Zac Brown Band, "Free"

82 Billboard Rating

The fifth single from the Zac Brown Band's breakthrough album, "The Foundation," sounds like a sure bet to maintain the group's winning streak at country radio. The song is a light, breezy ballad awash in gentle guitar and a warm, understated vocal performance from the Georgia band's talented frontman. The lyric taps into a universal desire to enjoy life and love unencumbered by convention. "We'll live in our old van, travel all across this land/Me and you," Brown sings. Earlier this year, the Zac Brown Band became only the fifth country act to win the coveted Grammy Award for best new artist. Brown and his bandmates keep building on that recognition with a strong presence at radio and an impressive live show. This lovely single should help continue their momentum.