See the Performances as Zac Brown Band Owns ‘Saturday Night Live’ With New Music and Special Guest
Zac Brown and his band were going to have to pull off something big to make a bigger splash than Blake Shelton's hosting/music gig in January. It's safe to say they pulled it off.
If you weren't excited for the new ZBB album, Jekyll & Hyde, coming out this April, I don't know how you couldn't be now. It wasn't even the first song of the night, "Homegrown", that blew us away Saturday night. It was the debut of "Heavy is the Head" with Soundgarden's Chris Cornell providing extra vocals that made the night huge for ZBB.
There's more buzz surrounding this musical guest on SNL than usual, and it's for good reason. ZBB has been known to have a reach beyond just the typical country music demo, and after working with Dave Grohl for The Grohl Sessions just late last year, this should come as no surprise.
Looking back at my days as a grunge music fan in the early 90s, I wasn't a huge Soundgarden fan. I didn't, and still don't, like the higher vocals screeching over music. That being said, I think Cornell providing vocals on the more laid-back parts of the song kept him from sounding too much like a screeching hawk.