A.J. Croce – I Got A Name

Labels:Seedling Records
Number of Tracks:1
Total Time:00:03:06
From the Album:I Got A Name
Formats:Americana,Classic Hits,Non-Commercial,NPR
Available Date & Time: Aug 21 2018 08:15:00 EDT
Impact Date: Aug 27 2018 00:00:00

A.J. Croce 

With special guests The McCrary Sisters

"I Got A Name"

Going For Airplay Now


Jim Croce recorded the original of "I Got A Name" 45 years earlier for the feature film 'Last American Hero' about NASCAR driver Junior Johnson. In keeping with the NASCAR theme, A.J. recorded for Goodyear's "Make A Name" commercial with Dale Earnhardt Jr. with video footage of him from following along with his Dad, through his NASCAR career, into retirement. The song became the title track on the final Jim Croce album, released just after he tragically died. Like A.J., Earnhardt Jr. also lost his father tragically at a young age: in a car crash at age 49.

The song became the title track on the final Jim Croce album, released just after he tragically died. The song reached the Top 10 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart and subsequently was featured in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained and Logan.


A.J. and the commercial were featured in ESPN, Forbes, CBS Sports, USA Today, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.


READ the Billboard interview with A.J. on how this all came together.


FORBES Magazine said about the Croce, Earnhardt, and Goodyear collaboration: "The collaboration brings together many elements that make it an authentic story about carrying on a legacy…"


"In such a crowded music universe it is a pleasure to witness triple uniqueness; Pianist, songwriter, singer and at such a level. And who does he sound like? The answer is; himself… A.J. Croce." – Allen Toussaint


 “A.J. Croce has wisdom beyond his years. With his music, he represents his generation with a profound sense of honesty in his lyrics and quality in his delivery. The future of entertainment is safe in his hands!” – Willie Nelson



The Alternate Route Song Of The Week


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1/13/19 – Escondido, CA – California Center for the Arts





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