Blackberry Smoke debuts “Lonesome For A Livin’” music video feat. Jamey Johnson

Article Contributed by Sacks and Company | Published on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

The official music video for Blackberry Smoke’s song, “Lonesome For A Livin’,” featuring special guest Jamey Johnson, is out now. Watch/share HERE.

Reflecting on the song, the band shares, “A few years ago we went in the studio with Jamey Johnson and George Jones and recorded a version of ‘Yesterday’s Wine.’ Shortly after that, Charlie was so moved meeting George he wrote a somewhat autobiographical song for him called ‘Lonesome For A Livin’.’ As much as George loved the song and although he wanted to, he never got the chance to record it as he passed away. Fast forward a few years, we were with Jamey at a show together and Charlie played him this song, we decided that night we should cut it together, for George. Dave Cobb loved the story, so we included it on our last album, You Hear Georgia. We miss ya possum! This one is for George!”

You Hear Georgia

Out now via Thirty Tigers (stream/purchase here), You Hear Georgia was released last spring and marked Blackberry Smoke’s 20th anniversary as a band. As they have for the past two decades, Blackberry Smoke continues to embody Georgia’s rich musical legacy with You Hear Georgia, honoring the people, places and sounds of their home state. With the addition of producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell), a fellow Georgian, the album pays homage to the band’s deep respect for their roots.

Blackberry Smoke - photo credit: Joe Lopez

Adding to their landmark year, the band will continue their extensive headline tour this spring with upcoming shows at Oklahoma City’s The Criterion, Tempe’s Marquee Theatre, Solana Beach’s Belly Up (sold out), Napa’s Uptown Theatre, Columbus’ The Athenaeum Theatre and Louisville’s The Louisville Palace among many others. See below for complete tour itinerary.

You Hear Georgia follows the release of 2018’s Find A Light, which debuted as the best-selling Country and Americana/Folk album in the country, entered at #3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and #2 on the BillboardAmericana/Folk Albums chart. Released to critical acclaim, NPR Music praised, “pushes the envelope while providing that famous Blackberry Smoke autonomy, delivered with soulful vocals, haunting harmonies and kick ass songs,” while Guitar World declared, “one of the hottest and most exciting acts around,” and Rolling Stone hailed, “part of a lineage that shares a love of Petty, the Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr., able to ride an Americana vibe or peel off a stomping riff and tie it all together without a hint of pretense.” Following Find A Light, the band shared three additional projects—a live album and concert film, Homecoming: Live In Atlanta, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Americana/Folk Album Sales chart, a 6-song acoustic EP, The Southern Ground Sessions and Live From Capricorn Sound Studios, an EP of six covers that have ties to the studio. 

Since forming in 2001, the band has continued to tour relentlessly, building a strong and loyal community of fans. Their music has also been prominently featured in the hit television show, “Yellowstone” and they’ve performed on NBC’s “Last Call with Carson Daly.” In addition to their work as musicians, Blackberry Smoke remains committed to charitable work and has raised nearly $500,000 benefiting children’s cancer research.

1. Live It Down
2. You Hear Georgia
3. Hey Delilah
4. Ain’t The Same
5. Lonesome For A Livin’ (feat. Jamey Johnson)
6. All Rise Again (feat. Warren Haynes)
7. Old Enough To Know
8. Morningside
9. All Over The Road
10. Old Scarecrow

March 17—Catoosa, OK—Hard Rock Tulsa
March 18—Oklahoma City, OK—The Criterion
March 19—Helotes, TX—Floore’s Country Store
March 21—Tempe, AZ—Marquee Theatre
March 23—Solana Beach, CA—Belly Up (SOLD OUT)
March 25—Napa, CA—Uptown Theatre
March 26—Stateline, NV—Harrah’s Lake Tahoe
March 30—Vancouver, BC—The Commodore Ballroom
April 1—Edmonton, AB—Midway
April 2—Calgary, AB—The Palace Theatre
April 4—Winnipeg, MB—Burton Cummings Theatre
April 7—Toronto, ON—Danforth Music Hall
April 8—London, ON—London Music Hall
April 9—Ottawa, ON—Bronson Centre
April 10—Kitchener, ON—Elements
April 12—Columbus, OH—The Athenaeum Theatre
April 14—Louisville, KY—The Louisville Palace
April 15—Pelham, TN—The Caverns
April 16—Pelham, TN—The Caverns
April 23—Cherokee, NC—Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort
June 4—Ropley Landing, WV—RodneyFest 2022
June 9—Maryville, TN—The Shed
June 10—Maryville, TN—The Shed (SOLD OUT)
June 11—Maryville, TN—The Shed (SOLD OUT)