Zac Brown & Mac’s “Pirates & Parrots” #2 on Billboards Country Digital Sales Chart

From Forbes: Zac Brown Band Honors Jimmy Buffett–And Scores A Hit In The Process

The Zac Brown Band recently joined a growing chorus of musicians that have honored the late Jimmy Buffett. The country group released a new tune last month that was meant to pay respects to the singer-songwriter, who passed away last September after a private battle with cancer. The track features a familiar friend to Buffett, and it’s given all those involved a new hit.

“Pirates & Parrots” was released in mid-April, and fans of the Zac Brown Band and Buffett alike wasted no time in consuming the cut. This week, it debuts on a pair of Billboard charts thanks to notable sales that clearly indicate a real love for all the musicians who took part–and perhaps especially for all things related to the dearly departed.

Zac Brown and his band nearly conquered the Country Digital Song Sales chart this week as “Pirates & Parrots” arrives. The tune opens at No. 2 on the ranking of the bestselling tracks in America that fit under the country genre label.

“Pirates & Parrots” is also a top 10 smash on the all-genre Digital Song Sales chart. According to Luminate, the tune sold 7,469 copies, marking one of the Zac Brown Band’s largest sales frames in recent memory. That number is great enough to allow the tune to start at No. 6.

“Pirates & Parrots” is credited to both the Zac Brown Band and Mac McAnally. The latter musician was part of Buffett’s the Coral Reefer Band, the group that backed him on recordings and during live performances, for many years. He’s named as a featured artist on the single.

“Pirates & Parrots” is available from Apple iTunes, Amazon, or Spotify.

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