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Ellaville native shines on
full-length solo album

From the Oct. 12, 2016 issue of The Journal
By Richard Harris
   After a decade of ups and downs while chasing the dream of being a professional entertainer, Ellaville native Brent Cobb, 30, is celebrating the long-awaited release of his first full-length album, Shine On Rainy Day.
   Music lovers who have been feeling left empty by the last decade or so of "New Country" are celebrating, too. That's because Cobb has stayed true to his own brand of soulful country and refused to water down his lyrics and sound to fit the "Bro Country" that permeates the airwaves these days.
   "Brent Cobb doesn't fit into the mold of today's country top 40, but that's more of a compliment than a criticism," writes Lorie Liebig in a review of the album for Wide Open Country. "No cliches or predictable themes pop up on this record. Instead, he focuses on meaningful snapshots and narratives that we've all told ourselves at one point."
   Area residents will surely enjoy the tune "South of Atlanta", which obviously pays homage to Cobb's hometown of Ellaville, but ... The rest of the story.