Blackberry Smoke Releases Heartfelt New Single “Azalea,” From Forthcoming ‘Be Right Here’ Album

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Andy Sapp

Blackberry Smoke does it again.

The band released another new single from their forthcoming album Be Right Here, which is due out everywhere soon on February 16th.

The follow up to their 2021 You Hear Georgia record, their distinctively southern rock sound and top tier songwriting always comes through, and the latest track “Azalea” is certainly no different.

Written by lead singer Charlie Starr and longtime collaborator Travis Meadows, Starr says that while it’s not necessarily an overly-happy song, it tells the honest truth about their struggles as fathers and what they hope for their children:

“It’s a heavy song. It’s not a happy song, per se. There’s some hope in there, too. It comes with both Travis and I being fathers.

Hold on to your kids as tight as you can without smothering them.”

In addition to “Azalea,” they’ve released three other singles in “Hammer And The Nail,” “Little Bit Crazy” and “Dig A Hole” so far.

Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb, the project as a whole 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.

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

Of course, Blackberry Smoke has a lengthy track record of putting out great music with meaningful lyrics that stand the test of time, and Be Right Here is shaping up to be another stellar addition to their catalog.

You can check out the new song below.


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

They’re also gearing up for an extensive 2024 tour run, and you can check out all of those dates below.

Tour Dates

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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