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Crouse releases new single

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 – Joel Crouse releases his latest single, Why God Made Love Songs, for digital download today.

The uptempo tune celebrates the lasting power of love songs and was co-written by Crouse with Jimmy Yeary and Jamie Houston. The single is the follow-up to his debut If You Want Some and will appear on his 2014 album. No release date was announced.

Crouse is currently on the road and will pay a visit to his hometown of Boston to perform at the House of Blues for WKLB's Holiday Jam on Dec. 12.

Other upcoming dates are:

Nov. 19 - Nashville - Grand Ole Opry The Ryman
Dec. 8 - Las Vegas - KWNR "Toys for Tickets"
Dec. 14 - Atlanta - Wild Bills

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