THE ALLMAN BETTS BAND RELEASE NEW SINGLE
“PALE HORSE RIDER”
ABB TO MAKE NATIONAL TELEVISION DEBUT
CBS THIS MORNING “SATURDAY SESSIONS” – SATURDAY, JULY 25
                                   NEW ALBUM BLESS YOUR HEART – OUT AUG 28 VIA BMG
 “PALE HORSE RIDER” AND “MAGNOLIA ROAD”
Today, The Allman Betts Band are releasing the second single “Pale Horse Rider” from their sophomore full-length studio album Bless Your Heart, out Aug 28 via BMG. Rolling Stone Country exclusively premiered the track earlier this week.
“‘Pale Horse Rider’ was a really fun one to write,” Devon Allman, told Rolling Stone Country, “Duane had this almost vertigo-inducing descending melodic pattern that was so unique. Once I started the lyric about a man feeling so lost and isolated with the world out to get him, the story just kind of wrote itself. The Wild West seemed like the perfect to setting to tell the tale.”
“It felt so satisfying to capture that beautiful entanglement of guitars.  And, with Devon’s haunting story, it’s a new texture of our band that we get to showcase on this record. We’re really excited to share it with everyone,” added Duane Betts.
“Pale Horse Rider” follows the release of “Magnolia Road.”
“Magnolia Road” is the tie-dyed contender for summer festival favorite.  A semi-autobiographical lyric shared by Betts and Allman, ironically this is the only song on the album with band collaborator Stoll Vaughan as its sole author.  Vaughan wrote the song alone, though namechecking detailed parts of Betts’ and Allman’s life, respectively.  Musically evokes the group’s affection for The Band and the Grateful Dead.
The Allman Betts Band are thrilled to announce that will be making their national television debut on CBS This Morning tomorrow, July 25 at 7AM EDT / 4AM PDT.
The Allman Betts Band is:
Devon Allman- guitar, vocals  Duane Betts- guitar, vocals
Berry Duane Oakley- bass, vocals  Johnny Stachela- guitar, vocals John Ginty- keyboards
R Scott Bryan- percussion, vocals  John Lum- drums
WATCH THE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “MAGNOLIA ROAD”
When The Allman Betts Band released Down to the River in June of 2019, the debut album represented not only the first time the group had recorded together but, in fact, the first time the seven-piece ensemble had ever played together.  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.”
A conflagration of influences and invention, confidence and ambition, Bless Your Heart captures a vast, panoramic scope throughout a baker’s dozen of modern rock. Ragged and stomping. Heady and frayed. Soaring and scorching. Generational and genteel. West Coast scenes and Gulf Coast shores. Gateways of the Midwest and swamplands of Florida. Wyoming’s Big Sky. New York’s Big Apple. Chicago’s Broad Shoulders.
Over a week’s time, they recorded 13 songs at the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studio on 2-inch tape, just as they did with Down to The River. In addition to the time in Muscle Shoals, Bless Your Heart saw additional tracking in Memphis and St. Louis. Within the eclectic repertoire are the familiar: stacks of guitars; electric, acoustic, and slide; a throttling, percussive rhythm section. And the fresh: Bassist and singer Berry Duane Oakley’s ABB vocal debut on his original song (“The Doctor’s Daughter”); Allman’s baritone vocal channeling Johnny Cash (“Much Obliged”); Betts extending the legendary family legacy of incendiary instrumentals (“Savannah’s Dream”). They tapped friends, as well, such as Jimmy Hall, Shannon McNally, Art Edmaiston, Susan Marshall, and Reba Russell for guest contributions. Then, emerged with an undeniable achievement of an album (what sophomore jinx?) worthy of its winking, unabashedly Southern title.
“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,” says Betts.
Says Allman, “I hope what people hear on Bless Your Heart is a band that’s having a love affair with being a band.”
THE ALLMAN BETTS BAND
BLESS YOUR HEART (BMG)
RELEASE DATE: FRIDAY, AUGUST 28
TRACKLISTING
Pale Horse Rider
Carolina Song
King Crawler
Ashes of My Lovers
Savannah’s Dream
Airboats & Cocaine
Southern Rain
Rivers Run
Magnolia Road
Should We Ever Part
The Doctor’s Daughter
Much Obliged
Congratulations
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