Rodney Crowell began his career in his hometown of Houston, Texas, playing drums in his father’s honky-tonk band at the age of 11. Significant moments in his musical growth included meeting and befriending major songwriting influence Guy Clark in Nashville and joining the Country Music Hall of Emmylou Harris’ famed Hot Band in California. He wrote more than a dozen number 1 hits, including “‘Til I Gain Control Again” (Emmylou Harris, Crystal Gayle), “I Ain’t Living Long Like This” (Waylon Jennings), “Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight” (Oak Ridge Boys), “I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me” (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 & Dirt produced five No. 1 country singles, including “After All This Time.” The song, which he also wrote, won Crowell a Grammy for Best Country Song. During this program, Crowell performs and is interviewed by the museum’s Michael Gray. Presented in support of the exhibition Outlaws & Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ’70s.
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