Charley Crockett Announces New Album, ‘$10 Cowboy’

Charley Crockett country music
Hubert Ryan/Vestil/Micah Givens

The best Monday morning news you could ask for…

Charley Crockett  announced on Instagram that his new record titled $10 Cowboy will be out everywhere on April 26th, in addition to sharing the sweet album cover:

“‘$10 Cowboy’ the new album out April 26.”

He will also debut title track live on Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight, which was written by Billy Horton:

It’s no secret that the Texas native has carved out his own lane in country music, with a unique blend of country, blues, and soul, along with some Cajun and Tejano influences, which has allowed him to be a unique and distinct artist with a sound all his own.

He has put out 12 studio albums over the last 10 or so years (not including live albums and EP’s), and tours constantly, taking his very distinctive brand of country music all over the world.

Of the new project, Crockett says that most of the songs were written at truck stops, casinos, and alleys behind venues across the country:

“This material is written at truck stops, it’s written at casinos, it’s written in the alleys behind the venues, it’s written in my truck parked up on South Congress in Austin.

A ramblin’ man like me, a genuine transient, is in a pretty damn good position to have something to say about America.”

Crockett adds that being out on the road as much as he is has given him a perspective on America and the struggles that so many face every single day:

“Being out on the road gives you a first-hand experience of how different kinds of Americans see themselves as going through some kind of great struggle.

The roughneck working the oil and gas fields in West Texas. The single mother raising kids by herself. The young man working a street corner because he thinks it’s his only option.

I would be dishonest if I said I couldn’t see the thread. Each of ‘em feel invisible. I am struck by the battles they are fighting internally, and the ways they have been entrapped by what America says they are.”

That has remained a theme throughout his impressive catalog, and will likely continue with this new album too.

Crockett recently teamed up with country icon Willie Nelson for a song called “That’s What Makes The World Go Around,” which will more than likely be featured on the $10 Cowboy tracklist.

Definitely check it out if you haven’t yet, it’s as good as you’d hope it would be with two artists of this caliber teaming up on a song:

“That’s What Makes The World Go Around”

“$10 Cowboy”

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock