Brothers and Sisters, we’ve released our acoustic EP Wood, Wire and Roses online to iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify and any other digital music retailer you can find. Along with this, we’ve added a deluxe edition of Holding All The Roses that also includes the 6 acoustic bonus tracks. Head over to iTunes now and pick up one…or both! #holdingalltheroses
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Happy to come back for another Brothers and Sisters Family Reunion after Thanksgiving. Tickets on sale this Friday right HERE.
Congratulations!! #17. Charger driven by Stephen Shelpman was crowned "Champion" at the Motordrome Speedway last evening. This wraps up the race season for 2015. Sponsored by Blackberry Smoke from Atlanta, GA, JMarcoz Emergency Vehicles, AK Chassis, and Motors By Poljak the Minjock Racing 17 won a phenomenal 7 feature races. We are proud of Stephen's accomplishments. #1
Brothers and Sisters,
We understand that there has been some confusion regarding our December 6th and 8th dates at MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. We’re here to clear that up: Both of these shows are 100%, all the way FREE SHOWS. No admission of any kind is needed to gain entry into either one of these. So come out and have a good ole FREE time with us! More information can be found on MGM Grand’s website right here: www.mgmgrand.com
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 13, 2015) – A sold-out crowd of concert-goers went wild Wednesday night at the 40th Anniversary celebration of the legendary Charlie Daniels Volunteer Jam, presented by Copperweld, at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena as seven-time GRAMMY-nominee country star Eric Church, iconic Southern rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Blackberry Smoke made bombshell, unannounced appearances to honor U.S. military members and veterans.
Making waves in the music world in recent years with their blend of Southern Rock and country, Blackberry Smoke was the first surprise of the night. In the 9:00 hour, country mega-star, Eric Church, busted out on the stage in the midst of Daniels’ crowd-pleasing performance of “In America,” joining Daniels for an electrifying duet. Though both Daniels and Church hail from the state of North Carolina, the two had never shared the stage before – giving the crowd the chance to witness a magnetic inaugural moment.
Ensuring the Jam stayed enthralling to the very end, Lynyrd Skynyrd made their rip-roaring entrance at 11:30 p.m. CT and closed out the final hour of the historically boundless extravaganza with their iconic hits like "Simple Man," "Sweet Home Alabama," "Free Bird," "Gimme Three Steps,"and more.
Jamey Johnson also showed up late in the event, surprising concert-goers, yet again.
Former Blackhawk pilot, U.S. veteran and rising country star, Ryan Weaver, evoked arguably the most emotional applause of the night with a performance and moving video tribute to his brother and brother-in-law, both lost in combat in the War on Iraq.
The Volunteer Jam's title sponsor, Henry Repeating Arms, donated a $200,000 check on-stage to The Journey Home Project. Anthony Imperato, President of Henry Repeating Arms, said, "Although we can never repay them [U.S. Military servicemen and women] what they have done for us, Henry's sponsorship of the Volunteer Jam and donation to The Journey Home Project is a small token of our gratitude."
Since 1974, Daniels has commissioned his musical friends and peers to come together on a “volunteer” basis to hang out, “jam” together, and entertain crowds in an unconventional, laid-back fashion unknown to any other concert event -- all while dedicating concert proceeds to worthy causes.
It is promoted in partnership with 95.5 FM Nash ICON, WSM-AM, and Henry Repeating Arms. It is presented by Copperweld and produced by David Corlew & Associates in association with Outback Concerts.
Andrew Kostelnik in the Minjock Racing #34 NASCAR Weekly Series Charger Division.. They traveled 3 hours to the Jennerstown Speedway to compete after winning with the #17 car driven by Stephen Shelpman last evening at the Motordrome. Andy ran away with both the heat and feature races. Minjock Brother's Racing was formed in 1952 and is a family owned program honored to be sponsored by Blackberry Smoke.
Hot on the heels of their tour with Jeff Beck and a sizeable concert run on their own, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers ZZ Top are teaming up with special guests Blackberry Smoke for the Grooves & Gravy Tour. The tour will take the two simpatico bands through much of North America from mid-August to early October.
The Grooves & Gravy Tour stops in Memphis (Live At The Garden Summer Concert Series), Festival Trois-Rivieres en Blues in Quebec, Nashville, New Orleans, The Blues & Brews Festival in Telluride, CO, Pomona and San Diego, CA, and -- to quote the ZZ Top’s classic “Jesus Just Left Chicago,” – “all points in between.”
Mutual admiration between the bands is strong, who both share Southern roots. “We’re looking forward to getting out there with the Blackberry Smoke guys,” declared ZZ Top singer/guitarist Billy F Gibbons. “Grooves & Gravy promises to be one of the rowdiest outings of the year so come on out and get crazy with us.”
Likewise, Blackberry Smoke lead singer/guitarist Charlie Starr proclaimed, “We can’t wait to go out and make music with the legendary ZZ Top!”
ZZ Top is an anomaly in the world of rock - singer/guitarist Billy F Gibbons, bassist/singer Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard, aka “the man with no beard,” have been the most consistently stable lineup ever in the entire genre. For more than 45 years, “that little ol’ band from Texas” has been putting out albums (25 million U.S. sales to date) and touring relentlessly, showing no signs of slowing down.
Blackberry Smoke, who formed in Atlanta, GA in 2000, have been making waves in the music world in recent years, playing a blend of Southern rock and country rock to enthusiastic audiences. No strangers to rigorous touring, they headlined multiple U.S. tours and have also been the supporting act for Zac Brown Band, Eric Church and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Blackberry Smoke have recently signed with Rounder Records, who released the group’s fourth album Holding All the Roses this past February.
Aug 13 - Glen Allen, VA - Innsbrook After Hours
Aug 15 - Memphis, TN - Live At The Garden
Aug 16 - Asheville, NC - Biltmore Estate
Aug 18 - Vienna, VA - Filene Center at Wolf Trap
Aug 21 - Trois-Rivieres, QC - Amphitheatre Cogeco (Festival Trois-Rivieres en Blues)
Aug 22 - Pownal, VT - Green Mountain Live
Aug 25 - Northfield, OH - Hard Rock Live
Aug 27 - Highland Park, IL - Ravinia Festival
Aug 28 - Mt. Pleasant, MI - Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Aug 30 - Windsor, ON - The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
Sept 1 - Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater
Sept 3 - New Orleans, LA - Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
Sept 4 - Dallas, TX - Music Hall @ Fair Park
Sept 10 - Lincoln, CA - Thunder Valley Casino Resort Amphitheater
Sept 11 - Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery
Sept 12 - Pomona, CA - Los Angeles County Fair
Sept 13 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey’s
Sept 16 - Nampa, ID - Idaho Center Amphitheater
Sept 18 - Telluride, CO - Telluride Town Park (Blues & Brews Festival)
Sept 20 - Gillette, WY - CAM-PLEX
Sept 22 - Bismark, ND - Bismark Civic Center
Sept 23 - Brookings, SD - Swiftel Center
Sept 26 - Cedar Rapids, IA - McGrath Amphitheater