By Erin Duvall
Zac Brown pays tribute to his grandmother with the new tune, “Grandma’s Garden.” The song, which appears on the upcoming album Southern Family album from producer Dave Cobb, reminisces about the lessons learned when working with your hands.
Brown sings: “She’d say the straight and narrow is the toughest row to hoe / Just remember what you reap is what you sow.”
“Everybody has a great story, about their parents, their grandparents, brother, sister,” Cobb tells Rolling Stone Country of the concept album. “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.”
The album, which also features Chris Stapleton and Miranda Lambert, among others, will be released March 18th.