Cultural Activities Center

3011 N. 3rd St, Temple, TX 76501

Rodney Crowell

Saturday, October 5
7:30 PM

Rodney Crowell is a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter from Texas who has written hits for many country stars, including Emmylou Harris, Johnny Cash and June Carter, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Wynonna Judd, and Willie Nelson. He started his career in Nashville in the 1970s befriending fellow Texans Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark and joining Harris's Hot Band as a guitarist and vocalist. He married Rosanne Cash in 1979, and they collaborated on several albums and singles, including the acclaimed King's Record Shop in 1987.

He wrote many songs that helped other artists get to No. 1. Waylon Jennings’ 1979 rendition of Crowell’s “I Ain’t Living Long Like This” went straight to No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart. The Oak Ridge Boys took his “Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight” to No. 1. Crystal Gayle grabbed a No. 1 country hit with “’Til I Gain Control Again,” while Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band pushed their 1982 cover of Crowell’s “Shame on the Moon” into the top five of the pop charts.

Rodney had his own breakthrough as a solo artist in 1988, with the album Diamonds & Dirt. Not to be outdone by other artists’ covers of his songs, five singles from Diamonds & Dirt went to No.1 on the country charts. In the years since, he’s continued to explore different musical styles and genres, from rock to bluegrass to Americana, earning critical acclaim and loyal fans.

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Sat, Oct 5th, 2024 at 7:30 pm

$65 Standard
$70 at the door