Charley Crockett Releases “Hard Luck & Circumstances” From Forthcoming Album ‘$10 Cowboy’

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Ryan Vestil

Another single from Charley Crockett.

Today, the “$10 Cowboy” released another new song track from his forthcoming album, $10 Cowboy, slated for an April 26th release.

The song “Hard Luck & Circumstances” follows the traditional Western sound that Crockett is known for. The raw songwriting that was highlighted on the title track for the album is carried through in this single, as Crockett reflects on some hard times and certain circumstances that brought him to some of the lowest points in his life but also some of his best career highs.

“When it comes to bad luck
I got perfect timing
All the stars just align
Me and trouble
We’re old friends
We understand each other fine…”

Crockett spent two months writing this album, drawing on his real experiences as a touring musician.

“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.”

As a man who has seen every corner of the nation playing music to fans, his personal journal is filled to the brim with observations, thoughts, and feelings, I am sure. Staying true to the ramblin’ man feeling he described, this record was cut on live tape. Crockett collaborated with long-time friend Billy Horton at Arlyn Studios in Austin, TX.

“The reason I cut it on tape is, when you get the right folks in the room, great players rise to the occasion. When that red light is on and the tape is rolling, you get the magic of a performance.”

The sound that you get from this style of recording is unlike any other and captures the magic that Crockett and his players possess.

Turn this one all the way up.

Charley Crockett 2024 Tour Dates

Apr 5 – Grind City Fest – Memphis, TN
Apr 6 – Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, TN
Apr 11 – Avett Brothers at the Beach @ Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya – Riviera Maya, MX
Apr 19 – Moon Crush Festival – Miramar Beach, FL
Apr 20 – Crawfish Music Festival – Biloxi, MS
Apr 21 – Two Step Inn Festival – Georgetown, TX
Apr 27 – Stagecoach Festival – Indio, CA
May 8 – Hoxton Hall – London, UK
May 7 – Hoxton Hall – London, UK – SOLD OUT
May 8 – Hoxton Hall – London, UK – SOLD OUT
May 20 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC – SOLD OUT
May 21 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC – SOLD OUT
May 23 – Grey Eagle Event Centre – Calgary, AB
May 25 – River Cree Resort & Casino – Enoch, AB
May 27 – Burton Cummings Theatre – Winnipeg, MB
May 29 – Massey Hall – Toronto, ON
May 30 – MTELUS – Montreal, QC
May 31 – Higher Ground – South Burlington, VT – SOLD OUT
Jun 1 – State Theater – Portland, ME – SOLD OUT
Jun 3 – Empire Live – Albany, NY
Jun 5 – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom – Hampton, NH
Jun 6 – Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY
Jun 7 – XFINITY Theatre – Hartford, CT*
June 8 – Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA*
Jun 14 – KettleHouse Amphitheater – Bonner, MT – SOLD OUT
Jun 15 – Scout + Gather – Whitefish, MT
Jun 17 – The Newberry – Great Falls, MT – SOLD OUT
Jun 18 – The Old Saloon – Emigrant, MT – SOLD OUT
Jun 19 – The Lincoln – Cheyenne, WY
Jun 20 – Telluride Bluegrass – Telluride, CO
Jun 22 – Buckeye Country Superfest – Columbus, OH
Jun 23 – Buckeye Country Superfest – Columbus, OH
Jun 28 – Jackalope Jamboree – Pendleton, OR
Jul 7 – Levitate Music and Arts Festival – Marshfield, MA
Jul 10 – Ottawa Bluesfest – Ottawa, ON
Jul 20 – Brooklyn Paramount – Brooklyn, NY
Jul 28 – FloydFest – Check, VA
Aug 3 – Hinterland Music Festival – St. Charles, IA

* w/ Hank Williams Jr.

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