Songwriter Brent Cobb dropped by Conan on Tuesday night, marking his network television debut. Cobb performed “Diggin’ Holes,” a track off his critically acclaimed 2016 album Shine On Rainy Day. He and his band eased into hardscrabble tune — which celebrates the freedom often brought forth by good ol’ manual labor — with a three-part vocal harmony before kicking into a full-band performance.
2017 has been a big year for Cobb, who notched an Americana Honors and Awards nomination (Emerging Artist of the Year), toured Europe, and scored opening slots for both Chris Stapleton’s All-American Road Show Tour and Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s Soul2Soul Tour.
Cobb is a Nashville-based songwriter who first got attention for appearing on his cousin Dave Cobb’s compilation album Southern Family. He’s written songs for major country stars like Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, and Miranda Lambert.
Watch Cobb’s performance here.