Zac Brown Band Shares New Song With a Timely Message

Zac Brown Band just released a new digital single called “You and Islands” and it boasts the kind of message…


Lauren Jo Black

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July 31, 2020


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Zac Brown Band just released a new digital single called “You and Islands” and it boasts the kind of message we all need to hear right now.

Written, recorded and produced while in quarantine, the breezy, carefree tune finds the Grammy-winning band reminiscing about better times and looking forward to a time when life is good again.

“Let’s get back to you and islands/ Bahama breeze blowing through your hair/ Starin’ at that blue horizon/ Close my eyes and I’m right back there/ I swear I feel the chair sinkin’ in the sand/ Listenin’ to the rasta band/ The love we made that last night/ Let’s get back to you and islands/ Everything, baby, everything’ll be alright,” Brown sings on the chorus.

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The song was co-written by Zac Brown, Ben Simonetti and Adam James and follows the release of the band’s latest single, “The Man Who Loves You The Most.”

“This unprecedented time at home has given us the opportunity to write and share new music with our fans. As we continue to navigate through this together, we hope our music can bring you a little bit of positivity and transport you to a different time and place – even if just for a few minutes,” said Brown. “This was a fun track to record. We hope you sing along with us as we daydream about days to come!”

Click above to listen to the just-released track.

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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.