Black Stone Cherry is an American hard rock band, formed in 2001 in Edmonton, Kentucky. They were signed to Roadrunner Records until 2015; the band is now signed to Mascot Label Group. The band consists of Chris Robertson (lead vocals, lead guitar), Ben Wells (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Jon Lawhon (bass guitar, backing vocals), and John Fred Young (drums, backing vocals). Black Stone Cherry has released five studio albums: Black Stone Cherry (2006), Folklore and Superstition (2008), Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (2011), Magic Mountain (2014), and Kentucky (2016), as well as three EPs, and have charted eight singles on the US Mainstream Rock Tracks charts. The band’s fifth album, Kentucky was released on April 1, 2016.
On October 7, 2015, it was revealed that the band had signed to Mascot Label Group, and had begun recording the follow-up to Magic Mountain for a 2016 release. The album was recorded in the same location as the self-titled album; Glasgow, Kentucky.
The band released their first live DVD, entitled Thank You: Livin’ Live on October 30, 2015, featuring footage filmed during the Magic Mountain tour cycle.
On December 9, 2015, a behind-the-scenes video of the band recording in the studio was posted on the band’s YouTube account, which revealed the album’s title as Kentucky, to be released in spring 2016.
On December 18, 2015, the album’s artwork and tracklist were revealed, and a new single called “The Way Of The Future” was released. The album’s release date was set as April 1, 2016.