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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 19, 2022) – After teasing singles throughout the first half of 2022, Adam Hood officially announced that his fifth studio album Bad Days Better will be available on September 16 through Hood’s independent label, Southern Songs. This 10-song project was recorded in the musically rich walls of Capricorn Studios in Macon, Ga. with an impressive roster of collaborators including Blackberry Smoke, Brent Cobb, Miranda Lambert, Warren Haynes of the Allman Brothers, Pat McLaughlin and more. As one of the most in-demand songwriters, Hood’s honest and vulnerable lyrics along with his one-of-a-kind ear for grit and groove has carved out a sound that mixes soul, country, and American roots music into the same package. Hood also released a new single today, “Livin’ Don’t Give a Damn” written with Rob Snyder. Those who pre-save the album will automatically receive the new single in their music library. Pre-save Bad Days Better here:

“‘Livin’ Don’t Give a Damn’ is one that I wrote with Rob Snyder and has a real bar room honky-tonk feel to it! We were borrowing from sounds like Delaney and Bonnie and Derek and the Domino’s to record the song. The cover is a picture of my dad from back in the late ’60s. He spent a few years bronco riding before I was born and I had some great conversations with old friends and with my mom and dad in search of the story behind this one. Mom said he gave up rodeo for two reasons, number one: me! number two: he dislocated his shoulder. That injury kept him out of the Vietnam draft and quite possibly saved his life. Dad sold his gear to his friend David – a man I make every effort to go turkey hunting with every season I can – around 1972. David even found the chaps dad is wearing!'” says Adam.

“Everybody loves a story after it’s told. They love watching the movies about the struggling artist during their toughest times like ‘Walk The Line’ or ‘Ray,’ but why? Because they already know the ending. Adam is in the middle of his actual swan song.” – Brent Cobb on Saving Country Music

“A sweet jam that’s as smooth and unhurried as a lush Mississippi summer night, Hood revels in being his own person, unconcerned by others who ‘move at the speed of light.'” – Billboard on “Speed of the South”

“Hood has songwriting credentials to spare, with cuts by Miranda, Cody Jinks, The Oaks, Travis Tritt, Whiskey Myers, LBT, Lee Ann Womack, Luke Combs, Riley Green, Anderson East, Frankie Ballard and Drake White, among others. This (Business with Jesus) Dixie-fried band bopper has a groove-soaked, funky backbeat that is wildly infectious.” – Robert K. Oermann, MusicRow

“In other words, this is like getting a new Adam Hood album, and Adam Hood/Brent Cobb collaborative album, and a Blackberry Smoke side project all rolled up into one. Many people in the Adam Hood orbit who respect the songwriting of the Opelika, Alabama native answered the call to make Bad Days Better a career effort.” – Saving Country Music

With three singles already released, Bad Days Better is currently at No. 29  and climbing on the Americana Album chart. “Harder Stuff” featuring Miranda Lambert peaked at No. 12 on the Americana Singles chart and currently No. 17 at Texas Regional Radio. To stay up to date with Hood and his tour dates, please visit

Bad Days Better Track Listing
1. Bad Days Better (Adam Hood, Oran Thornton)
2. Business with Jesus (Adam Hood, Pat McLaughlin)
3. Throw Me a Line (Adam Hood, Warren Haynes)
4. Harder Stuff ft. Miranda Lambert (Adam Hood, Davis Nix, Brent Cobb, Charlie Starr)
5. Can’t Stand Leaving (Adam Hood, Rob Snyder)
6. Speed of the South (Adam Hood, Jason Jones)
7. Flesh and Blood (Adam Hood, Brent Cobb)
8. Don’t Do It (Adam Hood, Brent Cobb)
9. Low Road (Adam Hood, Dave Kennedy)
10. Livin’ Don’t Give a Damn (Adam Hood, Rob Snyder)


Adam Hood Tour Dates
Aug. 19 – Anna, Tex. – Gar Hole
Aug. 20 – Windhorst, Tex – Hidden Oaks Concert Series
Sept. 1 – Galveston, Tex. – Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe
Sept. 2 – New Braunfels, Tex. – Billy’s Ice
Sept. 8 – Prattville, Ala. – Carl’s Country
Sept. 9 – Jasper, Ala. – Foothills Festival
Sept. 23 – Little Rock, Ark. – Stickyz Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicken Shack
Sept. 24 – Springfield, Mo. – The Bam House Event Center
Sept. 29 – New Orleans, La. – Gasa Gasa
Sept. 30 – The Woodlands, Tex. – Dosey Doe Big Barn
Oct. 1 – Denton, Tex. – Dan’s SilverLeaf
Oct. 13 – Decatur, Ala. – Princess Theatre
Oct. 21 – Columbus, Miss. –  Columbus Arts Council Inc.
Nov. 12 – Houston, Tex. – McGonigel’s Mucky Duck

About Adam Hood
Solo artist. Frontman. Behind-the-scenes songwriter. For more than 2 decades, Adam Hood has left his mark onstage and in the writing room, carving out a southern sound that mixes soul, country, and American roots music into the same package. It’s a sound that began shape in Opelika, Alabama. Raised by working-class parents, Hood started playing hometown shows as a 16 year-old, landing a weekly residency at a local restaurant. He’d perform there every Friday and Saturday night, filling his set list with songs by John Hiatt, Steve Warner, Hank Williams Jr, and Vince Gill. As the years progressed, the gigs continued — not only in Alabama, but across the entire country, where Hood still plays around 100 shows annually. These days, though, he’s no longer putting his own stamp on the songs of chart-topping country stars. Instead, many of those acts are playing his music. Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Travis Tritt, Riley Green, Whiskey Myers, Anderson East, Frankie Ballard, Josh Abbott Band, Lee Ann Womack, and Brent Cobb are among the dozens of artists who’ve recorded Hood’s songs. An in-demand songwriter, while still maintaining a busy schedule of tour dates in support of his third solo release, Welcome to the Big World and Two years later, he continues the balancing act with his newest album, Somewhere in Between. And now in 2022, his fifth studio album, Bad Days Better, recorded at Capricorn Studios in Macon, Georgia with the help of members of Blackberry Smoke, and Brent Cobb in the producer’s chair will be released with 10 new songs. “It’s southern music,” he says, “That’s what it represents: the soulful side of southern music, the country side of southern music, the genuineness of southern culture, and the way I grew up. One of the t-shirts I sell at every show simply says ‘Southern songs’ and that’s a good summary of what I do. It’s what I’ve always done.”