Zac Brown has a story fit for a country ballad. The 11th of 12 children, Brown was singing before he could talk. The "Chicken Fried" singer was raised in a music-loving family, and by age 7, he was plucking a classical guitar. The three-time Grammy-winning Zac Brown Band, which combines bluegrass with a hint of reggae soul, is the culmination of a lifetime of practice. The band just released its sixth studio album, its most personal to date, Welcome Home. Tracks like “My Old Man,” “Family Table” and “Roots” are clear cuts to Brown’s past and the lessons he learned around the campfire with his father. Critics say the lyrics sound forced on repeat listens, but fans like Welcome Home a lot: It debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s 200 and No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart.