- Has written hit songs for Tim McGraw, Emmylou Harris, Dwight Yokam, Keith Urban, Patty Loveless, Waylon Jennings, and the Oak Ridge Boys
- Produced Roseanne Cash, Guy Clark, Chely Wright, and others
- Member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame
- Received multiple Americana, ACM, and Grammy awards
Although many of his songs became hits for other singers, Rodney Crowell was the first to record nearly all of them. His highly influential records have spawned dozens of classic country songs.
The Houston, Texas native made the move to Nashville in August of 1972 with his college roommate and in 1977, Crowell formed his own group, The Cherry Bombs which included music greats Vince Gill and Tony Brown. In 1978 he released his first album.
A Grammy Award winner, ASCAP Lifetime Achievement award recipient, and member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Rodney Crowell has left an indelible mark on Nashville’s music scene. He began his professional career as a musician playing guitar for three years in Emmylou Harris’ “Hot Band.” As a songwriter he has penned hits for Tim McGraw, Emmylou Harris, Dwight Yokam, Keith Urban, Patty Loveless, Waylon Jennings, and the Oak Ridge Boys, just to name a few. As a producer, Crowell produced the first five studio albums for Rosanne Cash and has produced other artists such as Guy Clark, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Chely Wright and others. As an artist he has recorded 18 studio albums and garnered eight Top 10 singles, five of which were No. 1 songs all from his 1988 album Diamonds & Dirt.
Inducted to the Music City Walk of Fame on November 5, 2007.