• The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson: 'Real Country Music' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2016)

  • Gene Watson: 'Back in the Fire & At Last' (Morello Records, 2016) / this album was officially released on Friday 11 November 2016

  • Gene Watson's Calendar

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson Guitars by Summey

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson at The Opry in Nashville

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

Management


Lytle Management Group
P.O. Box 128228
Nashville, TN 37212
Contact Sarah Brosmer
Telephone 615-770-2688

Bookings



Battle Artist Agency
8887 Horton Highway,
College Grove, TN
Contact Rob Battle
office: 615-368-7433
mobile: 615-957-3444

Webster PR



Webster Public Relations
, PO Box 23015, Nashville, TN 37202

Contact Scott Adkins
Telephone 615-777-6995


Gene Watson's Peers within the country music industry believe in the sheer talent of this unassuming man from east Texas, so much so that Gene is regarded by many of them as 'the singer's singer' - and rightly so!

All of Gene Watson's Peers, who were contacted during 2011, were most gracious with their time and words.

It is here, within this special part of The Gene Watson Fan Site, that you have an opportunity to read a quote from Rodney Crowell, which he submitted to this site on Friday 12 August 2011.

Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Rodney Crowell who made a special contribution to this unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.

Rodney Crowell

Rodney Crowell
This quote was submitted on Friday 12 August 2011.

'Just when I think country music is a lost art form, something by Gene Watson catches my ear and I can breathe again'.

Thank you, Rodney Crowell, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Rodney Crowell...

Rodney Crowell

Rodney Crowell was born on Monday 7 August 1950 in Crosby, Texas to James Walter Crowell and Addie Cauzette Willoughby.  Rodney Crowell had come from a musical family, with one grandfather being a church choir leader and the other a bluegrass banjo player.

Rodney Crowell's grandmother played guitar and his father sang semi-professionally at bars and honky tonks.  When he was eleven years old, Rodney Crowell started playing drums in his father's band.  In his teenage years, Rodney Crowell played in various garage rock bands in Houston, Texas performing hits of the day mixed with a few country numbers.

Rodney Crowell: The 1970s

Jerry Reed (Saturday 20 March 1937 - Monday 1 September 2008)

Jerry Reed (Saturday 20 March 1937 - Monday 1 September 2008)

In August 1972, Rodney Crowell moved to Nashville in search of a musical career.

Rodney Crowell obtained a job as a songwriter after being discovered by Jerry Reed (Saturday 20 March 1937 - Monday 1 September 2008), who recorded a number of Rodney Crowell's compositions.

Jerry Reed: 'Lord, Mr. Ford' (RCA Records, 1973)

Jerry Reed (Saturday 20 March 1937 - Monday 1 September 2008) recorded (and published) Rodney Crowell's 'You Can't Keep Me Here in Tennessee' and included the track on 'Lord, Mr. Ford' (RCA Records, 1973).

Jerry Reed: 'The Uptown Poker Club' (RCA Records, 1973)

Jerry Reed (Saturday 20 March 1937 - Monday 1 September 2008) recorded (and published) Rodney Crowell's 'Everybody Has Those Kind of Days' and included the track on 'The Uptown Poker Club' (RCA Records, 1973).

Jerry Reed: 'A Good Woman's Love' (RCA Records, 1974)

Jerry Reed (Saturday 20 March 1937 - Monday 1 September 2008) recorded (and published) Rodney Crowell's 'Home Sweet Home Revisited' and included the track on 'A Good Woman's Love' (RCA Records, 1974).

Guy Clark (Thursday 6 November 1941 - Tuesday 17 May 2016)

Guy Clark (Thursday 6 November 1941 - Tuesday 17 May 2016)

Rodney Crowell later met and befriended fellow songwriter Guy Clark (Thursday 6 November 1941 - Tuesday 17 May 2016), who became a major influence on his song-writing, and vice versa.

Emmylou Harris

Emmylou Harris recorded a number of Rodney Crowell's songs; 'Bluebird Wine' (written by Rodney Crowell) in 1975, 'Amarillo' (written by Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell) in 1975, 'Til I Gain Control Again' (written by Rodney Crowell) in 1975, 'You're Supposed to Be Feeling Good' (written by Rodney Crowell) in 1977 and 'Tulsa Queen' (written by Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell) in 1977, and made a request to meet him.

After Rodney Crowell visited Emmylou Harris' home in Washington D.C., she asked him to play rhythm guitar in The Hot Band, her backing band.

Rodney Crowell accepted the offer and he later followed Emmylou Harris to Los Angeles.

Rosanne Cash & Rodney Crowell

Rosanne Cash & Rodney Crowell

On Saturday 16 October 1976, Rodney Crowell met Rosanne Cash at a party in California; they struck up a relationship and they were married on Saturday 7 April 1979.

Jonathan Edwards: 'Rockin' Chair' (Reprise Records, 1976)

Jonathan Edwards recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Song For The Life' and included the track on 'Rockin' Chair' (Reprise Records, 1976).

La Costa: 'La Costa' (Capitol Records, 1977)

La Costa recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Even Cowgirls Get The Blues' and included the track on 'La Costa' (Capitol Records, 1977).

Jerry Jeff Walker: 'A Man Must Carry On' (MCA Records, 1977)

Jerry Jeff Walker recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Song For The Life' and included the track on 'A Man Must Carry On' (MCA Records, 1977).

Jonathan Edwards: 'Sail Boat' (Warner Bros. Records, 1977)

Jonathan Edwards recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Never Together (But Close Sometimes)' and included the track on 'Sail Boat' (Warner Bros. Records, 1977).

In 1977, as a side project, Rodney Crowell formed a musical group, The Notorious Cherry Bombs, together with Vince Gill, Tony Brown and others.

Rodney Crowell: 'Ain't Living Long Like This' (Warner Bros. Records, 1978)

One year later, in 1978, Rodney Crowell signed a solo recording deal with Warner Bros. Records and saw the release, in August 1978, of his debut album, 'Ain't Living Long Like This' (Warner Bros. Records, 1978), which included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Elvira' (written by Dallas Frazier) (No.95, 1978)
'Baby, Better Start Turnin' 'Em Down' (written by Rodney Crowell) (No.38, 1978) / this track was also recorded by Emmylou Harris and Rosanne Cash
'(Now & Then There's) A Fool Such As I', which was written by Bill Trader (Monday 1 May 1922 - Sunday 26 October 2003) (No.90, 1979)

Rodney Crowell's debut album, 'Ain't Living Long Like This' (Warner Bros. Records, 1978), also included the following tracks:

'Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight' (written by Donivan Cowart and Rodney Crowell) / this track was also recorded by The Oak Ridge Boys and Emmylou Harris
'Voilá, An American Dream' (written by Rodney Crowell) / this track was also recorded by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
'I Ain't Living Long Like This' (written by Rodney Crowell) / this track was also recorded by Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002), Gary Stewart (Sunday 28 May 1944 - Tuesday 16 December 2003), Jerry Jeff Walker and Andy Griggs
'Song for The Life' (written by Rodney Crowell) / this track was also recorded by John Denver (Friday 31 December 1943 - Sunday 12 October 1997), Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002) and Alan Jackson
'I Thought I Heard You Callin' My Name' (written by Lee Emerson)
'California Earthquake (A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On)' (written by Rodney Crowell)

Personnel involved in the recording of Rodney Crowell's debut album, 'Ain't Living Long Like This' (Warner Bros. Records, 1978), included the following:

Rodney Crowell (vocals, acoustic guitar)
Brian Ahern (acoustic guitar, percussion)
Byron Berline (fiddle, violin)
Hal Blaine and Jim Keltner (drums)
James Burton (Dobro, electric guitar, acoustic guitar)
Ry Cooder (acoustic guitar, slide guitar)
Donivan Cowart, Nicolette Larson (Thursday 17 July 1952 - Tuesday 16 December 1997), Willie Nelson and Larry Willoughby (background vocals)
Hank DeVito (steel guitar)
Dr. John (keyboards)
Amos Garrett (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
Emory Gordy Junior (bass guitar)
Richard Greene (strings)
Glen D. Hardin (piano)
Emmylou Harris (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, background vocals)
Jerry Jumonville (horns, saxophone)
Albert Lee (electric guitar, mandolin, piano, acoustic guitar, background vocals)
Mickey Raphael (harmonica)
Tom Sauber (banjo)
Ricky Skaggs (fiddle, violin, background vocals)
John Ware (percussion, drums)

Rodney Crowell's 'Ain't Living Long Like This' (Warner Bros. Records, 1978) failed to enter the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1978; despite this, the album is considered one of Rodney Crowell's best and most influential albums.

When Rodney Crowell's 'Ain't Living Long Like This' (Warner Bros. Records, 1978) was re-released in 2002, the font on the cover was enlarged to make it more legible.

Jerry Jeff Walker: 'Contrary to Ordinary' (MCA Records, 1978)

Jerry Jeff Walker recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Till I Gain Control Again' and included the track on 'Contrary to Ordinary' (MCA Records, 1978).

Jerry Jeff Walker: 'Jerry Jeff' (Elektra Records, 1978)

Jerry Jeff Walker recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Banks of The Old Bandera' and included the track on 'Jerry Jeff' (Elektra Records, 1978).

Jerry Jeff Walker: 'Too Old To Change' (Elektra Records, 1979)

Jerry Jeff Walker recorded Rodney Crowell's 'I Ain't Living Ling Like This' and included the track on 'Too Old To Change' (Elektra Records, 1978).

Bobby Bare

In 1979, Bobby Bare saw the release of 'Till I Gain Control Again' (written by Rodney Crowell), a non-album single which reached No.42 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1979.

Rodney Crowell: The 1980s

Rodney Crowell: 'But What Will The Neighbors Think' (Warner Bros. Records, 1980)

In 1980, Rodney Crowell saw the release of 'But What Will The Neighbours Think' (Warner Bros. Records, 1980), which included three tracks, which were released as singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Ashes by Now' (written by Rodney Crowell) (No.78, 1980) / this track also reached No.37 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1980 / this track was also recorded by Emmylou Harris and Lee Ann Womack
'Ain't No Money' (written by Rodney Crowell) / this track was released as a single in 1980, but it did not chart / this track was also recorded by Rosanne Cash
'Here Come the 80's' (written by Rodney Crowell) / this track was released as a single in 1980, but it did not chart

Rodney Crowell's 'But What Will The Neighbours Think' (Warner Bros. Records, 1980) also included the following tracks:

'Oh, What a Feeling' (written by Keith Sykes)
'It's Only Rock & Roll' (written by Rodney Crowell) / this track was also recorded by Emmylou Harris and Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002)
'On a Real Good Night' (written by Rodney Crowell) / this track was also recorded by Bobby Bare and Albert Lee
'Heartbroke', which was written by Guy Clark (Thursday 6 November 1941 - Tuesday 17 May 2016) / this track was also recorded by Guy Clark and George Strait
'Queen of Hearts' (written by Hank DeVito)
'Blues in The Daytime' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'The One About England' (written by Rodney Crowell)

Personnel involved in the recording of Rodney Crowell's 'But What Will The Neighbours Think' (Warner Bros. Records, 1980), included the following:

Tony Brown, Don Whaley and Larry Willoughby (background vocals)
Hank DeVito (steel guitar)
Amos Garrett (acoustic guitar)
Emory Gordy Junior (bass guitar)
Albert Lee (guitar, piano, background vocals)
Craig Leon (flute, piano)
Larrie Londin (Friday 15 October 1943 - Monday 24 August 1992) (drums)
Frank Reckard (guitar)
Tower of Power (horns)
Steve Wood (keyboards, background vocals)

Rodney Crowell's 'But What Will The Neighbours Think' (Warner Bros. Records, 1980) reached No.64 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1980, and No.155 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 1980.

Rodney Crowell's 'But What Will The Neighbours Think' (Warner Bros. Records, 1980) was re-released, on CD, in 2005.

Rosanne Cash: 'Right or Wrong' (Columbia Records, 1980) Bobby Bare: 'Bare Tracks: The Columbia Years' (Koch Records, 1999)

In February 1980, Rosanne Cash saw the release of 'Right or Wrong' (Columbia Records, 1980), which included 'No Memories Hangin' Round' (written by Rodney Crowell), a duet with Bobby Bare; the track reached No.17 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1980 and was subsequently included on Bobby Bare's 'Bare Tracks: The Columbia Years' (Koch Records, 1999).

Rodney Crowell: 'Rodney Crowell' (Warner Bros. Records, 1981)

In 1981, Rodney Crowell saw the release of 'Rodney Crowell' (Warner Bros. Records, 1981), the first album to be produced by Rodney Crowell, which included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Stars on The Water' (written by by Rodney Crowell) (No.30, 1981) / this track was also recorded by Jimmy Buffett and George Strait
'Victim or a Fool' (written by Rodney Crowell) (No.34, 1981)

Rodney Crowell's 'Rodney Crowell' (Warner Bros. Records, 1981) also included the following tracks:

'Just Wanta Dance' (written by Keith Sykes)
'She Ain't Going Nowhere', which was written by Guy Clark (Thursday 6 November 1941 - Tuesday 17 May 2016)this track was also recorded by Guy Clark
'Don't Need No Other Now' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Shame on The Moon' (written by Rodney Crowell)this track was also recorded by Mac Davis and Tanya Tucker
'Only Two Hearts' (written by Rodney Crowell and Hank DeVito)
'All You've Got to Do' (written by Rodney Crowell and Hank DeVito)
'Til I Gain Control Again' (written by Rodney Crowell) / this track was also recorded by Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002), Willie Nelson, Crystal Gayle and Albert Lee
'Old Pipeliner' (written by Tommy Hill and Ray King)

Personnel involved in the recording of Rodney Crowell's 'Rodney Crowell' (Warner Bros. Records, 1981) included the following:

Richard Bennett (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
Tony Brown (piano, electric piano, keyboards, background vocals)
Rosemary Butler, Rosanne Cash and Larry Willoughby (background & harmony vocals)
Rodney Crowell (lead vocals, acoustic guitar)
Hank DeVito (electric guitar, steel guitar, slide guitar)
Vince Gill (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmony & background vocals)
Emory Gordy Junior (acoustic guitar, bass guitar, piano, upright bass, electric guitar, piano, string arrangements)
Booker T. Jones (organ, piano, keyboards)
Phil Kenzie (horns, saxophone)
Bill Lamb (horn)
Albert Lee (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, harmony & background vocals)
Larrie Londin (Friday 15 October 1943 - Monday 24 August 1992) (drums, percussion)

Rodney Crowell's 'Rodney Crowell' (Warner Bros. Records, 1981) reached No.47 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1981, and No.105 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 1981.

Rodney Crowell's 'Rodney Crowell' (Warner Bros. Records, 1981) was re-released on compact disc in 2005 paired with his previous album 'But What Will The Neighbors Think' (Warner Bros. Records, 1980).

In 1981, Rodney Crowell and Rosanne Cash moved from Los Angeles to Nashville where they hoped to provide a better environment in which to bring up their growing family, which included three daughters at that time.

Bobby Bare: 'As Is' (Columbia Records, 1981)

In June 1981, Bobby Bare saw the release of 'As Is' (Columbia Records, 1981), which was produced by Rodney Crowell, and included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Learning to Live Again' (No.28, 1981)
'Take Me As I Am (Or Let Me Go)' (No.28, 1981)
'Dropping Out of Sight' (written by Tom T. Hall) (No.35, 1981)
'New Cut Road' (No.18, 1982)

Bobby Bare's 'As Is' (Columbia Records, 1981) reached No.43 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1981.

Rosanne Cash

In 1981, Rodney Crowell departed the roster at Warner Bros. Records' and put his recording career on hold in order to produce several of his (then) wife Rosanne Cash's album releases.

Rosanne Cash: 'Rosanne Cash' (Ariola Records, 1978)

Rosanne Cash's debut album, 'Rosanne Cash' (Ariola Records, 1978), was recorded and released in 1978, in Germany. The album received little attention and was never released in the United States.

Rosanne Cash's debut album, 'Rosanne Cash' (Ariola Records, 1978), was produced by Rodney Crowell and Bernhard Vonficht, and included the following tracks:

'Baby, Better Start Turnin' Em Down' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Take Me, Take Me' (written by Keith Sykes)
'So Fine' (written by Jim Gribble)
'Thoughts from The Train' (written by Yigal Bashan and Lucy Neale)
'Understand Your Man', which was written by Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 - Friday 12 September 2003)
'I'm Ragged But I'm Right', which was written by George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013)
'Anybody's Darlin' (Anything But Mine)' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Feelin' Blue' (written by John C. Fogerty)
'We Can Do What We Like' (written by Rosanne Cash)
'Baby, We Can Be Friends' (written by Rosanne Cash)
'Can I Still Believe in You' (written by Rosanne Cash)

Rosanne Cash: 'Right or Wrong' (Columbia Records, 1980)

In February 1980, Rosanne Cash saw the release of 'Right or Wrong' (Columbia Records, 1980), which was produced by Rodney Crowell, and included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'No Memories Hangin' Round' (written by Rodney Crowell) (No.17, 1979) / this track was a duet with Bobby Bare
'Couldn't Do Nothin' Right' (written by Karen Brooks and Gary P. Nunn) (No.15, 1980)
'Take Me, Take Me' (written by Keith Sykes)
(No.25, 1980)

Rosanne Cash's 'Right or Wrong' (Columbia Records, 1980) also included the following tracks:

'Right or Wrong' (written by Keith Sykes)
'Man Smart, Woman Smarter' (written by Norman Span - King Radio)
'This Has Happened Before' (written by Rosanne Cash)
'Baby, Better Start Turnin' Em Down' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Seeing's Believing' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Big River', which was written by Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 - Friday 12 September 2003)
'Anybody's Darlin' (Anything But Mine)' (written by Rodney Crowell)

Personnel involved in the recording of Rosanne Cash's 'Right or Wrong' (Columbia Records, 1980) included the following:

Rosanne Cash (vocals, acoustic guitar)
Rodney Crowell (acoustic guitar, harmony vocals)
Emmylou Harris, Rosemary Butler, Donivan Cowert and Larry Willoughby (harmony vocals)
Bobby Bare, Sharon Hicks and Cheryl Warren (vocals)
Hal Blaine and John Ware (drums)
James Burton, Frank Reckard and Aldo Strucci (electric guitar)
Ricky Skaggs (acoustic guitar, mandolin, fiddle)
Jim Horn (flute, saxophone)
Albert Lee (guitar)
Mickey Raphael (harmonica)
Brian Ahern (acoustic guitar)
Tony Brown (piano)
Hank DeVito (acoustic guitar, slide guitar)
Emory Gordy Junior (bass, organ, string arrangements)
Glen D. Hardin (electric piano)

Rosanne Cash: 'Seven Year Ache' (Columbia Records, 1981)

In February 1981, Rosanne Cash saw the release of 'Seven Year Ache' (Columbia Records, 1981), which was produced by Rodney Crowell, and included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Seven Year Ache' (written by Rosanne Cash) (No.1 for one week in May 1981)
'My Baby Thinks He's a Train' (written by Leroy Preston) (No.1 for one week in November 1981)
'Blue Moon with Heartache' (written by Rosanne Cash) (No.1 for one week in March 1982)

Rosanne Cash's 'Seven Year Ache' (Columbia Records, 1981) also included the following tracks:

'Raining' (written by Keith Sykes)
'What Kinda Girl?' (written by Steve Forbert)
'You Don't Have Very Far to Go', which was written by Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016) and Red Simpson (Tuesday 6 March 1934 - Friday 8 January 2016)
'Only Human' (written by Keith Sykes)
'Where Will the Words Come From?' (written by Glen D. Hardin and Sonny Curtis)
'Hometown Blues' (written by Tom Petty)

I Can't Resist' (written by Hank DeVito and Rodney Crowell)

Personnel involved in the recording of Rosanne Cash's 'Seven Year Ache' (Columbia Records, 1981), included the following:

Rosanne Cash (vocals)
Tony Brown (electric piano)
Rodney Crowell (guitar, harmony vocals)
Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Ricky Skaggs, Rosemary Butler, Janis Gill and Maxayn Lewis (harmony vocals)
Booker T. Jones (organ)
Albert Lee (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
Mickey Raphael (harmonica)
Hank DeVito (electric guitar, steel guitar)
Emory Gordy Junior (guitar, mandolin, bass, piano)
Glen D. Hardin (piano)
Phil Kenzie (saxophone)
Larrie Londin (Friday 15 October 1943 - Monday 24 August 1992) (drums)
Jerry McGee and Frank Reckard (electric guitar)
Milah's Bros. (hand clapping)

Rosanne Cash's 'Seven Year Ache' (Columbia Records, 1981) reached No.1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1981.

On Thursday 6 January 1983, Rosanne Cash's 'Seven Year Ache' (Columbia Records, 1981) was certified 'Gold' by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Rosanne Cash: 'Somewhere in The Stars' (Columbia Records, 1982)

In June 1982, Rosanne Cash saw the release of 'Somewhere in The Stars' (Columbia Records, 1982), which was produced by Rodney Crowell, and included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Ain't No Money' (written by Rodney Crowell) (No.4, 1982)
'I Wonder' (written by Leroy Preston) (No.8, 1982)
'It Hasn't Happened Yet' (written by John Hiatt) (No.14, 1983)

Rosanne Cash's 'Somewhere in The Stars' (Columbia Records, 1982) also included the following tracks:

'Down on Love' (written by Gordon Payne and Don White)
Oh, Yes I Can', which was written by Susanna Clark (Saturday 11 March 1939 - Wednesday 27 June 2012) and John Reid
'Looking for a Corner' (written by Rosanne Cash and Rodney Crowell)
'That's How I Got to Memphis' (written by  Tom T. Hall)
'Third Rate Romance' (written by Russell Smith)
'I Look for Love' (written by John Hiatt)
'Somewhere in The Stars' (written by  Rosanne Cash)

Personnel involved in the recording of Rosanne Cash's 'Somewhere in The Stars' (Columbia Records, 1982) included the following:

Rosanne Cash (vocals, guitar)
Vince Gill (rhythm guitar, vocals)
Albert Lee (guitar)
Larrie Londin (Friday 15 October 1943 - Monday 24 August 1992) (drums)
Bill Payne (organ)
Ricky Skaggs, Russell Smith, Rosemary Butler, Sherilyn Huffman, Maxayn Lewis and Sharon White-Skaggs (vocals)
Reggie Young and Richard Bennett (electric guitar)
Tony Brown (electric piano)
Hank DeVito (steel guitar)
Emory Gordy Junior (guitar, bass, piano)
Marty Grebb (saxophone)
Shane Keister (synthesizer)
Mike Porter (percussion)
Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 - Friday 12 September 2003) (vocals on 'That's How I Got to Memphis')

Rosanne Cash's 'Somewhere in The Stars' (Columbia Records, 1982) reached No.6 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1982.

Rosanne Cash: 'Rhythm & Romance' (Columbia Records, 1985)

In May 1985, Rosanne Cash saw the release of 'Rhythm & Romance' (Columbia Records, 1985), which was produced by David Malloy, Rodney Crowell and David Thoener, and included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me' (written by Rosanne Cash and Rodney Crowell) (No.1 for one week in September 1985) / this track won a Grammy Award for 'Best Country Vocal Performance by a Female Artist' in 1985
'Never Be You' (written by Benmont Tench and Tom Petty) (No.1 for one week in January / February 1986)
'Hold On' (written by Rosanne Cash) (No.5, 1986)
'Second to No One' (written by Rosanne Cash) (No.5, 1986)

Rosanne Cash's 'Rhythm & Romance' (Columbia Records, 1985) also included the following tracks:

'Halfway House' (written by Rosanne Cash)
'Pink Bedroom' (written by John Hiatt)
'Never Alone' (written by Rosanne Cash and Vince Gill)
'My Old Man' (written by Rosanne Cash)
'Never Gonna Hurt' (written by Rosanne Cash)
'Closing Time' (written by Rosanne Cash)

Personnel involved in the recording of Rosanne Cash's 'Rhythm & Romance' (Columbia Records, 1985) included the following:

Rosanne Cash (vocals)
Anton Fig and Paul Leim (drums)
Vince Gill, Jennifer Kimball, Anthony Crawford, Patricia Darcy and Ula Hedwig (background vocals)
David Hungate, Bob Glaub and Willie Weeks (bass)
Benmont Tench (electric piano)
Waddy Wachtel and Billy Joe Walker (electric guitar)
Larry Crane (guitar)
Steve Goldstein, Dave Innis and Randy McCormick (keyboards)
Robert Sabino (synthesizer)

Rosanne Cash's 'Rhythm & Romance' (Columbia Records, 1985) reached No.1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1985.

Rosanne Cash: 'King's Record Shop' (Columbia Records, 1987)

On Monday 3 August 1987, Rosanne Cash saw the release of 'King's Record Shop' (Columbia Records, 1987), which was produced by Rodney Crowell, and included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'The Way We Make a Broken Heart' (written by John Hiatt) (No.1 for one week in October 1987)
'Tennessee Flat Top Box', which was written by Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 - Friday 12 September 2003) (No.1 for one week in February 1988) / this track was previously recorded by Johnny Cash, reaching No.11 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1961, and was subsequently included on 'Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash' (Columbia Records, 1963)
'If You Change Your Mind' (written by Rosanne Cash and Hank DeVito) (No.1 for one week in July 1988)
'Runaway Train', which was written by John Stewart (Tuesday 5 September 1939 - Saturday 19 January 2008) (No.1 for one week in November 1988)

Rosanne Cash's 'King's Record Shop' (Columbia Records, 1987) also included the following tracks:

'Rosie Strike Back' (written by Eliza Gilkyson)
'The Real Me' (written by Rosanne Cash)
'Somewhere Sometime' (written by Rosanne Cash)
'I Don't Have to Crawl' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Green, Yellow & Red' (written by John Kilzer)
'Why Don't You Quit Leaving Me Alone?' (written by Benmont Tench)

Rosanne Cash's 'King's Record Shop' (Columbia Records, 1987) was named after King's Record Shop in Louisville, Kentucky which was owned by Pee Wee King's younger brother, Gene.  A photograph of Rosanne Cash standing in the shop's doorway is featured on the cover, although she was never actually at the shop for the photo.

Veteran steel guitarist Hank DeVito took the photo of the record shop and one of Rosanne Cash standing as she is in the photo; Hank DeVito superimposed her into the record shop photo.

Personnel involved in the recording of Rosanne Cash's 'King's Record Shop' (Columbia Records, 1987) included the following:

Rosanne Cash (vocals, guitar)
Rodney Crowell, Vince Gill, Arnold McCuller, Patty Smyth, Steve Winwood, Anthony Crawford, Kristen DeLauer, Terry Evans, Willie Green Junior, Bobby King, Joann Neal and Jean Smith (background vocals)
Mark O'Connor (mandola)
Benmont Tench (piano, keyboards)
Sterling Ball and Randy Scruggs (acoustic guitar)
Eddie Bayers and Vince Santoro (drums)
Barry Beckett (piano, Hammond organ)
Larry Crane and Billy Joe Walker Junior (Friday 29 February 1952 - Tuesday 25 July 2017) (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
Michael Rhodes (bass, acoustic bass)
Steuart Smith (electric guitar, gut string guitar)

Rosanne Cash's 'King's Record Shop' (Columbia Records, 1987) reached No.6 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1987.

In 2005, Sony BMG re-released Rosanne Cash's 'King's Record Shop' (Columbia Records, 1987), as part of its 'American Milestones' series, with the following bonus tracks:

'707' (written by John Kilzer)
'Runaway Train', which was written by John Stewart (Tuesday 5 September 1939 - Saturday 19 January 2008) / this track was a 'live' recording
'Green, Yellow & Red' (written by John Kilzer) / this track was a 'live' recording

Rosanne Cash: 'Interiors' (Columbia Records, 1990)

On Friday 5 October 1990, Rosanne Cash saw the release of 'Interiors' (Columbia Records, 1990), which was not particularly country-sounding and was seen by a number of critics and fans as a personal catharsis for Rosanne Cash; it was shortly after its release that she broke up with husband and long-time producer Rodney Crowell - Rosanne Cash and Rodney Crowell were divorced in 1992.

Rosanne Cash produced 'Interiors' (Columbia Records, 1990) herself and all of the songs were either written or co-written by her.  However, the album did not do very well commercially and only reached No.23 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1990.

Although Rosanne Cash's 'Interiors' (Columbia Records, 1990) was well received by critics, only two minor Billboard country music chart singles resulted:

'What We Really Want' (written by Rosanne Cash) (No.39, 1990)
'On The Surface' (written by Rosanne Cash and Jimmy Little) (No.69, 1990)

Rosanne Cash's 'Interiors' (Columbia Records, 1990) also included the following tracks:

'On The Inside' (written by Rosanne Cash)
'Dance with The Tiger', which was written by Rosanne Cash and John Stewart (Tuesday 5 September 1939 - Saturday 19 January 2008)
'Real Woman' (written by Rosanne Cash and Rodney Crowell)
'This World' (written by Rosanne Cash)
'Mirror Image' (written by Rosanne Cash)
'Land of Nightmares' (written by Rosanne Cash and Vince Melamed)
'I Want a Cure' (written by Rosanne Cash)
'Paralyzed' (written by Rosanne Cash)

Personnel involved in the recording of Rosanne Cash's 'Interiors' (Columbia Records, 1990) included the following:

Rosanne Cash (vocals)
Vince Melamed and John Barlow Jarvis (piano, keyboards)
Maura O'Connell (violin, background vocals)
Rodney Crowell (guest vocal)
Mark O'Connor (mandolin)
John Douglas (electric slide guitar, Dobro)
Edgar Meyer (Areo bass)
Pat Flynn (acoustic guitar)
Eddie Bayers and Dennis McDermott (drums)
Jim Hanson (bass, background vocals)
Steuart Smith (electric guitar, acoustic guitar)
Richard Bennett (acoustic guitar, mandolin guitar O Phone)
Vince Santoro (tambourine, cardboard box, background vocals)
Barbara Santoro, Jim Photoglo and Kristen DeLauer (background vocals)
Michael Rhodes (bass, upright bass, Washburn acoustic bass)
John Stewart (Tuesday 5 September 1939 - Saturday 19 January 2008) (acoustic guitar)
Michael Lawler (keyboards)
Tommy Spurlock (steel guitar)
Michael Blustone (shaker)
John Leventhal (guitar)
Larry Campbell (mandolin)
Clifford Carter (keyboards)
Zev Katz (bass)

Rosanne Cash's 'Interiors' (Columbia Records, 1990) reached No.23 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1990.

Rosanne Cash & Rodney Crowell

Rosanne Cash & Rodney Crowell

Sweethearts of The Rodeo (Kristine Arnold & Janis Gill): 'Sweethearts of The Rodeo' (Columbia Records, 1986)

Sweethearts of The Rodeo (Kristine Arnold & Janis Gill) recorded Rodney Crowell's 'I Can't Resist' (co-written with Hank DeVito) and included the track on 'Sweethearts of The Rodeo' (Columbia Records, 1986).

Rodney Crowell: 'Street Language (Columbia Records, 1986)

In 1986, Rodney Crowell saw the release of 'Street Language' (Columbia Records, 1986), which was co-produced by R&B artist Booker T. Jones and featured a blend of soul and country music; the album included four tracks, which were released as singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Let Freedom Ring' (written by Rodney Crowell and Keith Sykes) / this track was released as a single in 1986, but it did not chart
'When I'm Free Again' (written by Rodney Crowell and Will Jennings) (No.38, 1986)
'She Loves The Jerk' (written by John Hiatt) (No.71, 1987)
'Looking for You' (written by Rosanne Cash and Rodney Crowell) (No.59, 1987)

Rodney Crowell's 'Street Language' (Columbia Records, 1986) also included the following tracks:

'Ballad of Fast Eddie' (written by Rodney Crowell and Emory Gordy Junior)
'When the Blue Hour Comes', which was written by Rodney Crowell, Will Jennings and Roy Orbison (Thursday 23 April 1936 - Tuesday 6 December 1988)
'Oh, King Richard' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Stay (Don't Be Cruel)' (written by Rodney Crowell and Keith Sykes)
'The Best I Can' (written by Rodney Crowell, Hank DeVito and Emory Gordy Junior)
'Past Like a Mask' (written by Rodney Crowell)

Personnel involved in the recording of Rodney Crowell's 'Street Language' (Columbia Records, 1986) included the following:

Michael Baird, Eddie Bayers and Anton Fig (drums)
Richard Bennett (acoustic guitar)
Ben Cauley, Quitman Dennis, Wayne Jackson and Roger 'Rock' Williams (horn)
Bobby Clark (mandolin)
Anthony Crawford, Mary Ann Kennedy, Dave Loggins, Joann Neal, Keith Sykes and Pete Wosner (background vocals)
Hank DeVito (steel guitar)
Rick DiFonzo, Eric Johnson, David Lindley and Dean Parks (guitar)
Vince Gill (acoustic guitar, background vocals)
Bob Glaub (bass guitar)
Kenny Greenberg, Steuart Smith and Billy Joe Walker Junior (Friday 29 February 1952 - Tuesday 25 July 2017) (electric guitar)
Jim Horn (horn, saxophone)
Booker T. Jones (organ, synthesizer, piano, background vocals)
Randy McCormick and Robert Sabino (synthesizer)
Mike Porter (percussion)
Michael Rhodes (upright bass, bass guitar)
Ralph Schuckett (keyboards)
Peter Wood (organ, programming)
'Catch a Rising Choir' (choir)
'Uptown Horns' (brass ensemble)

Rodney Crowell's 'Street Language' (Columbia Records, 1986) reached No.38 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1986.

Tammy Wynette: 'Higher Ground' (Epic Records, 1987)

In 1987, Tammy Wynette (Tuesday 5 May 1942 - Monday 6 April 1998) saw the release of her highly acclaimed 'Higher Ground' (Epic Records, 1987); one of the included trackss was 'All Through Throwing Good Love After Bad', which was written by Guy Clark (Thursday 6 November 1941 - Tuesday 17 May 2016) and Richard Leigh, and featured background vocals from Rodney Crowell and Jeanne Smith.

Rodney Crowell: 'Diamonds & Dirt' (Columbia Records, 1988)

On Wednesday 30 March 1988, Rodney Crowell saw the release of 'Diamonds & Dirt' (Columbia Records, 1988), which was Rodney Crowell's most successful album, achieving Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) 'Gold' certification.  In addition, all five of its singles reached No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart, setting a record for the most Billboard No.1 hits from a country music album.

Rodney Crowell's 'Diamonds & Dirt' (Columbia Records, 1988) included five tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'It's Such a Small World' (written by Rodney Crowell) (No.1 for one week in April / May 1988) / this track was a duet with Rosanne Cash
'I Couldn't Leave You If I Tried' (written by Rodney Crowell) (No.1 for one week in September 1988)
'She's Crazy For Leaving', which was written by Rodney Crowell and Guy Clark (Thursday 6 November 1941 - Tuesday 17 May 2016) (No.1 for one week in January 1989)
'After All This Time' (written by Rodney Crowell) (No.1 for one week in May / June 1989)
'Above & Beyond (The Call of Love)', which was written by Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002) (No.1 for one week in September 1989) / this track reached No.3 on the Billboard country music singles chart for Buck Owens (Monday 12 August 1929 - Saturday 25 March 2006) in 1960

Rodney Crowell's 'Diamonds & Dirt' (Columbia Records, 1988) also included the following tracks:

'Crazy Baby' (written by Rodney Crowell and Will Jennings)
'I Know You're Married' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'I Didn't Know I Could Lose You' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Brand New Rag' (written by Rodney Crowell and Will Jennings)
'The Last Waltz' (written by Rodney Crowell and Will Jennings)

Personnel involved in the recording of Rodney Crowell's 'Diamonds & Dirt' (Columbia Records, 1988) included the following:

Eddie Bayers and Russell Kunkel (drums)
Barry Beckett (piano, organ)
Rosanne Cash, Vince Gill and Vince Santoro (background vocals)
Rodney Crowell (lead vocals, acoustic guitar)
Glen Duncan (fiddle)
Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
Mark O'Connor (fiddle, mandolin)
Michael Rhodes (bass guitar)
Preston Smith (harmonica, background vocals)
Steuart Smith (electric guitar)

Rodney Crowell's 'Diamonds & Dirt' (Columbia Records, 1988), which was his first album recorded entirely in Nashville and the first aimed squarely at a country music audience, reached No.8 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1988.

On Sunday 10 February 2008, Rodney Crowell's 'Diamonds & Dirt' (Columbia Records, 1988) was re-issued by Columbia Legacy with three bonus tracks ('I've Got My Pride, But I Got to Feed The Kids', 'It's Lonely Out' and 'Lies Don't Lie').

'I've Got My Pride, But I Got to Feed the Kids' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'It's Lonely Out' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Lies Don't Lie' (written by Rodney Crowell)

Seldom Scene: 'Change of Scenery' (Sugar Hill Records, 1988)

Seldom Scene recorded Rodney Crowell's 'One Way Rider' and included the track on 'Change of Scenery' (Sugar Hill Records, 1988).


Rodney Crowell: 'Keys to The Highway' (Columbia Records, 1989)

On Tuesday 10 October 1989, Rodney Crowell saw the release of 'Keys to The Highway' (Columbia Records, 1989), which included five tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:


'Many a Long & Lonesome Highway' (written by Rodney Crowell and Will Jennings) (No.3, 1989) / the official video for this track featured a guest appearance by Guy Clark (Thursday 6 November 1941 - Tuesday 17 May 2016)
'If Looks Could Kill' (written by Rodney Crowell) (No.6, 1990)
'My Past is Present' (written by Rodney Crowell and Steuart Smith) (No.22, 1990)
'Now That We're Alone' (written by Rodney Crowell) (No.17, 1990)
'Things I Wish I'd Said' (written by Rodney Crowell) (No. 72, 1991)

Rodney Crowell's 'Keys to The Highway' (Columbia Records, 1989) also included the following tracks:

'Soul Searching' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'We Gotta Go on Meeting Like This' (written by Rodney Crowell and Larry Willoughby)
'Faith is Mine' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Tell Me The Truth' (written by Rodney Crowell, Jim Hanson, Vince Santoro and Steuart Smith)
'Don't Let Your Feet Slow You Down' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'I Guess We've Been Together for Too Long', which was written by Guy Clark (Thursday 6 November 1941 - Tuesday 17 May 2016) and Rodney Crowell
'You Been on My Mind' (written by Rodney Crowell)

Personnel involved in the recording of Rodney Crowell's 'Keys to The Highway' (Columbia Records, 1989) included the following:

Eddie Bayers and Vince Santoro (drums)
Barry Beckett (organ, piano)
Ashley Cleveland, Vince Gill and Harry Stinson (background vocals)
Rodney Crowell (vocals, acoustic guitar)
Hank DeVito (acoustic guitar, steel guitar)
Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
Jim Hanson (bass guitar, background vocals)
Mark O'Connor (fiddle, mandolin)
Michael Rhodes (bass guitar)
Steuart Smith (electric guitar, acoustic guitar)

Rodney Crowell's 'Keys to The Highway' (Columbia Records, 1989) reached No.15 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1989.

Rodney Crowell: The 1990s

Andy Williams: 'Nashville' (Curb Records, 1991)

Andy Williams (Saturday 3 December 1927 - Tuesday 25 September 2012) recorded Rodney Crowell's 'After All This Time' and included the track on 'Nashville' (Curb Records, 1991).

Rodney Crowell: 'Life is Messy' (Columbia Records, 1992)

On Tuesday 19 May 1992, Rodney Crowell saw the release of 'Life is Messy' (Columbia Records, 1992), which included four tracks, which were released as singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Lovin' All Night' (written by Rodney Crowell) (No.10, 1992)
'What Kind of Love', which was written by Rodney Crowell, Will Jennings and Roy Orbison (Thursday 23 April 1936 - Tuesday 6 December 1988) (No.11, 1992)
'It's Not for Me to Judge' (written by Rodney Crowell) / this track was released as a single in 1992, but it did not chart
'Let's Make Trouble' (written by Rodney Crowell) / this track was released as a single in 1992, but it did not chart

Rodney Crowell's 'Life is Messy' (Columbia Records, 1992) also included the following tracks:

'Life is Messy' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'I Hardly Know How to Be Myself' (written by Rosanne Cash and Rodney Crowell)
'It Don't Get Better Than This' (written by Rodney Crowell and John Leventhal)
'Alone But Not Alone' (written by Rodney Crowell and Larry Klein)
'The Answer is Yes' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Maybe Next Time' (written by Rodney Crowell and John Leventhal)

Personnel involved in the recording of Rodney Crowell's 'Life is Messy' (Columbia Records, 1992) included the following:

Alex Acuña and Vinnie Colaiuta (percussion)
Eddie Bayers and Larrie Londin (Friday 15 October 1943 - Monday 24 August 1992) (percussion, drums)
Barry Beckett (organ, electric piano)
Larry Byrom, Shawn Colvin, Jonell Mosser, Sam Phillips and Lari White (background vocals)
Marc Cohn, Don Henley, Jim Lauderdale, Albert Lee and Linda Ronstadt (harmony vocals)
Rodney Crowell (vocals, guitar)
Mickey Curry, Jeff Porcaro and Reginal Sales (drums)
Vicki Hampton, Vince Santoro and Steve Winwood (background vocals, harmony vocals)
Jim Horn (saxophone)
Booker T. Jones (organ)
Larry Klein (bass guitar, guitar, keyboards)
John Leventhal (bass guitar, guitar, percussion, piano, keyboards, harmony vocals)
Michael Rhodes and Leland Sklar (bass guitar)
Steuart Smith (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
Jeffrey Vanston (keyboards)

Rodney Crowell's 'Life is Messy' (Columbia Records, 1992) reached No.30 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1992.

In 2000, Rodney Crowell's 'Life is Messy' (Columbia Records, 1992) was re-issued under the Lucky Dog Records label with a different logo and the border cropped around the picture.

Rodney Crowell: 'Let The Picture Paint Itself' (MCA Records, 1994)

On Tuesday 10 May 1994, Rodney Crowell saw the release of 'Let The Picture Paint Itself' (MCA Records, 1994), which was Rodney's first album for MCA Records and was co-produced with Tony Brown.

Rodney Crowell's 'Let The Picture Paint Itself' (MCA Records, 1994) failed to chart on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1994, but three tracks, were released as hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Let The Picture Paint Itself' (written by Rodney Crowell) (No.60, 1994)
'Big Heart' (written by Rodney Crowell) (No.75, 1994)
'I Don't Fall in Love So Easy' (written by Rodney Crowell) / this track was released as a single in 1994, but it did not chart

Rodney Crowell's 'Let The Picture Paint Itself' (MCA Records, 1994) also included the following tracks:

'Give My Heart a Rest' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Stuff That Works', which was written by Guy Clark (Thursday 6 November 1941 - Tuesday 17 May 2016) and Rodney Crowell
'Loving You Makes Me Strong' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'The Best Years of Our Lives' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'That Ol' Door' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'The Rose of Memphis', which was written by Guy Clark (Thursday 6 November 1941 - Tuesday 17 May 2016) and Rodney Crowell
'Once in a While' (written by Rodney Crowell and John Leventhal)

Personnel involved in the recording of Rodney Crowell saw the release of 'Let The Picture Paint Itself' (MCA Records, 1994) included the following:

Eddie Bayers (drums)
Jim Cox (organ, synthesizer, piano)
Rodney Crowell (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
Stuart Duncan (fiddle)
Paul Franklin (Dobro, guitar, steel guitar)
Bob Glaub and Glenn Worf (bass guitar)
Dann Huff (electric guitar)
Patty Loveless, Liana Manis and Trisha Yearwood (background vocals, harmony vocals)
Brent Mason (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
Steve Nathan (organ, synthesizer, piano)
Herb Pedersen and Harry Stinson (background vocals)
Brent Rowan and Billy Stanford (electric guitar)

Rodney Crowell: 'Jewel of The South' (MCA Records, 1995)

On Tuesday 20 June 1995, Rodney Crowell saw the release of 'Jewel of The South' (MCA Records, 1995), which included one track, which was a hit single on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Please Remember Me' (written by by Rodney Crowell and Will Jennings) (No.69, 1995)

Rodney Crowell's 'Jewel of The South' (MCA Records, 1995) also included the following tracks:

'Say You Love Me' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Candy Man' (written by Neil Fredericks and Beverly 'Ruby' Ross)
'The Ballad of Possum Potez' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Thinking About Leaving' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'The Ladder of Love' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Just Say Yes' (written by Rodney Crowell and Keith Sykes)
'Storm of Love', which was written by Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002) and Buck Owens (Monday 12 August 1929 - Saturday 25 March 2006)
'Love to Burn' (written by Rodney Crowell, Hank DeVito and Will Jennings)
'Jewel of The South' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Qué es amor (What is Love)', which was written by Rodney Crowell, Will Jennings and Roy Orbison (Thursday 23 April 1936 - Tuesday 6 December 1988)

Personnel involved in the recording of Rodney Crowell's 'Jewel of The South' (MCA Records, 1995) included the following:

Kenny Aronoff, Eddie Bayers and Mike Clarke (drums)
Barry Beckett and Matt Rollings (piano)
Richard Bennett, John Jorgenson, Albert Lee, Kenny Vaughan and Billy Joe Walker Junior (Friday 29 February 1952 - Tuesday 25 July 2017) (electric guitar)
Rosemary Butler, Max Carl, Claudia Church, Kim Fleming, Vince Gill, Mark Luna, Raul Malo, Bill Owsley, Carmella Ramsey, Kim Richey and Chris Rodriguez (background vocals)
Jon Carroll and Steve Nathan (organ, piano)
Rodney Crowell (acoustic guitar, lead vocals)
Béla Fleck (banjo)
Mike Haynes (trumpet)
Jim Horn (saxophone)
Tim Lauer and Michael Utley (organ)
Charlie McCoy (harmonica)
Alison Prestwood (bass guitar)
Michael Rhodes (bass guitar, fretless bass guitar)
Steuart Smith (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
Tommy Spurlock (steel guitar)
Hank DeVito (acoustic guitar)
Willie Weeks (bass guitar, background vocals)

Rodney Crowell's 'Jewel of The South' (MCA Records, 1995), which was his second, as well as his last, album released under the MCA Records label, failed to chart on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1995.

In 1998, Rodney Crowell married Claudia Church, who was born in Lenoir, North Carolina.

Claudia Church landed her work as a model (including a stint in Paris) and she performed on local radio programs, including the legendary 'Louisiana Hayride'.  In 1988, she moved to Nashville to realise her dreams of becoming a star.

Once in Nashville, Claudia Church found work and gained valuable singing experience recording songwriter demos.


During the video shoot for 'Lovin' All Night' (written by Rodney Crowell), Claudia Church met Rodney Crowell; the track had been included on Rodney Crowell's 'Life is Messy' (Columbia Records, 1992) and had reached No.10 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1992.

Claudia Church: 'Claudia Church' (Reprise Records / Warner Bros. Nashville Records, 1999)

On Tuesday 9 March 1999, Claudia Church saw the release of her self-titled debut album, 'Claudia Church' (Reprise Records, 1999), which was produced by Rodney Crowell, and included three tracks, which were released as singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'What's The Matter with You Baby' (written by Beth Nielsen Chapman and Annie Roboff) (No.41, 1999)
'Home in My Heart (North Carolina)' (written by Claudia Church and Rodney Crowell) (No.63, 1999)
'It's All Your Fault' (written by J Fred Knobloch and Annie Roboff) / this track was released as a single, but it did not chart

Claudia Church's self-titled debut album, 'Claudia Church' (Reprise Records, 1999), also included the following tracks:

'This Man I Love' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Lost in a Feeling' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'The Street of Nashville' (written by Rodney Crowell and Hank DeVito)
'Just as Long as You Love Me' (written by Keith Sykes)
'I Don't Fall in Love So Easy' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Small Town Girl' (written by Claudia Church and James Dean Hicks)
'Will You Love Me Tomorrow' (written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King)

Jon Randall: 'Cold Coffee Morning' (Asylum Records, 1999) / this album was never released

In 1999, Jon Randall recorded 'Cold Coffee Morning' (Asylum Records, 1999) for Asylum Records, but the album was never released.

One of the included tracks was Rodney Crowell's 'Cold Coffee Morning' (co-written with Beth Nielsen Chapman), which was released as a single on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1999, when it reached No.71.

Rodney Crowell: 2001 - 2015

Rodney Crowell: 'The Houston Kid' (Sugar Hill Records, 2001)

On Tuesday 13 February 2001, Rodney Crowell saw the release of 'The Houston Kid' (Sugar Hill Records, 2001), which included one track, which was a hit single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart:


'I Walk The Line Revisited', which was written by Rodney Crowell and Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 - Friday 12 September 2003) (No.61, 1998) / this track was recorded in collaboration with Johnny Cash

Rodney Crowell's 'The Houston Kid' (Sugar Hill Records, 2001) also included the following tracks:

'Telephone Road' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'The Rock of My Soul' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Why Don't We Talk About It' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'I Wish It Would Rain' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Wandering Boy' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Highway 17' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'U Don't Know How Much I Hate U' (written by Rodney Crowell and Steve Lukather)
'Banks of The Old Bandera' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Topsy Turvy' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'I Know What Love is All I Need' (written by Rodney Crowell)

Personnel involved in the recording of Rodney Crowell's 'The Houston Kid' (Sugar Hill Records, 2001) included the following:

Pat Buchanan (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals)
Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 - Friday 12 September 2003), John Cowan and Vince Santoro (vocals)
Steve Conn (organ)
Chad Cromwell, Greg Morrow and Ian Russell Wallace (Sunday 29 September 1946 - Thursday 22 February 2007) (drums)
Rodney Crowell (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, percussion, vocals)
Kenny Greenberg (electric guitar)
John Hobbs (organ, keyboards, sampling)
John Jorgenson (electric guitar)
Tim Lauer (keyboards)
Hunter Lee (pipe)
Paul Leim (percussion, drums)
Charlie McCoy (harmonica)
Michael Rhodes (bass)
Steuart Smith (harmonica, mandolin, autoharp, electric guitar, harmonium, producer)
Benmont Tench (piano)
Robby Turner (Dobro, steel guitar)
Kenny Vaughn (Flamenco guitar)

Rodney Crowell's 'The Houston Kid' (Sugar Hill Records, 2001) reached No.32 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2001.

Rodney Crowell: 'Fate's Right Hand' (DMZ / Epic Records, 2003)

On Tuesday 29 July 2003, Rodney Crowell saw the release of 'Fate's Right Hand' (DMZ / Epic Records, 2003), which included two tracks, which were released as singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart:


'Earthbound' (written by Rodney Crowell) (No.60, 2003) / this track spent one week at No.60 and was Rodney Crowell's last charting single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart

'Fate's Right Hand' (written by Rodney Crowell)
/ this track was released as a single in 2004, but it did not chart

Rodney Crowell's 'Fate's Right Hand' (DMZ / Epic Records, 2003) also included the following tracks:

'Still Learning How to Fly' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Time to Go Inward' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'The Man in Me' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Ridin' Out The Storm' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Preachin' to The Choir' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'It's a Different World Now' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Come On Funny Feeling' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Adam's Song' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'This Too Will Pass' (written by Rodney Crowell)

Personnel involved in the recording of Rodney Crowell's 'Fate's Right Hand' (DMZ / Epic Records, 2003) included the following:

Richard Bennett (electric guitar, hi-string guitar)
Pat Buchanan, Jerry McPherson and Steuart Smith (electric guitar)
John Cowan, Carl Jackson, Marcia Ramirez, David Rawlings, Kim Richey, Barbara Santoro, Russell Smith, Randall Waller and Gillian Welch (background vocals)
Rodney Crowell (bouzouki, acoustic guitar, baritone guitar, electric guitar, lead vocals)
Jerry Douglas (Dobro)
Béla Fleck (banjo)
Tony Harrell and John Hobbs (organ)
John Jorgenson (electric guitar, mandolin)
Will Kimbrough (accordion, Dobro, baritone guitar)
Trey Landrey and Greg Morrow (drums)
Paul Leim (djembe, drums, percussion)
Billy Livsey (harmonium, keyboard programming, organ)
Charlie McCoy (harmonica)
Michael Rhodes (bass guitar)
Chris Rodriguez (acoustic guitar)
Vince Santoro (drums, background vocals)

Rodney Crowell's 'Fate's Right Hand' (DMZ / Epic Records, 2003) reached No.29 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2003.

The Notorious Cherry Bombs: 'The Notorious Cherry Bombs' (Universal South Records, 2004)

In 2004, Rodney Crowell reunited with Vince Gill, Tony Brown, Richard Bennett and Hank Devito, as well as new additions Eddie Bayers, John Hobbs and Michael Rhodes, as The Notorious Cherry Bombs; the supergroup saw the release, on Tuesday 27 July 2004, of a self-titled album, 'The Notorious Cherry Bombs' (Universal South Records, 2004), which included the single 'It’s Hard to Kiss The Lips at Night That Chew Your Ass Out All Day Long' (written by Rodney Crowell and Vince Gill).

'The Notorious Cherry Bombs' (Universal South Records, 2004) also included the following tracks:

'Let It Roll, Let It Ride' (written by Rodney Crowell and Vince Gill)
'If I Ever Break Your Heart' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Wait a Minute' (written by Rodney Crowell and Hank DeVito)
'Making Memories of Us' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Oklahoma Dust' (written by Vince Gill and Leslie Satcher)
'Dangerous Curves' (written by Rodney Crowell and Vince Gill)
'Forever Someday' (written by Vince Gill)
'On The Road to Ruin' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Heart of a Jealous Man', which was written by Vince Gill and Max D. Barnes (Friday 24 July 1936 - Sunday 11 January 2004)

Various Artists: 'Texas Fed, Texas Bred: Redefining Country Music, Volume 1' (Dualtone Records, 2005)

In 2005, Rodney Crowell contributed one track to the various artists compilation, 'Texas Fed, Texas Bred: Redefining Country Music, Volume 1' (Dualtone Records, 2005); 'Ballad of a Teenage Queen'.

Rodney Crowell: 'The Outsider' (Columbia Records, 2005)

On Tuesday 16 August 2005, Rodney Crowell saw the release of 'The Outsider' (Columbia Records, 2005), which included two tracks, which were released as singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart:

'The Obscenity Prayer (Give It To me)' (written by Rodney Crowell) / this track was released as a single in 2005, but it did not chart
'Say You Love Me' (written by Rodney Crowell) / this track was released as a single in 2005, but it did not chart

Rodney Crowell's 'The Outsider' (Columbia Records, 2005) also included the following tracks:

'The Outsider' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Dancin' Circles 'Round The Sun (Epictetus Speaks)' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Beautiful Despair (for James)' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Don't Get Me Started' (written by Rodney Crowell)
Ignorance is The Enemy' (written by Rodney Crowell) / this track featured a spoken introduction by Emmylou Harris and John Prine
'Glasgow Girl' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Things That Go Bump in The Day' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Shelter from The Storm' (written by Bob Dylan) / this track was a duet with Emmylou Harris
'We Can't Turn Back Now' (written by Rodney Crowell)

Personnel involved in the recording of Rodney Crowell's 'The Outsider' (Columbia Records, 2005) included the following:

Eddie Bayers, Chad Cromwell, Shannon Forrest, Trey Landry and Greg Morrow (drums)
Richard Bennett (guitars, fuzzbox)
Pat Buchanan (guitars, harmonica, background vocals)
Beth Nielsen Chapman, John Cowan, Kim Fleming, The Jenkins, Buddy Miller, Julie Miller, Will Owsley, Marcia Ramirez, Chris Rodriguez, Vince Santoro, J.D. Souther, Crystal Taliefero and Randall Waller (background vocals)
J.T. Corenflos and Jerry McPherson (guitars)
Rodney Crowell (lead vocals, background vocals, guitars)
Steve Fischell (steel guitar)
Tony Harrell and John Hobbs (organ, keyboards)
Emmylou Harris (background vocals, guitar)
Jim Horn (saxophone)
Jedd Hughes (guitars, mandolin, background vocals)
Will Kimbrough (lead guitar, background vocals)
Billy Livsey (organ)
John Mock (concertina, tin whistle)
Michael Rhodes (bass guitar)
Randy Scruggs (flamenco guitar)
Steuart Smith (lead guitar)
Jonathan Yudkin (strings, fiddle)

Rodney Crowell's 'The Outsider' (Columbia Records, 2005) reached No.37 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2005.

Rodney Crowell: 'The Houston Kid' (Sugar Hill Records, 2001) Rodney Crowell: 'Fate's Right Hand' (DMZ / Epic Records, 2003) Rodney Crowell: 'The Outsider' (Columbia Records, 2005)

Leading music critics, and indeed Rodney Crowell himself, consider these three albums, 'The Houston Kid' (Sugar Hill Records, 2001), 'Fate's Right Hand' (DMZ / Epic Records, 2003) and 'The Outsider' (Columbia Records, 2005), to be his finest work as a solo artist.

Rodney Crowell: 'Sex & Gasoline' (Work Song / Yep Roc Records, 2008)

On Tuesday 2 September 2008, Rodney Crowell saw the release of 'Sex & Gasoline' (Work Song / Yep Roc Records, 2008), which included one track, which was released as a single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart:

'Sex & Gasoline' (written by Rodney Crowell) / this track was released as a single in 2008, but it did not chart

Rodney Crowell's 'Sex & Gasoline' (Work Song / Yep Roc Records, 2008) also included the following tracks:

'Moving Work of Art' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'The Rise & Fall of Intelligent Design' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Truth Decay' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'I Want You No.35' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'I've Done Everything I Can' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Who Do You Trust' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'The Night's Just Right' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Funky & The Farm-Boy' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Forty Winters' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Closer to Heaven' (written by Rodney Crowell)

Personnel involved in the recording of Rodney Crowell's 'Sex & Gasoline' (Work Song / Yep Roc Records, 2008) included the following:

Jay Bellerose (percussion, drums)
Doyle Bramhall II (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
Rodney Crowell (acoustic guitar, vocals)
Sally Dworsky (vocals)
Phil Everly (Thursday 19 January 1939 - Friday 3 January 2014) (vocals on 'Truth Decay')
Niki Harris and Jean McClain (background vocals)
Joe Henry (vocals, producer)
Greg Leisz (acoustic guitar, Dobro, mandolin, pedal steel, electric guitar, mandocello, lap steel guitar)
David Piltch (electric bass, upright bass)
Patrick Warren (piano, chamberlin, pump organ)

Rodney Crowell's 'Sex & Gasoline' (Work Song / Yep Roc Records, 2008), which reached No.38 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2008, and No.35 on the Independent Album Chart in 2008, was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of 'Best Contemporary Folk / Americana Album'.

Wynonna Judd: 'Sing: Chapter 1' (Curb Records, 2009)

In 2009, Rodney Crowell wrote the title track of Wynonna Judd's 'Sing: Chapter 1' (Curb Records, 2009).  'Sing' (written by Rodney Crowell) was given several electronic dance music remixes and was sent to dance radio as Wynonna Judd's second release from the album.  In August 2009, the single reached No.4 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs Chart.

Chely Wright: 'Lifted Off The Ground' (Vanguard Records, 2010)

On Tuesday 4 May 2010, Chely Wright saw the release of her seventh studio album, 'Lifted Off The Ground' (Vanguard Records, 2010), which was produced by Rodney Crowell.  Chely Wright also made a cameo appearance in Rodney Crowell's 2008 music video for 'Sex & Gasoline'.

Rodney Crowell's memoir, 'Chinaberry Sidewalks', published on Tuesday 18 January 2011

On Tuesday 18 January 2011, Rodney Crowell saw the publication of his memoir, 'Chinaberry Sidewalks', a tender, surprising and often uproarious memoir about his dirt-poor southeast Texas boyhood.

Rodney Crowell: 'Kin: Songs by Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell' (Vanguard Records, 2012)

On Tuesday 12 June 2012, Rodney Crowell saw the release of 'Kin: Songs by Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell' (Vanguard Records, 2012), which included the following tracks:

'Anything But Tame' (written by Rodney Crowell and Mary Karr)
'If the Law Don't Want You' (written by Rodney Crowell and Mary Karr) / this track featured guest vocals from Norah Jones
'Just Pleasing You' (written by Rodney Crowell and Mary Karr) / this track featured guest vocals from Vince Gill
'God I'm Missing You' (written by Rodney Crowell and Mary Karr) / this track featured guest vocals from Lucinda Williams
'I'm a Mess' (written by Rodney Crowell and Mary Karr)
'Momma's on a Roll' (written by Rodney Crowell and Mary Karr) / this track featured guest vocals from Lee Ann Womack
'Sister, Oh Sister' (written by Rodney Crowell and Mary Karr) / this track featured guest vocals from Rosanne Cash
'My Father's Advice' (written by Rodney Crowell and Mary Karr) / this track featured guest vocals from Kris Kristofferson
'Long Time Girl Gone By' (written by Rodney Crowell and Mary Karr) / this track featured guest vocals from Emmylou Harris
'Hungry for Home' (written by Rodney Crowell and Mary Karr)

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell: 'Old Yellow Moon' (Nonesuch Records, 2013)

On Tuesday 26 February 2013, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell saw the release of 'Old Yellow Moon' (Nonesuch Records, 2013), which included the following tracks:

'Hanging Up My Heart' (written by Hank DeVito)
'Invitation to The Blues', which was written by Roger Miller (Thursday 2 January 1936 - Sunday 25 October 1992)
'Spanish Dancer' (written by Patti Scialfa)
'Open Season on My Heart' (written by Rodney Crowell and James Thomas Slater)
'Chase The Feeling' (written by Kris Kristofferson)
'Black Caffeine' (written by Donivan Cowart and Hank DeVito)
'Dreaming My Dreams' (written by Allen Reynolds)
'Bluebird Wine' (written by Rodney Crowell)

'Back When We were Beautiful' (written by Matraca Berg)
'Here We Are' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Bull Rider' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Old Yellow Moon' (written by Hank DeVito and Lynn Langham)

Personnel involved in the recording of Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell's 'Old Yellow Moon' (Nonesuch Records, 2013) included the following:

Emmylou Harris (vocals, acoustic guitar, tambourine)
Rodney Crowell (vocals, acoustic guitar)
Brian Ahern (acoustic bass, acoustic guitar, electric baritone guitar)
James Burton and Jedd Hughes (electric guitar)
Chad Cromwell, Marco Giovani and John Ware (drums)
Dennis Crouch, Emory Gordy Junior and Michael Rhodes (bass)
Stuart Duncan (banjo, fiddle, mandolin)
Larry Franklin (fiddle)
Paul Franklin and Tommy Spurlock (steel guitar)
Vince Gill (classical guitar, vocals)
Glen D. Hardin (electric piano)
John Hobbs, Lynn Langham and Reese Wynans (piano)
Jim Hoke (accordion)
David Hungate (double bass, bass guitar)
John Jorgenson (electric guitar, mandolin)
Bill Payne (Hammond B-3 organ, piano)
Mickey Raphael (bass harmonica)
Steuart Smith (electric slide guitar, electric guitar, mandocello)

Rodney Crowell: 'Tarpaper Sky' (New West Records, 2014)

On Tuesday 15 April 2014, Rodney Crowell saw the release of 'Tarpaper Sky' (New West Records, 2014), which included the following tracks:

'The Long Journey Home' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Fever on The Bayou' (written by Rodney Crowell and Will Jennings)
'Frankie Please' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'God, I'm Missing You' (written by Rodney Crowell and Mary Karr)
'Famous Last Words of a Fool in Love' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Somebody's Shadow' (written by Rodney Crowell and Quinten Collier)
'Grandma Loved That Old Man' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Jesus, Talk to Mama' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'I Wouldn't Be Me Without You' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'The Flyboy & The Kid' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Oh, What a Beautiful World' (written by Rodney Crowell)

Personnel involved in the recording of Rodney Crowell's 'Tarpaper Sky' (New West Records, 2014) included the following:

Rodney Crowell (lead vocal, acoustic guitar and electric guitar)
Steuart Smith (lead electric guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin, bass, organ, harmonica, harmony vocals)
Michael Rhodes (bass)
John Hobbs and Michael Rojas (piano)
Eddie Bayers (drums, piano)
Steve Fishell (steel guitar)
Deanie Richardson (fiddle)
Will Kimbrough (acoustic guitar, accordion, harmony vocals)
Dan Knobler (electric guitar)
Jerry Roe (drums)
Shannon McNally (vocal)
John Cowan, Pat Buchanan, Cory Chisel, Mike Ferris, Perry Coleman, Chely Wright, Tanya Hancheroff, Vicki Hampton, Robert Bailey, Vince Gill and Ronny McCoury (harmony vocals)

Rodney Crowell's 'Tarpaper Sky' (New West Records, 2014) debuted at No.168 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 2014, and reached No.25 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2014, with 3,000 copies sold in its debut week.

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell: 'The Traveling Kind' (Nonesuch Records, 2015)

On Tuesday 12 May 2015, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell saw the release of 'The Traveling Kind' (Nonesuch Records, 2015), which included the following tracks:

'The Traveling Kind' (written by Cory Chisel, Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris)
'No Memories Hanging 'Round' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Bring It On Home to Memphis' (written by Rodney Crowell and Larry Klein)
'You Can't Say We Didn't Try' (written by Cory Chisel, Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris)
'The Weight of The World' (written by Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris)
'Higher Mountains' (written by Rodney Crowell and Will Jennings)
'I Just Wanted to See You So Bad' (written by Lucinda Williams)
'Just Pleasing You' (written by Rodney Crowell and Mary Karr)
'If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home Now' (written by Rodney Crowell)
'Her Hair was Red' (written by Amy Allison)
'Le Danse de La Joie' (written by Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris and Will Jennings)

Rodney Crowell Songs Recorded in 1970s

Jerry Reed: 'Lord, Mr. Ford' (RCA Records, 1973)

Jerry Reed (Saturday 20 March 1937 - Monday 1 September 2008) recorded (and published) Rodney Crowell's 'You Can't Keep Me Here in Tennessee' and included the track on 'Lord, Mr. Ford' (RCA Records, 1973).

Jerry Reed: 'The Uptown Poker Club' (RCA Records, 1973)

Jerry Reed (Saturday 20 March 1937 - Monday 1 September 2008) recorded (and published) Rodney Crowell's 'Everybody Has Those Kind of Days' and included the track on 'The Uptown Poker Club' (RCA Records, 1973).

Jerry Reed: 'A Good Woman's Love' (RCA Records, 1974)

Jerry Reed (Saturday 20 March 1937 - Monday 1 September 2008) recorded (and published) Rodney Crowell's 'Home Sweet Home Revisited' and included the track on 'A Good Woman's Love' (RCA Records, 1974).

Emmylou Harris: 'Pieces of The Sky' (Reprise Records, 1975)

Emmylou Harris recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Bluebird Wine' and included the track on 'Pieces of The Sky' (Reprise Records, 1975).

Emmylou Harris: 'Elite Hotel' (Reprise Records, 1975)

Emmylou Harris recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Amarillo' (co-written with Emmylou Harris) and included the track on 'Elite Hotel' (Reprise Records, 1975).

Emmylou Harris: 'Elite Hotel' (Reprise Records, 1975)

Emmylou Harris recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Til I Gain Control Again' and included the track on 'Elite Hotel' (Reprise Records, 1975).

J.D. Crowe & The New South: 'J.D. Crowe & The New South' (Rounder Records, 1975)

J.D. Crowe & The New South recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Home Sweet Home (Revisited)' and included the track on 'J.D. Crowe & The New South' (Rounder Records, 1975).

Emmylou Harris: 'Luxury Liner' (Warner Bros. Records, 1977)

Emmylou Harris recorded Rodney Crowell's 'You're Supposed to Be Feeling Good' and included the track on 'Luxury Liner' (Warner Bros. Records, 1977).

Emmylou Harris: 'Luxury Liner' (Warner Bros. Records, 1977)

Emmylou Harris recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Tulsa Queen' (co-written with Emmylou Harris) and included the track on 'Luxury Liner' (Warner Bros. Records, 1977).

Waylon Jennings: 'Ol' Waylon' (RCA Records, 1977)

Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002) recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Till I Gain Control Again' and included the track on 'Ol' Waylon' (RCA Records, 1977).

Jerry Jeff Walker: 'A Man Must Carry On' (MCA Records, 1977)

Jerry Jeff Walker recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Song For The Life' (co-written with Bob Livingston) and included the track on 'A Man Must Carry On' (MCA Records, 1977).


Rosanne Cash: 'Rosanne Cash' (Ariola Records, 1978)

Rosanne Cash recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Baby, Better Start Turnin' 'Em Down' and included the track on 'Rosanne Cash' (Ariola Records, 1978).

Rosanne Cash: 'Rosanne Cash' (Ariola Records, 1978)

Rosanne Cash recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Anybody's Darling (Anything But Mine)' and included the track on 'Rosanne Cash' (Ariola Records, 1978).

Bobby Bare: 'Sleeper Wherever I Fall' (Columbia Records, 1978)

Bobby Bare recorded Rodney Crowell's 'On a Real Good Night' and included the track on 'Sleeper Wherever I Fall' (Columbia Records, 1978).

Emmylou Harris: 'Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town' (Warner Bros. Records, 1978)

Emmylou Harris recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Leaving Louisiana in The Broad Daylight' (co-written with Donivan Cowart) and included the track on 'Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town' (Warner Bros. Records, 1978).

Emmylou Harris: 'Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town' (Warner Bros. Records, 1978)

Emmylou Harris recorded Rodney Crowell's 'I Ain't Living Long Like This' and included the track on 'Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town' (Warner Bros. Records, 1978).

Willie Nelson: 'Willie Nelson & Family' (Columbia Records, 1978)

Willie Nelson recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Til I Gain Control Again' and included the track on 'Willie Nelson & Family' (Columbia Records, 1978).

Johnny Cash: 'Gone Girl' (Columbia Records, 1978)

Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 - Friday 12 September 2003) recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Song For The Life' and included the track on 'Gone Girl' (Columbia Records, 1978).

Guy Clark: 'Guy Clark' (Warner Bros. Records, 1978)

Guy Clark (Thursday 6 November 1941 - Tuesday 17 May 2016) recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Voilà, An American Dream' and included the track on 'Guy Clark' (Warner Bros. Records, 1978).

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: 'An American Dream' (United Artists Records, 1979)

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band recorded Rodney Crowell's 'An American Dream' and included the track on 'An American Dream' (United Artists Records, 1979).

Emmylou Harris: 'Blue Kentucky Girl' (Warner Bros. Records, 1979)

Emmylou Harris
recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Even Cowgirls Get The Blues' and included the track on 'Blue Kentucky Girl' (Warner Bros. Records, 1979); the track featured harmony vocals from Linda Ronstadt and Dolly Parton.

Rosanne Cash: 'Right or Wrong' (Columbia Records, 1980)

Rosanne Cash
recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Baby, Better Start Turnin' 'Em Down' and included the track on 'Right or Wrong' (Columbia Records, 1979).

Rosanne Cash: 'Right or Wrong' (Columbia Records, 1980)

Rosanne Cash
recorded Rodney Crowell's 'No Memories Hangin' Round' and included the track on 'Right or Wrong' (Columbia Records, 1979); the track was a duet with Bobby Bare.

Rosanne Cash: 'Right or Wrong' (Columbia Records, 1980)

Rosanne Cash
recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Seeing's Believing' and included the track on 'Right or Wrong' (Columbia Records, 1979).

Rosanne Cash: 'Right or Wrong' (Columbia Records, 1980)

Rosanne Cash
recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Anybody's Darlin' (Anything But Mine)' and included the track on 'Right or Wrong' (Columbia Records, 1979).

George Jones: 'My Very Special Guests' (Epic Records, 1979) Emmylou Harris: 'Songbird: Rare Tracks & Forgotten Gems' (Rhino Records, 2007)

Emmylou Harris
& George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Here We Are'; the track was included on George Jones' 'My Very Special Guests' (Epic Records, 1979), and was subsequently included on Emmylou Harris' 'Songbird: Rare Tracks & Forgotten Gems' (Rhino Records, 2007).

The Oak Ridge Boys: 'The Oak Ridge Boys Have Arrived' (MCA Records, 1979)

The Oak Ridge Boys
recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Leaving Louisiana in The Broad Daylight' (co-written with Donivan Cowart) and included the track on 'The Oak Ridge Boys Have Arrived' (MCA Records, 1979); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in February 1980.

Waylon Jennings: 'What Goes Around Comes Around' (RCA Records, 1979)

Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002) recorded Rodney Crowell's 'I Ain't Living Long Like This' and included the track on 'What Goes Around Comes Around' (RCA Records, 1979); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in March 1980.

Waylon Jennings: 'What Goes Around Comes Around' (RCA Records, 1979)

Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002) recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Old Love, New Eyes' (co-written with Hank DeVito) and included the track on 'What Goes Around Comes Around' (RCA Records, 1979).

Emmylou Harris: 'Light of The Stable' (Warner Bros. Records/Rhino Records, 1979)

Emmylou Harris
recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Angel Eyes (Angel Eyes)' and included the track on 'Light of The Stable' (Warner Bros. Records/Rhino Records, 1979).

Rodney Crowell Songs Recorded in 1980s

Emmylou Harris: 'Evangeline' (Warner Bros. Records, 1981)

Emmylou Harris
recorded Rodney Crowell's 'I Don't Have to Crawl' and included the track on 'Evangeline' (Warner Bros. Records, 1981).

Emmylou Harris: 'Evangeline' (Warner Bros. Records, 1981)

Emmylou Harris
recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Ashes by Now' and included the track on 'Evangeline' (Warner Bros. Records, 1981).

Jerry Reed: 'Dixie Dream' (RCA Records, 1981)

Jerry Reed (Saturday 20 March 1937 - Monday 1 September 2008) recorded (and published) Rodney Crowell's 'One Way Ride' and included the track on 'Dixie Dream' (RCA Records, 1981).

Guy Clark: 'The South Coast of Texas' (Warner Bros. Records, 1981)

Guy Clark
 
(Thursday 6 November 1941 - Tuesday 17 May 2016) recorded Rodney Crowell's 'The Partner Nobody Chose' (co-written with Guy Clark) and included the track on 'The South Coast of Texas' (Warner Bros. Records, 1981); the album was produced by Rodney Crowell, who also played guitar and provided background vocals.

Guy Clark: 'The South Coast of Texas' (Warner Bros. Records, 1981)

Guy Clark
 
(Thursday 6 November 1941 - Tuesday 17 May 2016) recorded Rodney Crowell's 'She's Crazy For Leaving' (co-written with Guy Clark) and included the track on 'The South Coast of Texas' (Warner Bros. Records, 1981); the album was produced by Rodney Crowell, who also played guitar and provided background vocals.

Bobby Bare: 'Greatest Hits' (Columbia Records, 1982)

Bobby Bare
recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Til I Gain Control Again'; the track reached No.42 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1979 and was subsequently included on 'Greatest Hits' (Columbia Records, 1982).

Waylon Jennings: 'Black on Black' (RCA Records, 1982)

Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002) recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Song For The Life' and included the track on 'Black on Black' (RCA Records, 1982).

Ricky Skaggs: 'Highways & Heartaches' (Epic Records, 1982)

Ricky Skaggs recorded Rodney Crowell's 'One Way Rider' and included the track on 'Highways & Heartaches' (Epic Records, 1982).

Crystal Gayle: 'True Love' (Elektra Records, 1982)

Crystal Gayle recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Til I Gain Control Again' and included the track on 'True Love' (Elektra Records, 1982); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in February 1983 and featured backing vocals from Rodney Crowell.

Emmylou Harris: 'White Shoes' (Warner Bros. Records, 1983)

Emmylou Harris
recorded Rodney Crowell's 'It's Only Rock 'n' Roll' and included the track on 'White Shoes' (Warner Bros. Records, 1983).

Emmylou Harris: 'White Shoes' (Warner Bros. Records, 1983)

Emmylou Harris
recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Baby, Better Start Turnin' 'Em Down' and included the track on 'White Shoes' (Warner Bros. Records, 1983).

Waylon Jennings: 'It's Only Rock & Roll' (RCA Records, 1983)

Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002) recorded Rodney Crowell's 'It's Only Rock 'n' Roll' and included the track on 'It's Only Rock & Roll' (RCA Records, 1983).

Waylon Jennings: 'It's Only Rock & Roll' (RCA Records, 1983)

Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002) recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Angel Eyes' and included the track on 'It's Only Rock & Roll' (RCA Records, 1983).

Guy Clark: 'Better Days' (Warner Bros. Records, 1983)

Guy Clark
 
(Thursday 6 November 1941 - Tuesday 17 May 2016) recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Uncertain Texas' (co-written with Guy Clark) and included the track on 'Better Days' (Warner Bros. Records, 1983); the album was produced by Rodney Crowell, who also provided background vocals.

Jimmy Buffett: 'One Particular Harbour' (MCA Records, 1983)

Jimmy Buffett recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Stars on The Water' and included the track on 'One Particular Harbour' (MCA Records, 1983).

Crystal Gayle: 'Cage The Songbird' (Warner Bros. Records, 1983)

Crystal Gayle recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Victim or a Fool' and included the track on 'Cage The Songbird' (Wasrner Bros. Records, 1983).

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: 'Let's Go' (Liberty Records, 1983)

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Never Together (But Close Sometimes)' and included the track on 'Let's Go' (Liberty Records, 1983).

Tanya Tucker: 'Changes' (Arista Records, 1983)

Tanya Tucker recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Shame on The Moon' and included the track on 'Changes' (Arista Records, 1983).

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: 'Plain Dirt Fashion' (Warner Bros. Records, 1984)

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Long Hard Road (The Sharecropper's Dream)' and included the track on 'Plain Dirt Fashion' (Warner Bros. Records, 1984); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in August / September 1984.

Kathy Mattea: 'Walk The Way The Wind Blows' (Mercury Records, 1985)

Kathy Mattea recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Song For The Life' and included the track on 'Walk The Way The Wind Blows' (Mercury Records, 1985).

Emmylou Harris: 'Thirteen' Warner Bros. Records, 1986)

Emmylou Harris recorded Rodney Crowell's 'I Had My Heart Set on You' (co-written with Paul Kennerley) and included the track on 'Thirteen' Warner Bros. Records, 1986).

Alison Krauss: 'Too Late to Cry' (Rounder Records, 1987)

Alison Krauss recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Song For The Life' and included the track on 'Too Late to Cry' (Rounder Records, 1987).

Highway 101: 'Highway 101' (Warner Bros. Records, 1987)

Highway 101 recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Somewhere Tonight', which was co-written with Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002), and included the track on 'Highway 101' (Warner Bros. Records, 1987); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for two weeks in December 1987 / January 1988.

Waylon Jennings: 'Full Circle' (MCA Records, 1988)

Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002) recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Woman, I Hate It' (co-written with Waylon Jennings) and included the track on 'Full Circle' (MCA Records, 1988).

The Oak Ridge Boys: 'Monongahela' (MCA Records, 1988)

The Oak Ridge Boys recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Never Together (But Close Sometimes)' and included the track on 'Monongahela' (MCA Records, 1988).

The Seldom Scene: 'A Change of Scenery' (Sugar Hill Records, 1988)

The Seldom Scene recorded Rodney Crowell's 'One Way Rider' and included the track on 'A Change of Scenary' (Sugar Hill Records, 1988).

Suzy Bogguss: 'Somewhere Between' (Capitol Records, 1989)

Suzy Bogguss recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Guilty as They Come', which was co-written with Susanna Clark (Saturday 11 March 1939 - Wednesday 27 June 2012), and included the track on 'Somewhere Between' (Capitol Records, 1989).

Emmylou Harris: 'Bluebird' (Warner Bros. Records, 1989)

Emmylou Harris
recorded Rodney Crowell's 'You've Been on My Mind' and included the track on 'Bluebird' (Warner Bros. Records, 1989).

Rodney Crowell Songs Recorded in 1990s

Louise Morrissey: 'When I Was Yours' (Ritz Records, 1990)

Louise Morrissey recorded Rodney Crowell's 'I Couldn't Leave You If I Tried' and included the track on 'When I Was Yours' (Ritz Records, 1990).

Guy Clark: 'Boats To Build' (Asylum Records, 1992)

In November 1992, Guy Clark (Thursday 6 November 1941 - Tuesday 17 May 2016) saw the release of 'Boats To Build' (Asylum Records, 1992); the album featured guest vocals from Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris, Radney Foster and Suzy Ragsdale.

Emmylou Harris: 'Wrecking Ball' (Elektra Records, 1995)

Emmylou Harris
recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Waltz Across Texas Tonight' (co-written with Emmylou Harris) and included the track on 'Wrecking Ball' (Elektra Records, 1995).

Michelle Wright: 'For Me It's You' (Arista Records, 1996)

Michelle Wright recorded Rodney Crowell's 'The Answer is Yes' and included the track on 'For Me It's You' (Arista Records, 1996).

Tim McGraw: 'A Place in The Sun' (Curb Records, 1999)

Tim McGraw recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Please Remember Me' (co-written with Will Jennings) and included the track on 'A Place in The Sun' (Curb Records, 1999); the track was No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart for four weeks in May / June 1999.

Rodney Crowell Songs Recorded between 2000 & 2015

Emmylou Harris: 'Red Dirt Girl' (Elektra Records, 2000)

Emmylou Harris
recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Tragedy' (co-written with Emmylou Harris) and included the track on 'Red Dirt Girl' (Elektra Records, 2000); the track was a duet with Patti Scialfa and featured harmony vocals from Bruce Springsteen.

George Strait: 'George Strait' (MCA Records, 2000)

George Strait recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Night's Just Right For Love' and included the track on 'George Strait' (MCA Records, 2000).

Lee Ann Womack: 'I Hope You Dance' (MCA Records, 2000)

Lee Ann Womack recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Ashes By Now' and included the track on 'I Hope You Dance' (MCA Records, 2000); the track reached No.4 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 2000, and No.48 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 2000.

George Strait: 'The Road Less Travelled' (MCA Records, 2001)

George Strait recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Stars on The Water' and included the track on 'The Road Less Travelled' (MCA Records, 2001).

Patty Loveless: 'On Your Way Home' (Epic Records, 2003)

Patty Loveless recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Lovin' All Night' and included the track on 'On Your Way Home' (Epic Records, 2003); the track reached No.18 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 2003.

Tracy Byrd: 'The Truth About Men' (RCA Records, 2003)

Tracy Byrd recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Making Memories of Us' and included the track on 'The Truth About Men' (RCA Records, 2003).

Keith Urban: 'Be Here' (Capitol Records, 2004)

Keith Urban recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Making Memories of Us' and included the track on 'Be Here' (Capitol Records, 2004).

Hot Apple Pie: 'Hot Apple Pie' (DreamWorks Nashville, 2005)

Hot Apple Pie recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Annabelle (Arkansas is Callin' You)' (co-written with Brady Seals) and included the track on 'Hot Apple Pie' (DreamWorks Nashville, 2005).

Robert Mizzell: 'Louisiana Man' (Ceol Music Records, 2005)

Robert Mizzell recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Walk The Line (Revisited)', which was co-written with Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 - Friday 12 September 2003), and included the track on 'Louisiana Man' (Ceol Music Records, 2005).

Wynonna Judd: 'Sing: Chapter 1' (Curb Records, 2009)

Wynonna recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Sing' and included the track on 'Sing: Chapter 1' (Curb Records, 2009).

Chely Wright: 'Lifted Off The Ground' (Vanguard Records, 2010)

Chely Wright recorded Rodney Crowell's 'Heavenly Days' (co-written with Chely Wright) and included the track on 'Lifted Off The Ground' (Vanguard Records, 2010).

Jody Nix: 'Bright Lights & Country Music' (Hillside Records, 2011)

Jody Nix recorded Rodney Crowell's 'I Couldn't Change You If I Tried' and included the track on 'Bright Lights & Country Music' (Hillside Records, 2011).

Jewel Kilcher: 'Picking Up The Pieces' (Sugar Hill Records, 2015)

Jewel Kilcher recorded Rodney Crowell's 'It Doesn't Hurt Right Now' (co-written with Jewel Kilcher) and included the track on 'Picking Up The Pieces' (Sugar Hill Records, 2015); the track featured guest vocals from Rodney Crowell.

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