5 Country-EDM Songs Inspired by Avicii

From Zac Brown Band's "Beautiful Drug" to country-EDM collisions, key tracks influenced by the Swedish DJ, who died on Friday at 28

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Zac Brown Band, "Beautiful Drug"

A week before Avicii released his 2015 Zac Brown collaboration "Broken Arrows," Zac Bown Band announced that the latest single off their genre-shifting album Jekyll & Hyde would be "Beautiful Drug," a dance-leaning arena stomp that marked the ZBB's most direct dive into the world of country-EDM to date. "I love electronic music," Brown told Rolling Stone Country in 2015, explaining that he was inspired to record "Beautiful Drug" in the style of Avicii. "I spend a lot of my time listening to [electronic music] and just trying to understand what makes it work." Despite its strong dance influences, the song became a Number One country hit for the band, topping the Country Airplay charts the following year. J.B.

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