Brent Cobb’s “Shine on Rainy Day” nominated for Best Americana Album at 60th GRAMMYs

NASHVILLE, Tn. (Nov. 28, 2017) – Brent Cobb is nominated for Best Americana Album at the 60th GRAMMY Awards for his major label debut, “Shine On Rainy Day.”

Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb, “Shine On Rainy Day” was released last year to overwhelming acclaim on Low Country Sound/Elektra Records. Of the album, The Tennessean declares, “…an outstanding piece of work and a collection of true, country songs,” while WXPN World Café asserts, “…a gorgeous solo album that promises to place him in the top echelon of this century’s young troubadours…”

The GRAMMY nomination caps off a breakthrough year for Cobb, who will embark on his largest headline tour to date in 2018. The “Ain’t A Road Too Long” tour will kick off Feb. 16 at Memphis’ 1884 Lounge and includes stops at Atlanta’s The Earl, Birmingham’s WorkPlay, Washington D.C.’s DC9, Philadelphia’s Boot & Saddle and New York’s Mercury Lounge among many others. Tickets for the newly announced shows are on sale now. See below for complete tour details.

The headline tour takes its name from Cobb’s new single, “Ain’t A Road Too Long,” which was produced by Dave Cobb. Of the song NPR Music’s Ann Powers praises, “…an anthem for the laborers who make music possible—a funny, sweet and funky talking blues in which Cobb counts his blessings while acknowledging the sweat equity it took to secure them…Cobb and his collaborators find transcendence in soul’s leavening and the grease of rock ‘n’ roll.”

Cobb was born in Americus, Ga., 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 Luke Bryan, The Oak Ridge Boys, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert and more.

Cobb was featured earlier this year in the first weekly edition of Wick’s Picks.

BRENT COBB CONFIRMED TOUR DATES

  • Dec. 31—Macon, Ga.—Cox Capitol Theatre
  • Jan. 18—Greenville, Sc.—Bon Secours Wellness Arena*
  • Jan. 19—Orlando, Fl.—Amway Center*
  • Jan. 20—Atlanta, Ga.—Infinite Energy Center*
  • Feb. 4-11—11th Annual Cayamo Cruise: A Journey Through Song
  • Feb. 16—Memphis, Tn.—1884 Lounge
  • Feb. 17—Jackson, Ms.—Duling Hall
  • Feb. 18—Mobile, Al.—Callaghan’s Irish Social Club
  • March 1—Chattanooga, Tn.—Revelry Room
  • March 2—Atlanta, Ga.—The Earl
  • March 3—Birmingham, Al.—WorkPlay
  • March 20—Toronto, Ontario—Horseshoe Tavern
  • March 21—Detroit, Mi.—The Shelter
  • March 22—Evanston, Il.—SPACE
  • March 23—St. Paul, Mi.—Turf Club
  • March 24—Kansas City, Mo.—Knucklehead’s
  • March 25—St. Louis, Mo.—Off Broadway
  • March 27—Indianapolis, In.—Hi-Fi
  • March 28—Louisville, Ky.—Zanzabar
  • March 29—Asheville, Nc.—Grey Eagle Tavern
  • March 30—Raleigh, Nc.—The Pour House Music Hall
  • March 31—Washington, D.C—DC9
  • April 3—Philadelphia, Pa.—Boot & Saddle
  • April 4—New York, Ny.—Mercury Lounge
  • April 6—South Burlington, Vt.—Higher Ground
  • April 7—Allston, Ma.—Great Scott
  • April 8—Uncasville, Ct.—Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun Resort
  • April 10—Columbus, Oh.—The Basement
  • April 11—Pittsburgh, Pa.—Club Café
  • April 12—Charlottesville, Va.—The Southern
  • April 13—Charlotte, Nc.—Neighborhood Theatre
  • April 14—Savannah, Ga.—Savannah Music Festival

*as part of Miranda Lambert’s Livin’ Like Hippies Tour

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