Kentucky rockers Black Stone Cherry have revealed a video trailer showcasing their upcoming sixth studio album, “Family Tree”.

The opus is set for release via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group on 20th April 2018.  Physical album formats and bundles are available over at Black Stone Cherry – Family Tree Store.

“Family Tree” is the much-anticipated follow up to 2016’s Kentucky, which debuted at #5 on the Official UK Album Chart.  The concept of family looms large in the world of Black Stone Cherry’s four band members.  Sticksman John Fred Young’s father Richard and his uncle Fred, are founding members of the Grammy Award-winning country rock n’ roots band, The Kentucky Headhunters.  Black Stone Cherry’s four high school-aged friends – Young, plus frontman/guitarist Chris Robertson, guitarist Ben Wells and bassist Jon Lawhon – grew up honing their craft in the Headhunters’ Practice House, an abandoned property on the Young family’s farmland.

John Fred comments:

“We grew up in the Kentucky Headhunters’ rehearsal space, looking up at posters of Cream, Led Zeppelin, Uriah Heep, the Stones, Montrose, and the Faces.  We were like kids someone took in a time capsule and put in the woods.”

Black Stone Cherry - Family Tree Album Cover“Family Tree” tracklisting:

1) Bad Habit
2) Burnin’
3) New Kinda Feelin
4) Carry Me On Down The Road
5) My Last Breath
6) Southern Fried Friday Night
7) Dancin’ In The Rain (featuring Warren Haynes)
8) Ain’t Nobody
9) James Brown
10) You Got The Blues
11) I Need A Woman
12) Get Me Over You
13) Family Tree

Black Stone Cherry’s first visit to UK shores in 2018 will be as direct special guests to Guns n’ Roses on the main stage at Download Festival on Saturday 9th June. The bands honest, gutsy, no-nonsense approach to their live show has allowed them to rock 12,000-cap arena dates across the UK for a number of years.  Expect this to be their modus operandi for the foreseeable future in the wake of the release of “Family Tree”.