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Brent Cobb Performs “Diggin’ Holes” on Conan


Brent Cobb made his network television debut last night on CONAN performing “Diggin’ Holes.”

The performance culminates a breakthrough past year for Brent, who was recently nominated for “Emerging Artist of the Year” at the 2017 Americana Honors & Awards. The annual awards show will take place September 13 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.

After recently wrapping a sold-out European tour, Brent will tour the U.S. extensively in 2017 including over 35 dates as part of “Chris Stapleton’s All-American Road Show” as well as several shows with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill on their 2017 SOUL2SOUL Tour. Additionally, he’ll also perform at Newport Folk Festival and Pickathon. See below for complete tour details.

“Diggin’ Holes” is from Brent’s major label debut album Shine On Rainy Day, which is out now on Low Country Sound/ Elektra Records (purchase here). Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, etc.), the album was recorded live over four days in Nashville and has received overwhelming acclaim since it’s release last year.

Additionally, earlier this year, Brent visited NPR Music for a Tiny Desk Concert. The full concert can be viewed/shared here. Of the performance, NPR’s music Lars Gotrich praises, “precisely crafted phrases amid simple-yet-rich melodies…the words shimmer like a tall glass of sweet tea in the late-morning sun when he strings together a particularly consonant phrase…”

Of the music and working with producer (and cousin) Dave Cobb, Brent comments,

It’s not as good as it’s going to get. But if it’s the last thing that I ever do, if I died the day after it came out, then thank God I was able to record it because the songs and the production, it was everything I wanted to say. Finally.

Dave adds,

I wanted to work with Brent for very selfish reasons. When he lifts a pen and opens his mouth, it sounds like home. I did his record because he’s part of the fabric of South Georgia and the soundtrack to my family. Pure rural country soul filled music.”

Born in Ellaville, GA (population 1,609), Brent moved to Nashville in 2008 and has since found widespread success as a writer with songs recorded by Lambert (“Old Shit”), Kenny Chesney (“Don’t It”), Luke Bryan (“Tailgate Blues”), David Nail (“Grandpa’s Farm”), Kellie Pickler (“Rockaway”) and Eli Young Band (“Go Outside and Dance”) among others.


June 22—Tulsa, OK—BOK Center*

June 23—Chattanooga, TN—Revelry Room

June 24—Macon, GA—Cox Capitol Theatre

June 25—Atlanta, GA—Terminal West

July 13—Abingdon, VA—Abingdon Music Experience

July 14—Mansfield, MA—Xfinity Center*

July 15—Hartford, CT—The XFINITY Theatre*

July 16—Darien Lake, NY—Darien Lake Performing Arts Center*

July 20—Holmdel, NJ—P.N.C. Bank Arts Center*

July 21—Wantagh, NY—Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater*

July 22—Bristow, VA—Jiffy Lube Live*

July 28—Newport, RI—Newport Folk Fest

August 3—Duluth, MN—AMSOIL Arena* (SOLD OUT)

August 5—St. Louis, MO—Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*

August 6—Happy Valley, OR—Pickathon

August 10—Hershey, PA—Giant Center*

August 11—Pittsburgh, PA—KeyBank Pavilion*

August 12—Philadelphia, PA—BB&T Pavilion*

August 17—Toronto, ON—Budweiser Stage*

August 18—Cleveland, OH—Blossom Music Center*

August 19—Clarkston, MI—DTE Energy Music Theatre* (SOLD OUT)

August 25—Gilford, NH—Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion*

August 26—Gilford, NH—Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion*

September 7—Columbus, OH—Nationwide Arena†

September 8—Auburn Hills, MI—The Palace Of Auburn Hills†

September 9—Fort Wayne, IN—War Memorial†

September 15—Southaven, MS—BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove*

September 16—Birmingham, AL—Oak Mountain Amphitheatre* (SOLD OUT)

October 5—Moline, IL—iWireless Center*

October 6—Des Moines, IA—Wells Fargo Arena*

October 7—St Paul, MN—Xcel Energy Center*

October 13—Nashville, TN—Bridgestone Arena* (SOLD OUT)

October 14—Nashville, TN—Bridgestone Arena*

October 19—Baton Rouge, LA—Raising Cane’s River Center Arena* (SOLD OUT)

October 20—San Antonio, TX—AT&T Center*

October 21—Bossier City, LA—CenturyLink Center* (SOLD OUT)

October 26—Austin, TX—Austin360 Amphitheater*

October 27—Houston, TX—Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman*

October 28—Dallas, TX—Starplex Pavilion*

November 2—Charleston, WV—Charleston Civic Center* (SOLD OUT)

November 3—Columbus, OH—Nationwide Arena*

November 4—Grand Rapids, MI—Van Andel Arena*

November 10—Tampa, FL—MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre*

November 11—Jacksonville, FL—Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena*

November 16—Little Rock, AR—Verizon Arena*

November 18—Omaha, NE—CenturyLink Center Omaha*

*appearing with Chris Stapleton

†SOUL2SOUL Tour with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill


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