Brent Cobb’s new song “Patina” debuts today
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Brent Cobb’s new song “Patina” debuts today



July 14, 2023—Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and musician Brent Cobb’s new song, “Patina,” written by his wife, Layne, is debuting today.

“Patina” is the second song unveiled from Cobb’s anticipated new album, Southern Starwhich will be released September 22 via Ol’ Buddy Records/Thirty Tigers (pre-order/pre-save here). Ahead of the release, the title track recently debuted, of which Rolling Stone declares, “Few artists embody the South quite like Brent Cobb,” while American Songwriter praises, “a down-home and heartfelt tune.” Watch the official music video HERE

Produced by Cobb (his first self-produced album) and recorded at Macon’s famed Capricorn Sound StudiosSouthern 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 embark on an extensive headline tour this fall with stops 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 and Nashville’s Brooklyn Bowl among many others. He will also join Luke Combs on his sold-out US stadium tour this summer as well as select dates with Whiskey Myers and The Steel Woods this year. See below for complete itinerary. 

Of the song, Cobb shares, “My wife, Layne, sent ‘Patina’ to me one night after a show during a long stretch of a tour. Sometimes if it’s an extended run, I can get in my head about worrying if I’m being the best dad and husband I can be due to being gone so much. It gets hard keeping up with it all. At least, on those nights it feels like it does. This was one of those nights. She had written it several months before and kept it to herself. All it took was the first line, the way she originally wrote it went ‘You got one hand on the wheel and one on my thigh. You got a way that makes my heart feel like it’s flyin…’ and it pulled me right out of my head and back down to earth. It took me right back to the two of us easing down dirt roads in my grandpas old Toyota, listening to Otis Redding when we were young adults just dating. All we had back then was the present moment. The only thing any of us really have is ‘right now.’ I can’t think of anything more comforting than that.”


Reflecting on the album, Cobb shares, “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.”



1. Southern Star
2. It’s a Start
                   3. Livin’ the Dream
4. Patina
5. ‘On’t Know When
6. Kick the Can
7. Devil Ain’t Done
8. When Country Came Back to Town
9. Miss Ater
10. Shade Tree


July 14—Charlotte, NC—Bank of America Stadium*
July 15—Charlotte, NC—Bank of America Stadium*
July 16—Charleston, SC—Charleston Pour House
July 20—Des Moines, IA—Lauridsen Amphitheater at Water Works Park‡
July 21—Milwaukee, WI—BMO Harris Pavilion‡
July 22—Foxborough, MA—Gillette Stadium*
July 23—Duluth, MN—Amsoil Arena‡
July 25—Grand Forks, ND—Alerus Center‡
July 28—Philadelphia, PA—Lincoln Financial Field*
July 29—Philadelphia, PA—Lincoln Financial Field*
August 17—Athens, GA—Georgia Theatre
August 18—Raleigh, NC—Lincoln Theatre
August 19—Black Mountain, NC—Silverados+
September 3—Weston, CO—Caveman Music Festival
September 9—Bristol, TN—Bristol Rhythm & Roots Festival
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
October 12—Spokane, WA—Lucky You Lounge
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
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
November 30—Lexington, KY—The Burl
December 1—Nashville, TN—Brooklyn Bowl
December 2—Lake Wales, FL—Orange Blossom Revue
January 13, 2024—Maryville, TN—The Shed
*as part of Luke Combs World Tour
‡supporting Whiskey Myers
+co-headline with The Steel Woods
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.
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