Throughout their career, Blackberry Smoke–vocalist/lead guitarist Charlie Starr,guitarist/vocalist Paul Jackson, bassist/vocalist Richard Turner, drummer Brit Turner, andkeyboardist Brandon Still–has embodied Georgia’s rich musical legacy,honoring the people,places and sounds of their home state. As the band celebrates their 20th anniversary this year,their reverence for Georgia has only deepened.On their latest album,You Hear Georgia, the follow-up to 2018’s critically acclaimedFindaLight, Blackberry Smoke is further celebrating these roots with 10 new songs thatfeellikeGeorgia, accented by the addition of Grammy-winning producer and fellow Georgia-native,Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile). “Dave and I had spoken for the last few years aboutmaking a record,” Starr says. “Finally, it worked out, our schedule and his schedule, and wesaid, yes–let’s make a record.”Blackberry Smoke worked quickly, spending just 10 days at Nashville’s famed RCA Studio A,Cobb’s home basesince 2016. The band recorded live on the floor, givingYou Hear Georgiaacrisp, outgoing feel. Like other Blackberry Smoke efforts, this album leans into well-craftedSouthern rock driven by jagged guitar riffs and rich instrumentation, as the band layers onrollicking piano (“Live It Down”), funky grooves (“Hey Delilah”), and introspective acousticsounds (the stripped-down, folk-leaning “Old Enough to Know”)