Just when you thought that Matthew McConaughey couldn't get any cooler, he goes and name checks Charley Crockett and Sturgill Simpson. In a new interview the Longview, TX native showcases his eclectic taste and high musical IQ.

The Academy Award winner tells The Tennessean what he's been listening to and it includes Credence Clearwater Revival, Robert Plant, French singer Emma Peters, "anything Sturgill [Simpson] wants to put out," and...

"There's a local guy here that I really like: Charley Crockett," McConaughey said. "He's got a really interesting, cool sound and delivery. ... My favorite is 'I Feel For You.'

Great to see Charley, who just released his latest album Man From Waco last month, getting some love from Matthew. Of course, we wouldn't have been surprised had Charley been too busy to notice.

In February of last year Crockett dropped, 10 for Slim: Charley Crocket Sings James Hand; in September '21 he released Music City USA, his 10th studio album in six years. which makes the new one, Man From Waco, his 11th in just under seven years.

“I’m looking at it in this way, where it’s like, well maybe the reason that I got lucky is because I really stayed true to myself,” Crockett told Texas Monthly last year. “You know, I’ll have ten records out by the end of this year. [They’ve] all been done my way.”

Oh, and the Texas native released Welcome to Hard Times in July 2020, right smack dab in the middle of the pandemic. While most were cautiously holding on to albums and pushing release dates, Crockett posed the question to us, that with a name like this album has "what better time to release it?"


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