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28 April 2024

Listen To Willy Cobb’s New Single, ‘Country Punkin’’

Willy Cobb Cigarette Smell Video
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Southern alt rocker Willy Cobb has released a new single entitled Country Punkin’ via War Buddha/ Warner Records. You can check it out below.

Once again, the genre-busting artist defies convention with this bold barn-burner of an anthem, inclusive of an impressive guitar solo. On the track, a wild riff wobbles beneath his gritty vocal delivery. Steamrolling towards a catchy chorus, Country Punkin’ picks up steam as he assures, “I love you better than I love myself.”

The new song lands in the wake of Cigarette Smell, which garnered widespread critical acclaim. Rolling Stone touted it among “All the Songs You Need to Know This Week.” Plus, NOTION sat down with him for an in-depth interview and professed, “the single sees Willy Cobb at his best.”

Following European and UK tour dates with Chris Shiflett of Foo Fighters and The Cadillac Three, the Georgia-reared musician just joined the latter for a string of North American shows. Check out his remaining tour dates below.

Alternative rock singer-songwriter Willy Cobb’s new music, produced and co-written with country singer Brent Cobb and The Cadillac Three leader Jaren Johnston, serves as a dynamic crash course in his blend of down-home pride and punk attitude. As a kid riding in his family’s truck, his dad would throw on Hank Williams, while his mom favored Nirvana. Now a rising talent in Nashville, the singer and guitarist still channels his upbringing in his lyrics, which pay homage to small-town misbehavior and malaise.

Not caring what people think is a crucial aspect of Cobb’s view of himself and his music. While he credits other like-minded Southern artists who flout easy genre labels, Willy Cobb considers himself to be on a unique mission to connect with fans who might feel like outsiders in their communities. “There’s a whole minority of kids in the South that feel like me—that were weird and alternative in high school,” Cobb explains. “I want them to see that you don’t have to be country to be from Georgia.”

Willy Cobb tour dates:

5/4: Dublin, Ireland, The Academy+
5/5: Belfast, UK, Limelight+
5/8: Glasgow, UK, O2 Academy+
5/9: Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, NX Newcastle+
5/11: Manchester, UK, Manchester Academy+
5/12: Leeds, UK, O2 Leeds Academy+
5/14: Nottingham, UK, Rock City+
5/16: Cardiff, UK, Tramshed+

+Supporting The Cadillac Three, Stephen Wilson Jr.

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