Charley Crockett Continues To Prove Why He’s One Of The Best In The Game With New Record ‘$10 Cowboy’

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Charley Crockett is truly one of a kind.

The look, the sound, the overall aura surrounding his persona and music, there’s just not anyone else like him. It’s difficult to look away when he is the center of attention, but that’s often where you’ll find him, perhaps reluctantly albeit, and his story is almost cinematic, emerging from the streets into the spotlight in dramatic fashion. And he has plenty of stories to share as a result.

In his latest album $10 Cowboy, through catchy and clever lyricism, Crockett’s innate storytelling ability shines as he recounts some of these personal anecdotes that make him so unique and reveals some of the sentiments he has obtained along the way, yet refrains from divulging too many details as to maintain the element of mystery that has followed him throughout his career. Moreover, in addition to the personal aspects of this project, Crockett also takes the opportunity to tell seemingly far-fetched tales of a glorified American West and the imaginative, or perhaps real life characters who have occupied it, holistically juxtaposing the concepts of the cowboy and the cowboy singer, and reveling in the notion of what makes either authentic.

His 14th album in just nine years, $10 Cowboy is an eclectic collection of captivating songs through which he creates his own world that resides solely within the confines of this record, and he’s kind enough to let us all experience it. Consisting of 13 tracks that, if nothing else, reflect the cinematic aspect of the life he has lived, his latest record reflects some of his best work thus far in his career. And that’s saying something coming from someone with a catalog as robust and impressive as Crockett’s.

The iconic Texas troubadour has been rolling out well-received singles since January, beginning with the title track “$10 Cowboy” as well as “Hard Luck & Circumstances” and “Solitary Road,” steadily contributing to the palpable anticipation that has surrounded the project ever since it was announced. Sonically, this record runs the gamut, from swampy blues riffs to steel soaked honky tonkers, Crockett draws on a vast array of influences and inspirations, and the result is something truly special.

I could go on and on describing this record and trying to succinctly put into words its magnitude, but the only real way anyone is going to be able to experience this record is by listening to it all the way through, from start to finish, and letting Crockett paint the picture and set the scene through his descriptive lyrics as he does so well. So with 10 brand new songs in addition to the singles, dive on in to Charley Crockett’s latest record $10 Cowboy with a few of my early favorites:

“$10 Cowboy”

“Good At Losing”

“Diamond In The Rough”

“City of Roses”

“Lead The Way”

An absolute masterpiece from one of country music’s most prolific artists and intriguing personalities. It doesn’t get much better than this.

Now that you’ve listened to the album, get out there and hear these songs played live when Crockett comes to a city near you this spring and summer. That is if the show isn’t already sold out, of course.

Charley Crockett – 2024 Tour Dates

Apr 27 – Stagecoach Festival – Indio, CA
Apr 29 – Broken Spoke – Austin, TX (special $10 ticket show) – SOLD OUT
Apr 30 – John T. Floore’s Country Store – Helotes, TX (special $10 ticket show) – SOLD OUT
May 1 – Armadillo Palace – Houston, TX (special $10 ticket show) – SOLD OUT
May 2 – Longhorn Ballroom – Dallas, TX (special $10 ticket show) – SOLD OUT
May 6 – Hoxton Hall – London, UK – SOLD OUT
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 – SOLD OUT
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 – SOLD OUT
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 – Columbia, 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 – SOLD OUT
Jun 20 – Telluride Bluegrass Festival – Telluride, CO
Jun 22 – Buckeye Country Superfest – Columbus, OH
Jun 23 – Buckeye Country Superfest – Columbus, OH
Jun 27 – Chateau Ste Michelle Winery – Seattle, WA
Jun 28 – Jackalope Jamboree – Pendleton, OR
Jun 29 – Hayden Homes Amphitheater – Bend, OR
Jul 7 – Levitate Music and Arts Festival – Marshfield, MA
Jul 10 – Ottawa Bluesfest – Ottawa, ON
Jul 11 – Festival d’été de Québec – Quebec City, QC
Jul 13 – XL Live – Harrisburg, PA – SOLD OUT
Jul 15 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
Jul 17 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC – SOLD OUT
Jul 18 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC – SOLD OUT
Jul 19 – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA
Jul 20 – Brooklyn Paramount – Brooklyn, NY
Jul 22 – Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
Jul 23 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI
Jul 26 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
Jul 27 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
Jul 28 – FloydFest – Check, VA
Jul 30 – Iroquois Amphitheater – Louisville, KY
Jul 31 – Midland Theatre – Kansas City, MO
Aug 1 – The Factory – Chesterfield, MO
Aug 3 – Hinterland Music Festival – St. Charles, IA
Aug 4 – Steelhouse Omaha- Omaha, NE
Aug 8 – Grand Sierra Resort – Reno, NV
Aug 9 – Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA#
Aug 11 – Outside Lands – San Francisco, CA
Aug 12 – The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ – SOLD OUT
Aug 14 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK – SOLD OUT
Aug 16 – Palace Theatre – Saint Paul, MN
Aug 17 – Salt Shed – Chicago, IL
Aug 18 – Rock the Ruins – Indianapolis, IN
Aug 20 – The National – Richmond, VA
Aug 22 – Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre – Wilmington, NC – SOLD OUT
Aug 23 – Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre – Wilmington, NC – SOLD OUT
Aug 24 – The Eastern – Atlanta, GA
Aug 26 – St. Augustine Amphitheatre – St. Augustine, FL
Aug 27 – Jannus Live – St. Petersburg, FL
Aug 29 – Avondale Brewing Company – Birmingham, AL
Sept 4 – The Criterion – Oklahoma City, OK
Sept 12 – Red Rocks – Morrison, CO@
Sept 13 – Dillon Amphitheatre – Dillon, CO

* supporting Hank Williams Jr.
# Asleep at the Wheel supports
@ Tanya Tucker supports

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