Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Rodney Crowell lines up Ringo Starr, Steve Earle, other major talent for upcoming album

photo: Sam Esty/courtesy RC1 Records
Grammy-winning veteran singer/songwriter RODNEY CROWELL teams with fellow Texan Randy Rogers in the official video for his track “Flatland Hillbillies,” now on multiple CMT platforms.

Watch the CMT premiere HERE.

Written by Crowell and Mary Karr, the track features backing vocals from Rogers and Grammy winner Lee Ann Womack. It is part of Crowell’s upcoming collaboration album,Texas, which explores the celebrated artist’s Lone Star roots with an eclectic cast of all-star friends. Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Ronnie Dunn, Billy F Gibbons, Vince Gill and Steve Earle also contribute to the set. It is due out Aug. 15 via RC1.

Crowell returns to the road in August and later that month, he will be the recipient of the ACM Poet’s Award at the 2019 ACM Honors hosted at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. 

About Rodney Crowell:

With more than 40 years of American roots music under his belt, Texas native Crowell is a two-time Grammy Award winner with five Number One hits of his own. He has written chart-topping hits for Emmylou Harris, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Keith Urban and more.

He has also penned songs for artists as diverse as Bob Seger, Etta James, the Grateful Dead, John Denver, Jimmy Buffett and others. A member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Crowell is also the author of the acclaimed memoir, Chinaberry Sidewalks, and teamed up with New York Times best-selling author Mary Karr for Kin: Songs by Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell in 2012.

Crowell was honored with ASCAP’s prestigious Founder’s Award in 2017, and that same year released the album Close Ties, which spawned another Grammy nomination for “It Ain’t Over Yet” with Rosanne Cash and John Paul White in the category of Best Americana Song.

In 2018, he launched his own record label, RC1, and released his Acoustic Classic project. 

Track listing:

1. “Flatland Hillbillies” (feat. Lee Ann Womack, Randy Rogers)
2. “Caw Caw Blues” (feat. Vince Gill)
3. “56 Fury” (feat. Billy Gibbons)
4. “Deep In the Heart of Uncertain Texas” (feat. Ronnie Dunn, Willie Nelson, Womack)
5. “You’re Only Happy When You’re Miserable” (feat. Ringo Starr)
6. “I’ll Show Me”
7. “What You Gonna Do Now” (feat. Lyle Lovett)
8. “The Border”
9. “Treetop Slim & Billy Lowgrass”
10. “Brown & Root, Brown & Root” (feat. Steve Earle)
11. “Texas Drought Part 1”

Tour Dates:

August 2 Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theatre
August 3 Crystal Bay, NV @ Crystal Bay Club Casino
August 4 Nicasio, CA @ Rancho Nicasio
August 10 Carthage, TX @ Carthage Civic Center
August 12 Pascagoula, MS @ Grand Magnolia
August 13 Baton Rouge, LA @ Manship Theatre
August 15 Houston, TX @ Heights Theater
August 16 Dallas, TX @ Kessler Theater
August 17 Coupland, TX @ Coupland Dance Hall
August 20 San Angelo, TX @ The House of Fifi Dubois
August 23 Lubbock, TX @ Cactus Theater
August 24 Amarillo, TX @ Hoot’s Pub
August 25 Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
Sept 4 Kenney, TX @ The Kenney Store
Sept 6 Waco, TX @ Backyard Bar Stage & Grill
Sept 7 New Braunfels, TX @ Gruene Hall
Sept 18-19 Franklin, TN @ Franklin Theatre
Sept 20 Asheville, NC @ Diana Wortham Theatre
Sept 21 Charlotte, NC @ McGlohon Theater
Nov 6 Saratoga, CA @ Carriage House Theater
Nov 8 Petaluma, CA @ Mystic Theatre
Nov 13 Eugene, OR @ The Shedd Institute
Nov 14 Portland, OR @ Alberta Rose Theatre
Nov 15 Edmonds, OR @ Edmonds Center for the Arts
Nov 21 Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theater
Nov 22 Bozeman, MT @ The Ellen
Nov 23 Billings, MT @ Pub Station
Jan 30, 2020 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL @ PV Concert Hall
Jan 31 Clearwater, FL @ Capitol Theatre
Feb 3-9 Cayamo Cruise
April 3 Bartlett, TN @ Bartlett Performing Arts Conference Center
April 23 Wausau, WI @ Grand Theater

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