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Charley Crockett to release new album ‘Music City USA’ in September

Charley Crockett will release new album ‘Music City USA’ on 17th September 2021 via Son of Davy/Thirty Tigers.

The album is Crockett’s 10th full-length release in the last six years and his second full-length release of 2021. ‘Music City USA’ 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 single from the album is the slow-burning Southern soul gem ‘I Need Your Love’, released along with a beautifully shot video directed by Bobby Cochran.

Charley Crockett - Music City USA
Credit: Son of Davy/Thirty Tigers

“I like to think of my sound as ‘Gulf & Western’, and this number here is all gulf coast music,” explains Crockett. “Something you’d hear out of southeast Texas recording studios or southern Louisiana. I’d been foolin’ 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’d wanted to bring the horns back for a couple 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 though on ‘I Need Your Love’”.

Crockett has also announced additions to his extensive US tour schedule, and he’ll be announcing even more dates soon. He is a part of the line-up at several premier festivals this summer, including both weekends of Austin City Limits festival, MerleFest, Under the Big Sky festival and Hinterland Music Festival, and he will perform at Orville Peck’s Rodeo at Red Rocks on 22nd July with Peck and Yola.

Crockett will tape his debut for prestigious US TV show Austin City Limits on 28th July, joining a season 47 line-up that also includes Miranda Lambert, Brittany Howard, Jon Batiste, Leon Bridges, Sarah Jarosz, Billy Strings, Jade Bird, Brandy Clark, Terry Allen, Dayglow and Jackson Browne.

Pip Ellwood-Hughes
Pip Ellwood-Hughes
Pip is the Editor of Entertainment Focus and the Managing Director of agency Piñata Media.

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