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Crockett, Nelson make the world go round

Tuesday, January 2, 2024 – Charley Crockett and Willie Nelson started the new year by releasing a duet, "That's What Makes The World Go Around."

The laid back two-beat swing was co-written by Crockett, Kullen Fox, Rich Brotherton and Taylor Grace. Crockett and Nelson trade verses throughout, telling the story of a woman pulled between late nights and simple pleasures like watching "children in the street / out there playing right up til night fall."

]="Willie called me up, said he was out at Pedernales cuttin', and asked if I had any songs ready he could jump on," said Crockett. "I told him I had plenty. Hung up the phone, drove out to Billy Horton's place and wrote a couple on the spot. We fired 'em off to Spicewood where he sang and took a ride on one that very next day. When I heard him come in singing on his first line, I shed a tear. Then his leads on Trigger hit, and I was crying."

Crockett will return to Australia for a 13-date headline tour beginning Jan. 27. Ahead of the Australian tour, Crockett will play two shows at the 3,950 capacity Mission Ballroom in Denver on January 18-19. In 2024, Crockett has also confirmed appearances at Stagecoach, Moon Crush Festival, Buckeye Country Superfest, FloydFest, Two Step Inn and Avetts at the Beach in Riviera Maya, Mexico with the Avett Brothers.

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