Brent Cobb and Ram Team Up for Documentary

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Brent Cobb is featured in “Long Live the Storytellers,” a new documentary-style video series created by Ram Trucks. The first episode in the series is premiering today at Rolling Stone Country. Watch HERE. Filmed in Nashville with Greg “Freddy” Camalier (Music Shoals), the series chronicles the process of creating Cobb’s new single “Ain’t A Road Too Long,” which will be released on September 15 on Low Country Sound/Elektra Records. While getting to know Cobb with this intimate look into his musical process, “Long Live the Storytellers” also features songwriting insights from the perspective of lauded music producers, musicians, and writers, including Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb and songwriter/musician Dan Penn. Brent explains, “[Being a part of Ram’s ‘Long Live the Storytellers’] campaign is important to me because I’ve been writing songs my whole life. I was born into it. Professionally, I’ve been making a living at it for over a decade and any breaks I’ve had along the way have been because of the songs I’ve written.” Adding, “It takes drive to stay on that road, figuratively as well as literally. The first truck I ever toured in was a Ram. We toured in it all over the country. A lot of artists before me had used the same truck, so by the time it got to us it had been rode hard. As hard as it had been rode, it still got us where we needed to go. Ram understands that drive.” ABOUT BRENT COBB Brent Cobb was born in Americus, Georgia about an hour east of Columbus, in the rural south-central part of the state. His breakthrough major label debut album, Shine On Rainy Day, was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell) and was released in 2016 on Low Country Sound/Elektra Records. Since its release, the album has continued to garner overwhelming acclaim leading to a recent Americana Honors & Awards nomination for “Emerging Artist of the Year” as well as a break-out television debut on CONAN. After recently wrapping a sold-out European tour, Brent is currently in the midst of an extensive U.S. tour including over 35 dates as part of “Chris Stapleton’s All-American Road Show” as well as several shows with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill on their 2017 SOUL2SOUL Tour. In addition to his work as an artist, Brent is widely respected as a songwriter garnering cuts by Luke Bryan, The Oak Ridge Boys, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert and more. ABOUT RAM TRUCK BRAND Since its launch as a stand-alone division in 2009, the Ram Truck brand has steadily emerged as an industry leader with America’s longest-lasting line of pickups. Creating a distinct identity for Ram trucks has allowed the brand to concentrate on core customers and the features they find valuable. Whether focusing on a family that uses a Ram 1500 day-in and day-out, a hard-working Ram 3500 Heavy Duty owner or a business that depends on its Ram ProMaster commercial van every day for deliveries, Ram has the truck market covered. BRENT COBB CONFIRMED TOUR DATES August 17—Toronto, ON—Budweiser Stage* August 18—Cleveland, OH—Blossom Music Center* Continue reading

BRENT COBB’S NPR MUSIC TINY DESK CONCERT PREMIERES

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CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM SHINE ON RAINY DAY OUT NOW TOUR DATES CONFIRMED WITH CHRIS STAPLETON, LITTLE BIG TOWN, NIKKI LANE AND THE CADILLAC THREE AS WELL AS AN APPEARANCE AT STAGECOACH. Brent Cobb’s NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert premieres today and is now available to view here. Of the performance, NPR’s music Lars Gotrich praises, “precisely crafted phrases amid simple-yet-rich melodies…the words shimmer like a tall glass of sweet tea in the late-morning sun when he strings together a particularly consonant phrase…” The concert includes performances of “Solving Problems,” “Down in the Gulley,” “Country Bound” and “Shine On Rainy Day,” which are all featured on Brent’s acclaimed major label debut album, Shine On Rainy Day, now available on Low Country Sound/Elektra Records (purchase here). Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, etc.), the album was recorded live over four days in Nashville and has received overwhelming acclaim since it’s release last year… “…a trait that pushes all the right buttons throughout the ten tracks on this impressive effort that proves these relatives with impeccable musical synergy have more than just bloodlines in common.”—American Songwriter “…it harkens back to the early ‘70s when country music collided with folk-rock in the music of Glen Campbell, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Gram Parsons, and others. It’s a stellar set the Cobb cousins have offered up.” —Folk Alley, Best of 2016 “Brent Cobb paints the joy and sadness of rural life in stunning detail…”—Nashville Scene “A blend of attitude and inspiration, Shine on Rainy Day may be the ideal antidote for today’s troubling times.”—No Depression “…masterfully understated wit…”—NPR Music “…a modest sort of perfection: homey, comforting, steadfast.”—Rolling Stone, 40 Best Country Albums of 2016 “…what promises to be cobb’s breakout LP as a singer-songwriter.”—Rolling Stone “The new record is an outstanding piece of work and a collection of true, country songs.”—The Tennessean “This is one softly understated collection of country songs from a guy who makes a living writing for more commercial country artists. The front-porch feel and the ease of Brent Cobb’s playing make for a simple and beautiful album.” —WXPN World Café, David Dye’s Top 10 Albums of 2016 “…a gorgeous solo album that promises to place him in the top echelon of this century’s young troubadours…”—WXPN World Café Brent is currently in the midst of an extensive worldwide tour including upcoming dates supporting Chris Stapleton, Nikki Lane, The Cadillac Three, and Little Big Town as well as an appearance at Stagecoach. See below for complete tour 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, Continue reading

US country sensation Brent Cobb announces UK debut ‘Shine On RainyDay’

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Georgia native Brent Cobb has announced the release of his new single ‘Shine On Rainy Day’, which is taken from his debut album of the same name, to be released in the UK next year. Having just been on tour with Anderson East and a recent support slot with Chris Stapleton, Brent will be bringing his soulful Southern charm to the UK for a number of dates in January. January 2017 Thurs 26th – The Slaughtered Lamb, London Fri 27th – Castle Hotel , Manchester Sun 29th – O2 ABC, Glasgow Released in the US earlier this year to widespread critical acclaim, Shine On Rainy Day is an album Brent’s been trying to make for a decade and saw him enlist the help of his cousin and fellow Georgian, Dave Cobb, the Grammy Award-winning producer (Chris Stapleton, Jamey Johnson, Sturgill Simpson and Jason Isbell). LISTEN TO THE ALBUM VIA SPOTIFY HERE Brent wanted to record an album that felt Southern, though not the kind of Southern you might expect. Neither Southern rock nor mainstream country, the sound sits somewhere on the wide bandwidth that exists between the two and sees Brent alternating between light and dark by channeling his influences of rural life. Cousin Dave helped him find the right vibe, full of blue-eyed soul, country funk and the kind of swamp boogie sounds that predominated pop in the 1960s and early 1970s. The album carries something of a Southern Gothic narrative, alternating between dark visions and self-deprecating scenes of black humour that bubble up in laugh-or-cry moments. He chose the album’s title after a friend heard ‘Shine On Rainy Day’ following a family tragedy and mentioned how powerful it was to him. “When you have a bad storm that hits, the next day the trees are in full bloom and the grass is greener and lightning cleans the air up,” Brent said. “My friend called me up out of the blue and said that song hit him so hard. It’s talking about a rainy day, they’re going through a real life rainy day.” 2017 is set to be a busy year for Brent. As well as his UK dates in January, ahead of his forthcoming album release, he’ll also be out on the road across the US supporting the likes of Chris Stapleton, The Cadillac Three, Little Big Town, Nikki Lane and playing California’s Stagecoach Festival and the Newport Folk Festival. “…what promises to be Cobb’s breakout LP as a singer-songwriter.”— Rolling Stone “…masterfully understated wit…”— NPR Music “It’s a soft, acoustic ballad, different from what you may have already heard from Cobb. The Georgia-born singer/songwriter has a knack for joyous, energetic songs that celebrate life and the good things in it.”— Noisey “Let me just say that Brent Cobb is pretty damn good.”— Sounds Like Nashville WEBSITE FACEBOOK TWITTER INSTAGRAM  

BRENT COBB’S SHINE ON RAINY DAY OUT TODAY TO WIDESPREAD ACCLAIM

ALBUM PRODUCED BY DAVE COBB SIRIUS/XM OUTLAW COUNTRY SPECIAL AIRING THIS WEEKEND – ON TOUR WITH ANDERSON EAST THIS FALL, SUPPORTING CHRIS STAPLETON IN NASHVILLE Brent Cobb’s highly anticipated major label debut, Shine On Rainy Day, is out today on Low Country Sound/Elektra Records (purchase here). Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, etc.), the album was recorded live over four days in Nashville. In celebration of the release, Sirius/XM’s Outlaw Country will air an exclusive hour-long conversation with Brent and Dave this weekend. More information is available at www.siriusxm. com/outlawcountry. Brent is currently in the midst of an extensive nationwide tour supporting Anderson East and, on October 15, will join Chris Stapleton for a special show at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheatre. See below for complete tour details. Recent critical acclaim for Shine On Rainy Day… “…what promises to be Cobb’s breakout LP as a singer-songwriter.”—Rolling Stone “…masterfully understated wit…”—NPR Music “…a gift for teasing out the textures of a place, not only through the richness of his written descriptions, but also through the cultivated naturalness in the feel of his music.”—NPR Music &ldquo ;…a gorgeous solo album that promises to place him in the top echelon of this century’s young troubadours…”—WXPN World Café “The simply produced, largely acoustic Shine On Rainy Day is reminiscent of Kris Kristofferson’s debut for its importance, of Billy Joe Shaver for its down-home intelligence and even of James Taylor for its deceptively lazy delivery.”—WXPN World Cafe “…a trait that pushes all the right buttons throughout the ten tracks on this impressive effort that proves these relatives with impeccable musical synergy have more than just bloodlines in common.”—American Songwriter “Brent Cobb paints the joy and sadness of rural life in stunning detail…” —Nashville Scene “It’s a soft, acoustic ballad, different from what you may have already heard from Cobb. The Georgia-born singer/songwriter has a knack for joyous, energetic songs that celebrate life and the good things in it.”—Noisey “A blend of attitude and inspirat ion, Shine on Rainy Day may be the ideal antidote for today’s troubling times.”—No Depression “Let me just say that Brent Cobb is pretty damn good.”—Sounds Like Nashville “Brent Cobb’s debut supplies more heart, honesty and depth than nearly any other release so far this year.”—Wide Open Country 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 Continue reading

Brent Cobb’s “Solving Problems” live acoustic video premieres at American Songwriter

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BRENT COBB’S “SOLVING PROBLEMS” LIVE ACOUSTIC VIDEO PREMIERES AT AMERICAN SONGWRITER MAJOR LABEL DEBUT SHINE ON RAINY DAY TO BE RELEASED OCTOBER 7, PRODUCED BY DAVE COBB FALL TOUR WITH ANDERSON EAST CONFIRMED, SUPPORTING CHRIS STAPLETON IN NASHVILLE “…A GORGEOUS SOLO ALBUM THAT PROMISES TO PLACE HIM IN THE TOP ECHELON OF THIS CENTURY’S YOUNG TROUBADOURS…” A new live acoustic video of Brent Cobb performing “Solving Problems” is premiering today at American Songwriter and can be viewed/shared HERE. “Solving Problems” is the lead track from Cobb’s anticipated major label debut, Shine On Rainy Day, which is out October 7 on Low Country Sound/Elektra Records (pre-order). 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.” Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer 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.” Already receiving notice, Brent was recently featured on WXPN’s World Café (listen to the full session here), while Rolling Stone featured him as one of their “30 Must-See Acts” at CMA Fest 2016, asserting, “Live, he’s every bit the charming raconteur, setting up catchy rural anthems that have the loose and earthy feel of a front porch sing-along.” Additionally, 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”), Kellie Pickler (“Rockaway”) and Eli Young Band (“Go Outside and Dance”) Continue reading

Brent Cobb Love On Me Video

Brent Cobb Premiers His Fireside Sessions With “Love On Me.” I first heard Brent Cobb about a year ago, by complete accident. I listened to more of his music and shortly after got myself an interview and saw a live show. I have been a fan ever since. Him putting out these Firside Sessions, proves to me even more that I am a fan of what he does. “These first Fireside Sessions are something I wanted to do that felt like home to me,” said Brent to Country Music Is Love. “Pickin’ around a fire is something we all do a lot of back home in Georgia. ‘Love On Me’ is a fun song for it. I’m pretty sure I used that line ‘fall in love on me’ on my wife. It worked.” “Love On Me,” Cobb’s current single, is the first of many videos for this ongoing series. The song was co-written by Cobb and Jason Saenz and the video was directed by Reid Long. Pick up Cobb’s EP now and to find more info on him visit BrentCobb.net. Watch: Brent Cobb’s Fireside Session of “Love On Me”.

Brent Cobb Love On Me-New Single

Brent Cobb’s “Love On Me” Is Now Available On iTunes. Do yourself a favor and pick up Brent Cobb’s latest single, “Love On Me.” The song is great and I promise you’ll take a liking to it! Some of you might be asking yourself if you know who this Cobb character is…you do! Not only is he a singer, he is a successful songwriter. He has been known to write tunes for the Eli Young Band, Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Kellie Pickler and more! To learn more on Cobb read this article HERE!

Getting To Know Brent Cobb

For Those Of You Who Haven’t Had The Pleasure…This Is Brent Cobb! Mushroom Country…now I’m not describing an area behind the house where you can find some Morels to fry up…I’m talking about a term used to describe Brent Cobb’s style of music! Curious as to what that might be? Well, last week I spoke a little with the Ellaville, Georgia boy to figure it out for myself. First of all, the boy can write! The first time I heard one of his songs I loved the instrumental side, but as soon as I started to listen to the words I was grinning from ear to ear. The lyrics that he comes up with are very honest and have a fantastic flow. I have had “I’ve Been Known,” one of his more recent singles, stuck in my head for about 5 days straight and I strongly suggest you take a listen! Cobb recorded his first album, No Place Left To Leave, with Shooter Jennings and his band The 357’s. It was released in 2006 and had some great things come from it. “Bar, Guitar and a Honky Tonk Crowd” was a part of this album and later was recorded by Whiskey Myers. The title track, “No Place To Leave,” has that steel sound (which I love!) and reminds me a lot of something Dwight Yoakam would do (again, I love!). “Butterfly” has more of an edge to it, but easily manages to keep a country feel. Cobb really has a gift and a passion in the writing department, he said he could write songs all day and all night long, it just comes natural. Not only does he write killer songs for himself, but he loves doing it for other people! Luke Bryan’s “Tailgate Blues,” Kellie Pickler’s “Rockaway” and Eli Young Band’s “Go Outside & Dance” are just a few of Cobb’s creations. There is no doubt that his family was some of the biggest influences when it comes to his music. Being only 5 or 6 years old, he remembers watching his Daddy and Uncle writing a song, “Country Bound,” one Christmas in Cleveland, OH. His dad being from the south and his mom from the north, and the mixture of those two lifestyles has created a fine example of “Rural Music” and put simply, a talented artist. If you hear that he is going to be in your neck of the woods, do yourself a favor and catch a Brent Cobb show! Trust me, they are a blast! Be looking for some more information on his spring/summer plans (touring wise) in the near future! And don’t forget, you can find No Place Left To Leave on iTunes now!