Man I Am Today
Real. American. If the song still matters, you're in luck. Teddy Crocker has a story to share with you. If the story starts sounding familiar, the Michigan native son will be the first to hand it back to you in pure country-music fashion. As an observer of life, Crocker is your humble, soft-spoken man of few words. But somewhere between humility and the microphone, that all changes and honesty weaves it's way in. His reason for songwriting and singing is not to seek stardom, but to share what he feels. "This way no one has to go through what I went through," says Teddy. "If someone can learn from my mistakes, I'll tell them everything," Crocker's music is the fertile soil from America's heartland that has been marked by faith in God and family while being handcrafted by the United States Marine Corp. "Semper Fi" is more than a Bulldog catch phrase. With Crocker, it is an attitude that finds a home deeply engrained in every word. His style is a tip-of-the-hat to great country icons such as Buck Owens, Marty Robbins and Willie Nelson with a promising dose of a modern edge - if and when the story calls for it. Backed by Nashville's A-list player scene, "The Man I am Today" is Crocker's first professionally produced CD. Appearing on the CD are Eddie Bayers on drums, Brent Mason on electric guitar, and Bryan Sutton on acoustic guitar and mandolin. Crocker attributes luck, timing, and producer Doug Beiden with the CD's success. From painful family destruction (Daddy Why) to the simple joys of being in love (Walk this walk with me) Crocker delivers in a voice that's pure and familiar. If you find yourself saying "I know how that feels" you're not alone.