Acclaimed American rock band Blackberry Smoke’s new song, “All Rise Again,” featuring special guest Warren Haynes, is debuting today. Watch/share the official music video, filmed at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A, HERE.
Of the song, lead singer Charlie Starr shares, “Warren and I were on the phone one night during the lockdown. We were talking about how much writing we were doing since we couldn’t actually leave the house, so we decided to write some stuff together. ‘All Rise Again’ was the first thing that came out.”
The track is the latest unveiled from the band’s highly anticipated new album, You Hear Georgia, which will be released May 28 via Thirty Tigers (pre-order here) and marks their 20th anniversary as a group. With the addition of producer Dave Cobb, a fellow Georgian, You Hear Georgia pays homage to the band’s deep respect for their roots. Across the album’s ten songs, Blackberry Smoke continues to embody Georgia’s rich musical legacy as they have for the past two decades, honoring the people, places and sounds of their home state.
Ahead of the release, the band has released three additional album tracks: “Ain’t The Same,” “Hey Delilah” and “You Hear Georgia,” of which Starr reflects, “Lyrically, the song is about the South being misunderstood. It’s obviously a rough and tumble world, and there’s a lot of bad people. But there’s a lot of good people too. It started with the idea of how people might have a preconceived opinion of you because of a thick Southern accent, then expanded into the reality of how some people just seem to have such a hard time getting along, thanks to political or religious views, or simply what part of the country you come from.”
In addition to Blackberry Smoke—Starr (vocals, guitar), Richard Turner (bass, vocals), Brit Turner (drums), Paul Jackson (guitar, vocals) and Brandon Still (keyboards)—the album features Benji Shanks (guitar) and Preston Holcomb (percussion) as well as special guests Jamey Johnson (“Lonesome For A Livin’”), Warren Haynes (“All Rise Again”) and The Black Bettys (background vocals).