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Charlie Crockett is a $10 cowboy

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The country music scene is evolving at such a pace that’s hard to keep up. Amidst this transformative era, Charlie Crockett is making his mark and creating a name for himself.

His latest album, “$10 Cowboy,” was released on April 26, 2024. The musical compendium showcases his unique blend of country, blues, and unmistakable Americana influences in such a perfectly put-together way that this album will without a doubt cement his name into the modern country scene.

The 12-track album brings an eclectic mix of sounds and the heartfelt storytelling that sets Crockett apart.

“$10 Cowboy” was recorded in the renowned Arlyn Studios and Church House Studios in Austin, Texas, under the production of Billy Horton—a long-standing collaborator of Crockett.

The album spans a concise 39 minutes with its 12 tracks.  All of these come together perfectly to bring a new perspective to a genre that is so full of tradition.

Featuring lounge-y synths, ringing acoustic guitars, and saxophones, Crockett has introduced a refreshing new sound to the country genre while staying true to its roots.

The album is full of memorable songs.

The title track, “$10 Cowboy,” along with “Midnight Cowboy,” sets the tone for the album with its classic country vibes and modern twists. Both songs have a vibe that is both nostalgic and contemporary, likely to make rounds within country music circles.

The album also features tracks that stand out for their introspective storytelling. Songs like “America” and “Ain’t Done Losing Yet” showcase Crockett’s deep ability for storytelling, making them particularly noteworthy.

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My personal favorites are “City of Roses” and “Good at Losing.” Both tracks are very poetic and rich with vivid imagery.

As a whole the entire album offers a rich musical variety and a distinctive mix of traditional country with modern musical elements.

The album shows just how talented Charlie Crockett is and this is his most mature-sounding work yet, without a doubt this album will be a milestone in his career.

Overall, “$10 Cowboy” is a spectacular album that blends the old with the new. It marries tradition with innovation, showcasing Charlie Crockett at his best.

Whether you’re a long-time fan or a newcomer to the genre, “$10 Cowboy” offers something for everyone, making it a noteworthy addition to any music collection.

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