Charley crockett delivered his latest single as a cover of James hand“Lesson on Depression”. The single and accompanying video, released Friday, finds the country revivalist paying homage to the late Texas honky-tonk hero.

John Hand passed away on June 8, 2020 at the age of 68. A late bloomer whose musical career did not begin until the age of 47, Hand quickly established a respected reputation among the Texas honky-tonk circuit. Country musician to a country musician, he was considered at his death to be one of the most authentic voices of his generation, with Willie nelson calling it “The Real Deal”. According to Save country music, Crockett first met Hand in Memphis a few years ago while Hand was playing the Tom T. Hall song “How I Came to Memphis”.

“I was up for an Ameripolitan Award a few years ago and went to one of Dale Watson’s storefronts in Blues City on Beale Street,” Crockett said previously. “Well, old Slim came on stage with the band and they went to see that old Tom T. Hall number. I think James Hand is the greatest honky tonker alive, and he made me cry with the way he sang those lyrics. He chokes me every time I hear him sing.

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Crockett puts his signature trailing on the track of Hand’s 2012 album Mighty lonely man. Accompanied by a clip directed by Bobby cochran, Lone Rider Charley Crockett comes to embody the meaning of the song as he hands out a “Lesson About Depression.”

“Willie Nelson called it ‘The Real Deal’ and I’ll tell you right now, it’s a fact that there was no more authentic character in country music during James’ lifetime,” said Crockett.

Check out Charley Crockett’s new music video for his cover of “Lesson In Depression” by James Hand.

Charley Crockett – “Lesson on Depression” (James Hand) [Official Video]

[Video: Charley Crockett]

[H/T Saving Country Music]