Band has been doing so many variations on the same handful of themes – relaxing, drinking, digging your hometown – that each new release has to mix thing up a bit to justify its existence.

Single Review: Chris Stapleton, “What Are You Listening To?”

August 31, 2013 // 8 Comments

chrisstapletonBest known as the former frontman of The SteelDrivers and a prolific songwriter, Chris Stapleton is carving out an impressive niche on country radio, far from the band’s bluegrass sound. His first single blends blues and soul, nodding to the record era with Tony Brown’s subdued, crackling production.

Single Review: Joey+Rory (feat. Zac Brown Band), “This Song’s for You”

July 18, 2010 // 26 Comments

I’ve written it before, but full disclosure requires me to reiterate my biased stance toward Joey+Rory. Their debut album with Sugar Hill Records was organic and delightful. They were my first and only (so far) interview for Country Universe.

Anyone who is aware of the down-to-earth couple can instinctively assume that they were genuine and gracious and made the experience one of the highlights of my Country Universe tenure. Therefore, I will not feign detachment regarding the trajectory of their career. I simply want them to succeed and I make no apology for my steadfast position on the matter.