Rodney Crowell has been doing ‘this’ for a while.
His career has been so long and varied that anyone would have to specify exactly which ‘this’ they are talking about. His record-making, dating back to 1978, when he released Ain’t Living Long Like This, peaked commercially a decade later with Diamonds & Dirt, yielding five number-one country hits. Crowell’s songwriting has grown in sophistication and power in recent years, with his fiercely lyrical and personal songwriting attracting the attention of everyone from Bob Seger, who famously covered “Shame On the Moon”, to Keith Urban, with his number-one hit “Making Memories of Us”. His autobiographical writing extends beyond the music world to a memoir, Chinaberry Sidewalks, published in 2011.