Collaboration is a key word for Zac Brown Band these days. ZBB recruited Alan Jackson for its new single, and the band is featured on the latest single from Joey + Rory. Both songs are the first new music from releases coming out next month.
ZBB’s You Get What You Give will be available Sept. 21, and a preview of the single featuring Jackson, “As She’s Walking Away,” will be open for streaming tomorrow (8/10) at ZacBrownBand.com. Jackson isn’t the only superstar guest on the outing; Jimmy Buffett appears on a song called “Knee Deep.” Brown and Keith Stegall produced the album which will be available on Atlantic Records/Southern Ground Artists, Inc.
Pre-orders for You Get What You Give are being accepted and special packages include an exclusive lithograph, a ZBB t-shirt and trucker hat, the Southern Ground Cookbook, ZBB’s Southern Ground Grub – Georgia Clay Rub, and the chance to win a cabin on ZBB’s Sailing Southern Ground cruise.
ZBB appear on Joey+Rory’s new song, “This Song’s For You.” Brown and Rory penned the tune during the Breaking Southern Ground tour and Joey + Rory debuted it on the road. The fan response prompted them to bring in Stegall and ZBB for a recording session and add it to the already completed album. Joey + Rory’s sophomore release, Album Number Two, will be in stores September 14. It’s the follow-up to their successful debut album The Life of a Song.
Fans can hear “This Song’s For You” here. “We worked it up with Zac in rehearsals for the spring tour as something to do in the encore,” says Rory of the song. “But the response to the first time we sang it on stage took our breath away. It still does. It’s not just for the fans…it’s for all the people out there who work hard for a living, are barely getting by, and who truly love this country even though it ain’t perfect.”
A video for the single was recently shot in Joey+Rory’s community near their farm in Pottsville, TN with a cast of nearly 60 area locals. Scheduled for release mid-August, the video was directed by Darren Doane, who also directed Zac Brown Band’s live DVD and last three videos.