Zac Brown Band Ready New Album Uncaged

On July 10, multi-platinum country-rock group Zac Brown Band will release Uncaged, the follow-up to their  2010 #1 album You Get What You Give. The new record, to be released on Atlantic Records/Southern Ground Artists, is the first to feature new band member Daniel de los Reyes (Sting, Earth, Wind and Fire), an award-winning percussionist. Zac Brown tells the AP that he brought in Reyes because his music is “really about making people dance.”

“There’s a lot of songs on the record that when we play them live we’ll extend out long,” said Brown. “But it’s really about just grabbing people in that pulse and then not letting them go that entire song.”

Zac Brown Band is currently up for Billboard Music Awards’ Top Country Artist, as well as two CMT Awards: “Collaborative Video Of The Year” (Knee Deep f/ Jimmy Buffet) and “Best Group Video” (Keep Me In Mind).

Read our 2010 cover story on the band here.