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THE AVETT BROTHERS’ new album, True Sadness [American Recordings/Republic Records], achieves the group’s highest career debut to date and dominates multiple charts. The Rick Rubin produced album arrives at #1 on Billboard’s Top Albums Chart, #1 Top Rock Albums Chart, #1 on the Digital Albums Chart and #3 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart. 

In addition, True Sadness continues to garner overwhelming critical acclaim with many considering it their finest release yet. Rolling Stone extolled it as “Their most heart-baring LP,” while Paste dubbed it, “Their most surprising album.” People claimed, “The sincerity of the lyrics keeps the boys true to their roots,” and Interview wrote, “As a whole, True Sadness is the band’s most intimate and exploratory album to date.” The Current summed up its impact asserting, “THE AVETT BROTHERS have emerged as the key act redefining the genre.”

Over the past months, THE AVETT BROTHERS have been quite literally everywhere. They performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the TODAY Show, and CBS This Morning. In addition, they engaged in a special Facebook Live stream, answering fan questions directly and in real-time.

Finally, their hit single “Ain’t No Man” has continued to hold the #1 slot at AAA radio on the BDS Monitored Chart for the third week in a row. The song is quickly shaping up to be one of their biggest hits yet. Already, “Ain’t No Man” has been streamed 2.7 million times and counting. 

Be sure to catch them on tour this year and hear, see, and feel True Sadness come to life on stage. 

During 2009, THE AVETT BROTHERS made mainstream waves with their lauded major label debut, I and Love and You. It landed at #16 on the Billboard Top 200 and garnered unanimous critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, Paste, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Time, who even dubbed it one of Top 10 albums of the year. 2012 saw The Carpenter hit #4 on the Billboard Top 200—their highest bow to date—while People, USA Today, and American Songwriter lauded the album. The group graced the stage of Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! twice in merely a few months' time. During the second performance, they invited the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra along to pay homage to Brooklyn with "I and Love and You" as personally requested by Mr. Kimmel. Their eighth studio album, Magpie and the Dandelion, went on to debut at #5 on the Billboard Top 200, while they performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late Show with David Letterman as well as joining legendary Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell for a rapturous Pearl Jam tribute on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. 2015 saw them support The Rolling Stones for the first time at the Zip Code Tour in Raleigh. A string of sold out shows followed as the boys continue to dream up their next step.

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