New track offers classic sound with island twist

Platinum-selling, iconic country/rock band Sister Hazel has premiered their highly anticipated new song “Coconut Trees.” The track 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.

To celebrate the release of “Coconut Trees,” Sister Hazel, has announced new tour dates which includes the 17th Annual Hang at Hazelnut Isle.

Originating from Gainesville, Florida, Sister Hazel is comprised of five gifted, seasoned musicians whose well-spring of natural talent. 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.

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.