Zac Brown Band is nothing short of country music royalty. To date, the group has won three Grammys, sold more than 30 million singles and nine million albums, and racked up 16 number ones.

Good news for UK fans – they will be in the UK for C2C: Country to Country before embarking on their US 'From the Fire' tour this summer.  

If you can't make the dates, there's always the recently released 'Deluxe' edition of their acclaimed 2021 album 'The Comeback'

Not a huge fan of country? Then good news: we asked Zac Brown himself to curate a playlist of his favourite country songs. 

Stick on your Stenson and check it out below. There's a Spotify playlist at the bottom of the article to make life easy – just like Zac would want it. 

Zac Brown's Country Music Playlist

“He Stopped Loving Her Today” by George Jones

It's one of the best-written songs ever. The orchestra's surprise in the chorus is incredible. 

“A Showman's Life” by Buddy Miller

This song hits the soul. It's so true. 

“Just to See You Smile” by Tim McGraw

I love the steel guitar in the song and the lyrics are so good. It's hard to say goodbye to someone you love.

“Dress Blues” by Jason Isbell

It's one of the best soldier songs I've ever heard. We re-recorded it for one of our albums a few years back because of how special it is, and I just felt like more people needed to hear it. 

“In Spite of Ourselves” by John Prine

I love this song because it's funny, real, and talks about common things you learn about somebody when you love them and live with them.

“Would You Lay With Me (In a Field of Stone)” by David Allan Coe

This one, for me, is all about poetry. The song is just asking your partner if their love is as undying as yours. It’s so beautiful and raw.

“Crazy” by Willie Nelson

There's genius in how simple this song is, yet it says so much. There's a genius behind making something so complex into simple words – and Willie's a legend!

“‘Til You Can't” by Cody Johnson

I love the energy of the song, and I also love the sentiment. I love songs that remind you about things that matter.

“I Don't Have to Wonder” by Garth Brooks

I like songs that paint vivid pictures of someone's struggle and make you feel something. It's a beautifully deep song that I've always loved.

“Tell Lorrie I Love Her” by Keith Whitley

He recorded this song the night he drank himself to death, and the song explains why. He gave us such incredible songs.

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