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Performing at George Jones' 80th birthday was a thrill but also just another day's work for Blackberry Smoke, the quintet of "rock outlaws" (Creative Loafing) known for raucous country riffs and sprawling shows. In addition to their passionate fan base, the band has garnered praise, supporting tour slots and guest appearances from the likes of Jones, ZZ Top, The Marshall Tucker Band and Zac Brown Band, among many others.  Their new album 'The Whippoorwill,' out August 14, marks the band's first release on Zac Brown's label Southern Ground Artists, and includes 13 new songs that reflect these diverse collaborations and years of honing their craft on the road.


From the defiant, funky "Everybody Knows She's Mine," to the sweaty rocker "Shakin' Hands with the Holy Ghost," and the riff-driven "Crimson Moon," the whole album is stamped with rich Southern imagery; frontman Charlie Starr's instantly recognizable grit; dense arrangements of organ, pedal steel, and guitar; and tightly-stacked vocal harmonies. 'The Whippoorwill' was recorded across sessions from Asheville to Atlanta to Fayetteville and produced by the band, along with Clay Cook, Matt Mangano, and Zac Brown.


Says Starr of the band's country/rock/bluegrass blend, "We all love the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Stones and the Faces and Hank Williams and Bill Monroe. It's not about what kind of music it is, as long as it's good and it's honest."


The Atlanta-based outfit, which also includes Richard Turner (bass/vocals), Brit Turner (drums), Paul Jackson (guitar/vocals), and Brandon Still (keyboards), hits more than 50 cities on this year's run.


Full 2012 tour schedule can be found here.


The band's DVD "Live at the Georgia Theatre" was released in early 2012 and aired on Palladia in April.


Watch the trailer here.


'The Whippoorwill' Track Listing:

1. Six Ways to Sunday

2. Pretty Little Lie

3. Everybody Knows She's Mine

4. One Horse Town

5. Ain't Much Left of Me

6. The Whippoorwill

7. Lucky Seven

8. Leave A Scar

9. Crimson Moon

10. Ain't Got the Blues

11. Sleeping Dogs

12. Shakin' Hands with the Holy Ghost

13. Up the Road

Due to a death in the Blackberry Smoke family, shows in Goldsboro, NC and Wilmington, NC this coming weekend are being rescheduled. Whiskey Dicks in Goldsboro, NC has been rescheduled for September 2nd, and details are still being worked out for a new date in Wilmington. We will keep you up-to-date as soon as we have more information. Shows in Maryville, TN and Eclectic, AL will go on as scheduled this weekend.

Please know that BBS would never move or cancel a show unless absolutely necessary and appreciate your understanding at this time. We'll be back for ya, North Carolina.

Attention Hollywood Blackberry Smokers - BBS will play The Boot Campaign's Ride and Rally at The Happy Ending Bar and Restaurant in Hollywood on August 26. The guys will join the cast of Sons of Anarchy for this one-of-a-kind event where all proceeds will benefit our military through the Boot Campaign’s partner charities. Get all the details on the ride, plus early-bird pricing through May 15 HERE!
Blackberry Smoke is tearin' it up out there on the road with Eric Church's Blood, Sweat and Beers Tour, and all kinds of great things are being said about the guys' set:

"Blackberry Smoke might have been the best performance of the night. I doubt this is the last we will hear of them." - The Lantern

 Check out The Lantern's full review of the Columbus, OH show and The Musical Box's review of the Lexington show.

Can't thank y'all for the kind words and to the fans for lovin' the music. We're comin'  to a city near you soon, check out the complete list of dates here.
Palladia_logoDon't forget to tune-in to the premiere of Blackberry Smoke: Live at the Georgia Theatre THIS Saturday April 7 at 9 pm EST exclusively on Palladia. Be sure to check your local listings for channel info and additional air times.

The guys will be live tweeting during the show and taking your questions! Starting at 9pm EST, just head on over to Twitter to follow @blackberrysmoke and be sure to join the conversation and submit your questions using the hashtag #BBSPalladia!
April 6th one night only. 
  Palladia_logo  Mark your calendars, folks. Blackberry Smoke is bringing their live show straight to your living room next Saturday, April 7 at 9pm EST exclusively on Palladia! Tune in to catch the premiere of the guys' show from the historic theater with friends like Zac  Brown, Jimmy Hall of Wet Willie and more!

Can't catch the premiere? Never fear - complete list of air dates:

Sunday, April 8 - 12:00 AM
Sunday, April 8 - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, April 10 - 3:00 PM
Wednesday, April 11 - 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 14 - 10:00 AM
Tuesday, April 17 - 12:00 AM
Sunday, April 22 - 6:00 AM
Wednesday, April 25 - 12:00 PM
Saturday, April 28 - 6:00 PM

Get more information here, or check your local listings.
Photo by Trey Wilson
Been to a Blackberry Smoke show lately?! We'd love to give you the opportunity to show off those amazing photos of you with the band! We also want to see photos of any signed merch you guys might have!
We'll pick a few of our favorites to receive a Blackberry Smoke "Live At The Georgia Theatre" DVD AND showcase all the photos in a Facebook gallery!
Here's how to enter!
1. Gather up all of your meet and greet photos with the band/signed merch photos WITH your contact phone numer (must include your phone number to be eligible to win)
2. Email your photos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Congrats! You're in the running!

Winners will be selected and contacted on March 7th

Fine Print 
All contest entries must include a contact phone number. Sending your photos to Blackberry Smoke gives them permission to use your photos on any of their online properties. Photos MUST be of you with Blackberry Smoke/ photos of signed merchandise. Multiple entries encouraged. Must live in the Continental US to enter. All prize notifications must be replied to within 24 hours or prize will be forfeited. Submit entries 2/28 - 3/7.
Kevin Windham Starts the Opening Ceremonies at the  Atlanta Supercross With BLACKBERRY SMOKE! 
Did you have a bad Valentine's Day? You're not alone! Read these horror stories submitted in our Worst Valentine's Day contest!

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Congrats Keith! You had the WORST Valentine's Day story and will be receiving a "Live At The Georgia Theatre" DVD!

Thanks everyone for entering! Read Keith's story below...

Last year for valentines day I had planned on proposing to my girlfriend at the time. She was a cheerleader at Kennesaw State. I had planned to propose to her at one of her cheerleading events in front of her friends & a stadium full of people. I had arranged to wear the mascot uniform & propose to her. Well I of course had to let 2 of the other cheerleaders know & the coach so to make sure it was ok & so they could help me set it up well one of the cheerleaders thought it would be ok to tell somebody else then they went & told another person & she overheard them talking about it. Therefore she knew & on February the 13th she broke up with me & I spent valentines day by myself.

Keith P

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