Blackberry Smoke’s new album “Be Right Here” out February 16, lead track “Dig A Hole” debuts today

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August 25, 2023—Acclaimed American rock band Blackberry Smoke will release their anticipated new album, Be Right HereFebruary 16 via 3 Legged Records/Thirty Tigers (pre-order/pre-save here). Ahead of the release, lead single, “Dig A Hole,” is debuting today. 
Of the song, written by lead singer Charlie Starr and keyboardist Brandon Still, Starr shares, “We each have a finite amount of time on this earth, so you probably want to make the most of it. Eventually for all of us, they are going to dig a hole, so make it count.”
Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell), Be Right Here is a timely reminder to be present and live authentically. Across these ten tracks—a collection of their signature rock and roll anthems, Americana-leaning ballads and country rock jams—the band celebrates the simple joys of life, the fleeting moments and the little bits of luck found along the way.
Recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A and Cobb’s Georgia Mae in Savannah, the album features the band—Charlie Starr (vocals, guitar), Richard Turner (bass, vocals), Brit Turner (drums), Paul Jackson (guitar, vocals) and Brandon Still (keyboards)—alongside Preston Holcomb (drums) and Benji Shanks (guitar) as well as special guest vocals from The Black Bettys. 
Of the recording process, Starr shares, “We always track live together, but this time we had all our amps and drums and everything in the same room. It’s just as natural and as real as possible. The last album was very raw too, but with this one I remember different times I would say, ‘I think we should redo that,’ and Dave was like, ‘No, leave it that way. That way it’s magical.’”
Known for their electric live shows, the band will continue to tour through the end of this year including upcoming shows at Bozeman’s The ELM, Spokane’s Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, San Diego’s Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, Salt Lake City’s The Complex, Boulder’s Boulder Theater, Orlando’s Orlando Amphitheatre, St. Petersburg’s Jannus Live and Atlanta’s Coca-Cola Roxy among many others. See below for complete itinerary. Full details can be found at
Throughout their prolific career, Blackberry Smoke has released seven studio albums including 2021’s You Hear Georgia, which celebrated their 20th anniversary as a band. Released to critical acclaim, Rolling Stone declared, “Blackberry Smoke are a Georgia band through and through…You Hear Georgia sounds downright huge,” while American Songwriterpraised, “Blackberry Smoke is still on fire…a testament to that tenacity and an unapologetic ode to an insurgent attitude and tradition. That’s evident in practically every note and nuance” and Vintage Guitar proclaimed, “For 20 years, Georgia’s Blackberry Smoke has carried on Southern rock’s rich tradition. You Hear Georgia…is soaked in these roots.” In addition to their studio albums, they have released several other projects such as their EPs StonedThe Southern Ground Sessions and Live From Capricorn Studios as well as Homecoming: Live In Atlanta, a live album and concert film, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Americana/Folk Album Sales chart.
Since forming in 2001, Blackberry Smoke has continued to tour relentlessly, building a strong and loyal community of fans. In addition to their work as musicians, the band is deeply committed to charitable work and formed the Lana Turner Foundation, a non-profit supporting several national foundations committed to curing children’s cancer. With these efforts, the band has raised over $1,000,000 to date benefitting children’s cancer research.
1. Dig A Hole
2. Hammer And The Nail
3. Like It Was Yesterday
4. Be So Lucky
5. Azalea
6. Don’t Mind If I Do
7. Whatcha Know Good
8. Other Side of the Light
9. Little Bit Crazy
10. Barefoot Angel
August 25—Leicestershire, England—The Long Road Music Festival
September 7—Omaha, NE—Steelhouse Omaha*
September 8—Deadwood, SD—Deadwood Mountain Grand*
September 9—Bozeman, MT—The ELM*
September 10—Great Falls, MT—The Newberry*
September 13—Missoula, MT—The Wilma*
September 14—Spokane, WA—Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox*
September 15—Tacoma, WA—Emerald Queen Casino*
September 17—Stateline, NV—South Shore Room at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe
September 19—Napa, CA—Uptown Theatre*
September 21—San Diego, CA—Humphreys Concerts by the Bay*
September 22—Bakersfield, CA—The Historic Fox Theater*
September 23—Redondo Beach, CA—BeachLife Ranch
September 25—Salt Lake City, UT—The Complex*
September 26—Grand Junction, CO—The Avalon Theatre*
September 27—Boulder, CO—Boulder Theater*
September 29—Davenport, IA—Capitol Theatre+
September 30—Cincinnati, OH—Riverfront Live+
October 7—Petros, TN—Historic Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary‡
October 12—Effingham, IL—Rusty Reel Lake Jam
October 14—Conroe, TX—Cajun Catfish Festival
November 2—Huntsville, AL—Orion Amphitheater#
November 3—Tallahassee, FL—Donald L. Tucker Civic Center#
November 4—Orlando, FL—Orlando Amphitheatre
November 9—Pompano Beach, FL—Pompano Beach Amphitheater
November 10—St. Augustine, FL—St. Augustine Amphitheatre
November 11—St. Petersburg, FL—Jannus Live
November 15—Shipshewana, IN—Blue Gate Theatre
November 16—Waukegan, IL—Genesee Theatre
November 17—Elizabeth, IN—Caesars Event Center at Caesars Southern Indiana
November 24—Atlanta, GA—Coca-Cola Roxy
February 4-10—Miami, FL—Outlaw Country Cruise
*with special guest Miles Miller
+with special guest Red Shahan
‡with special guest Ben Chapman
#with Turnpike Troubadours
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