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August 7

Today is Rodney Crowell’s Big Day, Happy 69th Birthday!

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Rodney Crowell is known for his contributions to country music. His songs “After All This Time” and “Old Yellow Moon” were his best pieces that earned him two Grammy Awards. He was first recognized as a leader of the new traditionalist movement in the ’80s.  Well, to the man who has achieved great things in life, Happy Birthday! We at Country Thang Daily wish you all the best!

Rodney Crowell, The Musically Talented Man

Rodney Crowell was born on August 7, 1950. Coming from a musical family, Crowell had his love of country music primarily from his grandparents. His grandfather was a church choir leader, his grandmother played the guitar, and his father was a semi-professional musician who played in bars. He started playing drums in his father’s band at the age of 11.

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Photo Credit: Rodney Crowell’s Official Facebook Page

In 1972, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee in search for a music career. Jerry Reed discovered Crowell’s talent at a bar. After two days, Crowell signed into Reed’s publishing company. A few years later, Crowell, as a guitarist, joined Emmylou Harris’ Hot Band. He later became one of the primary songwriters.

It was in 1978 when he started producing tracks from the album “Right or Wrong.” He was married to Rosanne Cash. Unfortunately, the marriage did not last but his career further blossomed. He then married Claudia Church in 1998 continuing his work as a song writer, producer, and singer.

Upcoming Events

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Photo Credit: Rodney Crowell’s Official Facebook Page

According to Rodney Crowell’s Official Website, he will be releasing a new album entitled “Texas” this coming August 15, 2019. The album will feature the following artists: Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Ronnie Dunn, Billy F Gibbons, Randy Rogers, Vince Gill, Lee Ann Womack, Steve Earle, Ringo Starr and more.

Furthermore, the album will be featuring 11 tracks on TEXAS that represent not just a fresh batch of weathered poetry from one of Americana’s finest craftsmen, but also an iconic singer-songwriter letting loose with his friends.

Watch Harris and Crowell Perform “Old Yellow Moon:”

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