Rodney Crowell

Born Aug 7, 1950

Rodney Crowell 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".… Read More

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1950 Birth Crowell was born on August 7, 1950 in Crosby, Texas, to James Walter Crowell and Addie Cauzette Willoughby (Chinaberry Sidewalks, New York: Knopf, 2011). … Read More


1972 - 1975 2 More Events
1977 26 Years Old In 1977 as a side project, he formed a musical group, The Cherry Bombs, together with Vince Gill, Tony Brown and others. … Read More
1978 27 Years Old Records and in late 1978, released his debut album, Ain't Living Long Like This. … Read More
1979 28 Years Old He was married to Rosanne Cash (daughter of Johnny Cash), from 1979 to 1992 and they had an influence on each other's careers, with Crowell producing most of her albums during that period and her success influencing his songwriting. … Read More


His single "Ashes by Now" from "But What Will the Neighbors Think" reached No. 37 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1981. … Read More
1983 32 Years Old In 1983 Crystal Gayle had a number one Country single with his song "'Til I Gain Control Again" from her first Elektra album, "True Love". … Read More
1986 35 Years Old After producing Rosanne Cash's Rhythm & Romance, Crowell signed to Columbia Records in 1986. … Read More
1988 37 Years Old His critically acclaimed album 1988's Diamonds & Dirt produced five consecutive No. 1 singles 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 Leavin'," "After All This Time" and "Above and Beyond" (a cover of Buck Owens' 1962 hit).
1989 38 Years Old 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."
1990 39 Years Old 1 More Event
He has won two Grammy Awards in his career, one in 1990 for Best Country Song for the song "After All This Time" and one in 2014 Best Americana Album for his album "Old Yellow Moon".


1992 41 Years Old After 1992's Life Is Messy, he left Columbia Records and signed to MCA Records where he released two more albums — Let the Picture Paint Itself and Jewel of the South. … Read More
1998 47 Years Old 1 More Event
Many songs on the album were semi-autobiographical, and the album included a duet Crowell had recorded and released as a single in 1998 with his ex father-in-law Johnny Cash, "I Walk the Line (Revisited)".


2003 52 Years Old 1 More Event
Crowell followed up this effort with Fate's Right Hand in 2003 and The Outsider in 2005, both of which appeared on Columbia Nashville, a division of Sony Music. … Read More
2004 - 2007 3 More Events
2008 57 Years Old Crowell released his next album, Sex and Gasoline, on Yep Roc Records in 2008, ending his relationship with Sony Music. … Read More
2009 58 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2009, Crowell wrote Wynonna Judd's title track to her album Sing: Chapter 1, which also was released in 2009. … Read More


2011 - 2012 2 More Events
2013 62 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 26, 2013, Crowell and Emmylou Harris released Old Yellow Moon on Harris' longtime label Nonesuch Records. … Read More
On January 26, 2014, Crowell won his second Grammy Award when Old Yellow Moon won the Grammy for Best Americana Album.
2015 64 Years Old 1 More Event
On 11 May 2015, Crowell and Emmylou Harris released The Travelling Kind on Nonesuch Records.
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