Zac Brown Band scores No 1 with ‘Same Boat’

Song reaches the top at country radio

After recently topping the charts with their new album, The Comeback, Warner Music Nashville/Home Grown Music’s Zac Brown Band is celebrating the project’s lead single, “Same Boat,” becoming the No. 1 song this week at country radio. Written by the group’s GRAMMY Award-winning lead singer, Zac Brown, alongside Ben Simonetti and Jonathan Singleton, it marks the group’s 16th career No. 1 radio single and has accumulated 85 million global streams to date.

“We wrote ‘Same Boat’ to help remind us of what we have in common and what makes us human,” Brown tells Billboard. “I’m really grateful that our fans are listening and connecting with that feeling of togetherness and unity. It’s what makes our country great and gives us all a little hope this holiday season.”

Fans will have a chance to watch a few more national broadcast performances from the band before the end of the year as well. This Saturday (Dec 4th), they’ll be performing live on ESPN’s College GameDay in Atlanta for the SEC Championship before headlining the CBS New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash Special. The celebration to ring in the New Year will air live New Year’s Eve from 8-11 pm ET/PT and 11:30 pm-1:30 am ET/PT on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. Paramount+ Premium subscribers will have access to stream live via the live feed of their local CBS affiliate on the service as well as on-demand.

The Comeback arrived as the Top New Country Album upon release and earned the No. 1 spot on the Current Country Albums Sales chart. Brown boasts a co-writer credit on every song and co-produced the entire record. The album is the first in a new partnership with Warner Music Nashville/Home Grown Music.

The band spent the summer out on the road for The Comeback Tour, which played to capacity crowds across the country and wrapped up at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

Buddy Iahn
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