I’m excited that Georgia boys The Zac Brown Band are #11 on Billboard’s Country Charts and #47 on the Hot 100 this week with “Chicken Fried”! I’ve been a fan of ZBB for a couple of years now, and it’s nice to see some more homegrown talent having success.
I downloaded Ray LaMontagne’s new album Gossip In The Grain this week. He’s amazing! I loved both of his first two albums, but on this one he’s seemed to channel his inner Van Morrison to a truly impressive way. Elements of folk, country, and soul come together so well in a cycle of remarkable, original songs, including a tribue to Meg White that is so endearing. Pick it up now; you’ll thank me later.
All in all, I’d say it’s been a good week for me musically.