Op 1 april 2016 zal Black Stone Cherry zijn vijfde studio album ‘Kentucky’ uitbrengen, hun eerste voor Mascot Label Group. Het album is genoemd naar de staat waar ze vandaan komen omdat de opnamen een ‘back to their roots’ ervaring was daar ze opnieuw werkten met dezelfde engineer in dezelfde studio, Barrick Recording, waar hun debuut plaat acht jaar geleden tot stand kwam.
Frontman en gitarist Chris Robertson zegt hierover: “We are beyond excited to bring ‘Kentucky’ to you! Since the release of our debut we have wanted to go back to the studio where it all began and it finally happened! The original studio owner/engineer, all of the great equipment and Black Stone Cherry have been reunited for what I feel has been the most unique album we’ve ever made. We took it back to where it started and something magical happened! These new songs are the heart and soul of who we were in 2006 and who we’ve become. There is something very special about these songs and I cannot wait for y’all to feel them!”
Gitarist Ben Wells verklaart verder: “This album is by far the heaviest, most aggressive album we’ve ever made. We went in focused, but not overly prepared. We wanted to leave room for creativity to grow in the studio and man did it happen! Lyrically we went to places that we think people will relate to, because it’s all stuff that we have lived, or are living. This is the first album we’ve been able to fully self-produce and the result is an album jam-packed with ‘in your face’ riffs, huge drums, and bass that will shake your teeth.”
Op 11 februari speelt Black Stone Cherry in de Melkweg.