Brown - Dark
Houston, Texas, USA
Pop/Rock, Contemporary Country, New Traditionalist, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Country-Rock, Neo-Traditionalist Country, Progressive Country
Earthy, Refined/Mannered, Reflective, Rollicking, Sentimental, Romantic, Earnest, Literate, Poignant, Bittersweet, Passionate, Light
Guitar, Songwriter, Vocals
Rodney Crowell (born August 7, 1950) is an American musician, known primarily for his work as a singer and songwriter in country music. Crowell has had five number one singles on Hot Country Songs, all from his 1988 album Diamonds & Dirt. He has also written songs and produced for other artists.
Profile Bio Text
Rodney Crowell (born August 7, 1950) is a Grammy Award-winning musician, known primarily for his work as a singer and songwriter in country music.
Crowell was born in Houston, Texas to James Walter Crowell and Addie Cauzette Willoughby. He is considered to be part of both the alternative country and the mainstream country music camps. He is a contemporary of Steve Earle and, like Earle, was also influenced by the songwriting greats Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt. Rodney played guitar and sang for three years in Emmylou Harris` "Hot Band".
He was married to Rosanne Cash (daughter of Johnny Cash), from 1979 to 1992 and had a great influence on her career, producing most of her albums during that period. They collaborated on a number of duets, including 1988`s "It`s Such a Small World." Crowell and Cash are now divorced, they remain on friendly terms, performing together occasionally. He married Claudia Church in 1998.
Although best known as a songwriter and alternative country artist, Crowell enjoyed mainstream popularity during the late 1980s and early 1990s. His critically acclaimed album, 1988`s Diamonds & Dirt, produced five No. 1 hits during a 17-month span in 1988 and 1989: "It`s Such a Small World" (a duet with Cash), "I Couldn`t Leave You If I Tried," "She`s Crazy for Leaving," "After All This Time" and "Above and Beyond." His follow-up album, 1989`s "Keys to the Highway," produced two top 5 hits in 1990, which were "Many a Long and Lonesome Highway" and "If Looks Could Kill."
As Crowell`s popularity in hit-radio country music faded, he continued his prolific songwriting. In 2001, he released The Houston Kid on Sugar Hill Records. Many songs on the album were semi-autobiographical, and the album included a duet with Crowell`s ex father-in-law Johnny Cash on "I Walk the Line (Revisited)". Initially, Cash was annoyed at Crowell changing the tune to his song, but he came to like the finished product. Crowell followed up this effort with Fate`s Right Hand in 2003 and The Outsider in 2005, both of which came out on Columbia Nashville, a division of Sony Music. Leading critics and Crowell consider these three albums his finest work as a solo artist.
2004 saw the release of The Notorious Cherry Bombs, a reunion of Crowell`s 1970s road band, which included Vince Gill, Tony Brown and others. The future Keith Urban hit "Making Memories of Us" was included on this disc. In 2005, Crowell served as producer for established Irish singer/songwriter Kieran Goss on the album Blue Sky Sunrise.
In 2008 CMT announced that Crowell`s next album, Sex and Gasoline, would come out on Yep Roc Records, ending his relationship with Sony Music. This marked the first time Crowell did not produce his CD.
Couple Profile Source
Has Detailed Data (New)
Has Detailed Data (Music)
Has Detailed Data (105)
Has Detailed Data (76)
Music Profile Complete
Singer-songwriter, record producer
Warner Bros., Columbia, MCA, Sugar Hill, Epic, Yep Roc, New West
Rosanne Cash, Steuart Smith, Emmylou Harris, The Notorious Cherry Bombs, Los Super Seven
Posted by DOUGLAS J. KIRKHAM Oct 10, 2017
Who is the most searched actor and actress on your website?
Posted by jay Oct 8, 2017
where can I buy pictures of IMAN?
Posted by Barbara Westleintg Oct 8, 2017
I have a daughter-in-law who dearly loves you (as do I). I would to give he...
Posted by elvisdreamer Oct 6, 2017
you are so gorgeous. looked fabulous on the fallon show,inthe white dress, ...