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Tune-in alert! Next Wednesday, May 1 we'll be playing live from The Bing Lounge in Portland, OR. Not in the area? No worries - you can watch online! Tune in HERE at 1pm PST on 5/1!

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It's like we were just here…we were just here…that is an old joke, but it definitely applies right now as we head back out to California for a few more shows.


We had a blast on the House Of Blues "Ones To Watch" tour with Drake White and A Thousand Horses. Thanks to Live Nation and everyone who helped put on the shows, and a big thanks to all
of you for coming out in force! The finale was the House of Blues in West Hollywood, and what a shindig it was…just ask Doc. He still hasn't cleaned his beard.


For our next few tricks, here we come back east to film a concert at Ziggy's in Winston-Salem (thank you, Judd Films and SES!!) run by the house to give the wife and kids some sugar, sneak into Nashville and play the Grand Ole Opry, (for the second time…not bragging, just the facts) then make our way down to Wanee for a show with Robert Randolph, Gov't Mule, Widespread Panic and the Allman Brothers Band. For the encore, we played the pre-race concert at Kansas Speedway for the STP 400. We stuck a feather in it and called it macaroni. What? I don't know.

 

Anyhow, now we're making our way back out to California to play the beloved Fillmore West in San Francisco. We are, indeed, blessed. Oh damn, I almost forgot…while we're back out here, we're gonna get to play 3 sold out shows at Red Rocks with our ol' buddy Zac Brown!


A lot of work and a lot to be thankful for. All of you, our brothers and sisters, have put us where we are and we love you!

God Bless Ya,
Charlie

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The Whippoorwill on vinyl is BACK and now available in our online store! Get it HERE!

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Tonight, we're filming a new DVD at our SOLD OUT show at Ziggy's in NC! To celebrate, we're giving yall the chance to win BBS: Live at the Georgia Theatre DVD, this poster from our Feb. show at The Fillmore Silver Spring and The Whippoorwill! Enter to win it all HERE!

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Our latest album, 'The Whippoorwill' has been included in iTunes' Great Country Albums Sale. CLICK HERE to download a copy for just $7.99.

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Looking for some new BBS gear? Check out this brand new hat in our online store.

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We're helping our buddy Zac Brown raise money for his childern's camp, Camp Southern Ground via ReverbNation's Music For Good. Head on over HERE to download a LIVE version of "Restless" featuring Zac for just $1.29 and 50% of the proceeds will benefit Camp Southern Ground

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Had a tough time finding 'The Whippoorwill' in-stores? Click here and tell us where you looked. We'll work on stocking 'dem shelves.

In the meantime, don't forget you can grab it on iTunes
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Ladies and Gents, the Harlem Shake: Southern Ground Style. Charlie done stole the show on this one.

Watch "Pretty Little Lie" from our recent Off The Avenue Sessions taping. We did "The Whippoorwill" also - check it out on Consequence of Sound.

 

 

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Ticketmaster is giving you all you brothers and sisters the chance to win a trip to see our show in Los Angeles on April 5th!

 

Details:

2 Roundtrip flights to Los Angeles, CA

2 Nights hotel stay

2 tickets to the show at the House of Blues Sunset on April 5, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA

2 BBS CDs

$50 House of Blues Gift Card

Access into The Foundation Room at the House of Blues Sunset Strip

 

Enter now by clicking HERE.

Interview with the brilliant Connie and Olivia from "Kids Interview Bands." Check them out here.

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We presented the check to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta last week from our December StageIt Show! Thank you for helping us give back to the kids, brothers and sisters.

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It's been a long standing Blackberry Smoke tradition to spend our winters in the coldest places we can possibly find. When we started the band years ago, we spent our first winter traipsing around in the snow throughout Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, etc… We could usually be found huddled around the nearest heater. A couple of years ago, we spent the entire month of December in Europe, where they don't even know what a heater is…


Well, here it is. 2013. Winter time. Let's go to Wyoming and Colorado. I voted for Hawaii. They said no.

 

We hope you all enjoyed the holidays! I definitely did! We took two weeks off to spend with our families, then rang in the New Year with good ol' Zac Brown and the boys in Detroit. It was one helluva way to tie a great big bow around one helluva year. Thanks to all our brothers and sisters, we've enjoyed what has most likely been our best year yet. Thank you for being there for the release of "The Whippoorwill" and "Live At The Georgia Theater." We are so proud of both, and hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Thanks again for coming out to all the shows and raising as much hell as humanly possible.


Thanks to Zac for letting us play…Madison Square Garden??? Yes. Madison Square F*ckin Garden. Sold Out. Did I hear somebody say Amen? Anyhow, here we go head first into 2013. We are about to finish the first leg of our winter tour, which has definitely been cold, but has also been our best ever.


It looks like you're about to hear "Pretty Little Lie" on the radio (starting today in some cities, many thanks to those stations already playing it!) and the video (as I write this) is #1 on the CMT Pure 12 Pack Countdown! Draw four…UNO!


Thank you to the Southern Ground radio team for all the hard work, and to Cole and the boys at Southern Reel for making a damn fine video!

 

We're just gettin' started.

 

See ya out there,
Charlie

 

 

 

 

Catch the video on CMT Pure today at 1:30pm, 7:30pm, 9pm (to see if it made it in CMT Pure's 12-Pack Countdown) and again at 10:45pm (all times EST). Vote for the video in CMT Pure's 12-Pack Countdown here.

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Pretty Little Lie video premiere is just 3 days away on CMT.com and CMT Pure! The crowd at Peachtree Tavern sure was rowdy, just the way we like 'em.

CMT Pure already has the video up for voting on their 12-Pack Countdown. You know what to do brothers and sisters: http://budurl.com/12pak
(click the link to get to votin'!)

It's gonna be a blockbuster.

 

 


Back in December, we raised over $5K for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta thanks to all you fine folks who joined us online for our acoustic StageIt Show.

In thanks, we're giving away signed set lists from the show. A little souvenir from a night of online fun, if you will. Anyone can enter HERE.


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