Fresh off Beartrap Summer Festival, Rodney Crowell is celebrating his 63rd birthday today! Enjoy one of my favorites from Rodney to celebrate:
If you happened to miss Rodney at Beartrap Summer festival,
It may have taken 40 years to get Rodney Crowell (yes, I know that this is only the 19th Annual Beartrap Summer Festival), but we've finally made it happen... and he didn't disappoint. I could go on about his 40 years worth of music, accolades and awards, not the least of which was his 1990 Grammy for Best Country & Western Song, but I think the video and photos below tell the story better tha
Imagine that you grew up in a remote Texastown with a population of about three thousand. On Saturday nights you played drums in your dad's honky-tonk band, and on Sunday mornings you went to church with your grandfather, who was the choir director...
Rodney Crowell never had designs on being a superstar. He wanted to write his songs and make good music. Although Rodney didn't have a lot of commercial success himself until the late 80"s, he was a songwriter that other artists found great success with his songs...
Most people familiar with Country and Americana music are fairly well-steeped in Rodney Crowell's commercial successes. However, there are several of his musical gems lurking in the collections of others.
Rodney Crowell is another extremely gifted and elder statesman of Country Music. He got his start early on with grandfathers and parents who were all musicians.
Shortly after moving to Nashville, he was discovered by Jerry Reed and became a song writer. Eventually, he would write songs for Emmylou Harris and be invited to join her band, and also start his own project, The Cherry Bombs, with Vin