Legendary music producer Kim Fowley highly recommends this album, calling Caroline Casey "The Honky-Tonk Queen of Austin!"
"This Broken Crown" delves deeply into country music of the late 1950s to the late 1960s, with an thirteen tracks combining into an irresistible blend of mostly original high-steppers, barstool tear-stirrers, and classic Texas two-steppers. Caroline Casey's music and lyrics embody the careworn, steel-spined resignation of Loretta Lynn or the "devil take me" attitude of early Johnny Paycheck or Don Gibson.
Some legendary Texas-based talents have also made their mark on the album, including acclaimed singer-songwriter Stephen Lee Canner, who contributed “Caffeine, Nicotine.”
Award-winning songwriter and ‘rockabilly legend’ Al Urban penned a previously unreleased waltz (“Used Wedding Rings”) back in 1965, which will also be heard for the first time on "This Broken Crown," much to the enjoyment of Al Urban fans everywhere. Al Urban has been writing songs since the mid 1940s, and wrote several hits for popular 60s country singer Charley Pride.
Also featured on "This Broken Crown" is country music sensation Brennen Leigh, who duets with Caroline on the title track and shows her stellar mandolin skills on "Daddy's Girl."
Caroline Casey & the Stringslingers recently conducted a live performance and interview on KUT's Folkways show with host Kevin Connors, and in Mid-April 2008, Caroline's music was featured by host Laurie Gallardo on NPR affiliate KUT 90.5's "Radio Without Borders!"
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1. Blazin A Champagne Trail
2. This Broke Crown
3. Threshold Of Heartache
4. Little Pink Mack
5. Caffeine, Nicotine
6. Used Wedding Rings
7. Daddy's Girl
8. Six Empty Bottles
9. That Kiss Is There
10. It's Later Now
11. The Dark of Night
12. Texas Boogie
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