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Sister Hazel Releases New Music"Coconut Trees" Out Now!

Wide Open Country Premieres Track

Band Announces New Tour Dates

"Coconut Trees' offers that classic Sister Hazel sound with an island twist. Fun lyrics and a laid-back beat take you straight to paradise." Alan Festo, Gainesville Sun

"Coconut Trees’ by Sister Hazel is the perfect laid back Summer song that transports you to a sun-drenched paradise where worries dissipate with each tropical note," Christian Senger,

"Copeland and Jacobs have captured the feel of summer in three minutes. Sister Hazel has always been adept at filtering different styles of music through its own unique conduit, and with "Coconut Trees" they have done so again," Brent Thompson, Southern Stages

"Coconut Trees' by Sister Hazel has an infectious melody that transports you away from your troubles to a serene tropical paradise. Andrew Copeland and Kyle Jacobs paint a vivid picture of escaping everyday worries for a carefree getaway. It's a relatable mood booster and an ideal addition to your summertime playlist," Dan Dove, Don't Tap the Glass Podcast

"Coconut Trees' somehow gets you moving and relaxes you at the same time. It would be a good song even if all it had were Drew’s smooth vocals and that catchy rhythm guitar. But what makes it even better are the cool percussive elements and dashes of backing vocals that are layered so smoothly, they lift the tune and the listener to another level," Cris Cohen, Band to Fans

Platinum-selling, iconic country/rock band Sister Hazel premiered their highly anticipated new song "Coconut Trees," on Wide Open Country earlier this week. "Sister Hazel take listeners on a breezy island escape with new single 'Coconut Trees,' an ode to slowing down and soaking up special moments with loved ones — whether it's a gorgeous summer day or a dreary winter morning," Wide Open Country. "Coconut Trees" was written by the bands guitarist Andrew Copeland and Kyle Jacobs, and was produced by Ben Jackson. The c’est la vie track is a unique blend of sounds meant to be listened to with "a little sun and rum on ice with an ocean breeze," no distractions. The song is being released today by Nashville-based label Rock Ridge Music, with distribution via Warner/ADA. "Coconut Trees" is available for streaming and download here.

Entertainment journalist Tammie Hetzer-Womack describes the feeling of the song well. "I think these are the types of moments Sister Hazel talks about in 'Coconut Trees' - beaming, summery days; rose-colored Ray-Bans; buoyant best friends, sun hats flying off from the cabin cruiser currents. No typhoons or pandemic scares, the gales of the recession forgotten. Just midnight buffet benders and the sedative of sweet Sister Hazel tunes. After all, we all need to get away sometimes. Slipping along, smooth sailing. Cruise all together, drink like a sailor, all hands on-deck, to help our friends. When we’re salty and social media sharks circle, turn on Sister Hazel and head to open water. That’s what 'Coconut Trees' is about, after all. Jumping aboard. Never looking back. The song might be your life preserver."

"I’m fairly certain that everyone on this planet at some time or another has had the urge to drop everything and just get away from it all for a while," states band guitarist Andrew Copeland. "Coconut Trees" was born out of that concept. My dear friend Kyle Jacobs and I sat down and wrote this feel-good song some years ago. We had a blast getting creative with the band in the studio, taking the song to the next level. Whether you’re actually on the beach soaking in some sun or stuck in traffic somewhere we hope listening to this song just makes you feel good."

To celebrate the release of "Coconut Trees," Sister Hazel, has announced new tour dates which includes the 17th Annual Hang at Hazelnut Isle. All tour dates are available here.

Sister Hazel On Tour: 08.18.23 Kalamazoo, MI Bell's Eccentric Cafe 08.19.23 Lemont, IL The Forge Lemont Quarries 08.25 - 27.23 Isle of Palms, SC - 17th Annual Hang at Hazelnut Isle 09.02.23 Columbus, IN Mill Race Park 09.07.23 Little Rock, AR The Hall 09.08.23 Fayetteville, AR Startup Crawl 09.09.23 St. Louis, MO The Hawthorn 09.14.23 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre 09.15.23 Lexington, SC Icehouse Amphitheater 09.16.23 Rocky Mount, VA Harvester Performance Center 09.23.23 Fort Thomas, KY Merchants And Music Festival 10.06.23 Savannah, GA District Live 10.07.23 Ocala, FL Reilly Arts Center 10.14.23 Tavares, FL Rocktoberfest 10.20.23 Bay St Louis, MS Cypress Ball Room at Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast 10.21.23 Natchez, MS Natchez Balloon Festival 10.22.23 Montgomery, AL Performing Arts Centre 10.28.23 North Augusta, SC Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee 11.01.23 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre 11.02.23 Parker, CO PACE center 11.03.23 Basalt, CO The Contemporary Theater 11.04.23 Mills, WY The Beacon Club 11.09.23 Fairfield, CT The Warehouse at FTC 11.10.23 New York, NY Sony Hall 11.11.23 Derry, NH Tupelo Music Hall 11.12.23 Boston, MA City Winery 11.18.23 Port St. Lucie, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Event Center 11.30.23 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue 12.01.23 Marion, IL Marion Cultural and Civic Center 12.02.23 Chicago, IL House of Blues 12.03.23 Chicago, IL House of Blues 01.30.24 The Rock Boat XXIII

Photo Credit: Paul Privette

About Sister Hazel:

Originating from Gainesville, FL, Sister Hazel is comprised of five gifted, seasoned musicians whose well-spring of natural talent has been called "one of the Top 100 Most Influential Independent Performers of the last 15 years" by Performing Songwriter Magazine. Song "All for You," topped the adult alternative charts during the summer of 1997 and the success propelled their album to platinum status. Since then, the band has become firmly established not only in rock and alternative music, but now in country with four back-to-back Billboard Top Country Albums Chart entries. They have most recently co-produced a cleverly themed EP compilation series entitled “Elements,” that includes a bonus seventh track that continued throughout the series. Living up to their fan-centered reputation, the band was a pioneer in the themed cruise industry by co-founding "The Rock Boat" and annually hosts events like the “Hazelnut Hang,” and "Camp Hazelnut" that focuses on creating unique experiences and interacting with the fans. Sister Hazel has been equally attentive to connecting with their audience through social media having amassed over a million social followers. In addition to the events and touring, the band also gives back with “Lyrics For Life.” Founded by singer Ken Block, the charity unites musicians and celebrities for concerts and auctions to benefit cancer research and patient-care charities.

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