Black Stone Cherry launch Southern Fried Friday Night lyric video

Black Stone Cherry
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Black Stone Cherry have released a lyric video for Southern Fried Friday Night , one of the highlights of their sixth studio album Family Tree. The album, which was released last month, scored the band their third UK Top 10 chart placing.

"We wrote Southern Fried Friday Night with a friend of ours who plays drums for a country artist, Jason Aldean," says frontman Chris Robertson. "His name's Rich Redmond. We wrote the song several years ago, and it was different then, and we reimagined it when we were in the studio. 

"That slinky guitar part that carries the verse was a last minute thing. I just kinda happened. We hit record, and when the verse came in I ended up playing that instead of the original part."

Black Stone Cherry are currently on tour in the US, and return to Europe in early June for a series of festival shows. Full dates below. 

Black Stone Cherry Tour Dates

May 02: Huntsville Von Braun, AL, US [BUY TICKETS]
May 03: Mobil Saenger Theatre Mobil, AL, US [BUY TICKETS]
May 04: Houston Scout Bar, TX, US [BUY TICKETS]
May 05: Dallas Trees, TX, US [BUY TICKETS]
May 07: Fort Smith, Templelive, AR, US [BUY TICKETS]
May 08: Kansas City Madrid Theatre, MO, US [BUY TICKETS]
May 10: Sauget Pop's, IL, US [BUY TICKETS]
May 11: Lincoln The Bourbon Theatre, NE, US [BUY TICKETS]
May 12: Somerset Northern Invasion Festival, WI, US [BUY TICKETS]
May 14: Belvidere The Apollo Theatre, IL, US [BUY TICKETS]
May 16: Traverse City Ground Zero, MI, US [BUY TICKETS]
May 17: Flint Machine Shop, MI, US [BUY TICKETS]
May 18: Lexington Manchester Music Hall, KY, US [BUY TICKETS]
May 25: Louisville Mercury Ballroom, KY, US [BUY TICKETS]
May 26: Maryville The Shed, TN, US [BUY TICKETS]
May 27: Madison Bratfest 2018, WI, US [BUY TICKETS]
Jun 02: Mendig Rock Am Ring, DE [BUY TICKETS]
Jun 03: Nürnberg Rock Im Park, DE [BUY TICKETS]
Jun 05: Limerick Dolans, IE [BUY TICKETS]
Jun 06: Dublin Academy, IE [BUY TICKETS]
Jun 07: Belfast The Telegraph Building, NI, UK [BUY TICKETS]
Jun 09: Download Festival, UK [BUY TICKETS]
Jun 12: Zoetermeer Boerderij, South Holland, NL [BUY TICKETS]
Jun 14: Vienna Nova Rock Festival, AT [BUY TICKETS]
Jun 16: Budapest Barba Negra Track Open Air, HU [BUY TICKETS]
Jun 17: Warsaw Klub Proxima, PL [BUY TICKETS]
Jun 18: Warsaw Bazyl, PL [BUY TICKETS]
Jun 19: Esch-Sur-Alzett Kulturfabrik, LU [BUY TICKETS]
Jun 21: Dessel Graspop Metal Meeting, BE [BUY TICKETS]
Jun 22: Hinwil Rock the Ring, CH [BUY TICKETS]
Jun 23: Natz Schabs Alpen Flair Festival, IT [BUY TICKETS]
Jul 21: Morristown Jamboree in the Hills, OH, US [BUY TICKETS]
Jul 27: Trenton Mid-America Music Festival, MO, US [BUY TICKETS]
Nov 13: Copenhagen Pumpehuset, DK [BUY TICKETS]
Nov 15: Göteborg Pustervik, Västra Götalands Län, SE [BUY TICKETS]
Nov 16: Oslo Vulkan Arena, NO [BUY TICKETS]
Nov 17: Stockholm Debaser Strand, SE [BUY TICKETS]
Nov 20: Prague Lucerna Music Bar, CZ [BUY TICKETS]
Nov 27: Milan Alcatraz, IT [BUY TICKETS]
Nov 29: Barcelona Razzmatazz, ES [BUY TICKETS]
Nov 30: Madrid But, ES [BUY TICKETS]
Dec 01: Bilbao Santana 27, ES [BUY TICKETS]
Dec 03: Paris Elysee Monmartre, FR [BUY TICKETS]

Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.