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ZBB announces fifth fest; Rhett headlines

Thursday, December 10, 2015 – Zac Brown Band's Southern Ground Music & Food Festival returns to Charleston, S.C. in April with Tedeschi Trucks Band and Thomas Rhett headlining.

Kacey Musgraves, Sam Bush and Hunter Hayes also will play the fest, slated for Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17. This year marks the festivals first springtime appearance and will be held at the MUSC Health Stadium.

Other performers are Marshall Tucker Band, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Sam Bush, Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, A Thousand Horses, Old Dominion, Cam, Packway Handle Band, Drake White and The Big Fire and Muddy Magnolias.

The line-up will also feature performances by members of Zac Brown Band including Coy Bowles & the Fellowship, Clay Cook and John Driskell Hopkins

Continuing the festival's annual tradition, Zac Brown Band will close each night with different "Super Sets" featuring special sit-in performances from other acts on the bill. Past sit-ins include Kenny Chesney, John Fogerty, Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Kenny Rogers and John Bell.

Ticket pre-sale for Zac Brown Band fan-club members begins on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at noon eastern time. General sale opens on Friday, Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. eastern at www.southerngroundfestival.com, www.AXS.com or charge by phone 1.888.929.7849.

Two-day festival passes start at $189 and special 4 pack pricing will also be available. Gates open at 12pm ET on both Saturday and Sunday.

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Welcome Home 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. »»»
Jekyll + Hyde CD review - Jekyll + Hyde
Fans looking for the Zac Brown Band of 2005 won't find it in "Jekyll + Hyde" - there's nothing but an aftertaste of the Georgia group's chicken-fried origins. That might be why the album's name is so appropriate. Fans have gotten to know the country-folk band, but a deviant creeps in on all 16 tracks of its fourth album. And, like the classic story, Hyde stands out as more interesting. It hits hard, too. The opener, "Beautiful Drug," has an electric-pop »»»
Uncaged CD review - Uncaged
Zac Brown Band's "Uncaged" album opens with Jump Right In, which finds singer/bandleader Brown admonishing, "Let the music pull you in," which might just be Brown's motto. He's all about forgetting the cares of the day and giving in wholeheartedly to the magnetic attraction of good music. Although Brown writes, sings and plays well throughout, there are nevertheless few truly standout tracks or unexpected surprises on "Uncaged." With that said, »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: With or without band, Isbell satisfies – Usually, when an artist performs without his regular backing band, it becomes about mathematics of subtraction. That artist is armed with far fewer artistic weapons at his/her disposal, after all. In Jason Isbell's case, though, when he performed with just his wife and fiddler Amanda Shires, it was more about substitution than subtraction.... »»»
Concert Review: Grammy nominations aside, Yola, Kiah are the real deal – Grammy nominations do not make the artist, but Yola and opener Amythyst Kiah underscored time and again on this night that the honors were well deserved. In fact, Yola and Kiah's other group, Our Native Daughters, are nominated in the same category - Best American Roots. Yola has three other nominations as well. The clear winners... »»»
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