Today: Rodney Crowell is 62

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From Wikipedia:

Born August 7, 1950 (age 62)
Houston, Texas United States
Genres Country
Occupations Musician, Songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1978–present
Labels Warner Bros., Columbia, MCA, Sugar Hill, Epic, Yep Roc
Associated acts Rosanne CashEmmylou HarrisThe Notorious Cherry BombsLos Super Seven
Website Official Site

Rodney Crowell (born August 7, 1950) is a Grammy Award-winning musician, known primarily for his work as a singer and songwriter in country music.

He is part of both the alternative country and the mainstream country music camps. He was influenced by songwriters Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt. Crowell played guitar and sang for three years in Emmylou Harris‘ “Hot Band”.

From Allmusic (Jason Alkeny):

When Rodney Crowell first gained widespread recognition as a leader of the new traditionalist movement of the mid-’80s, he was, in fact, a singer, songwriter, and producer with roots and ambitions extending far beyond the movement’s parameters. Born to a musical family on August 7, 1950 in Houston, Texas,Crowell formed his first band, the Arbitrators, while in high school, and in 1972 moved to Nashville to become a professional musician. There, he struck up friendships with singer/songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark.

cont. reading -> Rodney Crowell @ Allmusic 

Here i a great video (a party fav @ my house..) -> “I Walk The Line – revisited” :

Album of the day – the fabulous “The Houston Kid”:

Other August-07:

  • Bob Dylan records: Ballad Of Hollis Brown, With God On Our Side, Only A Pawn In Their Game & Boots Of Spanish Leatherin 1963 – 49 years ago.The 2nd The Times They Are A-Changin’ session, produced by Tom Wilson @ Studio A – Columbia Recording Service, NYC.

    More @ Still On The Road (Olof’s files)

  • Marshall Garnett Grant (May 5, 1928 – August 7, 2011) was the upright bassist and electric bassist of singer Johnny Cash‘s original backing duo, the Tennessee Two, in which Grant and electric guitarist Luther Perkins played. The group became known as The Tennessee Three in 1960, with the addition of drummer W. S. Holland. Grant also served as road manager for Cash and his touring show company.
  • Paul Bruce Dickinson (born 7 August 1958) is an English singer, songwriter, airline pilot, fencer, broadcaster, author, screenwriter, actor and former marketing director, best known as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden.
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