Blackberry Smoke Debut at No. 1 on Billboard Country Albums Chart
Blackberry Smoke's future is coming up roses. The country-rock group's latest album, Holding All the Roses, sold more than 19,500 copies in its first week, making it the No. 1 album on the Billboard Country Albums Chart.
Holding All the Roses is the band's fourth studio album, their first to debut in the top spot. But according to lead singer Charlie Starr, Blackberry Smoke knew early on that their latest project, produced by Brendan O'Brien, was something special.
"We want to make a different record every time, if we can," Starr tells The Boot. "It’s not an easy thing to capture live energy on tape, and some people beat their brains out trying to do it, and then a lot of people will learn that the studio itself is just a different instrument ... [We wanted to make a record with] more textures, more tone, more light and shade, you know? And so that’s what we did. I think we achieved that."
The five-man band beat out Sam Hunt's Montevallo, Jason Aldean's Old Boots, New Dirt, Florida Georgia Line's Anything Goes and Miranda Lambert's Platinum, which round out the Top 5, to take the top spot.
The group will spend the next several months crossing the country in support of their latest album, including stops in Missouri, Colorado, Nebraska and Iowa. See all of their upcoming shows here.
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