Spencer Crandall Announces ‘Western’ Album Ahead Of Opry Debut
“Y’all have no idea how long I’ve waited to share this news” Crandall shared.
Spencer Crandall; Photo by Nina Long
Spencer Crandall has guided fans through his journey of addiction, breakups, love, therapy and more with his six chapters – Scorpion, Mustang, Revolver, Pickaxe, Desert and Gold. Next month, he revealed that these themes will all come together in the form of his fourth studio album, Western, due on Oct. 21.
Crandall served as a co-writer on 18 out of the 20 vulnerable tracks including his SiriusXM The Highway chart-topper “Made,” breakup anthem “Red Flags” and focus track “Didn’t Do.”
“I think every great album should answer the questions: ‘Where are you from?” ‘Where are you now?’ and ‘Where are you going?’ … and I believe I have done just that with Western,” he said in a press release.
Using music as his ability to express his emotions, Crandall has made it his goal to create work that his listeners can grab onto and relate to in their own lives. This project breaks into a whole new chapter for him as an artist, welcoming his listeners to hear him as an open book.
“I strive to create songs and tell stories that impact people’s lives in a meaningful way, and to say I’ve put my entire heart into this album would be an understatement. My fans can expect the most vulnerable, energetic and authentic version of myself that I have ever put out, and I’m so honored that I get to tell these stories and share them with the world.”
In addition to his original songs, the record will also showcase his renditions of Justin Bieber’s “Anyone” and Shania Twain’s “You’re Still The One. His heartfelt recording of one of Twain’s most honored songs serves as a tribute to his parent’s happy marriage that has contained over 40 years of love.
On Friday (Sept. 9), the independent artist released another track set to be included on the project, Revolver’s “No New Memories.” This song begs for dismissal of the memories from an ex that he can’t keep to shake, making it difficult to move on.
“I hope you find someone new / So I can stop thinking ’bout you / Hope he gives you everything you ever wanted / So I can stop holding on to / These memories, these maybe’s, and what if / I’m supposed to be the one you end up with? / I hope you find the love of your life / So I can get on with mine,” he sings in the chorus.
Since 2016, Crandall has been wearing his heart on his sleeve and making a name for himself in the Country music scene. Over time, he has grown a loyal following and has racked up a quarter of a billion career streams. This upcoming project is an example of how far he has come with his craft.
On Sept. 16, Crandall will once again prove his talent and abilities when he steps into the historic circle for his Grand Ole Opry debut.
He will then take his music on the road for his recently announced Western Tour. This headlining trek will take Crandall across the country for 26 stops, beginning on Oct. 6 in Lexington, KY.
Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.