Blackberry Smoke Releases New Single For Those Who Got Dealt A Bad Hand, “Hammer And The Nail”

Blackberry Smoke
Andy Sapp

For those who feel like trouble follows them around…

Blackberry Smoke are back with a new single from their forthcoming album, Be Right Here, slated for a February release. The third single, “Hammer And The Nail,” impresses after the strong releases of “Dig A Hole” and “Little Bit Crazy.”

“Hammer And The Nail” highlights the quintessential Blackberry Smoke sound. Written by frontman Charlie Starr and longtime songwriting collaborator Keith Nelson, this single proves these two are songwriting genius when put together.

Charlie Starr notes that this song is for those who feel they might have been dealt a sh*tty hand of cards.

“This guy is thinking the deck is definitely stacked against him, and maybe his father’s choices have a hand in that… so his only choice is to be hard as nails if he’s gonna make his way.”

With the lyrics highlighting the grit that this man has, he feels as though he is trying to be nailed by society as it represents the hammer, but he is determined to make his way.

“Sometimes you’re the hammer
Sometimes you’re the nail
Like my Daddy before me
This is where the apple fell
Beatin the odds and comin’ up roses
Ain’t my story to tell
The whole world swings the hammer
And I’m the nail…”

The messaging of this single follows what Starr hopes is portrayed throughout their next album: reminding people to be present and live authentically. The accompanying music video of “Hammer And The Nail” highlights vintage film aesthetic clips of the band out on the road. It is fitting for the group, considering they tour non-stop and recently announced their international 2024 Be Right Here Tour. 

This one will have you movin’ and groovin’.’ Turn it up.

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

Check out the extensive tour dates Blackberry Smoke has coming up. They are fire on stage, so catch them when you can.

Tour Dates

November 17—Elizabeth, IN—Caesars Event Center at Caesars Southern Indiana
November 24—Atlanta, GA—Coca-Cola Roxy^
December 29—Roanoke, VA—The Berglund Center
December 30—Hiawassee, GA—Anderson Music Hall
December 31—Spartanburg, SC—Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium
February 4-10, 2024—Miami, FL—Outlaw Country Cruise
February 15, 2024—Durham, NC—Durham Performing Arts Center
February 16, 2024—Cherokee, NC—Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Event Center
February 17, 2024—North Myrtle Beach, SC—House of Blues
February 18, 2024—Charlotte, NC—Ovens Auditorium
February 20, 2024—Charlottesville, VA—Jefferson Theater
February 22, 2024—Indianapolis, IN—Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
February 23, 2024—Columbus, OH—Newport Music Hall
February 29, 2024—Little Rock, AR—The Hall
March 1, 2024—Fort Smith, AR—TempleLive
March 2, 2024—Springfield, MO—Gillioz Theatre
March 7, 2024—Denver, CO—Ogden Theatre
March 8, 2024—Beaver Creek, CO—Vilar Performing Arts Center
March 9, 2024—Kansas City, MO—Uptown Theater
March 15, 2024—Medina, MN—Media Entertainment Center
March 19, 2024—Pittsburgh, PA—Roxian Theatre
March 21, 2024—Boston, MA—House of Blues
March 22, 2024—Port Chester, NY—The Capitol Theatre
March 23, 2024—New Brunswick, NJ—State Theatre
March 24, 2024—Patchogue, NY—Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts
March 27, 2024—Washington, DC—Warner Theatre
March 28, 2024—Lancaster, PA—American Music Theatre
March 29, 2024—Cleveland, OH—TempleLive at Cleveland Masonic
March 30, 2024—Glenside, PA—Keswick Theatre
April 11, 2024—Cedar Rapids, IA—Alliant Energy Powerhouse*
April 12, 2024—St. Louis, MO—The Pageant
April 13, 2024—Kalamazoo, MI—Wings Event Center*
April 26, 2024—Helotes, TX—John T. Floore’s Country Store
April 27, 2024—Baton Rouge, LA—Event Center at L’Auberge Casino and Hotel
May 4, 2024—Miramar Beach, FL—Sun, Sand and Soul Beach Weekend
May 9, 2024—Houston, TX—713 Music Hall
May 10, 2024—Newkirk, OK—First Council Casino
May 25, 2024—Beaver Dam, KY—Beaver Dam Amphitheater
June 1, 2024—San Diego, CA—The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park*
June 2, 2024—Los Angeles, CA—Greek Theatre*
June 21, 2024—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium
June 22, 2024—Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium
June 29, 2024—Augusta, NJ—Rock, Ribs and Ridges Festival
July 18, 2024—Canandaigua, NY—CMAC*
September 9, 2024—Glasgow, U.K.—O2 Academy#
September 10, 2024—Edinburgh, U.K.—O2 Academy#
September 12, 2024—Manchester, U.K.—O2 Apollo#
September 13, 2024—Birmingham, U.K.—O2 Academy#
September 14, 2024—London, U.K.—Eventim Apollo#
September 16, 2024—Brussels, Belgium—Ancienne Belgique#
September 17, 2024—Tilburg, Netherlands—O13#
September 18, 2024—Hannover, Germany—Capitol#
September 20, 2024—Copenhagen, Denmark—VEGA#
September 21, 2024—Oslo, Norway—Sentrum Scene#
September 22, 2024—Stockholm, Sweden—Annexet#
September 24, 2024—Berlin, Germany—Columbiahalle#
September 25, 2024—Vienna, Austria—Gasometer#
September 26, 2024—Munich, Germany—Tonhalle#
September 28, 2024—Paris, France—L’Olympia#
September 29, 2024—Cologne, Germany—E-Werk#
September 30, 2024—Zurich, Switzerland—Kaufleauten#
October 2, 2024—Milan, Italy—Alcatraz#

^with special guest Larkin Poe
*supporting Cody Jinks
#with special guest The Steel Woods

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