After recently topping the charts with their brand-new album, The Comeback, Warner Music Nashville/Home Grown Music’s Zac Brown Band is celebrating the project’s lead single, “Same Boat,” becoming the #1 song this week at country radio. Written by the group’s GRAMMY Award-winning lead singer, Zac Brown, alongside Ben Simonetti and Jonathan Singleton, it marks the group’s 16th career No. 1 radio single and has accumulated 85 million global streams to date.
“We wrote ‘Same Boat’ to help remind us of what we have in common and what makes us human,” Brown shared exclusively with Billboard. “I’m really grateful that our fans are listening and connecting with that feeling of togetherness and unity. It’s what makes our country great and gives us all a little hope this holiday season.”
Fans will have a chance to watch a few more national broadcast performances from the band before the end of the year as well. This Saturday (12/4), they’ll be performing live on ESPN’s College GameDay in Atlanta for the SEC Championship before headlining the CBS New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash Special. The celebration to ring in the New Year will air live New Year’s Eve (12/31) from 8:00-11:00pmET/PT and 11:30pm-1:30amET/PT on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. Paramount+ Premium subscribers will have access to stream live via the live feed of their local CBS affiliate on the service as well as on-demand.
Described as “a return to the band’s roots and a reflection on the past year” by Forbes, The Comeback arrived as the Top New Country Album upon release and earned the No. 1 spot on the Current Country Albums Sales chart, with The New York Times boldly declaring: “Don’t be afraid to call it by its name.” The band’s “tried-and-true country rock sound makes a roaring return” (Tennessean) on the “thoughtfully crafted, poetic and bravely personal collection” (People), that American Songwriter calls “a vibe…both tender and celebratory, personal and proud.”
Zac Brown Band has topped the charts for more than a decade, with six consecutive albums reaching the top 10 on the Billboard 200 and five consecutive albums debuting at No. 1 on Billboard's Country Albums chart. To date, the group has won three Grammy Awards (including Best New Artist in 2010), sold more than 30 million singles, nine million albums, amassed more than ten billion catalog streams, achieved 16 No. 1 radio singles, and is the second act to top both the Country and Active Rock format charts. The band spent the summer out on the road for The Comeback Tour, which played to capacity crowds across the country and wrapped up at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.