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Throughout their career, Blackberry Smoke has embodied Georgias rich musical legacy, honoring the people, places and sounds of their home state. As the band celebrates their 20th anniversary this year, their reverence for Georgia has only deepened.

On their latest album, You Hear Georgia, the follow-up to 2018s critically acclaimed Find a Light, Blackberry Smoke is further celebrating these roots with 10 new songs that feel like Georgia, accented by the addition of Grammy-winning producer and fellow Georgia-native, Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile). Dave and I had spoken for the last few years about making a record, Starr says. Finally, it worked out, our schedule and his schedule, and we said, yeslets make a record.

Blackberry Smoke worked quickly, spending just 10 days at Nashvilles famed RCA Studio A, Cobbs home base since 2016. The band recorded live on the floor, giving You Hear Georgia a crisp, outgoing feel. Like other Blackberry Smoke efforts, this album leans into well-crafted Southern rock driven by jagged guitar riffs and rich instrumentation, as the band layers on rollicking piano (Live It Down), funky grooves (Hey Delilah), and introspective acoustic sounds (the stripped-down, folk-leaning Old Enough to Know).

The title song, You Hear Georgia features a narrator whos underestimated because of outward appearances and misguided stereotypes, which is a theme of Starrs lyrics this time around, particularly as it relates to the bands Southern roots. Lyrically, the song is about the South being misunderstood. Its obviously a rough and tumble world, and theres a lot of bad people. But theres 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.

Many of You Hear Georgias songs describe characters that are restless and prone to seeking out a change of scenery, in hopes of finding a place where they belong. Against cinematic backdrops with vivid details, its easy to empathize with these protagonists as they share pearls of wisdom (Dont ever trust a grown man with a nickname) and exhibit deep self-awareness (Anywheres better than staying here, with the ghosts running thru his mind) along the way.

You Hear Georgia reinforces that the band members have come so far together because they also can rely on one another for support and creative direction, no matter what the circumstances.

Throughout their career, Blackberry Smoke has embodied Georgias rich musical legacy, honoring the people, places and sounds of their home state. As the band celebrates their 20th anniversary this year, their reverence for Georgia has only deepened.

On their latest album, You Hear Georgia, the follow-up to 2018s critically acclaimed Find a Light, Blackberry Smoke is further celebrating these roots with 10 new songs that feel like Georgia, accented by the addition of Grammy-winning producer and fellow Georgia-native, Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile). Dave and I had spoken for the last few years about making a record, Starr says. Finally, it worked out, our schedule and his schedule, and we said, yeslets make a record.

Blackberry Smoke worked quickly, spending just 10 days at Nashvilles famed RCA Studio A, Cobbs home base since 2016. The band recorded live on the floor, giving You Hear Georgia a crisp, outgoing feel. Like other Blackberry Smoke efforts, this album leans into well-crafted Southern rock driven by jagged guitar riffs and rich instrumentation, as the band layers on rollicking piano (Live It Down), funky grooves (Hey Delilah), and introspective acoustic sounds (the stripped-down, folk-leaning Old Enough to Know).

The title song, You Hear Georgia features a narrator whos underestimated because of outward appearances and misguided stereotypes, which is a theme of Starrs lyrics this time around, particularly as it relates to the bands Southern roots. Lyrically, the song is about the South being misunderstood. Its obviously a rough and tumble world, and theres a lot of bad people. But theres 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.

Many of You Hear Georgias songs describe characters that are restless and prone to seeking out a change of scenery, in hopes of finding a place where they belong. Against cinematic backdrops with vivid details, its easy to empathize with these protagonists as they share pearls of wisdom (Dont ever trust a grown man with a nickname) and exhibit deep self-awareness (Anywheres better than staying here, with the ghosts running thru his mind) along the way.

You Hear Georgia reinforces that the band members have come so far together because they also can rely on one another for support and creative direction, no matter what the circumstances.

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Format: Vinyl
Label: LDRS
Rel. Date: 05/28/2021
UPC: 787790342953
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Throughout their career, Blackberry Smoke has embodied Georgias rich musical legacy, honoring the people, places and sounds of their home state. As the band celebrates their 20th anniversary this year, their reverence for Georgia has only deepened.

On their latest album, You Hear Georgia, the follow-up to 2018s critically acclaimed Find a Light, Blackberry Smoke is further celebrating these roots with 10 new songs that feel like Georgia, accented by the addition of Grammy-winning producer and fellow Georgia-native, Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile). Dave and I had spoken for the last few years about making a record, Starr says. Finally, it worked out, our schedule and his schedule, and we said, yeslets make a record.

Blackberry Smoke worked quickly, spending just 10 days at Nashvilles famed RCA Studio A, Cobbs home base since 2016. The band recorded live on the floor, giving You Hear Georgia a crisp, outgoing feel. Like other Blackberry Smoke efforts, this album leans into well-crafted Southern rock driven by jagged guitar riffs and rich instrumentation, as the band layers on rollicking piano (Live It Down), funky grooves (Hey Delilah), and introspective acoustic sounds (the stripped-down, folk-leaning Old Enough to Know).

The title song, You Hear Georgia features a narrator whos underestimated because of outward appearances and misguided stereotypes, which is a theme of Starrs lyrics this time around, particularly as it relates to the bands Southern roots. Lyrically, the song is about the South being misunderstood. Its obviously a rough and tumble world, and theres a lot of bad people. But theres 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.

Many of You Hear Georgias songs describe characters that are restless and prone to seeking out a change of scenery, in hopes of finding a place where they belong. Against cinematic backdrops with vivid details, its easy to empathize with these protagonists as they share pearls of wisdom (Dont ever trust a grown man with a nickname) and exhibit deep self-awareness (Anywheres better than staying here, with the ghosts running thru his mind) along the way.

You Hear Georgia reinforces that the band members have come so far together because they also can rely on one another for support and creative direction, no matter what the circumstances.

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