ZBB, McAnally look for "Pirates & Parrots"
HomeNewsInterviewsCD ReleasesCD ReviewsConcertsArtistsArchive

ZBB, McAnally look for "Pirates & Parrots"

Friday, April 19, 2024 – Zac Brown Band released their latest single, "Pirates & Parrots" featuring Coral Reefer Band member Mac McAnally, today.

The track serves as a tribute to Jimmy Buffett. "Pirates & Parrots" blends Zac Brown Band's sound with the laid-back, island-inspired vibes synonymous with Buffett

The official lyric video is also available today.

"I'm so excited for you to hear this song and to pay tribute to Jimmy Buffett. It hit me hard when we found out he was exiting the stage, he was an incredible human being," Brown said.

Brown premiered "Pirates &Parrots" last Thursday at the Hollywood Bowl's Keep The Party Going: A Tribute to Jimmy Buffett. McAnally was the music director and band leader for the tribute concert. Brown also performed his 2010 duet with Buffett, "Knee Deep" and was later joined by Dave Grohl for a special rendition of Van Morrison's "Brown-Eyed Girl," a cover that was common in Buffett's setlists.

Paul McCartney, the Eagles, Jon Bon Jovi, Jackson Browne, Brandi Carlile, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Scotty Emerick, Jack Johnson, Caroline Jones, Jake Owen, Pitbull, Jake Shimabukuro and The Coral Reefer Band all played.

Earlier this month, McAnally released his new songs "Oysters and Pearls" and "All The Way Around. McAnally co-wrote the former with Buffett. He previously released the song.

McAnally wrote "All The Way Around" in anticipation for a performance in Antarctica.

More news

CD reviews

CD review - The Comeback If you have even a passing familiarity of Zac Brown's personal history starting around 2018, you know the inspiration for this CD's title. First, Brown's 12-year marriage collapsed. Then, the world shook its collective head when he released a solo pop record ("Controversy") simultaneous to a ZBB release ("The Owl"). Why saturate the market with oneself, especially when the solo outing was a mess? The cover of that pop/hip-hop experimentation said it all: Brown, ...
CD review - Once in a Lifetime Nashville-based singer/songwriter Mac McAnally is best known as a member of Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer Band and for writing such hits as Alabama's "Old Flame," but he has also been a recording artist in his own right since 1977. With "Once in a Lifetime," McAnally delivers social commentary with a sense of nostalgia and a biting sense of humor. In "Almost All Good," McAnally laments that we are "living in the misinformation age" in which ...
CD review - Welcome Home With "Welcome Home," the Zac Brown Band continues to do what it does best, which is making quality roots music. In fact, one of the album's songs is even titled "Roots." Brown may not be the most religious guy, but his latest songs focus on many truly spiritual cornerstones of life: family and friends. Both "Family Table" and "My Old Man" find Brown reflecting on his family life, with the latter also looking at 'the here and now' of being a father himself. ...

©Country Standard Time • Jeffrey B. Remz, editor & publisher • countrystandardtime@gmail.com
AboutCopyrightNewsletterOur sister publication Standard Time
Subscribe to Country Music News Country News   Subscribe to Country Music CD Reviews CD Reviews   Follow us on Twitter  Instagram  Facebook  YouTube