Recorded at Nashville’s RCA Studio A with Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb, the album features eleven songs including ‘King of Alabama’. Each digital pre-order comes with an immediate download of ‘King of Alabama’ and ‘Mornin’s Gonna Come’ as well as ‘Ain’t A Road Too Long’, which was released last year.
In celebration of the album, Cobb’s Ain’t A Road Too Long tour is currently underway, featuring special guest Savannah Conley. Following these headline dates, Cobb will once again join Chris Stapleton on his All-American Road Show including dates at L.A.’s The Forum, Chicago’s Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre and New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Cobb has also been confirmed for The Long Festival at Stanford Hall in Leicestershire, taking place from the 7th to 9th of September, with further UK tour dates to be announced very soon.
The new album and tour follow a breakthrough few years for Cobb, who was nominated for Best Americana Album at the 60th GRAMMY Awards for his major label debut, Shine On Rainy Day.
Released in 2016 to overwhelming acclaim, Uncut said of the album, “the work of a man who’s finally found his calling”, while Mojo said, “It would be a true tragedy if we had to wait another decade for more of his intimate, timeless music.”
Since the album’s release, Cobb was also nominated for Emerging Artist of the Year at the 2017 Americana Honors & Awards and made his television debut on CONAN.
Cobb was born in Americus, Georgia, about an hour east of Columbus, in the rural south-central part of the state. In addition to his work as an artist, Cobb is widely respected as a songwriter garnering cuts by Lee Ann Womack, Luke Bryan, The Oak Ridge Boys, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert and more.
PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS SINGLE ‘KING OF ALABAMA’
Rolling Stone: “Come for the raw twang and countrified croon; stay for the Thin Lizzy guitarmonies that punctuate the bridge, proving that Cobb still isn't unafraid to push beyond his genre's borders…”
The video (which can be watched/shared here)… “adds an appropriately surreal touch to Cobb’s tale of unruffled heroism and blue-collar nobility”
NPR Music: “Cobb, a troubadour whose classic country-rock songs are enhanced by his warm heart and keen eye… kicks out a Keith Richards-in-Muscle Shoals riff on his acoustic guitar and it melds perfectly with the organ to form a foundation that’s pure, easy locomotion. Each verse follows another like the stretch of blacktop between exits, resolving in a chorus that’s breezy and uplifting without unsettling the song’s groove. Far from maudlin… it keeps on rocking, headlights on, until the last note.”