“This one’s about, uh, I guess Willie Nelson said it best, this one’s about the wrong side of the Mississippi,” Charley Crockett says to open his performance of “Music City USA” on Austin City Limits.

Shared on Thursday, the clip comes from Charley’s ACL debut, set to air on Saturday night. The song serves as the title track to the singer-songwriter’s tenth studio album in six years, available now across streaming platforms.

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Much like The Red Headed Stranger whom Charley quotes and who also served as the first Austin City Limits guest on January 3rd, 1976, Crockett has bucked the traditional Nashville machine in favor of The Lone Star State. The country revivalist makes his feelings known in the song’s opening stanza, “I bet you think that I got lucky, I see it written on your face.” The harsh reality is that few artists have paid as many dues as Crockett. The wandering troubadour has busked the United States coast to coast, and it nearly cost him his life.

Crockett isn’t bitter, however, life’s too long to hate. Instead, he lets those folks in “Music City USA” say what they’re going to say as he traverses the country, playing his music in any honky-tonk that’ll have him. Music City USA will be there when he gets back.

Watch Charley Crockett perform “Music City USA” on Austin City Limits. Catch his ACL debut on Saturday, October 30th on PBS. Check your local listings for exact airtime.

Charley Crockett – “Music City USA”