BLACKBERRY SMOKE’S NEW SONG “HEY DELILAH” DEBUTS TODAY; WATCH THE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
NEW ALBUM YOU HEAR GEORGIA OUT MAY 28 PRODUCED BY DAVE COBB,
FEAT. SPECIAL GUESTS JAMEY JOHNSON AND WARREN HAYNES
March 19, 2021—Acclaimed American rock band Blackberry Smoke’s new song, “Hey Delilah,” is debuting today. Watch/share the official music video below.
Describing the track, lead singer Charlie Starr shares, “A good old scary Bible story with a New Orleans groove. Delilah has a cellphone now, though.”
“Hey Delilah” is the second song unveiled from the band’s highly anticipated new album, You Hear Georgia, which will be released May 28 via Thirty Tigers (pre-order here) and marks their 20th anniversary as a group. With the addition of producer Dave Cobb, a fellow Georgian, You Hear Georgia pays homage to the band’s deep respect for their roots. Across the album’s ten new songs, including the recently released title track, Blackberry Smoke continues to embody Georgia’s rich musical legacy as they have for the past two decades, honoring the people, places and sounds of their home state. Watch the official music video for “You Hear Georgia,” filmed at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A, HERE.
Reflecting on the title track, Starr shares, “Lyrically, the song is about the South being misunderstood. It’s obviously a rough and tumble world, and there’s a lot of bad people. But there’s a lot of good people too. It started with the idea of how people might have a preconceived opinion of you because of a thick Southern accent, then expanded into the reality of how some people just seem to have such a hard time getting along, thanks to political or religious views, or simply what part of the country you come from.”
In addition to Blackberry Smoke—Starr (vocals, guitar), Richard Turner (bass, vocals), Brit Turner (drums), Paul Jackson (guitar, vocals) and Brandon Still (keyboards)—the album also features Benji Shanks (guitar) and Preston Holcomb (percussion) as well as special guests Jamey Johnson (“Lonesome For A Livin’”), Warren Haynes (“All Rise Again”) and The Black Bettys (background vocals).
You Hear Georgia follows the release of 2018’s Find A Light, which debuted as the best-selling Country and Americana/Folk album in the country, entered at #3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and #2 on the BillboardAmericana/Folk Albums chart. Released to critical acclaim, NPR Music praised, “pushes the envelope while providing that famous Blackberry Smoke autonomy, delivered with soulful vocals, haunting harmonies and kick ass songs,” while Guitar World declared, “one of the hottest and most exciting acts around,” and Rolling Stone hailed, “part of a lineage that shares a love of Petty, the Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr., able to ride an Americana vibe or peel off a stomping riff and tie it all together without a hint of pretense.”
Following the release of Find A Light, the band shared three additional projects—a live album and concert film, Homecoming: Live In Atlanta, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Americana/Folk Album Sales chart, a 6-song acoustic EP, The Southern Ground Sessions and Live From Capricorn Sound Studios, an EP of six covers that have special ties to the historic studio.
Since forming in 2001, the band has continued to tour relentlessly, building a strong and loyal community of fans. Their music has also been prominently featured in the hit television show, “Yellowstone” and they’ve performed on NBC’s “Last Call with Carson Daly.” In addition to their work as musicians, Blackberry Smoke remains committed to charitable work and has raised nearly $500,000 benefiting children’s cancer research.
YOU HEAR GEORGIA TRACK LIST
1. Live It Down
2. You Hear Georgia
3. Hey Delilah
4. Ain’t The Same
5. Lonesome For A Livin’ (feat. Jamey Johnson)
6. All Rise Again (feat. Warren Haynes)
7. Old Enough To Know
9. All Over The Road
10. Old Scarecrow
BLACKBERRY SMOKE CONFIRMED TOUR DATES
– ALL DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE
March 19—Pelham, TN—The CavernsMarch 20—Pelham, TN—The Caverns April 16—Tupelo, MS—BancorpSouth Arena*April 17—Huntsville, AL—VBC Lot*April 18—Biloxi, MS—Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center*April 23—Cayce, SC—Columbia Speedway Entertainment Center*April 24—Birmingham, AL—Avondale Brewing Company* April 25—Birmingham, AL—Avondale Brewing Company* April 27—Key West, FL—Mile 0 FestApril 29—Port Charlotte, FL—Bert’s Back Porch*May 1—Key West, FL—Mile 0 FestMay 2—St. Petersburg, FL—Jannus LiveMay 7—Maryville, TN—The ShedMay 8—Maryville, TN—The Shed May 12—Murrells Inlet, SC—Suck Bang BlowMay 13—North Charleston, SC—Around The BendMay 14—Maryville, TN—The Shed May 15—Maryville, TN—The Shed May 30—Lake Charles, LA—Golden Nugget Lake Charles Hotel & CasinoJune 11—Austin, TX—The Republic of Texas Motorcycle Rally 25th Anniversary June 26—Augusta, NJ—Rock Ribs & Ridges FestivalJune 27—Middleton, NY—Orange County Fair SpeedwayJuly 16—St. Louis, MO—St. Louis Music Park†July 17—Chicago, IL—Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom†July 18—Cincinnati, OH—PNC Pavilion†July 20—Reading, PA—Santander Arena†July 22—Boston, MA—Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion†July 23—Westbrook, ME—Maine Savings Pavilion†July 24—The Long Creek Roundup†July 27—New York City, NY—The Rooftop at Pier 17†July 29—Cleveland, OH—Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica†July 30—Indianapolis, IN—Amphitheater at White River State Park†July 31—Detroit, MI—Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill†August 1—Huber Heights, OH—Rose Music Center at The Heights†August 5—Dallas, TX—The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory†August 6—Southaven, MS—Landers Center†August 7—Ashland, KY—Ashland Riverfront ParkAugust 10—Jacksonville, FL—Daily’s Place†August 12—Baltimore, MD—MECU Pavilion†August 13—Asbury Park, NJ—Stone Pony Summer Stage†August 15—Charlotte, NC—Charlotte Metro Credit†August 17—Raleigh, NC—The Red Hat Amphitheater†August 19—Simpsonville, SC—CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park†August 20—Nashville, TN—Ascend Amphitheater†August 27—Oklahoma City, OK—The Criterion†August 28—Kearney, MO—RoseFest 2021August 29—Dubuque, IA—Five Flags Center September 9—Roanoke, VA—Dr. Pepper Park at the BridgesSeptember 10-12—Bristol, TN—Bristol Rhythm & Roots ReunionSeptember 23—Vancouver, Canada—Commodore Ballroom September 25—Calgary, Canada—The Palace Theatre September 26—Edmonton, Canada—Midway Music September 28—Winnipeg, Canada—The Garrick Centre October 2—Kitchener, Canada—Elements October 5—Toronto, Canada—Danforth Music Hall*with special guests North Mississippi Allstars†“Spirit Of The South Tour” with special guests Allman Betts Band, The Wild Feathers and Jaimoe