Blackberry Smoke Announces New Album ‘Be Right Here,’ Drop Lead Single “Dig A Hole”

Blackberry Smoke country music
Andy Sapp

As if it wasn’t already a great day of new music (Turnpike, Zach, Morgan… you get it), Blackberry Smoke announced a new album coming next year and dropped a new song.

Be Right Here is due out everywhere on February 16th, and they release the lead single “Dig A Hole” today, as well.

The follow up to their 2021 You Hear Georgia record, their distinctively southern rock sound and top tier songwriting always comes through with any music they put out, so I can’t wait to hear this one come 2024:

“We are so excited for our brothers and sisters, friends and family to be able to hear this album and see these shows. We hope you will all ‘Be Right Here’ with us.”

Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb, the project is a collection of ten tracks that celebrates the simple joys of life, the fleeting moments and the little bits of luck found along the way.

And of the new tune “Dig A Hole,” written by frontman Charlie Starr and keyboardist Brandon Still, Starr says it’s all about embracing the now and living life to the fullest while you still can, which will be a theme throughout Be Right Here:

“We each have a finite amount of time on this earth, so you probably want to make the most of it. Eventually for all of us, they are going to dig a hole, so make it count.”

Each song was recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A and Cobb’s Georgia Mae studio in Savannah.

Turn it up…

“Dig A Hole”

Be Right Here tracklist:

1. Dig A Hole
2. Hammer And The Nail
3. Like It Was Yesterday
4. Be So Lucky
5. Azalea
6. Don’t Mind If I Do
7. Whatcha Know Good
8. Other Side of the Light
9. Little Bit Crazy
10. Barefoot Angel

Blackberry Smoke 2023 tour dates:

August 25—Leicestershire, England—The Long Road Music Festival
September 7—Omaha, NE—Steelhouse Omaha*
September 8—Deadwood, SD—Deadwood Mountain Grand*
September 9—Bozeman, MT—The ELM*
September 10—Great Falls, MT—The Newberry*
September 13—Missoula, MT—The Wilma*
September 14—Spokane, WA—Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox*
September 15—Tacoma, WA—Emerald Queen Casino*
September 17—Stateline, NV—South Shore Room at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe
September 19—Napa, CA—Uptown Theatre*
September 21—San Diego, CA—Humphreys Concerts by the Bay*
September 22—Bakersfield, CA—The Historic Fox Theater*
September 23—Redondo Beach, CA—BeachLife Ranch
September 25—Salt Lake City, UT—The Complex*
September 26—Grand Junction, CO—The Avalon Theatre*
September 27—Boulder, CO—Boulder Theater*
September 29—Davenport, IA—Capitol Theatre+
September 30—Cincinnati, OH—Riverfront Live+
October 7—Petros, TN—Historic Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary‡
October 12—Effingham, IL—Rusty Reel Lake Jam
October 14—Conroe, TX—Cajun Catfish Festival
November 2—Huntsville, AL—Orion Amphitheater#
November 3—Tallahassee, FL—Donald L. Tucker Civic Center#
November 4—Orlando, FL—Orlando Amphitheatre
November 9—Pompano Beach, FL—Pompano Beach Amphitheater
November 10—St. Augustine, FL—St. Augustine Amphitheatre
November 11—St. Petersburg, FL—Jannus Live
November 15—Shipshewana, IN—Blue Gate Theatre
November 16—Waukegan, IL—Genesee Theatre
November 17—Elizabeth, IN—Caesars Event Center at Caesars Southern Indiana
November 24—Atlanta, GA—Coca-Cola Roxy
February 4-10—Miami, FL—Outlaw Country Cruise

*with special guest Miles Miller
+with special guest Red Shahan
‡with special guest Ben Chapman
#with Turnpike Troubadours

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