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Zac Brown Pays Tribute to Grandmother in ‘Grandma’s Garden’ [Listen]

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Zac Brown pays tribute to his grandmother in the beautiful traditional country ballad “Grandma’s Garden.” The song appears on Dave Cobb’s forthcoming concept album Southern Family and has Brown reminiscing of spending time with his grandmother in the garden.

The stripped down track features Brown alongside wavering pedal steel and light string accompaniment, with the focus being on his voice and the lyrics: “She’d say the straight and narrow is the toughest row to hoe / Just remember what you reap is what you sow,” he sings.

“Grandma’s Garden” is one of several tracks featured on Southern Family, which pays tribute to family. It will be released on March 18 on Cobb’s Low Country Sound record label. The album also features songs from Chris and Morgane Stapleton, Miranda Lambert, Brandy Clark, John Paul White, the Black Crowes‘ Rich Robinson, Shooter Jennings, Anderson East and Holly Williams. Stapleton, Lambert and East have previously released their contributions to the album.

“Everybody has a great story, about their parents, their grandparents, brother, sister,” Cobb explains to Rolling Stone Country. “Everybody has an intimate story and it was something that everybody could relate to. I wanted to have really talented artists custom write and do songs that mean a lot to them, and also just make the song that maybe they wouldn’t put on their record: the deep song, or the song that doesn’t fit in the queue or wouldn’t be a single. I wanted them to do the most honest song they could possibly do.”

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