Charley Crockett to release new album this month

Photo by Bobby Crockett

Charley Crockett will release his new album ‘Lil’ G.L. Presents: Jukebox Charley‘ on April 22nd via Son of Davy/Thirty Tigers. The fourth edition of his Lil’ G.L. tribute series, ‘Jukebox Charley‘, is another twist on a covers album. The album features songs written by country legends like Willie Nelson, Tom T. Hall and George Jones and from regional acts like Louisiana’s Larry Brasso and Red Sovine.

“I’ve done a few Lil’ G.L. records now,” says Crockett. “This Jukebox Charley LP makes four. I wanted to really stretch out on this one and take some chances. Do something different. We took some risks and laid down a lot of lesser known, more adventurous classics. Hope folks pick up what I’m puttin’ down.

The album’s lead single, out now, is Crockett’s take on ‘I Feel For You’ from Jerry Reed’s 1966 debut album. “Mark Neill turned me on to this one“, explains Crockett. “It was a guiding light for both Welcome to Hard Times and Music City USA. It really spoke to me, hit me as a timeless song. Once we started the sessions for Jukebox Charley, it became clear this would be a single”.

After a breakout in 2021, Crockett is looking to have an even bigger 2022. In the U.S., he will kick off his coast-to-coast “Jukebox Charley” headlining spring tour later this month, culminating in his return to the Stagecoach Festival in California at the end of April. Crockett will perform at Luck Reunion at Willie Nelson’s ranch outside Austin, TX, during SXSW, and Crockett will open a pair of amphitheatre shows for Nelson in May.

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