New Zach Bryan album includes duet with Bruce Springsteen, ‘Sandpaper’ (LISTEN HERE)

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The cover of Zach Bryan’s album, “The Great American Bar Scene.”

Country star Zach Bryan’s new album The Great American Bar Scene, released today, includes a duet with Bruce Springsteen on the moody love song “Sandpaper.” You can listen to it below.

John Mayer and John Moreland also guest on the album, which comes with this message from Bryan:

The making of this album tested me and everyone close to me. It drove me to my ends and my beginnings. I saw the lights of Paris after saying I would for ten years, rode the coast of Australia with a beautiful woman, was locked in a pub until 7 am in Ireland, walked my favorite street in New York over a hundred times, thought I was going to bleed out in a field in Tennessee, spent a few hours in handcuffs, hugged my grandma more than a few times, layed in the grass in my mother’s hometown, sang State Trooper in a bar South of Boston and wrote something that I think is important.

I wrote and produced all of these with the of help of some truly great friends. I finally feel like I’s making music again. If you don’t like it I assume it’s not intended for you. Grab your beers through tears & fears, the Great American Bar Scene.

The album’s title track also includes a reference to Springsteen’s haunting Nebraska song, “State Trooper” (listen below).

Springsteen made a guest appearance at a concert by Bryan at The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, in March, singing on “Sandpaper” and another one of the show’s encores, “Revival.”


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