Charley Crockett Hits Road After Health Issues, Sets Opry Debut

We’re just lucky to still have Charley Crockett around at this point. While the 34-year-old was getting ready to have surgery for a seven-year-old hernia condition he’d been suffering from, but didn’t have the funds to address, he was diagnosed with a major heart condition. Born without one of his three heart valves, it was determined the Texas native and Davy Crockett descendant needed open heart surgery, or he would likely suffer major heart failure in a year or two.

The diagnosis resulted in Crockett having to cancel numerous appearances and put other plans on hold. Luckily everything worked out for Crockett, and after a few months on the mend, he’s now ready to get back on the road to play the songs from his 2018 album Lonesome As a Shadow, and his recent blues covers record.

2019 will see some big opportunities for Crockett, including playing the Newport Folk Festival, Stagecoach in California, Red Wing Roots, the famous Braun Brothers Reunion in Idaho, and Charley will also travel to Europe, the UK, and Australia for numerous appearances. But none will be as big as when Charley Crockett steps into the hallowed circle of the Grand Ole Opry to make his debut on June 25th.

“The Opry is one of those stages I didn’t even consider as a possibility to be honest,” says Crockett. “So, to say I’m humbled by the invitation to play there is like saying thanks to somebody that just saved my life! I hope they like me.”

Charley Crockett’s World Tour starts with two night’s at the famed Kessler Theater in Dallas, TX on April 5th. Find the full slate of dates below.

April 5-6 – Dallas, TX // Kessler Theater
April 11 – Lubbock, TX // Cactus Theater
April 12 – Durant, OK // Gilley’s Choctaw Casino
April 13 – Coupland, TX// Coupland Dancehall
April 18 – Oklahoma City, OK// Tower Theatre
April 19 – Lawrence, KS // Granada Theater
April 20 – Denver, CO // Globe Hall
April 22 – Hailey, ID // The Mint
April 23 – Bozeman, MT // Live from the Divide
April 24 – Seattle, WA // Tractor Tavern
April 25 – Portland, OR // Polaris Hall
April 26 – Novato, CA // HopMonk Tavern Novato
April 27 – Indio, CA // Stagecoach Festival
April 28 – Los Angeles, CA // The Echo
May 3 – Austin, TX // Moody Theater
May 4 – New Braunfels, TX // Gruene Hall
May 11 – Lampasas, TX // Putters and Gutters
May 17-19 – Queensland, AUS // Blues on Broadbeach @ Gold Coast
May 22 – Melbourne, AUS // Spotted Mallard
May 23 – Melbourne, AUS // Caravan Music Club
May 24 – Castlemaine, AUS // Bridge Hotel
May 25 – Sydney, AUS // Marrickville Bowling Club
May 26 – Sydney, AUS // The Basement
June 25 – Nashville, TN // Grand Ole Opry (at The Ryman)
July 6 – Eden, TX // Green Apple Art Center
July 12 – Mount Solon, VA // Red Wing Roots Music Festival
July 19 – Somerset, KY // Master Musicians Festival
July 25 – White Plains, NY // City Center Summer Concert Series
July 26 – Newport, RI // Newport Folk Festival
August 10 – Challis, ID // Braun Brothers Reunion
August 16 – Kristianstad, SWE // Kulturkvarteret
August 17 – Oslo, NO // John Dee
August 18 – Stockholm, SWE // Bar Brooklyn
August 19 – Göteborg, SWE // Pustervik
August 22-25 – Tønder, DK // Tønder Festival
August 26 – Hamburg, DE // Nochtwache
August 27 – Krefeld, DE // Kulturrampe
August 28 – Eindhoven, NL // Dim Star / Rozenknop
August 29 – Amsterdam, NL // Paradiso Noord
August 30 – Bottelare, BE // Het Ketske
September 1 – London, UK // The Borderline
September 2 – Brighton, UK // The Prince Albert
September 4 – Manchester, UK // Night and Day Café
September 5 – Glasgow, UK // Broadcast
September 6 – Newcastle, UK // The Cluny