September 22, 2023—Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and musician Brent Cobb’s anticipated new album, Southern Star, is out today via Ol’ Buddy Records/Thirty Tigers. Stream/purchase HERE.

Critical acclaim for Southern Star:

“Few artists embody the South quite like Brent Cobb…he summons the easygoing vibes and sounds of his native Georgia”—Rolling Stone

“A true songwriting craftsman with a disarming drawl and plainspoken lyricism, Cobb’s music often feels like it exudes a sense of authenticity and tradition”—No Depression

“Cobb’s here to entertain…the sun may rise in the east and set in the west, but Cobb’s ears are tuned to the music of the South.”—PopMatters

“down-home and heartfelt”—American Songwriter

“features Cobb’s honeyed vocals, a vintage tone on the keys, straightforward acoustic strumming, and a light percussion touch”—The Bluegrass Situation

“He’s a truly talented and authentic country artist, in addition to being an incredible songwriter.”—Whiskey Riff

“a sound reminiscent of a true country classic”—Country Now

Produced by Cobb (his first self-produced album) and recorded at Macon’s famed Capricorn Sound Studios, Southern Star is a love-letter to Cobb’s southern roots, filled with the sounds and stories of his home state of Georgia. Across these ten tracks, featuring local Georgia musicians, Cobb finds beauty in the small moments, as he explores seemingly simple themes with his signature southern electric sound and lyrical depth.

In celebration of the new music, Cobb will kick off his extensive headline tour next week, which includes shows at Austin’s Parish, Dallas’ Studio at The Factory, Los Angeles’ Troubadour, San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall, New York’s Bowery Ballroom, Cambridge’s The Sinclair, Lexington’s The Burl, Atlanta’s Terminal West, Macon’s Hargray Capitol Theatre (sold out) and Nashville’s Brooklyn Bowl among many others. See below for complete itinerary.

Of the album, Cobb reflects, “You know how when you’re growing up, you’re told that if you ever get lost out there, look for the northern star to help find direction back home? Well, I’m from Georgia. So, I always look for the southern star. This album, the songs, the sounds… it’s all a product of where I’m from both musically and environmentally. Historically and presently that place also happens to be the same place that cultivated a good many of the most influential artists in the whole world of music. Music as we know it would not exist without the American south. It’s funky and sentimental. It’s simple and complex.”

Based in Ellaville, GA, Cobb has released four albums to date including his 2022 debut gospel record, And Now Let’s Turn To Page…, and 2020’s Keep ‘Em On They Toes, which led Rolling Stone to call him, “an enlightened figure, blessed with the gift of finding purpose and meaning in the smallest of details.” Additionally, Vice declared, “as strong of a songwriter as ever” and American Songwriter proclaimed, “With Keep ‘Em On They Toes…the philosophical songwriter/artist arrives.”

In addition to his work as an artist, Cobb is also an esteemed songwriter with cuts by Miranda Lambert, Luke Combs, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Riley Green, Little Big Town, Hailey Whitters, Whiskey Myers and many more. He also released his first children’s book, Little Stuff, in 2021, which was written as a reflection on what’s truly important in life and was inspired by Cobb’s song of the same name from his album, Keep ‘Em On They Toes.

For more information, please contact Asha Goodman 615.320.7753,
Catherine Snead 615.320.7753, Carla Sacks 212.741.1000 at Sacks & Co.

1. Just A Closer Walk With Thee
2. When It’s My Time
3. In The Garden
4. Are You Washed in the Blood?
5. Softly and Tenderly
6. Old Rugged Cross
7. We Shall Rise
8. Old Country Church
9. Blessed Be The Tie That Binds

September 28 /// Houston, TX /// Last Concert Cafe
September 29 /// Austin, TX /// Parish
September 30 /// Dallas, TX /// Studio at The Factory
October 1 /// Santa Fe, NM /// Tumbleroot Brewery
October 3 /// Los Angeles, CA /// Troubadour
October 4 /// San Francisco, CA /// Great American Music Hall
October 6 /// Monterey, CA /// Rebels & Renegades
October 8 /// Portland, OR /// Aladdin Theater
October 9 /// Seattle, WA /// Tractor Tavern (SOLD OUT)
October 11 /// Spokane, WA /// District Bar (SOLD OUT)
October 13 /// Columbia Falls, MT /// The Coop
October 14 /// Bozeman, MT /// The Rialto
October 15 /// Boulder, CO /// Fox Theatre
October 17 /// Omaha, NE /// The Waiting Room
October 18 /// Kansas City, MO /// Knuckleheads (SOLD OUT)
October 20 /// St. Louis, MO /// Off Broadway
October 21 /// Loudon, TN /// Windy Hill Farm and Preserve
November 2 /// Charlotte, NC /// Neighborhood Theatre
November 3 /// Charlottesville, VA /// Jefferson Theater
November 5 /// Washington, DC /// The Hamilton Live
November 6 /// Cambridge, MA /// The Sinclair
November 7 /// New York, NY /// Bowery Ballroom
November 8 /// Ardmore, PA /// Ardmore Music Hall
November 10 /// Pittsburgh, PA /// Thunderbird Café
November 11 /// Wyandotte, MI /// District 142
November 12 /// Toronto, ON /// Horseshoe Tavern
November 15 /// Birmingham, AL /// Saturn
November 16 /// Chattanooga, TN /// Barrelhouse Ballroom
November 17 /// Atlanta, GA /// Terminal West
November 18 /// Macon, GA /// Hargray Capitol Theatre (SOLD OUT)
November 30 /// Lexington, KY /// The Burl
December 1 /// Nashville, TN /// Brooklyn Bowl
December 2 /// Lake Wales, FL /// Orange Blossom Revue
December 6 /// Akron, OH /// Akron Civic Theatre
December 8 /// Fort Wayne, IN /// Embassy Theatre
December 9 /// Rockford, IL /// Coronado Performing Arts Center