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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.

A little Christmas gift for you, brothers and sisters: watch us perform our original Christmas tune "Come Go With Us" being featured in Rhapsody's Country Christmas. Watch it here!


Our fine friends at Rhapsody have also included The Whippoorwill in their Top 30 Country Albums of 2012 and Top 50 Albums of 2012 lists.

 

 

Now, where ever you go, you'll never be far from a Smoke live show! Blackberry Smoke: Live at the Georgia Theatre is NOW available on iTunes. You can purchse the DVD in HD or rent it for just $3.99. Get your copy here!

Haven't made it out to a Smoke show this year? Bummed because we didn't come to a city near you? We're about to make your Christmas wish come true.


Next Tuesday, December 11, we'll be playing acoustic from Southern Ground Artists' Headquarters in Atlanta and live-streaming the show on the web via StageIt. All proceeds from ticket sales and tips from the show will be donated to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

 

Help us send a big fat check over to Children's to help the baby kiddos with cancer. Head to our show site on StageIt and buy your ticket now. Ticket price is however much you would like to give (we are suggesting $5).

 

There's more - we've teamed up with the fine folks over at Taylor Guitars and they have donated a guitar that we will sign and give away to the top tipper of the night!

 

Why Children's of Atlanta? In December of 2009, Brother Brit Turner's baby girl Lana was diangnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma Cancer. Brit says it best: "Children do not deserve cancer. The Doctors and Nurses at Children's Hospital of Atlanta helped save my daughters life."


Take a break from the holiday grind and enjoy an evening on us for the kids. We'll see you HERE on Tuesday, December 11 at 9pm EST. Please note: the show will only be live-streamed online on our StageIt show page. For more information on how StageIt works, please visit HERE.

 

Hats off to Steve Knight for the gnarliest No Shave November beard! Thanks for playing everyone - now go shave! Or don't, that's cool too.

 

Happy Holidays, Brothers and Sisters!


Have a Smoke fan on your shopping list? We have FIVE great bundles available for a limited time only in our online store. Check them all out HERE.


In addition to those, we've also marked The Whippoorwill down to just $12 to celebrate a great 2012! Order your copy of the disc + receive an immediate download when you buy it here.

What: Official Video Shoot for "Pretty Little Lie"
Where: Peachtree Tavern - 3179 Peachtree Road NW  Atlanta, GA 30305
When: Tomorrow, Tuesday November 27
Time: 4:30pm
 
We need a rocking crowd for our official video shoot tomorrow and we know you can bring it, Atlanta!
 
Please note that filming will take place on the premises. There is a good chance you will end up on camera. Please wear solid colors and avoid any large logos. Entry will be first come, first serve so plan to get there early.
 
A small gift will be provided for your help so grab your crew and come on down.
 
See y'all there!

Don't miss it, Atlanta! Southern Ground's Levi Lowrey, Clay Cook of the Zac Brown Band and more coming out to help us rock. Get your tickets HERE.

 

 

Tickets for the Ones To Watch Tour 2013 are on-sale today at 10am!

Tickets are going fast for this one, folks and we would hate to miss y'all when we come to your city! Grab 'em today by clicking HERE.

We're going to continue to #SpreadTheSmoke on in to 2013! We'll be headlining a club tour presented by 'Ones To Watch' and rocking your favorite hot spots all over the US (Toronto, too!). Tickets will start at just $15, a budget-friendly night out for your and yours to come rock with us! Check out the complete line-up of dates below. Tickets will go on-sale to the general public Friday, November 16 at 10am local time. Want to get yours before then? Sign up HERE to receive pre-sale information in your inbox tomorrow morning, 11/13.


1/4/13  Shelter Room - Detroit, MI

1/5/13  Deluxe at Old National Centre - Indianapolis, IN

1/8/13  Bogart's - Cincinatti, OH

1/13/13  House of Blues - Chicago, IL

1/15/13  Varsity Theatre - Minneapolis, MN

1/19/13  Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO

2/2/13  House of Blues - Cleveland, OH

2/5/13  Virgin Mobile Mod Club - Toronto, ON, Canada

2/6/13  Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA

2/7/13  Irving Plaza - New York City, NY

2/8/13  The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD

2/9/13  Theatre of Living Art - Philadelphia, PA

3/2/13  House of Blues - New Orleans, LA

3/21/13  House of Blues - Dallas, TX

3/22/13  House of Blues - Houston, TX

4/4/13  House of Blues - Anaheim, CA

4/5/13  House of Blues Sunset Strip - West Hollywood, CA


Check out the complete line-up of remaining 2012 and additional 2013 tour dates here. 

Thanks for your support Brothers and Sisters. See y'all down the road.

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