Crouse announces debut for August
Thursday, July 10, 2014
– Joel Crouse will release his debut studio album, "Even the Rivre Runs," on Aug. 19.
Produced by Jamie Houston, the Show Dog - Universal Music project includes Crouse's newest offering, "Don't Tell Me," which is set to hit SiriusXM's The Highway.
"I'm very excited for everyone to see who I am through this record and to follow my journey in life as I write about it," said Crouse.
The 10-song disc finds Crouse having a hand in writing every song. Recently featured in the CW's TV show "Hart of Dixie," "Don't Tell Me" was co-written by Crouse and Nashville writers James Dean Hicks and Jamie Houston.
The Massachusetts native opened 16 dates on Taylor Swift's RED Tour. Crouse recently fulfilled a lifelong dream, as he made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry stage. Thanks to his grandfather, Crouse was introduced to country music and classic rock at a young age.
Songs on the CD are:
1. Don't Tell Me
2. If You Want Some
3. You Could Break A Heart Like That
4. Summer Love
5. Even The River Runs
6. Slow Motion
7. Oh Juliet
8. Ruby Puts Her Red Dress On
9. Why God Made Love Songs
10. I Never Said I Was In Love
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The title of Joel Crouse's debut may seem like an obvious statement, but what was not so clear was when his debut would finally happen. Since signing with Toby Keith's label in 2011, the Massachusetts native released three singles plus one other promoted by his label. He has not exactly set the charts on fire, although he did benefit from opening for Taylor Swift on her "Red" tour.
Crouse's very smooth, soulful delivery suits the 10 songs just fine, although you're ...