Zac Brown Band Announces New Album, ‘The Owl’

Three-time GRAMMY Award winners Zac Brown Band just announced their sixth studio album – The Owl. Arriving September 20 via…


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July 26, 2019


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Zac Brown Band; Photo Courtesy BMG

Three-time GRAMMY Award winners Zac Brown Band just announced their sixth studio album – The Owl.

Arriving September 20 via BMG, The Owl was inspired by the band’s appreciation for the great horned owl. The album finds ZBB collaborating with a wide range of stars from all across the music world. According to a press release, The Owl will feature collaborations with producers and writers such as Skrillex, Andrew Watt, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Max Martin, Benny Blanco and Ryan Tedder (among others).

“We’ve been working tirelessly on this album over the past couple years, ensuring every detail is perfect,” said Zac Brown. “We are always pushing ourselves as musicians by blurring genre boundaries and incorporating all kinds of music we are personally inspired by, elevating what we are capable as a group. This album will have something for everyone, The Owl is exciting, raw, and unexpected. We couldn’t be prouder of what we’ve accomplished on this record and can’t wait to finally share it with the fans.”

To celebrate the album announcement, the band released a new digital single, “Leaving Love Behind.” The track is currently available across all streaming platforms. It marks the first release of new music from Zac Brown Band since “Someone I Used To Know” made its debut in November of 2018.

Zac Brown Band is currently in the midst of the 2019 Owl Tour in support of the album. Click HERE to see if the band is coming to a city near you.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.