Rodney Crowell

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Folk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

7 August 1950, Houston, Texas, USA. Combining careers as a country songwriter, producer and artist, Crowell rose to fame in the 80s as an influential figure in Nashville’s new breed of country traditionalists, along with Emmylou Harris, in whose Hot Band he worked for three years, Rosanne Cash, and fellow songwriters such as Guy Clark. His songs have been covered by Bob Seger, Waylon Jennings, George Jones and others, while he has also produced albums for Sissy Spacek, Guy Clark and Bobby Bare.

Crowell’s introduction to playing music came before he was a teenager, when he played drums in his Kentucky-born father’s bar band in Houston. He dropped out of college in the early 70s to move to Nashville, where he was briefly signed as a songwriter at Jerry Reed’s publishing company, and in 1973 was appearing on local ‘writers’ night’ with contemporaries such as Clark, John Hiatt and Richard Dobson. In 1974, a demo...

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