JOEL CROUSE TO RELEASE DEBUT SINGLE ON SHOW DOG-UNIVERSAL

JOEL CROUSE TO RELEASE DEBUT SINGLE ON SHOW DOG-UNIVERSAL
 

Credit: Jim Wright
“If You Want Some” Now Available for Purchase on iTunes
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013) – Born and raised in Holland, Mass., Show Dog-Universal Music recording artist, Joel Crouse,
penned his first song at the ripe age of 14, formed a band by age 15,
graduated from high school by age 16, and signed a record deal by age
19. Now, at age 20, he is poised to release his first single, “If You
Want Some,” to country radio and iTunes on February 5. Crouse co-wrote the up-tempo party anthem alongside acclaimed songwriter Luke Laird (No. 1 Billboard singles
include Blake Shelton’s “Hillbilly Bone,” Rodney Atkins’ “Take a Back
Road,” Eric Church’s “Drink in My Hand” and Little Big Town’s “Pontoon”)
and his producer Jamie Houston (High School Musical, Christina Aguilera).
 
“My life has definitely changed in the past couple years,” states
Crouse.  “I’ve been on the road the last few months visiting country
radio, and that’s just been incredible. I’m very thankful.”
 
Crouse grew up performing in his father’s church, but credits his
grandfather for introducing him to country music. “We called him ‘Big
Guy,’ and he lived with us while I was growing up. I guess I was 12
years old when he first took me down to the music store, bought me a
guitar and set me up with lessons,” shares Crouse. 
 
Crouse was introduced to Houston through a mutual friend, Brandon Creed
(Manager for Bruno Mars) shortly after Crouse graduated high school. 
“We began working on music immediately and knew we both wanted to make a
really cool sounding record,” Crouse reflects. “Jamie blows me away
every time we’re in the studio because his ear is so unbelievable.”
 
Houston notes, “I think what was most unique about Joel —
especially being the age that he is — was how hard of a worker he was
in the studio. When we would write a song, he would sing in the room as
we were writing it but then come back a few days later and he would have
it all worked out — all  the lifts, peaks and valleys — and he nailed
it. I think he has a lot to contribute to country music stylistically.”
 
“For someone that young to know who they are as an artist is really
impressive,” says Laird. “He’s just one of those that has a natural
gift for the songwriting process, and just knows who he is as an
artist.”
 
Crouse spent 2012 road testing his music for the fans, opening for Rodney Atkins, Sara Evans, the Goo Goo Dolls, Toby Keith, and Darius Rucker and will perform several shows with The Band Perry in 2013.
 

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