Poets and Prophets: Salute to Songwriter Rodney Crowell

May 08, 2020

7:00 P.M.­–8:30 P.M. 

Admission information coming soon.

Rodney Crowell started his career in his native Houston, playing drums in his father’s honky-tonk band at age eleven. Significant moments in his musical growth included meeting major songwriting influence Guy Clark in Nashville and joining Emmylou Harris’s heralded Hot Band in California. His hit songs include “’Til I Gain Control Again” (Emmylou Harris, Crystal Gayle), “I Ain’t Livin’ Long Like This” (Waylon Jennings), “Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight” (Oak Ridge Boys), “I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me” and “It’s Such a Small World” (Rosanne Cash), “Shame on the Moon” (Bob Seger), “Ashes by Now” (Lee Ann Womack), “Please Remember Me” (Tim McGraw), “Song for the Life” (Alan Jackson) and “Making Memories of Us” (Keith Urban). As a recording artist, Crowell hit his stride when his 1988 album Diamonds and Dirt yielded five No. 1 country singles, including “After All This Time,” which won Crowell a Grammy for Best Country Song. This program will feature an interview with and performance by Crowell, and will be illustrated with vintage photos, film, and recordings from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Frist Library and Archive. Following the program, Crowell will sign copies of his recordings and commemorative Hatch Show Print posters. Presented by SunTrust.  Admission information coming soon.