Zac Brown Band releases Blake Shelton collaboration

“Out in the Middle” is newly recorded version with Shelton

Zac Brown Band has released a new version of current single “Out in the Middle” featuring country superstar Blake Shelton. The track will be featured on a recently announced deluxe version of their latest album, The Comeback, due this fall. Fans will be able to catch a performance of “Out in the Middle” on Thursday, June 23rd on The Late Late Show with James Corden, as it nears Top 20 at country radio.

Earlier this month, the band performed an exhilarating set at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium as part of CMA Fest.

The Comeback is the band’s most recent full-length album. After its release, the project earned the No. 1 spot on the Current Country Albums Sales chart and was the Top New Country Album Release. Lead singer Zac Brown boasts a co-writer credit on every song and also co-produced the entire record alongside frequent collaborator, Ben Simonetti. The Comeback also features the band’s current, hit radio single, “Out in the Middle.”

Tickets for their international Out in the Middle Tour are on sale now. The tour follows the success of The Comeback Tour in 2021 which was their comeback to live performances following COVID-19. The band began the tour in South Carolina and will soon visit Boston’s Fenway Park, where they hold the record for most consecutive sold out shows. Other iconic venues include Truist Park in Atlanta, Wrigley Field in Chicago, Citi Field in New York, and the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The tour will conclude at Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ.

Robert Randolph Band will join Zac Brown Band on select dates throughout the tour alongside Caroline Jones. Jones will return to perform with the band once again after performing as a special guest during The Comeback Tour. On November 19th, award-winning hitmaker Sam Hunt will join the group to finish the tour. Fans have the opportunity to purchase VIP packages that include premium tickets, access to the Uncaged Lounge with complimentary wine, beer & appetizers, an exclusive VIP gift item and more. Contents will vary based on the package.

Buddy Iahn
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