J.C. Crowley

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J.C. Crowley
Birth name John Charles Crowley
Born (1947-11-13) November 13, 1947 (age 66)[1]
Origin Houston, Texas
Genres Rock, Country
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
Years active 1977-199x
Labels RCA
Associated acts Player

John Charles "J.C." Crowley (born November 13, 1947 in Houston, Texas) is an American musician. In his career, he has been a member of the band Player, has recorded one studio album "Beneath the Texas Moon" RCA Records 8370-2-R ©1988 and charted several singles on the Billboard country charts.


In 1977, Crowley co-founded the rock band Player,[1] and co-wrote their song "Baby Come Back". He also shared the vocals on both albums, Player and Danger Zone, playing keyboard and guitar and singing on the album. Crowley left Player after their second LP.

He continued as a successful song writer, signing with RCA Records. His biggest success was a song he had written and performed himself called "Paint the Town and Hang the Moon Tonight" in 1988, which was from his only solo LP, Beneath the Texas Moon.[2] This song also appeared on the soundtrack of Clint Eastwood's film Pink Cadillac. He was also named Best New Male Country Vocalist in 1989.

Through the 80's and 90's, his songs were recorded by Johnny Cash, Smokey Robinson, Little River Band, the Oak Ridge Boys, and many more.

Crowley survived a bout of cancer between 1994 and 1999. He lives in Topanga, California.[3]



Title Details
Beneath the Texas Moon


Year Single Peak chart
US Country[1] CAN Country
1988 "Boxcar 109" 49 * Beneath the Texas Moon
"Paint the Town and Hang the Moon Tonight" 13 *
1989 "I Know What I've Got" 21 12
"Beneath the Texas Moon" 55 66 Beneath the Texas Moon / Pink Cadillac soundtrack
* denotes unknown peak positions

Music videos[edit]

Year Video
1988 "Paint the Town and Hang the Moon Tonight"
1989 "Beneath the Texas Moon"


  1. ^ a b c Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 109. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ "Singer J.c. Crowley Roams The Country Music Landscape - Morning Call". Articles.mcall.com. 1989-03-17. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  3. ^ "J. C. Crowley". Player website. Retrieved 27 September 2013.