Joel Crouse to Join Taylor Swift

JOEL CROUSE “OVERWHELMED” WITH OPRY DEBUT

Joel Crouse ©2013 Grand Ole Opry

Photo By: Chris Hollo

Single, “If You Want Some,” at Radio Now; Crouse to Join Taylor Swift on Tour Beginning May 28


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Massachusetts-born singer/songwriter Joel Crouse
grew up listening to all genres of music, but it wasn’t until years
later that he realized his favorites all had one similarity–the
stories. It was at that moment, at the ripe age of 14, that Crouse first
discovered his passion for country music. He immersed himself with the
lyrics with one goal in mind: to be heard on the same country radio he
grew up listening to. Little did he know someday one radio program in
particular that he loved, Grand Ole Opry on 650 WSM AM, would feature
his voice. Fast-forward to Saturday, May 11, 2013–one move to Nashville
and a record deal later–the now-20 year old country crooner is well on
his way having made his debut on the hallowed Grand Ole Opry stage. 

“I
was overwhelmed with emotions that I don’t even know how to describe,” a
demure Crouse reflects. “There’s something about the moment you step on
its stage…for me, it was the first time I’ve truly felt like a part
of the country music community. I’ll never forget that moment.”

Crouse
was joined by his mother, father, sister, grandmother and friends as he
waited side-stage for his name to be called by Opry member Jeannie Seely. Crouse then performed his self-penned “If You Want Some,” his current Top 40 single on Show Dog-Universal Music, and “That’s Why God Made Love Songs.” 

“I actually received some great advice from Darius [Rucker],”
Crouse shares. “He said, ‘It’ll be surreal’ and to take it all in cause
you won’t get another first time, and I really took that to heart.”

Crouse will step from the Opry stage to a Red stage as he joins Taylor Swift‘s Red Tour beginning May 28 in Glendale, Ariz. at Jobing Arena.
 
For more information please visit www.joelcrouse.com.

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