MAJOR LABEL DEBUT TO BE RELEASED OCTOBER 7, PRODUCED BY DAVE COBB
FALL TOUR WITH ANDERSON EAST CONFIRMED, SUPPORTING CHRIS STAPLETON IN NASHVILLE
“…WHAT PROMISES TO BE COBB’S BREAKOUT LP AS A SINGER-SONGWRITER.”
“Shine On Rainy Day,” the title track of Brent Cobb’s anticipated new full-length album, premiered yesterday at Noisey and can now be heard/shared HERE. Of the song, the site praises, “It’s a soft, acoustic ballad, different from what you may have already heard fr om Cobb. The Georgia-born singer/songwriter has a knack for joyous, energetic songs that celebrate life and the good things in it.” Watch Brent perform the song live HERE.
Out October 7 on Low Country Sound/Elektra Records, Shine On Rainy Day is now available for pre-order, which comes with an immediate download of the title track as well as the album tracks “Black Crow” and “Solving Problems.”
Already receiving acclaim, NPR Music’s Ann Powers praises, “‘Solving Problems’ is emblematic of the calm insights Cobb offers on Shine On Rainy Day, an album genuinely worthy of comparisons to often-invoked names like Jesse Winchester and Kris Kristofferson,” while WXPN’s World Café recently featured Brent on the renowned program declaring, “…a gorgeous solo album that promises to place him in the top echelon of this century’s young troubadours” (listen to the full session here).
Produced by Grammy Award-winning produc er Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, etc.), the album was recorded live over four days in Nashville.
In celebration of the release, Brent will embark on an extensive tour this fall supporting Anderson East and, on October 15, will join Chris Stapleton for a special show at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheatre. See below for complete details.
Of the music and working with producer (and cousin) Dave Cobb, Brent comments, “It’s not as good as it’s going to get. But if it’s the last thing that I ever do, if I died the day after it came out, then thank God I was able to record it because the songs and the production, it was everything I wanted to say. Finally.”
Dave adds, “I wanted to work with Brent for very selfish reasons. When he lifts a pen and opens his mouth, it sounds like home. I did his record because he’s part of the fabric of South Georgia and the soundtrack to my family. Pure rural country soul filled music.”
Earlier this year, Brent was featured on Dave’s widely praised Southern Family compilation—contributing the song “Down Home” and writing the standout “Sweet By & By,” which was recorded by Miranda Lambert. Of “Down Home,” Wide Open Country declares, “…one of the most earnest and accurate retellings of everyday life in rural Georgia. The mixture of Cobb’s charming southern drawl, brilliant storytelling and flawless production melds into a track that is impossible to resist.”
Born in Ellaville, GA (population 1,609), Brent moved to Nashville in 2008 and has since found widespread success as a writer with songs recorded by Lambert (“Old Shit”), Kenny Chesney (“Don’t It”), Luke Bryan (“Tailgate Blues”), David Nail (“Grandpa’s Farm& rdquo;), Kellie Pickler (“Rockaway”) and Eli Young Band (“Go Outside and Dance”) among others.
SHINE ON RAINY DAY TRACK LIST
1. Solving Problems
2. South Of Atlanta
3. The World
4. Diggin’ Holes
5. Country Bound
6. Traveling Poor Boy
7. Shine On Rainy Day
8. Let The Rain Come Down
9. Down In The Gulley
10. Black Crow
BRENT COBB CONFIRMED TOUR DATES
September 23—Nashville, TN—AmericanaFest
September 27—Ann Arbor, MI—Blind Pig*
September 30—Madison, WI—High Noon Saloon*
October 1—St. Louis, MO—Off Broadway*
October 2—Memphis, TN—1884 Lounge*
October 4—Little Rock, AR—Revolution Music Room*
October 6—Fayetteville, AR—George’s Majestic Lounge*
October 7—Dallas, TX—Club Dada*
October 8—Houston, TX—Studio at Warehouse*
October 11– Jackson, MS—Duling Hall*
October 14—Athens, GA—Georgia Theatre*
October 15—Nashville, TN—Ascend Amphitheatre†
October 18—Nashville, TN—Grimeys (in-store performance)
November 3—Mobile, AL—Moe’s*
November 6—Macon, GA—Cox Capitol Theatre*
November 8—Wilmington, NC—Brooklyn Arts Center*
November 9—Alexandria, VA—The Birchmere*
November 11—Charlotte, NC—The Underground* ;
November 12—Raleigh, NC—The Pour House Music Hall*
November 13—Ardmore, PA—The Ardmore Music Hall
November 14—Charlotte, NC—The Underground
November 15—Columbus, OH—The A&R Music Bar*
November 17—Ithaca, NY—The Haunt*
Nove mber 18—Toronto, ON—The Velvet Underground*
November 19—Cleveland, OH—Beachland Ballroom*
November 20—Grand Rapids, MI—The Stache @ The Intersection*
*appearing with Anderson East
†appearing with Chris Stapleton
- Brent Cobb’s “Solving Problems” live acoustic video premieres at American Songwriter
- BRENT COBB’S SHINE ON RAINY DAY OUT TODAY TO WIDESPREAD ACCLAIM
- DAVE COBB’S "SOUTHERN FAMILY" COMPILATION NOMINATED AT “THE 50TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS”
- CHRIS STAPLETON NOMINATED FOR FIVE CMA AWARDS INCLUDING “ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR”
- LORI MCKENNA’S “HUMBLE & KIND” NOMINATED FOR CMA “SONG OF THE YEAR"
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