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Joel Thomas Crouse (born June 14, 1992) is an American country music singer. He released his first album Even the River Runs on August 19, 2014.

Joel Crouse
Joel Crouse at Countryfest 2013.jpg
Joel Crouse at Countryfest 2013
Background information
Birth nameJoel Thomas Crouse[1]
Born (1992-06-14) June 14, 1992 (age 26)[1]
Holland, Massachusetts
OriginNashville, Tennessee
GenresCountry
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals/Guitar/Piano
Years active2011–present
LabelsShow Dog-Universal Music
Associated actsLuke Laird

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Early lifeEdit

Joel Crouse grew up in Holland, Massachusetts. He attended Tantasqua Regional High School and graduated when he was sixteen.[2]

Music careerEdit

While still living in Holland, Crouse founded a local band called Leaving Stafford (Crouse lived in Stafford Road in Holland).[3] He signed a demo deal with Epic Records in 2009 which lasted for about four months.[4]

In 2011, Crouse signed with Show Dog-Universal Music, and began touring with Toby Keith and The Band Perry.[3] He released his debut single "If You Want Some" in February 2013.[5] It received three-and-a-half stars from Taste of Country reviewer Billy Dukes, who thought that Crouse "sings with more confidence than 20 years provides most artists".[6] The song, which he wrote with Jamie Houston and Luke Laird, debuted at number 59 on the Country Airplay charts in January 2013.[3] His album, Even the River Runs was released in August 19, 2014, and entered the Billboard 200 at No. 183, and Top Country Albums at No. 20, selling 2,000 copies.[7]

From May to July 2013, he toured with Taylor Swift as a part of her Red Tour as one of her opening acts.

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US Country US US Heat
Even the River Runs[8] 20 183 3

SinglesEdit

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country US Country Airplay
2013 "If You Want Some" 50 32 Even the River Runs
2014 "Why God Made Love Songs" 53
"Don't Tell Me"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videosEdit

Year Video Director
2013 "If You Want Some"[9] Chris Hicky

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b http://www.cmt.com/artists/joel-crouse/biography/
  2. ^ "Country singer Crouse set for Tantasqua". Telegram.com. June 6, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c Richard Duckett (February 4, 2013). "Ex-Holland resident Joel Crouse's country single 'If You Want Some' hits 59 on Billboard". Telegram.com.
  4. ^ Kathryn Roy (April 13, 2010). "Holland teen Joel T. Crouse sings backup on soon-to-be released Cyrus-Crow single". The Republican.
  5. ^ http://countrymusicpride.com/joel-crouse-releases-debut-single-if-you-want-some-february-5-2013-song-review/
  6. ^ http://tasteofcountry.com/joel-crouse-if-you-want-some/
  7. ^ Matt Bjorke (August 27, 2014). "Country Album Sales Report – August 27, 2014". Roughstock. Sales figure given here
  8. ^ Allers, Hannahlee (June 25, 2014). "Joel Crouse Announces Release of Debut Album". The Boot. Retrieved June 25, 2014.
  9. ^ "Crouse debuts video". Country Standard Time. June 20, 2013. Retrieved June 21, 2013.

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