Blackberry Smoke

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Blackberry Smoke
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Blackberry Smoke performing in 2018
Background information
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Years active2000–present
Labels BamaJam, Southern Ground, Rounder Records, 3 Legged Records, Earache Records(Europe)
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 and two live albums.


Music career

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 Blackberry Smoke in 2012.jpg
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


Studio albums

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsSales
US Country




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

Live albums

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsSales
US Country

Leave a Scar, Live: North Carolina
  • Release date: July 8, 2014
  • Label: 3 Legged Records
Homecoming/Live in Atlanta [32]
  • Release date: November 15, 2019
  • Label: Earache Records
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Extended plays

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


YearTitlePeak positionsAlbum
US Country Airplay
2009"Good One Comin' On"Little Piece of Dixie
2013"Pretty Little Lie"46The Whippoorwill
"Ain't Much Left of Me"
2015"Living in the Song"Holding All the Roses
2016"Waiting for the Thunder"Like an Arrow
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

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"

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