Country-Americana singer-songwriter, Rodney Crowell, ended our fantastic Wednesday showcase. Over the last four decades, the Nashville legend has put out 20 albums and five number-one hits. Not to mention, he’s won a Grammy, an ASCAP Lifetime Achievement Award, and membership in the Songwriters Hall of Fame (and that’s just a few of his accolades).
But Rodney ain’t throwin’ in the towel just yet. In fact, he’s set to release a new album, Tarpaper Sky, out April 15. The album features Steuart Smith, an old musical comrade and a man intrinsic to Rodney’s sound in the late ‘80s. But that’s not the only familiar aspect to the album. In this record, Crowell strove to let some of his most fan beloved works (i.e. Diamonds and Dirt (1988) and Life is Messy (1992)) inform Tarpaper Sky. As the song, “Long Journey Home” implies, “the simple life tastes sweeter now, you have no need to roam.” The album’s been described as your old “favorite record,” warm and familiar. On Wednesday, Crowell sang one of his hits Fever in the Bayou which we’ve posted. We have a few pictures too on Flickr.