An American country music singer-songwriter, Brent Cobb hails from Americus, Georgia. He was bought up and raised in Ellaville. His early exposure to music began from his father’s passion for rock music. Being an appliance repairman, Brent’s father Patrick Cobb also was in a rock band which gave a chance for Brent to make a vocal debut at the age of 7.
With Tim McGraw’s “Don’t Take The Girl”, Brent Cobb started to first use his vocals with the help of the members of his father’s band. During his teen years, Cobb became the main initiator for a band Mile Marker 5, and with this band, he managed some regional success. His tryst to stardom slowly began when he met his cousin Dave Cobb, a producer based at Los Angeles while visiting a family funeral. With that, he gave a tryout and presented him a demo CD, and the rest is history. Brent Cobb was approached by his cousin and Shooter Jennings, who was offered to fly to L.A in order to record an album.
However, with the help of his cousin, an album got recorded named as “No Place Left to Leave” but he didn’t stay much in Los Angeles and returned back to Georgia. While he was in Los Angeles, Brent Cobb had got in touch with the Country star, Luke Bryan. With Cobb’s sudden shift to Georgia, Bryan convinced him a lot to move to Nashville and he did so in late 2008. He had signed with Elektra Records in the beginning and later in the life he chose another.
Cobb had moved to Nashville but he didn’t become a musician, he did odd jobs and even worked as a photo developer at Walgreens. While working there, Cobb earned a songwriting contract with Carnival Music which didn’t take more than a year to receive such an opportunity. During this time, a good number of songs were written for prominent stars like Luke Bryan’s “Tailgate Blues”, David Nail and Frankie Ballard’s “Grandpa’s Farm”, Kellie Pickler’s “Rockaway", Kenny Chesney’s “Don’t It”, Miranda Lambert’s “Old Sh!t” and many more.
In the year 2012, an EP was released named “Brent Cobb” which gave openings to established stars like Blake Shelton and Sara Evans. He signed with Low Country Sounds which almost played in 120 days per year. The compilation album of his cousin Dave Cobb named “Southern Family” included the song “Down Home” which was sung by Brent. In the same album, many prominent celebrities also lent their vocals like Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, and Zac Brown. But Brent Cobb achieved commercial success with his major-label-debut album “Shine On Rainy Day” which was released with Low Country Sounds, an imprint of the Electra Records. This album had its share of success being peaked at number 17 at the Billboard’s Top Country Album charts and at number 5 on the Top Heatseekers chart.
Cobb’s songs show detail and it influences the experiences of his rural lifestyle which is expressed in a conversational tone.