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Rodney Crowell, Award-winning Founding Father of the Americana Music Genre, will debut at St. Cecilia Music Center’s Acoustic Café Series on November 12, 2021

The legendary Rodney Crowell makes his debut in Royce Auditorium on November 12, 2021. Crowell, known as the founding father of the Americana genre, is Nashville royalty and a national treasure, as well as a five-time Americana honoree and award winner. Still going strong, Crowell is a hit songwriter, a chart-topping singer, and a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. His prolific work has added two new albums over the past two years. With Crowell’s joyful ownership of songs that have become dear companions the audience will experience the depth of Crowell’s true nature during this special evening and his first appearance at St. Cecilia Music Center.

Tickets for Rodney Crowell are available at www.scmc-online.org or by calling 616-459-2224.

St. Cecilia Music Center’s Executive & Artistic Director Cathy Holbrook says, “We are thrilled to welcome Rodney Crowell to St. Cecilia Music Center. It’s so exciting to have traveling artists and live audiences back in the building. This evening of music will be very memorable.”

More About Rodney Crowell:

Rodney Crowell has won numerous awards, including two GRAMMY’s and six Americana Music Association Awards as well as their Lifetime Achievement for Songwriter award. This last accolade resonates deeply with a man who has stacked up fifteen number one hits including 6 of his own, and dozens of others for an impressively diverse array of artists including Emmylou Harris, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Keith Urban, Bob Seger, Etta James, and the Grateful Dead. He has 18 albums to his name, with his most recent albums:

  • Rodney Crowell: Texas, released in August 2019. The album includes his work performed by him and well-known artists such as Vince Gill, Ringo Starr, Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson, Lee Ann Womack, Steve Earle, and other outstanding musicians; and
  • Rodney Crowell: Triage, released in June 2021. This newest collection of songs was written during the great political, climate and economic upheaval that has marked our most recent years. The noise of that chaos encouraged the songwriter to go inside for solace and answers. The result is this series of songs that contend with these themes but approach them from a place of healing love and solution. That they have been released while we find ourselves walking through a global pandemic, is a gift of perfect timing. Triage is Rodney’s 18th studio album, his third on his own imprint, RC1 Records, and is his first with Thirty Tigers.

Filmmaker/musician Haroula Rose also directed Rodney’s first video released in May 2021, “Something Has To Change”, which was shot at Castle Recording Studios in Franklin, TN.