Black Stone Cherry Biography
Hailing from Edmonton, a small town in South-Central Kentucky USA, the Alternative-Rock four-man band Black Stone Cherry was formed in mid-2001 when singer + guitarist Chris Robertson and drummer John Fred Young began playing together while they were still teenagers in high school, with guitarist Ben Wells and bassist John Lawton joining them soon afterward.
In July 2006 the quartet issued their debut self-titled CD on Roadrunner Records; the album's release was prefaced by the smash single "Lonely Train" which peaked at #14 on The Hot Mainstream Rock chart and was followed by two more album-Rock radio top 40 hits: "Hell And High Water" and "Rain Wizard". "Black Stone Cherry" ended up at #90 on The Billboard 200 chart while the band supported this album on the road opening for such heavy-Rock titans as Black Label Society, Whitesnake and Def Leppard.
The Kentucky quartet delivered a second album, "Folklore And Superstition", in August 2008 that was destined to elevate them to the level they so rightly deserved; it quickly bulleted into the top 40 of The Billboard 200 and debuted atop the U.K. Albums chart. The first single from the album, "Blind Man", managed to capture the essence of the band's stunning live performance and easily reached the #19 spot on The Hot Mainstream Rock chart. This was followed by another Active Rock top 30 hit, "Please Come In" and the third single, "Things My Father Said", which mars an unprecedented piano part and truly heartfelt tribute with some childishly cornball lyrics.
Black Stone Cherry issued their next record, "Between The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea", in May 2011; for the first time the group had not recorded in the South, this time taking up residence in Los Angeles. The inaugural single, "White Trash Millionaire", ascended into the top 30 of The Rock Songs chart and stopped just short of the top 10 of The Mainstream Rock chart, while the album reached the #29 position on The Billboard 200 and #1 in Britain. The second single, "Blame It On The Boom Boom", peaked at #24 on The Active Rock list and was followed by "In My Blood" which hit #10 on the same chart. "Like I Roll", the final single, also charted on Mainstream Rock radio with a peak of #22.
The band's fourth full-length album, "Magic Mountain", is expected in stores in May 2014. The set includes the single "Me And Mary Jane".