PSYCHEDELIC SPAGHETTI WESTERN VIDEO FOR “FOOL SOMEBODY ELSE” AVAILABLE NOW

Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ax4D2QBxdps

 THE DEFINITIVE YOUNG VOICE IN CLASSIC COUNTRY ‘S MODERN REINVENTION MADE AN ALBUM FOR THE FOLKS WHO FEEL LIKE EVERYTHING’S FIXED. IF YOU THINK YOU’RE PLAYING A RIGGED GAME, YOU’RE RIGHT.

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““For those who don’t like too much syrup on their pancakes, the Texan singer-songwriter’s brand of country is sharp, unsentimental and dipped in the spirit of the blues.” Sunday Times

“Turning tragedy into risk-taking Americana,” The Guardian 

“If you like your outlaw country with a haunting, psychedelic edge, you’ll like this” –  BrooklynVegan

“An artist who lives up to the hype” – NPR

“Charley Crockett evokes the loneliness and isolation of the present moment in ‘Welcome to Hard Times.’” – Rolling Stone

Charley Crockett, the definitive young voice in country’s modern reinvention, today released his new record Welcome To Hard Times on Thirty Tigers – a genre bending mix of classic country and rhythm & blues, drawing on heritage sounds and aptly-named for these troubled times. 

Welcome To Hard Times received wide critical acclaim from tastemaker media including Rolling Stone who stated, “Crockett evokes the loneliness and isolation of the present moment.” The Guardian exalted his ability to turn “tragedy into risk-taking Americana.” American Songwriter praised his modern interpretation of the “countrypolitan” sound.

Crockett launched a cinematic series of videos for singles including:

“Welcome To Hard Times”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvie5df0SP8&feature=youtu.be

“Run Horse Run”: https://youtu.be/NR5HkaRABAU

“Don’t Cry”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrWdrNpoGHA

The latest video for “Fool Somebody Else,” continues the story of the same lonesome character, hitchhiking through the American wilderness. Capturing views of majestic desert plains, a small desert town, stunning scenery of the desert at dusk, and a mysterious woman in red. Speaking about the concept for the video, Crockett states, “Everybody thinks it’s about a relationship. On the surface I guess it is, but I was thinking of it as a metaphor about my health problems. But the meaning belongs as much to the folks listening as it does to me.”

“Fool Somebody Else”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ax4D2QBxdps

Crockett is no stranger to hard times. In early January 2019, while at a routine doctor’s check-up. Crockett was diagnosed with Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome, a congenital heart condition, as well as Aortic Valve disease, and he had to immediately undergo life-saving heart surgery. Crockett believes that this experience inspired him to make the record that he truly wanted. Crockett stated, “I look at that scar and all I can think about is the limited amount of time I’ve got left, I wanted to make an album that would try to reclaim the conversation about country music.” 

Crockett grew up in poverty, and spent time living homeless and busking making his way from New Orleans to the subway platforms of New York City. Crockett also lost his sister to addiction and he is a twice convicted felon, “I’ve gotten more than my fair share of raw deals in my thirty-six years. But I don’t let hard luck own me.” In spite of these challenges Crockett has remained steadfast and persistent in his music career, releasing a catalogue of critically respected self-released albums including The Valley and Lil G.L.’s Blue Bonanza, which garnered critical acclaim from tastemaker media.

In spite of these challenges Crockett has remained steadfast and persistent in his music career and without the support of a major record label deal, he has established himself as a breakthrough independent artist and the architect of his own success. Crockett has released eight albums in five years , two in the last twelve months, attracted the attention of fans from Ethan Hawke to Diplo, generated over 36 million total streams across his song catalogue and has growing a loyal grass roots live following, with sold out shows across America and Europe, the Grand Ole Opry and Newport Folk Festival, with much more to come. 

Welcome To Hard Times tracklist:

  1. Welcome To Hard Times
  2. Run Horse Run
  3. Don’t Cry
  4. Tennessee Special
  5. Fool Somebody Else
  6. Lily My Dear
  7. Wreck Me
  8. Heads You Win
  9. Rainin’ In My Heart
  10. Paint It Blue
  11. Black Jack County Chain
  12. The Man That Time Forgot
  13. The Poplar Tree

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Welcome To Hard Times was recorded in Valdosta, Georgia at Mark Neil’s studio.  Produced by Mark, with songwriting contributions from Pat McLaughlin and Dan Auerbach, the album was recorded with a studio band consisting of  Kullen Fox, Colin Colby, Alexis Sanchez, Mario Valdez, Nathan Fleming, Billy Horton and Mackenzie Rosser. For more information, please visit: http://www.charleycrockett.com/ 

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