Charley Crockett The Man From Waco Out September 9th Via Son Of Davy/Thirty Tigers

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Charley Crockett will release his latest album The Man From Waco on September 9th via Son of Davy/Thirty Tigers. Crockett wrote or co-wrote all 14 songs on the album, and in many ways The Man From Waco is the purest distillation of his artistry to date. What started as a demo session with producer Bruce Robison at Robison’s studio The Bunker outside Austin, TX turned into the first album Crockett has ever made with his band The Blue Drifters backing him from start to finish. Mostly first takes with only a handful of overdubs, The Man From Waco finds Crockett refining his singular “Gulf & Western” sound which continues to captivate an ever-growing legion of fans. Pre-order:


“I just wanted an honest partnership: do it at your place, live to tape, everybody in the room,” Crockett says of the recording experience, and Robison was happy to accommodate. “The magic is in the performances on that tape. That’s what Bruce wanted to do, that’s what I wanted to do. When we were done, I said ‘these are masters, not demos.’”


A true rising star, Crockett’s burgeoning career has seen him amass 206.6 million career streams worldwide to date, 98 million of those in the past year, alongside huge leaps in his Spotify followers, YouTube subscribers and engagement on socials. His UK tour in October has already sold out, which mirrors much of his recent US tour, and he’s currently part of Willie Nelson’s Outlaw Music Festival, with Chris Stapleton, The Avett Brothers, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Billy Strings, Brothers Osborne, Steve Earle, Allison Russell and others.


In the US, the man Variety commented has “become one of the most beloved figures among country’s hippest fan subset” has attracted the attention of prime TV shows like Austin City Limits and CBS Saturday Sessions with more to come later in the year and graced Spotify and CMT billboards in NYC’s Times Square. In the UK, Crockett has been featured in national newspapers The Guardian and The Independent and reviewed in Uncut and Country Music People magazines, amongst many others. Radio support has come from many quarters, BBC Radio 2, Absolute Radio Country, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio Ulster, BBC East, UK Country Radio and Celtic Music Radio.


There’s a loose narrative thread that ties the album together, but at the centre of The Man From Waco is Crockett, who continues to trust his instincts and carve out his own singular space. Eschewing the ever-growing siren song of major labels and GRAMMY-winning producers, Crockett is forging ahead as a mostly DIY artist, calling his own shots and giving himself the space to strive for greatness on his own terms.


“Everybody was telling me: ‘go right, go right, go right,’” says Crockett. “I went left. I had to hold on to what has gotten me this far.”


Crockett is currently out on the road across the U.S., mixing headlining shows with a slot on Willie Nelson’s roving Outlaw Music Festival and other festival appearances. He will head to Europe and the UK for a headlining tour at the end of October with dates as follows:


October 28 – Workman’s – Dublin

October 30 – Oran Mor – Glasgow

October 31 – Deaf Institute – Manchester

November 1 – Jazz Café – London

November 3 – Yuca – Cologne

November 4 – Quasimodo – Berlin

November 5 – Take Root Festival – Groningen, NL


The Man From Waco track list


The Man From Waco Theme (Charley Crockett, Kullen Fox)

Cowboy Candy (Charley Crockett)

Time Of The Cottonwood Trees (Charley Crockett)

Just Like Honey (Charley Crockett, Kullen Fox)

I’m Just A Clown (Charley Crockett)

Black Sedan (Charley Crockett, Kullen Fox)

The Man From Waco (Charley Crockett, Bruce Robison, Kullen Fox, Taylor Grace)

Trinity River (Charley Crockett)

Tom Turkey (Charley Crockett, Bob Dylan) *

Odessa (Charley Crockett, Nathan Fleming)

All The Way From Atlanta (Charley Crockett)

Horse Thief Mesa (Charley Crockett)

July Jackson (Charley Crockett, Taylor Grace)

The Man From Waco Theme (Charley Crockett, Kullen Fox)

*contains interpolations from Billy 4


‘The Man from Waco’ — his 11th studio album since 2015 — finds Charley Crockett at a pivotal moment in his career. Crockett won “Emerging Act of the Year” at the 2021 Americana Honors & Awards and made his Austin City Limits TV debut a month later. He received billboards in Times Square from Spotify and CMT, performed at several top tier festivals including Austin City Limits and Merlefest, and was featured in an exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. ‘Music City USA’ released in Sept 2021, stayed at #1 on the Americana radio charts for six straight weeks and the album debuted on 14 different Billboard charts. Globally, Crockett’s music has been streamed over 190 million times, with 93 million streams coming in the past year.

‘Lil’ G.L. Presents Jukebox Charley’, released in April 2022, was celebrated by press outlets such as Holler, Billboard, The Tennessean, Saving Country Music, Rolling Stone and more. Charley’s success has caught the attention of CBS’ Anthony Mason, who produced a CBS Mornings segment that was televised April ’22.

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