Blackberry Smoke Announce New Album, Unveil Single “Dig a Hole”

Country-rock outfit Blackberry Smoke will release their eighth studio album next year. Be Right Here, due out February 16 via 3 Legged Records and Thirty Tigers, features ten new tracks produced by Dave Cobb.

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The project elevates their trademark blend of blues, Southern rock, and Americana that has helped them sustain a fruitful, more than two-decade-long career. A rollicking look at the fleeting joys life can bring, Be Right Here was recorded at RCA Studio A in Nashville and Cobb’s hometown studio in Savannah, Georgia. 

Vocal duo and fellow Georgia natives The Black Bettys provide guest vocals on Be Right Here, which marks the group’s first full-length record since the Cobb-produced You Hear Georgia, which became a Top 5 hit on Billboard‘s Country and Americana albums charts in 2021.

The album’s groovy and declarative lead single, “Dig a Hole,” was co-written by lead vocalist Charlie Starr and keyboardist Brandon Still. Powered by punchy percussion and slow-rolling electric guitar, the track builds to a full-hearted plea. 

“We each have a finite amount of time on this earth, so you probably want to make the most of it,” Starr says of the song’s theme in a statement. “Eventually, for all of us, they are going to dig a hole, so make it count.”

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The band has a jam-packed touring schedule set for the remainder of 2023, including multiple festival appearances and support slots for Turnpike Troubadours. You can find a complete list of upcoming concert dates and additional ticketing information at Blackberry Smoke’s official website

Listen to Blackberry Smoke’s new track “Dig a Hole” below:

Be Right Here Track List:

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”

(Photo by Andy Sapp, Courtesy of Sacks & Co.)

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