The double single both co-written with Luke Combs
Warner Music Nashville/Home Grown Music’s Zac Brown Band is giving listeners another taste of their GRAMMY award-winning, distinct sound with the release of two new tracks: “Out In The Middle” and “Old Love Song.” Both were penned by Brown and co-writers Luke Combs, Ben Simonetti and Jonathan Singleton.
“‘Out In The Middle’ is southern rock storytelling about being proud of being country, living a simple life, and working hard,” Brown says. “It’s a tip of the hat to the people who live out in the middle of nowhere and they’re happy being there. People that live in the city often make fun of country people until they come out and experience it for themselves. Then they really get into it. There’s a reason that you stay out there.”
“Old Love Song” is a stand-out, sharing the band’s signature take on a song about songs. “This is all the songs that you fell in love to. It was like a puzzle trying to put together all the song titles we really love,” Brown explains, “and making that into a love song. I grew up listening to oldies — songs a lot older than I was. And this song has that feel to it.” The song combines love-song titles from all eras and genres of music, from artists like Al Green, Randy Travis, Tom Petty, Keith Whitley and more.
The double single release comes directly on the heels of Zac Brown Band’s unifying radio single, “Same Boat,” which was the most-added at country radio week of impact and is rapidly approaching Top 20. With nearly eight million global streams to date, the poignant song debuted at No. 25 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart and No. 34 at Country Aircheck/Mediabase.
The band is set to launch The Comeback Tour in August in Holmdel, NJ which runs through October.