Rodney Crowell

Rodney Crowell

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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.

He is part of both the alternative country and the mainstream country music camps. He was influenced by songwriters Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt. Crowell played guitar and sang for three years in Emmylou Harris' "Hot Band".

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Early life

Crowell was born August 7, 1950 in Crosby, Texas to James Walter Crowell and Addie Cauzette Willoughby. He had come from a musical family, with one grandfather being a church choir leader and the other a bluegrass banjo player. His grandmother played guitar and his father sang semi-professionally at bars and honky tonks.

1972 - 1986: Early Career

In August 1972 he moved to Nashville, Tennessee in search of a musical career and got a job as a songwriter after being discovered by Jerry Reed. He later met and befriended fellow songwriter, Guy Clark, who became a major influence on his songwriting and vice versa.Rutkoski, Rex....
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