The Allman Betts Band have announced a new record, Bless Your Heart, due out Aug. 28. In addition, the band has announced that they will share the first single from the record, “Magnolia Road” tomorrow, June 19, along with a music video which will premiere on their YouTube channel.
“I think we definitely challenged ourselves, pushed ourselves artistically, and widened the spectrum on all levels. We wanted something that was a little more sweeping. A deeper experience,” said guitarist Duane Betts via press release. “I hope what people hear on Bless Your Heart is a band that’s having a love affair with being a band,” Devon Allman added.
The record is the band’s second effort; their debut album, Down to the River, was released in June of 2019. According to a press release, “If Down to the River was the sound of the band’s combustible sparks igniting, then Bless Your Heart is their bonfire, built for the summer of 2020 and beyond; a double-album follow-up fueled by road-forged camaraderie and telepathic musical intensity, vibrantly reflecting the individual and collective experiences of these seven, all drawing inspiration from the band’s symbolic hometown- a place Devon Allman calls ‘the United States of Americana.'”
To pre-order/pre-save Bless Your Heart, click here.