2017 Spring/Summer Country Preview: 25 Anticipated Albums, Festivals

From new releases by Angaleena Presley and Jason Isbell to annual blowouts like Stagecoach and CMA Music Festival

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Zac Brown Band
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Zac Brown Band

Album: Welcome Home
Release Date: May 12th
After the pop and EDM experimentations of 2015's Jekyll + Hyde, Zac Brown Band have returned to the rootsy storytelling that made them huge with the Dave Cobb-produced Welcome Home, boasting singles like "My Old Man" and "Family Table" that aim straight for the emotional cortex. The reason for the turnaround? Brown has a new outlet, Sir Rosevelt, for all those other ideas that stray too far from his namesake band's winning formula. "I'm able to do all my experimental things with Sir Rosevelt, and it's helped me get down to the basics of what ZBB started out as, which was very much a singer-songwriter type of approach," he told Rolling Stone Country in March. J.G.

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