Country newcomer Joel Crouse, who first came to the attention of country fans by touring with the likes of Taylor Swift, Darius Rucker, Toby Keith and the Band Perry, has released his debut studio album, Even the River Runs, on Keith’s Show Dog-Universal label. The 22-year-old singer has also just released a video for the title track, giving fans a look at the performer and his band both onstage and behind the scenes.
Of the material on the new project, which was co-written with such Music City luminaries as Craig Wiseman, Luke Laird and James Dean Hicks, Crouse says, “My songs will always be about honest experience. I always want to be the one telling my story.”
The album features the Massachusetts native’s singles “Don’t Tell Me” and “If You Want Some,” along with fan favorite, “Why God Made Love Songs,” and the track Crouse notes as his personal favorite, “Ruby Puts Her Red Dress On.”
Crouse celebrated the release of the new album with a performance, live chat with fans and autograph signing at the Grand Ole Opry on Tuesday, the day the new project was officially released.
Next up for the young heartthrob is an opening spot on duo Love and Theft’s Night That You’ll Never Forget tour, which kicks off in October.