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Zac Brown Band debuts new song from “Uncaged” album

The Zac Brown Band's fourth album is due in July. Photo credit: Cole Cassel

The Zac Brown Band's fourth album is due in July. Photo credit: Cole Cassel

The Zac Brown Band’s fourth studio album, “Uncaged,” won’t arrive until July 10, but the Atlanta country-rockers are giving fans an advance listen to “The Wind,” which debuted today on The Boot website.

Brown told the site that it’s “probably the most country song we’ve done,” and he isn’t exaggerating. With its zippy bluegrass picking, layered harmonies on the chorus and toe-tapping beat, “The Wind” should elicit a strong response live.

A few months ago, the band’s Coy Bowles talked to the AJC about the album, which includes songs co-written with pals Jason Mraz and Southern Ground artists Sonia Leigh and Nic Cowan, and said to expect “some rock tunes, some island-based song and some with a U2/Kings of Leon vibe.”

Brown was a surprise guest at Sunday’s Georgia Dome show with Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw. The bearded one collaborated with buddy Chesney on ZBB’s “Knee Deep” and Alabama’s “Dixieland Delight.”

What do you think of the new song?

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By Melissa Ruggieri, Atlanta Music Scene

3 comments Add your comment

Kelly Wilder

June 6th, 2012
5:53 am

Love the song, love the band…

Patrick Romano WAR DAMN EAGLE

June 6th, 2012
8:56 am

Hope, pray he’s in town this W/End for the Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefers show at Lakewood. KNEE DEEP doesn’t sound the same without Mobile’s own Jimmy Buffett.

Love us some Zach Brown Band but they’ll probably be in Nashville at CMA Fest…Follow that money boys.

Molly Collier

June 6th, 2012
9:13 am

Zac has amazing energy And heart. As a proud Aunt, YOU GO ZAC!!!! good luck on the CMA tonight!!