Grandma's Garden

Album: Southern Family (2016)
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  • In 2016, Chris Stapleton and Jason Isbell producer Dave Cobb curated a multi-artist concept album Southern Family. Released on his Low Country Sound licensing imprint via Elektra Records, the record focuses on themes cantered on family and the artist's experiences growing up in the South.

    On this ballad, Zac Brown (without band) pays tribute to his family matriarch backed by a string arrangement. Cobb recalled to IHeartRadio: "It was cool, I never met him before. We walked in there, and man, I knew he was good, but hearing him get behind the microphone and sing, his voice sounds as big as a house. And his song is just devastating. He pulled that song out of the left field. We were going to do a different song, and he just for some reason pulled out this song and it shut us all down. So it was kind of instant, it didn't take very long. What a talent."
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