'Be Right Here' Debuts at #1 On Current Country Albums, Americana/Folk Albums & Current Rock Albums Charts

'Be Right Here' Debuts at #1 On Current Country Albums, Americana/Folk Albums & Current Rock Albums Charts

Acclaimed American rock band Blackberry Smoke’s new album, Be Right Here, debuts at #1 this week on the Current Country Albums chart, Americana/Folk Albums chart and Current Rock Albums chart as well as #4 on the Best-Selling Current Albums chart. 

Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell), Be Right Here was released earlier month to critical acclaim via 3 Legged Records/Thirty Tigers (stream/purchase HERE). Across these ten tracks—a collection of their signature rock and roll anthems, Americana-leaning ballads and country rock jams—the band celebrates the simple joys of life, the fleeting moments and the little bits of luck found along the way.  

Critical praise for Be Right Here:

“Blackberry Smoke is what happens when real musicians tell authentic stories through great songs”—Premier Guitar 

“a unique blend of hard rock, southern rock, country, blues, and masterful songwriting”—Forbes

Be Right Here is what Blackberry Smoke has been heading toward all along”—Relix

“elevates their trademark blend of blues, Southern rock, and Americana that has helped them sustain a fruitful, more than two-decade-long career”—American Songwriter

“A gift of the best of Southern rock and country rock, Be Right Here celebrates Blackberry Smoke’s musical ingenuity and dedication”—No Depression

“one of the best examples of Southern rock in the modern era”—The Bluegrass Situation

“a feel-good, easy-going collection made all the more replayable by Blackberry Smoke’s undeniable skill and magnetic wisdom”—Holler 

“their distinctively southern rock sound and top tier songwriting always comes through…another stellar addition to their catalog”—Whiskey Riff

“this should continue to cement them as one of the best country-rock bands out there”
Entertainment Focus

“You can’t Southern Rock more than this.”—Americana Highways

“a rewarding, focused listen”—Glide

“a sound that is undeniably their own”—Mxdwn

arguably the most skillful of the band’s that play this music…Be Right Here is the sound of a band quietly determined to take on the world.”—Maximum Volume Music

Be Right Here shows that Blackberry Smoke are a band running at full speed, firing on all cylinders, and show no signs of slowing down.”Cryptic Rock

In celebration of the new music, the band will continue to tour through this fall with their “Be Right Here” international headline tour. Upcoming stops include Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium (two nights), Pittsburgh’s Roxian Theatre, Boston’s House of Blues, Washington D.C.’s Warner Theatre, St. Louis’ The Pageant and Denver’s Ogden Theatre as well as dates across the U.K., Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Italy and more. The band will also join Cody Jinks and Whiskey Myers for select dates this year. See below for complete tour itinerary and details. 

Recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A and Cobb’s Georgia Mae in Savannah, the album features the band—Charlie Starr (vocals, guitar), Richard Turner (bass, vocals), Brit Turner (drums), Paul Jackson (guitar, vocals) and Brandon Still (keyboards)—alongside Preston Holcomb (drums) and Benji Shanks (guitar) as well as special guest vocals from The Black Bettys. 

Of the recording process, Starr shares, “We always track live together, but this time we had all our amps and drums and everything in the same room. It’s just as natural and as real as possible. The last album was very raw too, but with this one I remember different times I would say, ‘I think we should redo that,’ and Dave was like, ‘No, leave it that way. That way it’s magical.’” 

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