Chanteur Country US né le 7 Août 1950 à Houston (Texas).

While Rodney Crowell first gained widespread recognition as a leader of the new traditionalist movement of the mid-'80s, he in fact was a singer, songwriter, and producer with roots and ambitions extending far beyond the movement's parameters. Born to a musical family on August 7, 1950, in Houston, TX, Crowell formed his first band, the Arbitrators, while in high school, and in 1972 moved to Nashville to become a professional musician. There, he struck up friendships with singer/songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark.
Crowell's first big break came while he was performing as a lounge singer, where one of his acoustic sets was heard by Jerry Reed. Crowell's own "You Can't Keep Me Here in Tennessee" caught the ear of Reed and his manager, and two days later Reed recorded the song after signing Crowell to his publishing company. In 1975, Crowell moved to Los Angeles to join Emmylou Harris' Hot Band as a guitarist, and soon became one of her primary songwriters; among the Crowell compositions Harris first popularized were "Till I Gain Control Again," "Ain't Livin' Long Like This," "Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight," and "Bluebird Wine." In 1977, Crowell exited the Hot Band to form his own group, the Cherry Bombs, and in 1978 released his first album, Ain't Living Long Like This; surprisingly, given that he had built his growing reputation as a songwriter, his first two minor hits — "Elvira" and "(Now and Then, There's) A Fool Such as I" — were both covers.
Also in 1978, Crowell began producing tracks for the album Right or Wrong, the American debut from singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash; around the time of the record's 1979 release, he and Cash married. In between recording his own 1980 sophomore record, But What Will the Neighbors Think, and producing Cash's commercial breakthrough Seven Year Ache, Crowell's songwriting career took full flight when "Leavin' Louisiana in the Broad Daylight" hit number one for the Oak Ridge Boys in 1980. Among his other significant compositions were "Till I Gain Control Again" (a number one for Crystal Gayle in 1983), "Shame on the Moon" (a Top Five pop hit for Bob Seger in 1982), "Long Hard Road (The Sharecropper's Dream)" (a 1984 number one for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), and "Somewhere Tonight" (a number one in 1987 for Highway 101).
In 1980, Crowell issued his own first hit, "Ashes by Now," which was a Top 40 pop crossover success; the follow-up, "Stars on the Water," was popular with both pop and country listeners. In 1981, he issued his third LP, a self-titled effort which was not commercially successful; when a fourth effort was rejected by his label, he turned his energies to writing and producing, most significantly helming Cash's 1987 masterpiece King's Record Shop. At Cash's urging, Crowell reignited his performing career in 1986 with the acclaimed Street Language, an eclectic effort co-produced by Memphis soul legend Booker T. Jones.
In 1988, Crowell finally broke through commercially with Diamonds & Dirt, a record which generated an unbroken string of five number one singles with "It's Such a Small World" (a duo with Cash), "I Couldn't Leave You If I Tried," "She's Crazy for Leavin'" (co-written by Guy Clark), "After All This Time," and "Above and Beyond." Keys to the Highway was also highly successful.
Crowell and Cash divorced in 1991, prompting both artists to document their marriage's dissolution with starkly confessional albums; Crowell's 1992 Life Is Messy featured guests Steve Winwood and Linda Ronstadt. Switching to MCA Records for Let the Picture Paint Itself in 1994, he followed with Jewel of the South the next year. In 1997, he formed the Cicadas with longtime backup musicians Steuart Smith, Michael Rhodes, and Vince Santoro. He married singer Claudia Church in 1998, and in 1999 wrote her country chart debut, "'What's the Matter with You Baby." Crowell issued his first album since 1995, The Houston Kid, in 2001. Continuing in the autobiographical vein of that record, he released Fate's Right Hand in 2003, followed by The Outsider in 2005 and Sex and Gasoline in 2008. In 2012, Crowell released the album Kin in collaboration with with bestselling memoirist and poet Mary Karr. Produced by Joe Henry, it included musical contributions from Lucinda Williams, Norah Jones, Kris Kristofferson, Vince Gill, Lee Ann Womack, Rosanne Cash, Chely Wright, and Emmylou Harris on songs Crowell and Karr co-wrote together.
In 2013, Crowell revisited his partnership with Harris, producer Brian Ahearn, and other members of the Hot Band on the Nonesuch album Old Yellow Moon. He resumed his solo career with Tarpaper Sky, which was released in April of 2014 on New West.

http://www.rodneycrowell.net

Talents : Singer, Guitar, Songwriter

Style musical : Contemporary Country, Country Rock, Progressive Country

http://youtu.be/3ooXFJZRVOY

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

08/1978 SP WARNER BROS. WBS-8637 (US) Elvira / Ashes By Now
10/1978 SP WARNER BROS. WBS-8693 (US) Baby Better Start Turnin 'Em Down / Song For The Life
04/1979 SP WARNER BROS. WBS-8794 (US) (Now And The There's A) Fool Such As I / Voila An American Dream
04/1980 SP WARNER BROS. WBS-49224 (US) Ashes By Now / Blues In The Daytime
08/1980 SP WARNER BROS. WBS-49535 (US) Ain't No Money / One About England
11/1980 SP WARNER BROS. WBS-49591 (US) Here Comes The 80's / Heartbroke
09/1981 SP WARNER BROS. WBS-49810 (US) Stars On The Water / Don't Need The Other Now
01/1982 SP WARNER BROS. WBS-50008 (US) Victim Of A Fool / Only Two Hearts
06/1986 SP COLUMBIA 38-06102 (US) Let Freedom Ring / Best I Can
10/1986 SP COLUMBIA 38-06415 (US) When I'm Free Again / Best I Can
02/1987 SP COLUMBIA 38-06584 (US) She Loves The Jerk / Past Like A Mask
06/1987 SP COLUMBIA 38-07137 (US) Looking For You / Stay
01/1988 SP COLUMBIA 38-07693 (US) It's Such A Small World (with Rosanne CASH) / Crazy Baby
05/1988 SP COLUMBIA 38-07918 (US) I Couldn't Leave You If I Tried / When The Blue Hour Comes
09/1988 SP COLUMBIA 38-08080 (US) She's Crazy For Leaving / Brand New Rag
01/1989 SP COLUMBIA 38-68585 (US) After All This Time / Oh King Richard
06/1989 SP COLUMBIA 38-68948 (US) Above And Beyond (The Call Of Love) / She Loves The Jerk
09/1989 SP COLUMBIA 38-73042 (US) Many A Long And Lonesome Highway / I Know You're Married
01/1990 SP COLUMBIA 38-73254 (US) If Looks Could Kill / I Didn't Know I Could Lose You
06/1990 SP COLUMBIA 38-73423 (US) My Past Is Present / You Been On My Mind
10/1990 SP COLUMBIA 38-73569 (US) Now That We're Alone / I Guess We've Been Together Too Long
03/1991 SP COLUMBIA 38-73760 (US) Things I Wish I'd Said / Soul Searchin'
02/1992 SP COLUMBIA 38-74250 (US) Lovin' All Night / I Didn't Know I Could Lose You
07/1992 SP COLUMBIA 38-74360 (US) What Kind Of Love / Nobody's Going To Tear My Playhouse Down
11/1993 SP COLUMBIA 38-77240 (US) Even Cowgirls Get The Blues / Standing On A Rock
03/1994 SP MCA S7-54821 (US) Let The Picture Paint Itself / Rose Of Memphis
08/1994 SP MCA S7-54890 (US) Big Heart / Best Years Of Our Lives
11/1994 SP MCA S7-54946 (US) Don't Fall In Love So Easy / That Ol' Door
03/1995 SP MCA S7-55024 (US) Please Remember Me / Give My Heart A Rest
09/1998 SP REPRISE 7-17149 (US) I Walk The Line (with Johnny CASH) / Stars On The Water


Albums

08/1978 LP 12" WARNER BROS. BSK-3228 (US) AIN'T LIVING LONG LIKE THIS - Elvira / A Fool Such As I / Leaving Louisiana In The Broad Daylight / Voila, An American Dream / I Ain't Living Long Like This / Baby, Better Start Turnin' Them Down / Song For The Life / I Thought I Heard You Callin' My Name / California Earthquake
03/1980 LP 12" WARNER BROS. BSK-3407 (US) BUT WHAT WILL THE NEIGHBORS THINK ? - Here Come The 80s / Ain't No Money / Oh, What A Feeling / It's Only Rock And Roll / On A Real Good Night / Ashes By Now / Heartbroke / Queen Of Hearts / Blues In The Daytime / The One About England
08/1981 LP 12" WARNER BROS. BSK-3587 (US) RODNEY CROWELL - Stars On The Water / Stars On The Water / Just Wanta Dance / She Ain't Going Nowhere / Don't Need No Other Now / Shame On The Moon / Only Two Hearts / Victim Or A Fool / All You've Got To Do / 'Til I Gain Control Again / Old Pipeliner
06/1986 LP 12" COLUMBIA FC-40116 (US) STREET LANGUAGE : Let Freedom Ring / Ballad Of Fast Eddie / When I'm Free Again / She Loves The Jerk / When The Blue Hour Comes / Oh ! King Richard / Looking For You / Stay / The Best I Can / Past Like A Mask
03/1988 CD COLUMBIA FC-44076 (US) DIAMONDS & DIRT - Crazy Baby / I Couldn't Leave You If I Tried / She's Crazy For Leaving / After All This Time / I Know You're Married / Above And Beyond / It's Such a Small World (avec Rosanne CASH) / I Didn't Know I Could Lose You / Brand New Rag / The Last Waltz
08/1989 CD WARNER BROS. 9 25965-2 (US) COLLECTION - THE BEST OF RODNEY CROWELL - Ashes By Now / 'Til I Gain Control Again / Voila, An American Dream / Queen Of Hearts / Shame On The Moon / Old Pipeliner / Stars On The Water / Heartbroke / I Don't Have To Crawl / Leaving Louisiana In The Broad Daylight / Victim Or A Fool / I Ain't Living Long Like This
10/1989 CD COLUMBIA CK-45242 (US) KEYS TO THE HIGHWAY - My Past Is Present / If Looks Could Kill / Soul Searchin' / Many A Long And Lonesome Highway / We Goota Go On Metting Like This / The Faith Is Mine / Tell Me The Truth / Don't Let Your Feet Slow You Down / Now That We're Alone / Things I Wish I'd Said / I Guess We've Been Together For Too Long / You Been On My Mind.
04/1992 CD COLUMBIA CK-47085 (US) LIFE IS MESSY - It's Not For Me To Judge / What Kind Of Love / Lovin' All Night / Life Is Messy / I Hardly Know How To Be Myself / It Don't Get Better Than This / Alone But Not Alone / Let's Make Trouble / The Answer Is Yes / Maybe Next Time
11/1993 CD COLUMBIA CK-57580 (US) GREATEST HITS - Lovin' All Night / Even Cowgirls Get The Blues / What Kind Of Love / I Couldn't Leave You If I Tried / After All This Time / Talking To A Stranger (avec Mary Chapin CARPENTER) / She's Crazy For Leaving / Many A Long & Lonesome Highway / If Looks Could Kill / It's Such A Small World (avec Rosanne CASH) / Things I Wish I'd Said / Standing On A Rock
1994 CD SONY A-24278 (US) SOUL SEARCHIN' - Above And Beyond / Soul Searchin' / She Loves The Jerk / The Last Waltz / Stay / Looking For You / The Faith Is Mine / We Gotta Go On Meeting Like This / Crazy Baby / Now That We're Alone
05/1994 CD MCA MCAD-11042 (US) LET THE PICTURE PAINT ITSELF - Let The Picture Paint Itself / Give My Heart A Rest / Stuff That Works / Big Heart / Loving You Makes Me Strong / The Best Years Of Our Lives / I Don't Fall In Love So Easy / That Ol' Door / The Rose Of Memphis / Once In A While
05/1995 CD COLUMBIA CK-67132 (US) SUPER HITS - Lovin' All Night / It's Such A Small World (avec Rosanne CASH)) / Life Is Messy / I Couldn't Leave You If I Tried / After All This Time / She's Crazy For Leaving / Above & Beyond / The Last Waltz / Alone But Not Alone / Things I Wish I'd Said
06/1995 CD MCA MCAD-11223 (US) JEWEL OF THE SOUTH - Say You Love Me / Candy Man / Please Remember Me / The Ballad Of Possum Potez / Thinking About Leaving / The Ladder Of Love / Just Say Yes / Storm Of Love / Love To Burn / Jewel Of The South / Que' Es Amor
04/1997 CD WARNER BROS. 9 46498 (US) THE CICADAS - When Losers Rule The World / Blonde Ambition / We Want Everything / Tobacco Road / Through With The Past / Nothing / Our Little Town / Wish You Were Her / Nobody's Gonna Tear My Playhouse Down / Still Learning How To Fly
02/2001 CD SUGAR HILL SUG-CD-1065 (US) THE HOUSTON KID - Telephone Road / The Rock Of My Soul / Why Don't We Talk About It / I Wish It Would Rain / Wandering Boy / I Walk The Line / Highway 17 / U Don't Know How Much I Hate U /Banks Of The Old Bandera / Topsy Turvy / I Know Love Is All I Need
11/2002 CD RAVEN RVCD-152 (AUS) SMALL WORLDS - THE CROWELL COLLECTION 1978 - 1995 - I Ain't Living Long Like This / Leaving Louisiana In The Broad Daylight / Shame On The Moon / Stars On The Water / Victim Or A Fool / Till I Gain Control Again / When I'm Free Again / Best I Can / It's Such A Small World / She's Crazy For Leaving / After All This Time / Above And Beyond (The Call Of Love) / I Couldn't Leave You If I Tried / If Looks Could Kill, Many A Long And Lonesome Highway / Lovin' All Night / What Kind Of Love / Let The Picture Paint Itself / Best Years Of Our Lives / Jewel Of The South / Please Remember Me
07/2003 CD EPIC EK-89082 (US) FATE'S RIGHT HAND - Still Learning How To Fly / Fate's Right Hand / Earthbound / Time To Go Inward / The Man In Me / Riding Out The Storm / Preaching To The Choir / It's A Different World Now / Come On Funny Feeling / Adam's Song / This Too Will Pass
10/2003 CD RHINO 73814 (US) COUNTRY CLASSICS - Stars On The Water / I Don't Have To Crawl / Ashes By Now / Elvira / 'Til I Gain Control Again / Shame On The Moon / Queen Of Hearts / I Ain't Living Long Like This / Heartbroke / Victim Or A Fool
07/2004 CD UNIVERSAL SOUTH B0002530-02 (US) NOTORIOUS CHERRY BOMBS - Let It Roll Let It Ride / If I Ever Break Your Heart / Wait A Minute / Making Memories Of Us / Oklahoma Dust / Dangerous Curves / Forever Someday / On The Road To Ruin / Heart Of A Jealous Man / It's Hard To Kiss The Lips At Night That Chew Your Ass Out All Day Long / Sweet Little Lisa / Let It Roll Let It Ride (reprise)
11/2004 CD SONY CK-86904 (US) THE ESSENTIAL RODNEY CROWELL - I Ain't Living Long Like This / Stars On The Water / Shame On The Moon / Oh King Richard / I Couldn't Leave You If I Tried / After All This Time / The Last Waltz / She's Crazy For Leaving / Many A Long & Lonesome Highway / What Kind Of Love / Lovin' All Night / Please Remember Me / I Walk The Line (Revisited) / Fate's Right Hand / Still Learning How To Fly / 'Til I Gain Control Again
03/2005 CD COLLECTABLES 7669 (US)

BUT WHAT WILL THE NEIGHBORS THINK / RODNEY CROWELL - Here Come The 80's / Ain't No Money / Oh, What A Feeling / It's Only Rock 'n' Roll / On A Real Good Night / Ashes By Now / Heartbroke / Queen Of Hearts / Blues In The Daytime / The One About England / Stars On The Water / Just Wanta Dance / She Ain't Going Nowhere / Don't Need No Other Now / Shame On The Moon / Only Two Hearts / Victim Or A Fool / All You've Got To Do / 'Til I Gain Control Again / Old Pipeliner

08/2005 CD COLUMBIA CK-94470 (US) THE OUTSIDER - I Say You Love Me / The Obscenity Prayer (Give It To Me) / The Outsider / Dancin' Circles Round The Sun (Epictetus Speaks) / Beautiful Despair (For James) / Don't Get Me Started / Ignorance Is The Enemy / Glasgow Girl / Things That Go Bump In The Day / Shelter From The Storm / We Can't Turn Back Now
04/2006 CD COLLECTABLES 9994 (US) COUNTRY CLASSICS - Stars On The Water / I Don't Have To Crawl / Ashes By Now / Elvira / 'Til I Gain Control Again / Shame On The Moon / Queen Of Hearts / I Ain't Living Long Like This / Heartbroke / Victim Or A Fool
07/2006 CD WARNER PLATINUM 74051 (US)

THE PLATINUM COLLECTION - (Now And Then) There's A Fool Such As I / Elvira / Leaving Louisiana In The Broad / Daylight / I Ain't Living Long Like This / Baby Better Start Turnin' 'Em Down / Song For Life / I Thought I Heard You Callin' My Name / California Earthquake / Voila, An American Dream / Ashes By Now / Heartbroke / Queen Of Hearts / Oh What A Feeling / It's Only Rock 'n' Roll / Stars On The Water / She Ain't Going Nowhere / Shame On The Moon / Victim Or A Fool / 'Til I Gain Control Again

10/2007 CD BMG 7-16129-2 (US) SUPER HITS - Still Learning How To Fly / This Too Will Pass / Don't Get Me Started / It's Such A Small World / I Couldn't Leave You If I Tried / If Looks Could Kill / Things I Wish I'd Said / It Don't Get Better Than This / What Kind Of Love / After All This Time
09/2008 CD YEP ROC 2187 (US) SEX AND GASOLINE - Sex And Gasoline / Moving Work Of Art / The Rise And Fall Of Intelligent Design / Truth Decay / I Want You #35 / I've Done Everything I Can / Who Do You Trust / The Night's Just Right / Funky And The Farm-Boy / Forty Winters / Closer To Heaven
06/2011 CD 101 DISTRIBUTION ? (UK)

STREET LANGUAGE / DIAMONDS & DIRT - Let Freedom Ring / Ballad Of Fast Eddy / When I'm Free Again / She Loves The Jerk / When The Blue Hour Comes / Oh King Richard / Looking For You / Stay (Don't Be Cruel) / The Best I Can / Past Like A Mask / Crazy Baby / I Couldn't Leave You If I Tried / She's Crazy For Leaving / After All This Time / I Know You're Married / Above And Beyond (The Call Of Love) / It's Such A Small World / I Didn't Know I Could Lose You / Brand New Rag / The Last Waltz

10/2011 CD T-BIRD TBIRD 0044 (UK)

LET THE PICTURE PAINT ITSELF & JEWEL OF THE SOUTH - Let The Picture Paint Itself / Give My Heart A Rest / Stuff That Works / Big Heart / Loving You Makes Me Strong / The Best Years Of Our Lives / I Don't Fall In Love So Easy / That Ol' Door / The Rose Of Memphis / Once In A While / Say You Love Me / Candy Man / Please Remember Me / The Ballad Of Possum Potez / Thinking About Leaving / The Ladder Of Love / Just Say Yes / Storm Of Love / Love To Burn / Jewel Of The South / Que' Es Amor [What Is Love]

05/2012 CD COLUMBIA / LEGACY 799303 (US) PLAYLIST - THE VERY BEST OF RODNEY CROWELL - When The Blue Hour Comes / She Loves The Jerk / It's Such A Small World / Above And Beyond (The Call Of Love) / I Didn't Know I Could Lose You / If Looks Could Kill / Life Is Messy / Alone But Not Alone / Even Cowgirls Get The Blues / Standing On A Rock / Earthbound / Preachin' To The Choir / Shelter From The Storm / Dancin' Circles Round The Sun (Epictetus Speaks)
06/2012 CD VANGUARD ? (US) KIN - Anything But Tame (Rodney CROWELL) / If The Law Don't Want You (Norah JONES) / Just Pleasing You (Vince GILL) / God I'm Missing You (Lucinda WILLIAMS) / I'm A Mess (Rodney CROWELL) / Momma's On A Roll (Lee Ann Womack) / Sister Oh Sister (Rosanne Cash) / My Father's Advice (Rodney CROWELL & Kris KRISTOFFERSON) / Long Time Girl Gone (Emmylou Harris) / Hungry For Home (Rodney CROWELL)
02/2013 CD NONESUCH 7559795999 (US)

OLD YELLOW MOON - EMMYLOU HARRIS & RODNEY CROWELL - Hanging Up My Heart / Invitation To The Blues / Spanish Dancer / Open Season On My Heart / Chase The Feeling / Black Caffeine / Dreaming My Dreams / Bluebird Wine / Back When We Were Beautiful / Here We Are / Bull Rider / Old Yellow Moon

04/2014 CD New West NW 6304 (US) Tarpaper Sky - The Long Journey Home [For Ben] / Fever On The Bayou / Frankie Please / God I'm Missing You / Famous Last Words Of A Fool In Love / Somebody's Shadow / Grandma Loved That Old Man / Jesus Talk To Mama / I Wouldn't Be Me Without You / The Flyboy & The Kid [For Guy] / Oh What A Beautiful World [For John DENVER]
05/2014 CD NONESUCH 7559795196 (US) The Traveling Kind - EMMYLOU HARRIS & Rodney Crowell - The Traveling Kind / No Memories Hanging Round / Bring It On Home To Memphis / You Can't Say We Didn't Try / The Weight Of The World / Higher Mountains / I Just Wanted To See You So Bad / Just Pleasing You / If You Lived Here You'd Be Home Now / Her Hair Was Red / Le Danse De La Joie
03/2017 CD New West NW 5131 (US) Close Ties - East Houston Blues / Reckless / Life Without Susanna / It Ain't Over Yet / I Don't Care Anymore / I'm Tied To Ya' / Forgive Me Annabelle / Forty Miles From Nowhere / Storm Warning / Nashville 1972

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