Blackberry Smoke

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Blackberry Smoke
Blackberry Smoke performing in 2018
Blackberry Smoke performing in 2018
Background information
OriginAtlanta, Georgia, United States
Genres
Years active2000–present
LabelsBamaJam, Southern Ground, Rounder Records, 3 Legged Records, Earache Records(Europe)
Websiteblackberrysmoke.com
MembersPaul Jackson
Charlie Starr
Brandon Still
Brit Turner
Richard Turner

Blackberry Smoke is an American rock band from Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The lineup consists of Charlie Starr (lead vocals, guitar), Richard Turner (bass, vocals), Brit Turner (drums), Paul Jackson (guitar, vocals), Brandon Still (keyboards). They have released six studio albums, two live albums and five extended play recordings.

Music career[edit]

Blackberry Smoke was formed in Atlanta, Georgia in 2000, and released their debut album, Bad Luck Ain't No Crime, in 2003. They have performed throughout the United States both as headliner and as the supporting act for artists such as Zac Brown Band, Eric Church, ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Their second album released in 2009, Little Piece of Dixie. has been featured by Paste magazine and other publications.[1][2]

Blackberry Smoke performing in 2012

The band had their first chart success with their third album, The Whippoorwill, which was released in August 2012 and reached top 40 on Billboard 200.[3] The album was released under the Southern Ground record label.[4] On August 26, 2012, they performed at a charity benefit called the Boot Ride with the cast of Sons of Anarchy, partnered with The Boot Campaign at the Happy Ending Bar and Grill in Hollywood, California.[5][6]

They moved to Rounder Records in 2014,[7] and released Holding All the Roses produced by Brendan O'Brien in early 2015.[8] The album reached No. 1 on Billboard's Country Albums chart. The band spent much of the summer of 2016 on tour with Gov't Mule.

Blackberry Smoke released their fifth studio album, Like an Arrow, featuring Gregg Allman, on October 14, 2016 via their own record label, 3 Legged Records.[9] The album landed at No. 1 on the US Billboard Country[10] and Americana/Folk[11] charts as well as the UK Rock[12] and Independent Albums[13] charts during release week. The band released its 6th studio album, Find A Light, on December 19, 2018.[14]

In 2019, the band released via Earache Records a live album and a film Homecoming: Live In Atlanta, recorded at their annual Brothers And Sisters Holiday Homecoming event at the Tabernacle in Atlanta in November 2018.[15]

Band members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US
[16]
US Country
[17]
US
Heat

[18]
US
Indie

[19]
US
Rock

[20]
UK
[21]
UK
Rock

[22][23]
Bad Luck Ain't No Crime[24]
Little Piece of Dixie
The Whippoorwill
  • Release date: August 14, 2012
  • Label: Southern Ground
40 8 30 10 12 30
Holding All the Roses
  • Release date: February 10, 2015
  • Label: Rounder Records
29 1 7 17 1
Like an Arrow
  • Release date: October 14, 2016
  • Label: 3 Legged Records
12 1 2 3 8 1
Find a Light
  • Release date: April 6, 2018
  • Label: 3 Legged Records
31 3 2 6 12 1
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US Country
[17]
US
[16]
US
Indie

[19]
GER
[29]
UK
[21]
Leave a Scar, Live: North Carolina
  • Release date: July 8, 2014
  • Label: 3 Legged Records
17 128 22 49 35
Homecoming/Live in Atlanta[32]
  • Release date: November 15, 2019
  • Label: Earache Records
4
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
New Honky Tonk Bootlegs
  • Release date: July 15, 2008
  • Label: self-released
Little Piece of Dixie EP
  • Release date: October 14, 2008
  • Label: Big Karma Records
Wood, Wire & Roses[34]
  • Release date: September 18, 2015
  • Label: 3 Legged Records
The Southern Ground Sessions
  • Release date: October 26, 2018
  • Label: 3 Legged Records
Live from Capricorn Sound Studios
  • Release date: June 19, 2020
  • Label: 3 Legged Records

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak positions Album
US Country Airplay
2009 "Good One Comin' On" Little Piece of Dixie
2013 "Pretty Little Lie" 46 The Whippoorwill
"Ain't Much Left of Me"
2015 "Living in the Song" Holding All the Roses
2016 "Waiting for the Thunder" Like an Arrow
2016 "Pearls"
2018 "Flesh and Bone" Find a Light
"Best Seat in the House"
"Let Me Down Easy"
"I'll Keep Ramblin'"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2003 "Sanctified Woman"
2009 "Good One Comin' On"[35] Roger Pistole
2013 "Pretty Little Lie"[36] Cole Cassell
2014 "Shakin' Hands with the Holy Ghost"[37] Lewis Cater
"Six Ways to Sunday"[38] Blake Judd
2015 "Too High"[39]
"Rock And Roll Again"
2016 "Sunrise in Texas"[40] Jamie Burton Chamberlin
2017 "Like An Arrow"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blackberry Smoke - Little Piece of Dixie :: Blogs :: Andy Whitman on Music :: Paste". Pastemagazine.com. 2009-05-14. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  2. ^ Phillips, Fred. "Blackberry Smoke – The Whippoorwill (2012)". Somethingelsereviews.com. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  3. ^ "Watch Blackberry Smoke's new video & check out live pics!". Rock Revolt Magazine.
  4. ^ "Zac Brown Launches Southern Ground Artists Label « Southern Ground". Southerngroundrecords.com. 2011-05-12. Archived from the original on 2012-06-24. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  5. ^ "Boot Ride — Get Your Tickets NOW!". Bootride.com. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  6. ^ "Blackberry Smoke - The Whippoorwill (2012) - Something Else!". Something Else!. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Blackberry Smoke Leave Zac Brown's Label, Ink Rounder Deal for New Album". blackberrysmoke.com. 2014-11-06. Archived from the original on 2014-11-12. Retrieved 2014-11-12.
  8. ^ Glass, Polly (January 23, 2015). "Blackberry Smoke: Holding All The Roses". Louder Sound.
  9. ^ "Album of the Month (October 2016): Blackberry Smoke, 'Like an Arrow' Read More: Album of the Month (October 2016): Blackberry Smoke, 'Like an Arrow'". The Boot. Taste of Country Network. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Top Country Albums". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  11. ^ "Americana/Folk Albums". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  12. ^ "Official Rock & Metal Albums Charts". Official Charts. The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  13. ^ "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50". Official Charts. The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  14. ^ "Blackberry Smoke - Find a Light".
  15. ^ Lewry, Fraser (September 9, 2019). "Blackberry Smoke announce Homecoming: Live In Atlanta live album and film". Louder Sound.
  16. ^ a b "Blackberry Smoke Chart History – Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  17. ^ a b "Blackberry Smoke Chart History – Country Albums". Billboard. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  18. ^ "Blackberry Smoke Chart History – Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  19. ^ a b "Blackberry Smoke Chart History – Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  20. ^ "Blackberry Smoke Chart History – Rock Albums". Billboard. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  21. ^ a b "Blackberry Smoke > UK Charts". Official Charts Company.
  22. ^ "Official Rock & Metal Album Charts Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  23. ^ "Official Rock & Metal Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. 13 April 2018.
  24. ^ "Bad Luck Ain't No Crime". Blackberry Smoke.
  25. ^ Matt Bjorke (October 10, 2012). "Country Album Chart News For October 10, 2012: Little Big Town #1 for a Month; Jerrod Niemann & Blake Shelton Debut". Roughstock. Archived from the original on July 28, 2014.
  26. ^ Bjorke, Matt (September 14, 2015). "The Country Album Chart Report for September 14, 2015". Roughstock. Sales figure given here
  27. ^ Bjorke, Matt (August 29, 2017). "Top 10 Country Albums Chart: August 28, 2017". Roughstock.
  28. ^ Bjorke, Matt (November 7, 2018). "Top 10 Country Albums Sales Chart: November 7, 2018". Roughstock. Retrieved December 2, 2018.
  29. ^ "Discographie von Blackberry Smoke". GfK Entertainment. Retrieved January 16, 2020.
  30. ^ Matt Bjorke (July 16, 2014). "Country Music's Top 10 Albums: The Week Of July 17, 2014". Roughstock. Archived from the original on July 28, 2014. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  31. ^ "Country Bites News snippets August 18 – August 24, 2014". Country Route News. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  32. ^ Horowitz, Hal (November 14, 2019). "Blackberry Smoke Bring The Fire For Homecoming: Live in Atlanta". American Songwriter.
  33. ^ Bjorke, Matt (November 24, 2019). "Top 10 Country Albums Pure Sales Chart: November 24, 2019". Roughstock. Retrieved December 7, 2019.
  34. ^ "Wood, Wire & Roses EP".
  35. ^ "CMT : Videos : Blackberry Smoke : Good One Comin' On". Country Music Television. Retrieved June 1, 2012.
  36. ^ "CMT : Videos : Blackberry Smoke : Pretty Little Lie". Country Music Television. Retrieved January 18, 2013.
  37. ^ "CMT : Videos : Blackberry Smoke : Shakin' Hands With The Holy Ghost". VEVO. Retrieved January 15, 2014.
  38. ^ "CMT : Videos : Blackberry Smoke : Six Ways To Sunday". Country Music Television. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  39. ^ "Blackberry Smoke | Too High | VEVO – Yahoo Screen". Yahoo! Screen. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  40. ^ "CMT : Videos : Blackberry Smoke : Sunrise in Texas". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 22, 2016.

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