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Watch John Butler Trio Perform Spirited ‘Better Than’

Australian jam-banders recreate 2007 hit at Nashville’s famed Blackbird Studios

Australian roots and jam band John Butler Trio, whose live performances have lit up stages at Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, as well as other venues throughout the U.S., Europe, Japan and Australia, are being spotlighted on Country Now, YouTube’s most-viewed channel dedicated to country music. Exclusive live performances from the band are featured on an all-new episode of Live From Blackbird, beginning today, May 4th.

Filmed last month at Nashville’s historic Blackbird Studios, the performance features three songs spanning the band’s impressive career: “Spring to Come,” from their sixth album, Flesh & Blood, released last year, “Pickapart” from the 2000 EP, JBT, and “Better Than,” the lead track from 2007’s Grand National.

“We are so lucky to have had John Butler Trio perform for our Live From Blackbird music series,” says Country Now/Greenlight Media & Marketing President Dominic Sadifer. “Their performance shows not only how the music transcends genre, but why John is considered to be one of the greatest guitar virtuosos in the business today.” 

In addition to their countless arena and festival appearances since forming in Fremantle, Australia, in 1998, the band has shared stages with Keith Urban, Dave Matthews Band and John Mayer. In July, they’ll perform at a sold-out show at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

Also coming later this month, Country Now goes behind-the-scenes for an exclusive look at the filming of four CMA Songwriter’s Series episodes of the Public Television series Front and Center, with performances from Little Big Town, Hunter Hayes, Sara Evans and Martina McBride, and Bob DiPiero featuring Brandy Clark. Previous Front and Center episodes on the CMA Songwriter’s Series have boasted performances from Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker, among others.

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