RODNEY CROWELL at The Clark Center Association
Presented by the Clark Center Association
Rodney Crowell is a Grammy-winning songwriter, producer and the most critically-acclaimed artist in Country Music. Born in Texas, his songwriting led him to Nashville where Emmylou Harris heard the young writer’s songs. Crowell soon became a potent property in the sound the queen of hippie country was conjuring. It was only a matter of time until Crowell struck out on his own, producing Rosanne Cash’s seminal Seven Year Ache and providing hits for Bob Seger, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Waylon Jennings and Crystal Gayle, among others. Crowell’s own albums are a perfect mixture of what is known as the “new traditionalist” movement in country music and are described as Ray Price and Hank Williams meets The Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash and Elvis. His album, Diamonds & Dirt, is considered the definitive album of this movement and was country’s first album to yield five #1’s.