Also an acoustic album and a possible collaboration with T Bone Burnett, says frontman
The Zac Brown Band will release a new album "a little later on in the year," so says the country band's frontman.
"An acoustic record, too," Zac Brown added while speaking with Billboard on the Grammys red carpet on Sunday. The "Goodbye In Your Eyes" singer also revealed a possible collaboration with T Bone Burnett, who they played with during the Levon Helm tribute at the tail-end of the Grammy telecast (pictured above with Mavis Staples).
"We've been hanging out with T Bone Burnett… you know, he's been playing in the band as well with us," Brown said. "Been talking to him too, so hopefully we'll get to do a project with him this year."
The Georgia band's fifth studio album, "Uncaged," debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart last year -- giving them their second chart-topper after 2010's "You Get What You Give."
On Sunday, the group earned their third Grammy, with a win for best country album for "Uncaged," which has sold 762,000 copies to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Meanwhile, Brown tells us the band is also working on a new project called Camp Southern Ground. Described as a "research facility and sleep away camp for kids," the planned camp will help children with developmental disorders.
"I was a camper and then a counselor at camps that work with kids," Brown told us. "My purpose, my calling here is to help this thing to get built. And it's happening."
With reporting by Keith Caulfield in Los Angeles.
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