It’s only the third week of 2024 and Charley Crockett has already dropped his second single of the year. After releasing his Willie Nelson collab “That’s What Makes The World Go Around” on January 1st, the south Texas singer-songwriter followed it up with a new single on Monday entitled “$10 Cowboy”. The song will serve as the title track to Crockett’s forthcoming album, out April 26th.

The new single and accompanying music video take Crockett back down his hardscrabble road to fame, a recurring theme throughout his music. His path took him on passing freight trains to streetcorners across the country, busking from New Orleans to New York City to California for roughly a decade before cutting his first album, A Stolen Jewel, in 2015. Since then, Crockett has cemented himself as one of the hardest-working men in Americana, releasing a dozen albums in nine years.

Crockett is a man of many names including “The Man from Waco” and “Lil’ G,” and now “The $10 Cowboy” can join that list—one fan on Instagram said Crockett used the nickname onstage on Friday in Denver, saying his band knows how to make a $10 Cowboy look good. The song itself has an Exile on Main Street feel, brought to life by Crockett’s unique blend of blues, country, and Texas swing and swagger. Crockett looks back on his time as a $10 cowboy as he waxes nostalgically in the outro, “When I was out there on them street corners / Learning to stand behind this guitar / Ten dollars was a whole lot of money,” adding “Cowboy / Cowboy singer / Both highly hazardous occupations.”

Crockett also announced a new run of tour dates kicking off in May with a run of shows in Canada ahead of trips down the East Coast and to the western United States. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, January 26th at 10 a.m. local time via his website. See below for a full list of dates.

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Tonight, January 22nd, Crockett will make his network television debut as the musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Hopefully, his rate has gone up from $10. Check out the music video for “$10 Cowboy” below and pre-order the album here.

Charley Crockett – “$10 Cowboy” [Official Video]

Charley Crockett North American Tour Dates:
Jan. 23 –  Park City, UT @ Marquis Park City
Feb. 22 – San Antonio, TX @ San Antonio Stock & Rodeo
March 1 – Tempe, AZ @ Extra Innings Festival
March 7 – Miami, FL @ Wynwood Marketplace
|April 5 – Memphis, TN @ Grind City Fest
April 11 – Riviera Maya, Mexico @ Avett Brothers at the Beach @ Hard Rock Hotel Riviera
April 19 – Miramar Beach, FL @ Moon Crush Festival
April 20 – Biloxi, MS @ Crawfish Music Festival
April 21 – Georgetown, TX @ Two Step Inn Festival
April 27 – Indio, CA @ Stagecoach Festival
May 20 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
May 21 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
May 23 –  Calgary, AB @ Grey Eagle Event Centre
May 25 –  Enoch, AB @ River Cree Resort &Casino
May 27 –  Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
May 29 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
May 30 –  Montreal, QC @ MTELUS
May 31 – South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
June 1 –  Portland, ME @ State Theater
June 3 –  Albany, NY @ Empire Live
June 5 – Hampton, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
June 6 – Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre
June 7 – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre*
June 8 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center*
June 14 – Bonner, MT @ KettleHouse Amphitheater
June 15 – Whitefish, MT @ Scout + Gather
June 17 –  Great Falls, MT @ The Newberry
June 18 –  Emigrant, MT @ The Old Saloon
June 19 – Cheyenne, WY @ The Lincoln
June 20 –Telluride, CO @ Telluride Bluegrass
June 22 – Columbus, OH @ Buckeye Country Superfest
June 23 – Columbus, OH @ Buckeye Country Superfest
June 28 – Pendleton, OR @ Jackalope Jamboree
July 20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Paramount
July 28 – Check, VA @ FloydFest
Aug. 3 – St. Charles, IA @ Hinterland Music Festival
* w/ Hank Williams Jr.

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Charley Crockett “$10 Cowboy” Lyrics:

I’m a ten dollar cowboy
Baby that’s a fact
I got some inhibitions
That might be holding me back

I’ve been seeing this portrait
Attached to a small fee
For a ten dollar cowboy
Who looks a lot like me

If you’re a ten dollar cowboy
Then you already know
That there never was a rider
Who couldn’t be thrown

Even Billy McClain
Fell off a time or two
He was a ten dollar cowboy
Who looked a lot like you

I’m a ten dollar cowboy
I play a little guitar
People always ask me
If I’m a rodeo star

Doubt if I got eight seconds
But I can sing you a song
Like a big bull rider
I’m steady holding on

You see the ten dollar cowboy
He leads a colorful life
Don’t you worry about him
He knows he’ll only die twice

Like Billy McClain
He’s the last of his breed
He’s just a ten dollar cowboy
Who looks a lot like me

He looks a lot like me

He looks a lot like me

When I was out there on them street corners
Learning to stand behind this guitar
Ten dollars was a whole lot of money
Cowboy singer
Both highly hazardous occupations

Look out!

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