The vinyl that I’m listening to today is “The Foundation” by Zac Brown Band (2008). If you would’ve told me 25 years ago that I would listen to country music, I would’ve said you’re crazy. Flash forward 5 years of so and the emergence of a “pop country” sound started sprouting up. I even found myself attending a Shania Twain concert. Then, as more years started to pass I fell off of country again. My feelings were that things were heading even more extreme pop country (think Taylor Swift when she came out). I never really thought much would get me interested again. Then came Zac Brown. My feeling is that the sound is a country version of Jimmy Buffett. (True country fans would argue that this spot is already filled by Kenny Chesney). This, the debut album, is amazing from beginning to end. It can be upbeat. It can be slow and intimate. It can be reggae. But the fact is, wherever the album goes, I’m into it all. In fact, the only song I don’t particularly care for is the last song on the album. Not bad. You can’t please everyone. My favorite song on the album is “Whatever It Is”. It’s a love song, for sure. But it feels like the kind of song I could have (or more like wish I did) write for my own wife. “Free” is similar and is an album favorite. Other popular singles are “Toes,” “Chicken Fried” and “Highway 20 Ride”. A few years ago I had the pleasure of seeing the band live and I can assure you that the talent on the recordings is real and nothing created in a studio. Since this debut, Zac Brown and company have been cranking out great music. I like all of their albums. As a bonus, this album has a cover of “Jolene”. But not the Dolly Parton song that you’d assume because of the country genre. It’s a cover of the song by Ray LaMontagne. Both have a similar quality in their voice that make both versions winners. 🎵 #rec#record> #vinylcollection#vinyligclub#vinyljunkie#nowspinning#music#recordcollection #record #vinylporn#instavinyl#vinyladdict#vinylcollector#nowplaying#vinylcommunity#recordcollector#vinylrecords#vinylcollectionpost#dj#turntable#love#recordstore#vinylclub#wax#cratedigger#lp#ortofon#rega#marantz#zac#zacbrownband #zacbrown
Easy living down in Paradise.... Royalton Bavaro in Punta Cana...#castaway#zacbrown#livinlife #enjoytheride soakitallin#20andout #unbelievable
#tbt Finishing the Nijmegen Marches and showing my @zacbrownband t-shirt underneath while wearing my stepfather's dog tags. He was a big ZBB fan.