Bart Crow tours almost 200 nights a year.
But that didn’t stop the Texas country artist from cranking out 78 songs for his latest album “Dandelion.” Twelve songs made the cut.
“I’ve never been so proud of anything I’ve recorded as I am of this record,” his bio stated. “It starts with the pen and notebook. That was always my focus — writing as much as I could. In fact, I make writing 10 times harder than it needs to be because I’m so hard on myself.”
Crow will perform at 7 p.m. today at Whiskey Creek.
His songs encompass everything from love’s limitless possibilities to wishing a way out of the blues.
The Maypearl native attracted big crowds at venues near Tarleton State, which he attended.
After college, Crow and his future wife, Brooke, moved to Austin with a combined $2,250 in their pockets. They barely scraped by, as Crow worked part-time jobs during the week, and drove to performances every weekend.
After a couple of big breaks, he said he is now in the best position of his career.
“I like to make you think a little, or paint a picture that’s relevant,” Crow said. “No matter how rowdy the crowd, I try to make sure my songs have both brain and drive. I want to be able to look in the mirror and say I did the best I could.”