Charley Crockett Releases Urgent Single “5 More Miles,” Announces Fall U.S. Tour Dates

"Charley Crockett is the reason that believers and lovers of American roots music rummage and wait and pine...the sound of the human adventure unmediated." -Craig Havighurst, WMOT (Nashville, TN)

New album The Valley out September 20th via Son of Davy/Thirty Tigers, already seeing adds and spins at Triple A and Americana radio

Fall tour includes headline shows at Troubadour in L.A., Tractor Tavern in Seattle, WA and Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, CA

Listen to “5 More Miles” here

August 23, 2019 – Charley Crockett recorded his new album The Valley, coming September 20th via Son of Davy/Thirty Tigers, one week before life-saving open-heart surgery. You can hear the urgency of Crockett staring his own mortality in the face, perhaps most viscerally felt in new single “5 More Miles.” The song gallops along from the start, with Crockett nearly shouting to hit notes just outside of his register, and practically wailing as the words spill out of his mouth as though he can’t get them out fast enough.

“I don’t know what I can say about this song,” Crockett reveals. “It explains itself awfully good. ‘I know this life, it sure is hard. All I can do is play my cards. Keep sayin’ I’m free, but I just don’t know. Five more miles for me to go.’” 

Crockett, who is currently on a month-long headlining European tour, today also announces a fall U.S. tour. The tour will begin at Wildwood Revival festival in Arnoldsville, GA before a headlining run that includes shows at the Troubadour in L.A., Tractor Tavern in Seattle, WA, and the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, CA. Crockett will also headline historic Gruene Hall in New Braunfels, TX on New Year’s Eve. This comes during what has already been a banner year for Crockett, who has made his Stagecoach Festival, Grand Ole Opry and Newport Folk Festival debuts in 2019.

Radio has already begun to shine a light on The Valley, with adds and spins at both Triple A and Americana radio. Early Triple A adds include WUMB (Boston, MA) and WYCE (Grand Rapids, MI), with spins at KXT (Dallas, TX), KGSR (Austin, TX), The Current (Minneapolis, MN), KCSN (Los Angeles, CA) and WFPK (Louisville, KY). Lead single “Borrowed Time” debuted at number 47 on the Americana radio singles chart, and The Valley has adds at WMOT (Nashville, TN), WSM (Nashville, TN), KHYI (Dallas, TX), WDVX (Knoxville, TN), WNRN (Charlottesville, VA) and The Ranch (Ft Worth, TX).

Crockett spoke to the Recording Academy/ while he was at Newport Folk, touching on The Valley as well as the remarkable story of how he came to make the album, find that interview here. Backstage ahead of his Grand Ole Opry debut, Crockett sat down with WMOT’s Craig Havighurst for a fascinating interview that covers Crockett’s extraordinary life, listen here.

Charley Crockett – 2019 Tour Dates

Aug 22-25 // Tonder, Denmark // Tonder Festival

Aug 26 // Hamburg, Germany // NOCHTWACHE

Aug 27 // Burgau Kreis Gunzburg, Germany // Kulturrampe

Aug 28 // Eindhoven, Netherlands // Cafe 't Rozenknopje

Aug 29 // Nieuw-amsterdam, Netherlands // Paradiso - Tolhuistuin (Tuinzaal)

Aug 30 // Bottelare, Belgium // Het Ketske

Sept 1 // London, United Kingdom // Borderline

Sept 2 // Brighton, United Kingdom // Prince Albert

Sept 4 // Manchester, United Kingdom // Night & Day Cafe

Sept 5 // Glasgow, United Kingdom // Broadcast

Sept 6 // Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom // Cluny

Sept 7 // Leicestershire, United Kingdom // The Long Road Festival

Sept 9 // Paris, France // La Maroquinerie

Sept 11 // Bilbo, Spain // Kafe Antzokia

Sept 12 // Madrid, Spain // Sala El Sol

Sept 13 // Valencia, Spain // Loco Club

Sept 14 // Barcelona, Spain // Rocksound

Sept 15 // Zaragoza, Spain // Rock & Blues Café

Sept 28 // Arnoldsville, GA // Wildwood Revival

Oct 3 // Lubbock, TX // Cactus Theater

Oct 4 // Fredericksburg, TX // Luckenbach Dancehall – Indoor Stage

Oct 5 // Dallas, TX // Gas Monkey Live!

Oct 6 // Houston, TX // Southern Smoke Festival

Oct 10 // New Orleans, LA // Hi-Ho Lounge

Oct 11 // Beaumont, TX // Jefferson Theatre

Oct 12 // Lampasas, TX // Putters & Gutters

Oct 17 // Georgetown, TX // The Union on Eighth

Oct 18 // Helotes, TX // Floore’s Country Store – Inddor Stage

Oct 19 // Tyler, TX // Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ

Oct 23 // Bryan, TX // Grand Stafford Theater

Oct 24 // Kenney, TX // Kenney Store Outdoor Stage

Oct 25 // Coupland, TX // Coupland Dancehall

Oct 26 // Austin, TX // Continental Club (4th Annual Reverend Horton Heat’s Continental Hayride)

Oct 27 // Austin, TX // Continental Club (4th Annual Reverend Horton Heat’s Continental Hayride)

Nov 2 // Portland, OR // Aladdin Theater

Nov 3 // Seattle, WA // Tractor Tavern

Nov 4 // Spokane, WA // Lucky You Lounge

Nov 5 // Eugene, OR // Sam Bond’s Garage

Nov 6 // Petaluma, CA // Mystic Theatre

Nov 7 // San Francisco, CA // Great American Music Hall

Nov 8 // Bakersfield, CA // Temblor Brewing

Nov 9 // Sacramento, CA // Goldfield Trading Post

Nov 10 // Los Angeles, CA // Troubadour

Nov 11 // Solana Beach, CA // Belly Up Tavern

Nov 14 // Las Vegas, NV // B-Side – House of Blues

Nov 15 // Scottsdale, AZ // Rockbar Inc

Nov 16 // Tucson, AZ // The Rock

Dec 31 // New Braunfels, TX // Gruene Hall

Pre-order The Valley here.


For more information on Charley Crockett, please contact Rob Krauser at REK Room Media, or 917.703.8361.