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Rodney Crowell

Rodney Crowell

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Rodney Crowell: A Songwriter Surfaces

Profile and Interview by Fred Schruers, Rolling Stone, 21 August 1980

'Ashes by Now': his first hit ...

Rodney Crowell: Crowell's Got Cash But He Has His Own Career

Interview by Steven X Rea, Los Angeles Herald Examiner, 18 September 1981

A favorite of Willie and Emmylou, he's a family man with wife Rosanne ...

Rodney Crowell: Country's New Laureate?

Profile and Interview by Todd Everett, L.A. Weekly, 1 October 1981

  "I EXPECTED him to be more of a household word than he is now," admits Emmylou Harris, echoing the opinion of some of the world's ...

Rodney Crowell: Street Language (Columbia)

Review by James Hunter, Rolling Stone, 6 November 1986

RODNEY CROWELL'S credentials as a first-rate country-pop producer (for his wife, Rosanne Cash, on Seven Year Ache and Rhythm and Romance) and songwriter ('Till I ...

Alive and Kickin'

Report and Interview by Rob Tannenbaum, Rolling Stone, 18 December 1986

A year after The New York Times ran its obit, country music is stronger than ever, thanks to artists like Steve Earle, Dwight Yoakam and ...

Clint Black: Mean Fiddler, London; Rosanne Cash, Rodney Crowell: Town & Country Club, London

Live Review by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 28 May 1990

Signing stetsons and killing time ...

Rodney Crowell: Uncompromised 

Interview by Andria Lisle, Memphis Flyer, 12 February 2004

Rodney Crowell creates art for the soul in the cracks of Nashville's music machine. ...

Rodney Crowell: Fate's Right Hand (Sony/DMZ)

Review and Interview by Andria Lisle, MOJO, April 2004

Texas-to-Tennessee country star takes a lonely, introspective journey on this breathtakingly unconventional release. ...

Rodney Crowell's Melodic Literacy

Interview by Charles Bermant, Rock's Backpages, 6 August 2012

RODNEY CROWELL, who turns 62 on August 7, has been on our radar since the 1970s, when he was the freshest horse in Emmylou Harris' ...

Rodney Crowell, Ben Bullington and More: Station Inn, Nashville

Live Review by Holly Gleason, No Depression, 7 December 2012

BEN BULLINGTON had never played Nashville. The Montana doctor who'd lovingly crafted three albums thick with simple details and a voice that has a warm ...

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell: Old Yellow Moon

Review by Holly Gleason, Paste, 27 February 2013

ON 'HANGING UP MY HEART' and Roger Miller's vintage 'Invitation To The Blues', Old Yellow Moon's opening tracks, Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris seem to ...

Old Friends, New Record: Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell

Profile and Interview by David Burke, R2/Rock'n'Reel, March 2013

It was a long time coming but, as Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell explain to David Burke, their new album together was all a matter ...

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell: Old Yellow Moon

Review by Andrew Mueller, Uncut, April 2013

A COLLABORATION at once overdue, and worth the wait. ...

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell: The Traveling Kind

Review by Holly Gleason, Paste, 26 May 2015

IF OLD YELLOW MOON, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell's first-ever duet album, felt like old friends catching up and remembering old times, The Traveling Kind ...

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell: The Traveling Kind

Review and Interview by Andrew Mueller, Uncut, June 2015

THE ADAGE which holds that you get your whole life to make your debut album, and barely a year or two to furnish your second, ...

Rodney Crowell: Close Ties

Review by Holly Gleason, Paste, 27 March 2017

FOR A SONG CYCLE that turns around death and mortality, Rodney Crowell's Close Ties is a decidedly jubilant affair. Co-produced by Kim Buie and Jordan ...

Five Years That Revolutionized Country Music

Retrospective by Mitchell Cohen, Music Aficionado, 2019

THE COUNTRY MUSIC situation in 1985 was so dire that The New York Times published an article that, if not quite an obituary, was a ...

see also Rosanne Cash


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