Charley Crockett is set to release his new album Lil’ G.L. Presents: Jukebox Charley on April 22 via Son of Davy/Thirty Tigers. The album’s lead single, out now, is Crockett’s take on “I Feel For You,” a standout from Jerry Reed’s 1966 debut album The Unbelievable Guitar & Voice of Jerry Reed.
“Mark Neill turned me on to this one,” explains Crockett about the single. “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.” Crockett and his band the Blue Drifters performed the song this past weekend as part of their debut CBS Saturday Mornings “Saturday Sessions” appearance.
The fourth edition of his Lil’ G.L. tribute series, Jukebox Charley weaves old school blues, R&B, soul, cajun, western swing and other classic touchstones with country. The project features songs penned by country legends like Willie Nelson, Tom T. Hall and George Jones, along with cuts by regional acts like Louisiana’s Larry Brasso.
“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.”
Crockett will kick off his coast-to-coast “Jukebox Charley” headlining spring tour later this month, culminating in his return to the Stagecoach Festival in Indio, California at the end of April. He’ll also perform at Luck Reunion at Willie Nelson’s ranch outside Austin during SXSW, and will open a pair of amphitheater shows for Nelson in May as well.
Jukebox Charley Track List:
Make Way For A Better Man (written by Cy Coben)
I Feel For You (written by Jerry Reed Hubbard)
Lonely In Person (written by Tom T. Hall)
Diamond Joe (Traditional)
Where Have All The Honest People Gone (written by Dennis Linde)
Home Motel (written by Willie Nelson)
Jukebox Charley (written by Johnny Paycheck & Aubrey Mayhew)
I Hope It Rains At My Funeral (written by Tom T. Hall)
Heartbreak Affair (written by Kay Adams)
Battle With The Bottle (written by Joe Avants Jr & John Koonse)
Out Of Control (written by George Jones, Darrell Edwards & Herby Treece)
Six Foot Under (written by Clint Lewis & James Hutchins)
Same Old Situation (written by Wayne Kemp & Bill McDonald)
Between My House And Town (written by Sanger D. Shafer)
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