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Rodney Crowell

Singer/Songwriter

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Fi - Hi Podcast Ep 34 : Rodney Crowell on Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas by Townes Van Zandt

Rodney Crowell is a critically acclaimed singer songwriter who released his debut album Ain’t Living Long Like This in 1978.  His 1988 mainstream country breakthrough, Diamonds & Dirt garnered five consecutive number one hits and his songs have been recorded by country legends Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and George Strait, to current country chart toppers Tim McGraw and Keith Urban, to blues icon Etta James, to rock and roll legends Van Morrison and Bob Seger.  He is a Grammy Award winner, a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, recipient of the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting from the Americana Music Association, and the author of the 2011 autobiography Chinaberry Sidewalks. His brand new album, Close Ties has received considerable critical acclaim with The Wall Street Journal raving, “Close Ties proves energizing, engaging and often fascinating;” and the Associated Press stating “The set ranks among his best.” The Los Angeles Times calls it “exceptional,” while No Depression notes, “Whether he’ll accept it or not, Crowell has now assumed the mantle of the late Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt.”

Music Featured in this episode...

Townes Van Zandt - Mr. Mudd & Mr. Gold
Townes Van Zandt - Tecumseh Valley
Rodney Crowell - Nashville 1972

 

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