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Charley Crockett has an aura of myth about him. As the distant relative of American folk hero Davy Crockett, he's lived up to his ancestor's name, traveling all over the country and gathering its influences into what he describes as his 'Gulf + Western music', which blends traditional country, honky tonk, blues and soul.

Crockett was born in 1984. He grew up in Texas, where he taught himself to play guitar and write songs without any formal training. He left home at 17, using music to support himself as he busked and played in New Orleans, New York, and across the U.S.

His talents attracted attention from the music industry, including a two-year management deal with Sony Records, but that didn't pan out. Instead, he went to Northern California, where he worked on farms, before heading to France and Morocco.

When he returned Stateside, Crockett self-released his debut album A Stolen Jewel in 2015. Over the next six years, he went on to release a total of ten albums. But it wasn't until the release of 2020's Welcome to Hard Times that he began attracting more national attention for his music.

He followed that breakthrough with a tribute album in honor of James 'Slim' Hand called 10 For Slim: Charley Crockett Sings James Hand, which he released in 2021. That same year, Crockett released his tenth studio album Music City USA.

At the age of 37, he was named Emerging Artist of the Year at the Americana Music Awards in 2021.

2022 saw the release of albums Lil G.L. Presents: Jukebox Charley and The Man From Waco, plus expansive American and European tours.

  • Full name: Charley Crockett
  • Hometown: San Benito, Texas
  • Genre: Country
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Chris Stapleton, Tyler Childers, Charley Crockett and More to Perform at Willie Nelson's 90th Birthday

By Maxim Mower, January 24, 2023

They're part of an impressive cast of performers that includes Kacey Musgraves, Miranda Lambert and Sturgill Simpson.

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BREAKINGTyler Childers, Charley Crockett and More Announced for Bonnaroo 2023

By Maxim Mower, January 10, 2023

Kendrick Lamar, Odesza and Foo Fighters are all set to headline the Tennessee event.

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Charley Crockett Concert Tour 2023: Dates & Tickets

By Maxim Mower, December 20, 2022

The so-called ‘Man From Waco’ will be heading down under in the New Year, with the Texas crooner embarking on his first ever tour of Australia in March 2023.

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BREAKINGCharley Crockett Plays ‘I'm Just A Clown’ on Jimmy Kimmel Live

By Maxim Mower, December 9, 2022

The Texas crooner delivered a cool, Western-themed performance of the 2022 track.

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BREAKINGCharley Crockett to Perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live

By Maxim Mower, November 30, 2022

The Texas crooner will be playing on the late-night talk show on December 8.

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BREAKINGCharley Crockett Releases ‘Odessa’ Music Video

By Maxim Mower, December 6, 2022

The song is taken from his 2022 studio album, The Man From Waco.

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ALBUM REVIEWCharley Crockett - Welcome to Hard Times

By Ciara Bains, December 18, 2020

Crockett's eighth studio album is another jewel in the crooner's crown.

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STAFF PICKSCharley Crockett - Music City USA

By Hal Horowitz, September 14, 2021

It’s tricky to pick one singular track to return to after the 50-minute album is complete. It’s once again an all-killer-no-filler album, Crockett keeping up his extraordinary run of matching quantity with quality, all garnished with an endearing, “aw-shucks” vibe.

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ALBUM REVIEWCharley Crockett - Lil' G.L. Presents: Jukebox Charley

By Madeline Crone, April 19, 2022

An immaculate collection of hand-selected songs from a country yesteryear that exemplify Charley Crockett's reverence for his forefathers.

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Charley Crockett Releases Video for 'Midnight Run'

By Zoe Hodges, March 24, 2021

Charley Crockett has today released a new video for his single ‘Midnight Run’. The song features on his latest album 10 for Slim: Charley Crockett Sings James Hand, which was released at the end of February.

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LONG READWhy I Love: Charley Crockett On James 'Slim' Hand

By Thomas Mooney, February 26, 2021

With the release of his tribute album, 10 For Slim, Charley Crockett sits down with Thomas Mooney to discuss his love and admiration for idol, James 'Slim' Hand.

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STAFF PICKSCharley Crockett - The Man From Waco

By Saby Reyes-Kulkarni, September 5, 2022

The Man from Waco is a resolute statement about what’s possible when you stick to your guns.

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ESSENTIALSThe Best Charley Crockett Songs

By Bee Delores, December 6, 2022

Charley Crockett's creativity knows no bounds - he sings from the heart, and you feel it in every single word.

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LONG READCharley Crockett: A Life Less Ordinary

By Paul Sexton, October 6, 2021

“I've been doing this since I was 17 on a street corner. There's no replacement for it.”

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BREAKINGCharley Crockett Announces 2023 Australia Tour

By Maxim Mower, December 2, 2022

The tour will see Crockett heading Down Under for the first time ever, with tickets on-sale from December 7.