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Zach Blair

by Zach Blair

Hot, young Nashville sound with originality and soul.
Genre: Country: Country Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
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1. Candle to You
3:03 album only
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2. Yeah Baby
2:44 album only
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3. Close Enough
3:25 album only
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4. Happy
3:46 album only
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The Zach Blair debut E.P. took a year to write, produce and record and a lifetime to create. Zach grew up in a deeply rooted musical family just outside of Nashville in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. He got his first guitar as a Christmas present when he was only 8 years old. He got serious about learning to play when he was 17. After a stellar high school basketball career that included accolades such as Nashville area Player of the Year, and 1st team All-state honors, Zach passed up offers to continue his playing career at the college level, to pursue his dream of being a singer-songwriter. After graduation in the spring of 2017, Zach enrolled at Middle Tennessee State University in nearby Murfreesboro, Tennessee to study Music Business and Recording Industry Management studies with an emphasis on commercial songwriting.

In 2018, Zach began writing songs with his father Rick, who is a songwriter and independent artist himself. The two collaborated with longtime family friend and hit songwriter / independent artist Rick Huckaby and others to begin the makings of what would become the Zach Blair E.P. Another close family friend Chris Stone, (whose credits include projects with Jimmy Buffett, Big and Rich, Alan Jackson, etc.) offered to co-produce the record with Rick to introduce Zach’s music to the world. The sessions began in the spring of 2019 at Sony Tree studios on Nashville’s famed Music Row. The session players were a virtual who’s who of past CMA Player of the Year winners and nominees such as Adam Shoenfeld, Mike Rojas and Joe Spivey. The band also included hit ABC television show "Nashville" soundtrack bassist Mark Hill, Tim McGraw band drummer Shawn Fichter, as well as master percussionist Eric Darken of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band. The background harmony vocals were supplied by Huckaby and long-time Garth Brooks back-up singer Vicki Hampton.

From the opening notes of the leadoff track “Candle to You” it’s abundantly clear the listener is in for a sonic treat. The soulful second track “Yeah Baby” seems destined to be a wedding staple in the years to come. The emotionally raw “Close Enough” is the lone ballad on the E.P. and even it moves along with a steady tempo. The E.P. finale track is the toe tapping, feel good song “Happy” which sounds like an autobiographical story to both Zach and the listeners as well.

When asked for his thoughts recently, former Nashville radio personality and WSIX music director Ron Dini said “Zach draws you in with his unique vocal style and phrasing and delivers the well-crafted songs in believable fashion. When I used to decide on whether or not to add a new artist to the WSIX playlist, I would oftentimes ask myself, does this artist have the “it” factor? Zach Blair unquestionably has “it!”

Now experience the Zach Blair debut E.P. for yourself. If the best is yet to come, this truly is the beginning of an incredible musical journey.

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Steve

Close Enough for Rock and Roll
THIIS TYPE OF MUSIC IS NOT ,MY USUAL CUP OF TEA, BUT A CO-WORKER TURNED ME ON TO IT. I LIKE THE GROOVE AND OVERALL FEEL OF THE MUSIC. ZACH IS A TALENTED FELLA WITH A LOT OF POTENTIAL. BUT CAN HE ROCK? I HOPE TO FIND OUT IN FUTURE WORKS.
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Bob Fietsam

Zach Blair: A High Bar
Zach Blair's debut has set a very high bar for other new singer songwriters, and that includes him as well. In my humble opinion I would call this record an extended play cd consisting of nothing but A-sides. This cd is my favorite of all the ones I have bought this year. From the opening note of Candle To You through the final cut, Happy...well, to say I was amazed is an understatement. This cd gets played daily and is a delight with every listening. If you buy no other music this year, I cannot recommend this cd more highly. Enjoy.
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James

Good stuff
The Zach Blair EP is my new favorite. He is a former classmate of my cousin and I didn't expect to like his music when she told me about him. Boy was I wrong! Candle to You is my favorite song of the four but I really like them all. My girlfriend and all of her friends are now hooked too. I can't wait to hear a full album of songs from Zach. It's going to be special.
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Greg

WELL DONE
Have known Zach and family his entire life. I'm super impressed with the songs, both production wise and more so the depth of songwriting . Keep it up Zach Blair. Look forward to great work from you in the future.
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Madison

Love this!!!!
The new Zach Blair EP is the best new music released this year.!!! My personal faves are Candle to You and Close Enough, but if I ever get married, you better believe I WILL have Yeah Baby played during our first dance! This music makes me feel.......Happy ☀️
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Crissey

NEW FAVORITE
AWESOME!
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Katie

OMG!
I am totally obsessed with this record! When it became available at 12:01 AM today I'm proud to say I was FIRST to own it digitally. Zach has the voice of an angel and his songs are deeply emotional stories with hip melodies. He is unquestionably my new favorite artist! Such a cutie too
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