Zac Brown Band’s fifth studio album Welcome Home, out May 12, will close with a cover of John Prine’s “All the Best.” Online pre-orders for the new album come with an instant download of the lead single “My Old Man.”
“My Old Man” describes the ever-changing relationship between fathers and sons, while Prine originally recorded “All the Best” for his Grammy-winning ninth album, The Missing Years. The song was written following the end of his second marriage.
“2 Places,” another track on the band's new album, addresses juggling the conflict between life on the road and the comforts of home. The album opener “Roots” reflects the band’s journey from their beginnings.
"This is the most personal album we've ever done and we're very proud of it," Brown said in a release. "Welcome home."
Produced by Dave Cobb and recorded at the Southern Ground Nashville studio, Welcome Home marks a sonic return to the band’s 2008 multi-platinum debut, The Foundation.
The new music is the first batch of new tunes released under Southern Ground/Elektra Records and follows Jekyll + Hyde, which was released with Big Machine/Republic in 2015.
A sold-out two-night stand starting May 12 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park in Alpharetta, Georgia will kick off their 2017 Welcome Home Tour. The schedule includes concerts at the Hollywood Bowl, Chicago’s Wrigley Field, Denver’s Coors Field, George, Washington’s Gorge Amphitheatre and BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey. The two-day Southern Ground Music & Food Festival returns to Charleston, South Carolina on May 20. Every online ticket order comes with the choice of a physical or digital copy of Welcome Home.
Here is a complete list of dates for the 2017 Welcome Home Tour:
May 12-13: Alpharetta, Georgia (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park)
May 20-21: Charleston, South Carolina (MUSC Health Stadium)
May 26-28: Gilford, New Hampshire (Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion)
June 8: Detroit (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
June 9: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (Blossom Music Center)
June 10: Columbus, Ohio (2017 Buckeye Country Superfest)
June 11: Pittsburgh (KeyBank Pavilion)
June 23: Bethel, New York (Bethel Woods Center for the Arts)
June 24: Syracuse, New York (Lakeview Amphitheater)
June 25: Darien Center, New York (Darien Lake Performing Arts Center)
July 1: Milwaukee (Summerfest)
July 6: Hartford, Connecticut (XFINITY Theatre)
July 7-8: Holmdel, New Jersey (PNC Bank Arts Center)
July 14-15: Camden, New Jersey (BB&T Pavilion)
July 16: Bristow, Virginia (Jiffy Lube Live)
July 29: Denver (Coors Field)
Aug. 4: Detroit Lakes, Minnesota (WeFest)
Aug. 19: George, Washington (Gorge Amphitheatre)
Aug. 20: Brownsville, Oregon (Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival)
Aug. 25: Indianapolis (Klipsch Music Center)
Aug. 26: Chicago (Wrigley Field)
Aug. 27: St. Louis (Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre)
Aug. 31-Sept. 1: Toronto (Budweiser Stage)
Sept. 2: Saratoga Springs, New York (Saratoga Performing Arts Center)
Sept. 3: Hershey, Pennsylvania (Hersheypark Stadium)
Sept. 15: Dallas (Starplex Pavilion)
Sept. 21: Jacksonville, Florida (Daily's Place Amphitheatre)
Sept. 22-23: West Palm Beach, Florida (Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre)
Sept. 24: Tampa, Florida (MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre)
Oct. 5: Charlotte, North Carolina (PNC Music Pavilion)
Oct. 6: Raleigh, North Carolina (Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek)
Oct. 8: Virginia Beach, Virginia (Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater)
Oct. 27: Mountain View, California (Shoreline Amphitheatre)
Oct. 28: Los Angeles (Hollywood Bowl)