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Zac Brown Adds Wine to Resume

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Zac Brown is spreading his wings yet again, this time adding wine maker to his list of talents. Zac Brown has joined with friend John Killebrew to create Z. Alexander Brown wines.

“Wine has always fascinated me because of its inherent connection to the land and the artistry necessary to craft a distinct and memorable experience,” says Brown. “As a long-time wine enthusiast, I am excited to unveil the first of many vintages to come.”

You can learn more about the wine here.

The Top 10 Country Dance Club Hits of 2015….

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Andy Grammer’s “Honey, I’m Good.” and Blake Shelton’s “Sangria” topped the list of Country dance favorites in 2015, according to Marco Club Connection’s annual ranking of Country dance club songs.

“Honey, I’m Good.” was a major pop hit that appealed to dancers at all outlets, and received a significant boost among Country fans when Eli Young Band released their collaborative version of the song with Grammer to country radio and dance venues. Marco Club Connection’s Craig Bann notes the unusually strong impact of the song, stating that “Following the release of Eli Young Band’s version of ‘Honey, I’m Good’ featuring Andy Grammer, we saw an incredible resurgence of popularity and club play for the song at Country venues.”

Bann further reports that “2015 saw continued growth in dance-oriented, up-tempo Country singles, with hits like Luke Bryan’s ‘Kick The Dust Up’ and Sam Hunt’s ‘House Party’ making a lasting impression within the Country line-dance community.”

The Nashville-based company surveys a panel of nearly 250 club owners, DJs and dance instructors from across the country to compile its rankings every December. Overall votes by the panel determine each song’s placement on the list.

The list was a mixture of new and established artists with Little Big Town’s CMA award-winning “Girl Crush” placing as the 6th most popular song among dancers, while newcomers Sam Hunt, A Thousand Horses and Mo Pitney all had their first placement on the annual list.

Zac Brown Band was the only artist to be represented twice in the Top 10 with “Homegrown” and “Beautiful Drug” coming in at 8 and 10.

Two titles from 2014, Kenny Chesney’s “American Kids” and Colt Ford’s “Crank It Up,” continued their run of popularity well into 2015 and were also ranked very highly among dancers and DJs.

The results of the 2015 Top 10 Country Dance Club Hits are:

  1. “Honey, I’m Good.” – Andy Grammer
  2. “Sangria” – Blake Shelton
  3. “Kick The Dust Up” – Luke Bryan
  4. “House Party” – Sam Hunt
  5. “Crash and Burn” – Thomas Rhett
  6. “Girl Crush” – Little Big Town
  7. “Boy & A Girl Thing” – Mo Pitney
  8. “Homegrown” – Zac Brown Band
  9. “Smoke” – A Thousand Horses
  10. “Beautiful Drug” – Zac Brown Band

A complete archive of Marco Club Connection’s Top 10 Country Dance Club Hits can be viewed at http://marcoclubconnection.com/top-10/

Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban and Sam Hunt Among Performers Headed iHeartCountry Festival

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Buckle up, Austin. Country’s biggest stars are headed your way in April.  For the third year in a row, the iHeartCountry Festival is set to take place at the Frank Erwin Center.

This year, the superstars hitting the stage include Miranda Lambert, Lee Brice, Chris Young, Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band, Florida Georgia Line, Brett Eldredge, Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell.

Tickets for the festival go on sale Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. CT on Ticketmaster.com. But for those who can’t make it, iHeartMedia’s country radio stations will be broadcasting the event live.

Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown, Chris Stapleton to be Featured on “Southern Family” Album

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Producer Dave Cobb will be releasing a star-studded concept album entitled “Southern Family” on March 18th, 2016. Cobb has already worked with some of the biggest contemporary stars of country music.

He’s produced albums for Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell and Shooter Jennings. This February, he’s up for two Grammy Awards – Album of the Year for Chris Stapleton’s Traveller and Producer of the Year (Non-Classical) for his production work on albums by Stapleton, Jason Isbell, A Thousand Horses and more.

This March, he’s set to take things a step further with the release of a new concept album called Southern Family. Produced and conceived by Cobb, the album will feature twelve songs by Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown, Chris Stapleton (with Morgane Stapleton), Jason Isbell, John Paul White (The Civil Wars), Shooter Jennings and more. The concept of the album revolves around the artists writing new songs about growing up in the South or performing songs that were important to them.

Speaking to Rolling Stone about the album’s central idea, Cobb said,

“the more I thought about it, everybody has a great story, about their parents, their grandparents or brother and sister. I wanted to have really talented artists custom write and do songs that mean a lot to them, and also just make the song that maybe they wouldn’t put on their record. The deep song, or the song that doesn’t fit in the queue or wouldn’t be a single. I wanted them to do the most honest song they could do.”

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