Homegrown (Zac Brown Band song)

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"Homegrown"
Zac Brown Band - Homegrown.png
Single by Zac Brown Band
from the album Jekyll + Hyde
ReleasedJanuary 12, 2015 (2015-01-12)
Genre
Length3:25
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Zac Brown Band singles chronology
"All Alright"
(2014)
"Homegrown"
(2015)
"Heavy Is the Head"
(2015)

"Homegrown" is a song recorded by American country music group Zac Brown Band. It was released on January 12, 2015 and is the first single from the band's fourth studio album Jekyll + Hyde, released on April 28, 2015.

Content[edit]

The song — produced by Zac Brown and Jay Joyce — is about a man satisfied with the life he has rather than what it could be. The man sings about having everything he needs and nothing he doesn't, namely the "good friends that live down the street" and the "good lookin' woman with her arms 'round me" that he would never give up.

Reception[edit]

Critical[edit]

The single has received positive reviews from critics. Awarding the single 4 stars, Jason Lipshutz of Billboard describes the single as "an ode to simple living, but it relies on intricately arranged vocal harmonies, splendid guitar/banjo interplay and a lovely key change in the final minute."[2] Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe gave the song a B rating. He described the song as "a perfectly fine record, one that covers very familiar lyrical territory while borrowing more from eighties middle America rock and roll than is usual for the band."[3]

Commercial[edit]

"Homegrown" was the number one most added song at country radio in its debut week with 72 added spins, causing it to debut at number 23 on the Country Airplay chart.[4] It was the most bought country song in the week of its release selling around 75,000 copies, more than double the number 2 selling song.[5] It also debuted at number one on the Country Digital chart with 75,000 copies sold in its first week of release, making it the band's first number one on the chart. "Homegrown" rose to number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, making it the band's highest-charting single on the chart since "No Hurry" peaked at number 2 in 2012. For the week ending April 11, 2015 the song rose from number 3–1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, becoming the band's 11th number one on the Billboard Country Charts.[6] As of August 2015, the song has sold 781,000 copies in the United States.[7]

Personnel[edit]

Compiled from liner notes.[8]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[9] 43
Canada Country (Billboard)[10] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 35
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[12] 2
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[13] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Position
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[14] 28
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[15] 7

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[16] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/zac-brown-bands-spirited-homegrown-is-first-step-in-global-mission-20150112
  2. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/review/track-review/6457964/best-and-worst-singles-of-the-week-rihanna-kanye-zac-brown
  3. ^ http://www.countryuniverse.net/2015/02/23/single-review-zac-brown-band-homegrown/
  4. ^ http://roughstock.com/news/2015/01/32213-most-added-country-singles-january-20-2015/
  5. ^ http://roughstock.com/news/2015/01/32252-country-musics-top-30-digital-singles-week-january-21-2015/
  6. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/6517046/zac-brown-band-is-back-home-atop-country-airplay-chart
  7. ^ Matt Bjorke (August 24, 2015). "The Top 30 Digital Country Singles: August 24, 2015". Sales figure given here
  8. ^ Jekyll + Hyde (CD booklet). Zac Brown Band. John Varvatos/BMLG/Southern Ground/Republic. 2015. B0022962-02.
  9. ^ "Zac Brown Band Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  10. ^ "Zac Brown Band Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard.
  11. ^ "Zac Brown Band Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  12. ^ "Zac Brown Band Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  13. ^ "Zac Brown Band Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard.
  14. ^ "Best of 2015: Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2015. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  15. ^ "Best of 2015: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2015. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  16. ^ "American single certifications – Zac Brown Band – Homegrown". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 31, 2016. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.