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Charley Crockett Announces New Album ” Music City USA” and Releases Lead Single ” I Need Your Love”

It’s a great year for Charley Crockett fans, with the Texan native announcing the release of his second album of 2021, “Music City USA” , on September 17th via Son of Davy/Thirty Tigers. The 16-track collection will incredibly be his 10th full-length album release in the last six years, and is the follow up to “10 For Slim” , his tribute album to James “ Slim” Hand which dropped earlier this year. 

The new album was recorded at Soil of the South Productions in Valdosta, GA, and produced by Mark Neill who also produced Crockett’s 2020 album “Welcome To Hard Times”. The first taste of what to expect comes in the form of the lead single “I Need Your Love”, a bluesy and soulful break up song brimming with pleading lyrics in lilting 6/8 timing. I particularly love the fantastic punchy horns in the mix, which struck me on first listen and way before I heard Charley explain they were something he’d wanted to include in his music for quite a while! There is a beautifully shot accompanying video, too, directed by Bobby Cochran. 

Speaking about the single, Crockett says “I like to think of my sound as ‘ Gulf and Western’, and this number here is all gulf coast music. Something you would hear out of southeast Texas recording studios or southern Louisiana. I’d been fooling’ around with this song for a while, and when we went to record it, we decided at the last minute to double the length of the chorus. I felt right then that we had something. I had wanted to bring the horns back for a couple of tunes on this album. Soul and Country R&B from the deep south is a whole lot of who I am. I hope it shows through on ‘I Need Your Love’”. It absolutely does as far as I am concerned! 

Included in Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s latest “American Currents” exhibit alongside artists including Eric Church, The Chicks, Luke Combs, Mickey Guyton, Ashley McBryde and Maren Morris, Charley will also be taping his debut for prestigious US TV show Austin City Limits on July 28th . Congratulations are also in order for his recent nomination as “Emerging Act of the Year” in the 2021 Americana Music Association awards, the winners to be announced on 22nd Sept at the historic Ryman Auditorium. 

He will be undertaking an extensive US tour starting this week which includes appearances at several premier festivals, details are below with even more dates set to be added. Keep up to date via his website and socials, and of course you will find news of all your favourite country artists at thinkcountrymusic.com . 

Charley Crockett 2021 US Tour Dates

July 9 – BarrelHouse Brewing Co. – Paso Robles, CA

July 10 – Delfino Farms – Camino, CA

July 11 – Sundays in the Park – Ukiah, CA

July 14 – The Olympic Venue – Boise, ID

July 15 – Old Saloon – Emigrant, MT

July 16 – Red oxx – Billings, MT

July 18 – Under the Big Sky Festival – Whitefish, MT

July 20 – Soundwell – Salt Lake City, UT

July 21 – Warehouse25sixty-five – Grand Junction, CO

July 22 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO

July 23- Globe Hall- Denver, CO

July 24- Globe Hall- Denver, CO

July 26- Santa Fee Bandstand- Santa Fe, NM

July 30 – Silver Saloon – Terrell, TX

July 31- Gruene Hall- New Braunfels, TX

Aug 1- Gruene Hall- New Braunfels, TX

Aug 4 – Turf Club – St. Paul, MN

Aug 5 – Fargo Brewing Company – Fargo, ND

Aug 6- The Raccoon Motel- Davenport, IA

Aug 7 – Waiting Room Lounge – Omaha, NE

Aug 8 – Hinterland Music Festival – Saint Charles, IA

Aug 19 – The Majestic – Fort Smith, AR

Aug 20 – Missouri State Fairgrounds – Sedalina, MO

Aug 21 – Blue Ox Music Festival – Eau Claire, WI

Aug 22 – El Club – Detroit, MI

Aug 25 – Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY

Aug 26 – Hi-Fi – Indianapolis, IN

Aug 27 – RiverEdge at Marcum Park – Hamilton, OH

Aug 28 – Up In Smoke Fest – Chicago, IL

Aug 29 – The Winchester – Lakewood, OH

Sept 1- Anthology- Rochester, NY

Sept 2- Roxian Theatre- McKees Rocks, PA

Sept 3- Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA

Sept 4- The National- Richmond, VA

Sept 5-The NorVa- Norfolk, VA

Sept 6- Lincoln Theatre- Raleigh, NC

Sept 8- Saturn- Birmingham, AL

Sept 9- Brooklyn Bowl- Nashville, TN

Sept 11 – Mountain Song Festival – Brevard, NC

Sept 12 – Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion – Bristol, TN

Sept 15- Brighton Music Hall- Boston, MA

Sept 16- The Fillmore Silver Spring- Silver Spring, MD

Sept 17- Music Hall of Williamsburg- Brooklyn, NY

Sept 18 – Watermelon Pickers Fest – Berryville, VA

Sept 19 – MerleFest – Wilkesboro, NC

Sept 20- The Senate, Columbia, SC

Sept 21- The Windjammer- Isle of Palms, SC

Sept 22- Hargray Capitol Theatre- Macon, GA

Sept 23- Variety Playhouse- Atlanta, GA

Sept 24-Georgia Theatre- Athens, GA

Sept 25- Phenix City Amphitheater- Phenix City, AL

Sept 30 – Jefferson Theatre – Beaumont, TX

Oct 2 – Austin City Limits Music Festival – Austin, TX

Oct 9 – Austin City Limits Music Festival – Austin, TX

Oct 16 – State Fair of Texas – Dallas, TX

Dec 30- The Criterion, Oklahoma City, OK

Dec 31- Granada Theater, Lawrence, KS

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Lesley Hastings
Hi there ( or should I say Howdy Y'all??) So excited to be part of the Think Country team, I am a massive music fan with Country and Americana being my particular passions! Great to see their rise in popularity here in the UK. Just love great lyrics, vocal harmonies and a song with a story! Throw in some steel and I am in heaven..... I have a serious gig-going and cowboy boot collecting habit, which I am sure some of you can relate to! Occasionally I pick up a guitar and try my hand at songwriting. I am also passionate about animal welfare, and have recently left the London rat race behind to enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle in Buckinghamshire with my rescue dogs and cats. Cowgirl Lesley. xx
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