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New ZBB Album Coming In Sept.

Zac Brown Band has set a Sept. 21 release date for its much anticipated new album, You Get What You Give. The group won the all-genre Grammy for Best New Artist this year and has moved over 2 million units of its debut, The Foundation. After 85 weeks on the SoundScan sales chart, that project is 2010’s second bestselling country albums (616k), so it is likely that the follow-up from Atlantic/Southern Ground will give fourth quarter sales a boost.

Band members Zac Brown, Jimmy De Martini, John Hopkins, Coy Bowles, Clay Cook and Chris Fryar have been testing the songs from You Get What You Give on the road. Early fan favorites appear to be the somber piano-driven ballad “Colder Weather,” the reggae-infused jam “Who Knows,” and the harmony-laced track “As She’s Walking Away.”

Brown notes that the new album “is representative of where we are right now. It combines elements of our southern rock and country roots, but also stays true to our jam-band style musicianship from the live show.”

ZBB is touring throughout the summer and joining Dave Matthews Band on dates this month in New York, and Washington, DC.

Other big Q4 releases on the schedule: Kenny Chesney, Sugarland, and a rumored Taylor Swift project.

Niemann’s Debut Out Tomorrow

Jerrod Niemann’s debut album streets tomorrow (7/13), and will be the first release via the Sea Gayle/Arista Nashville partnership. The lead single, “Lover, Lover,” is at No. 5 on MusicRow’s Country Breakout chart and has sold over 337,000 digital downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

For those anxious to hear more from Niemann, the new album Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury is streaming in its entirety at www.JerrodNiemannOfficial.com, where it is also available for pre-order. And Nashvillians can join him tonight (7/12) for the free and open CD Release Party at The Basement. Doors at 6:30 PM, showtime at 7 PM sharp.

The album’s 20 tracks include twelve songs, and eight “personality-packed skits.” Niemann has writing credits on ten of the songs.

Walmart’s Soundcheck Risers
program is spotlighting Niemann with exclusive video content, including an interview and performance footage, airing in stores and online.

Niemann spent the weekend near Austin, Texas performing at the AquaPalooza 2010 Signature Event, headlined by Brad Paisley. The free lakeside concert welcomed thousands of fans watching from their boats.

In September, Niemann is set to hit the road on Gary Allan‘s Get Off on the Pain Tour, which also features Randy Houser.