Now that the Zac Brown Band has won a Grammy for Best New Artist and picked up a double-platinum album for The Foundation, it’s an understatement to say that the next release will earn a lot of attention.
It’s unlikely that fans will have to wait beyond the end of 2010 to hear it.
“I would say 85 percent of the album is already cut,” band member Coy Bowles told Billboard. “Zac’s done his vocals. I think he’s got to go back and do some guitar and things of that nature. I don’t want to put any dates out there, but I think it’s set to come out in the fall.”
ZBB had about 50 songs to pick from as they recorded the project, which will continue to reflect the group’s multi-genre approach to music.
“We still lean toward a Southern rock/country kind of thing, but there’s definitely radio-friendly stuff and still kind of an island, beachy vibe, and then we go off the beaten path and get into a kind of jam-band world,” Coy noted. “So I think it’s going to be really representative of where we are right now.”
The band is tentatively calling the album Get What You Give, and one song that’s expected to be on it, “Colder Weather,” has already found its way into the marketplace. A live version that features Little Big Town is included on Pass The Jar: Live From The Fabulous Fox Theatre In Atlanta.