Rodney Crowell | Artist

Rodney Crowell | Artist

Tags: Era_1970s, Genre_Country, Origin_USA, Type_Artist

Rodney Crowell is an American progressive country singer, songwriter and musician born 1950 in Crosby Texas. He is one of the US's leading progressive country singer- songwriters and has written songs and produced for many other artists such as Emmylou Harris and Rosanne Cash. He came from a musical family, with one grandfather a church choir leader and the other a bluegrass banjo player. His grandmother played guitar and his father sang semi-professionally at bars and honky tonks. Starting out, Crowell was influenced by songwriters Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt. In his teen years, he played in various garage rock bands in Houston, performing covers mixed with a few country numbers. In 1972 he moved to Nashville, in search of a musical career and got a job as a songwriter after being discovered by Jerry Reed, and befriended by fellow songwriter Guy Clark. Crowell then played guitar and sang for three years in Emmylou Harris' Hot Band, before recording his first solo album in 1978. The album Street Language, co-produced by Booker T. Jones, featured a blend of soul and country music, but was not successful. His commercial breakthrough came with 1988's Diamonds & Dirt which produced five number one singles. The artist has gone on to release 22 studio albums to-date, which have become better and better over time. Standout albums include Diamonds & Dust, The Houston Kid, Fate's Right Hand, The Outsider, Sex & Gasoline, Texas, and his latest release Triage from 2021. Crowell has won two Grammy Awards in his career, one in 1990 for Best Country Song for "After All This Time" and one in 2014 Best Americana Album for his album Old Yellow Moon.

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Featured Albums: Rodney Crowell

Related Artists: The Hot Band, Emmylou Harris, Rosanne Cash, Guy Clark

Video Clips: Nashville 1972, Walk the Line Revisited, She Aint Goin' Nowhere

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