ZAC BROWN BAND RELEASES A ROLLICKING RENDITION OF THE WHO’S “BABA O’RILEY”
From the Road, Vol. 1: Covers Out November 10, Pre-Order and Pre-Save the Album on CD or Vinyl HERE
Track List Includes “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” and More Beloved Classics
Nashville, Tenn. (October 27, 2023) – Multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning Zac Brown Band’s cinematic, jam-heavy version of “Baba O’Riley” is available on all streaming platforms today HERE. Complete with a horn section and epic fiddle solos, the song was recorded live in 2016 at Boston’s Fenway Park, which holds a special place in both the band’s heart and career. As Fenway Music Hall of Fame members, Zac Brown Band made history in August, selling out the iconic stadium for the 14th time and marking the Park’s 100th concert. “Baba O’Riley” is the newest single from Zac Brown Band's first ever live-covers album, From the Road, Vol. 1: Covers, out November 10––pre-order or pre-save the album on CD or vinyl HERE.
Releasing via Brown’s own label Home Grown Music, From the Road, Vol. 1: Covers includes ZBB’s rendition of Queen’s British-rock anthem “Bohemian Rhapsody” (Listen HERE) as well as the recently released cover of “The Way You Look Tonight” (Listen HERE) made popular by Frank Sinatra.
With tracks spanning over 11 years, the album showcases a selection of legendary performances in iconic venues from the genre-blending songsmiths, joined by acts John Mayer, Steven Tyler, Darrell Scott, Mark O’Connor Band and Marcus King. Ranging from quintessential rock with “Sweet Emotion” and “Baba O’Riley,” to the Beatles’ pop cult classic “Eleanor Rigby,” to Jimmy Buffett’s tropical escape “Margaritaville,” listeners can feel the spirited energy of ZBB’s performance through this special collection of raw, live recordings.
L to R: Zac Brown, Jimmy De Martini, Coy Bowles (Photo Credit: Tyler Lord)
November marks the 15th anniversary of ZBB’s acclaimed breakout The Foundation, the album that led to the band’s GRAMMY win for “Best New Artist” and GRAMMY nomination for “Best Country Album,” as well as the Academy of Country Music’s nomination for “Album of The Year.” Featuring live favorites “Toes,” “Free” and recent 9x platinum “Chicken Fried,” The Foundation “redefined the terms of what a band could do in country music” and “introduced the band's incredible musicianship, rivaled only by their eclecticism” (Wide Open Country.)
Announced yesterday, Zac Brown Band is a finalist for the 2023 Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) for Top Country Duo/Group. The band also wrapped yet another summer packed full of massive shows and milestones. The From The Fire tour continues tonight in Thackerville, OK, followed by a weekend run in Florida, including a two-night stand at Tampa’s MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre. Find more tour and ticketing info at the Zac Brown Band website.
About Zac Brown Band: Zac Brown Band is a multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning, Southern rock group led by front man, Zac Brown. Throughout their career spanning more than a decade, Zac Brown Band has had six consecutive albums reach the top 10 of the Billboard 200 and five consecutive albums debut at #1 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart. To date, the group has won three GRAMMY Awards, including Best New Artist in 2010, sold more than 30.5 million singles, 9.3 million albums, amassed over 11.2 billion catalog streams, achieved 16 #1 radio singles and are the second act to top both the Country and Active Rock formats. Zac Brown Band has headlined 9 North American Tours and currently holds the record for most consecutive sold-out shows at the iconic Fenway Park. Symbolic of their massive success at the ballpark, in July 2022, Zac Brown Band was inducted into the Fenway Music Hall of Fame, joining music icons Paul McCartney and Billy Joel. Since their debut, Zac Brown Band has developed a reputation with critics and fans alike as one of the most dynamic live performers, marked by strong musicianship that defies genre boundaries.