One of country music’s freshest faces, Joel Crouse is excited to announce the release of his debut studio album, Even The River Runs, yesterday (8/19). Even The River Runs highlights Crouse’s undeniable talent and craft for storytelling and is available for purchase on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.
Produced by Jamie Houston, the Show Dog – Universal Music project includes lead single, “Don’t Tell Me,” which hit SiriusXM’s The Highway and was recently featured in the CW’s smash TV show Hart of Dixie.
Even The River Runs is the story of Crouse’s personal journey – his joy, his struggles, his romances (for better or for worse).
“My songs will always be about honest experience,” said Crouse, who co-wrote each one of the ten tracks on the album. “I always want to be the one telling my story.”
Crouse collaborated with some of Nashville’s sought after tunesmiths to bring his story to life, including Craig Wiseman, James Dean Hicks, Luke Laird, and many others.
The new project spans the gamut of Crouse’s musical lexicon, from thumping, honky-tonk barn-burners like “Don’t Tell Me,” to the Top 35 breakout bluesy-twang romper, “If You Want Some” or Crouse’s personal favorite, “Ruby Puts Her Red Dress On.” Others, like the mid-tempo groove of “You Could Break A Heart Like That” showcase his own vulnerable side – and his vocal range, which can go from sultry lows to a stunning falsetto in one fell swoop.
Fan-favorite “Why God Made Love Songs,” is the perfect grooving, clapping ode to summertime love, and on moments like the title track, “Even The River Runs,” all of his sides – vintage rock, modern country and dusty blues – come together in one perfect, rollicking ride that puts his guitar chops on full display.
To purchase a copy of Even The River Runs, click HERE.