Rodney Crowell's Adventures In Song

Dreamcather Events + American Songwriter Present
4 Days and Nights of Songwriting Bliss

July 16th - 20th, 2018
Asilomar Conference Grounds - Carmel, CA

Can you join me in Carmel, California this coming July?

Featuring Lisa Loeb, Joe Henry, Allen Shamblin, Brennen Leigh & Don Peake. Special appearances by Bernie Taupin and Benmont Tench. Presented by Dreamcatcher Events & American Songwriter Magazine.

This is an event for players and music-lovers of all ages, levels, interests, and taste. Whether you have professional songwriting aspirations, are a beginner, or just an enthusiastic fan, this four-day program offers activities and workshops for you.

The environment is non-competitive and is strictly about immersing oneself in the joys of music and our lovely surroundings.

Maddie Novack
Rodney Crowell To Be Honored With Prestigious ASCAP Founders Award At ASCAP Country Music Awards

ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, will present celebrated Americana and country music songwriter-artist Rodney Crowell with its prestigious ASCAP Founders Award at the 55th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards. The exclusive, invitation-only gala, which celebrates the songwriters and publishers of ASCAP’s most performed country songs of 2016, will take place at the historic Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville, Tennessee on Monday, November 6.

ASCAP President Paul Williams said: “Rodney Crowell is one of the most treasured voices in American music. For decades, whether writing #1 country hits and collaborating with some of the world’s top artists, or exploring his own musical soul in rich, literary detail, he has crafted a brilliant body of work marked by powerful intimacy, epic scope and profound insight into the human experience. He is a masterful storyteller and musician who continues to elevate the songwriters’ art, and we are honored to present him with the ASCAP Founders Award.” 

The Founders Award is one of ASCAP’s highest honors and is presented to songwriters and composers who have made pioneering contributions to music by inspiring and influencing their fellow music creators. Each recipient is a musical innovator who possesses a unique style of creative genius, which will enrich generations to come. Previous recipients include Ricky Skaggs, George Strait, Alan Jackson, Jackson Browne, Emmylou Harris, Garth Brooks, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Melissa Etheridge and Neil Young, among others.

Mike Fabio
"It Ain't Over Yet" featuring Rosanne Cash & John Paul White Wins "Song Of The Year" at Americana Music Associations 2017 Honors & Awards
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Multi-Grammy Award winning troubadour Rodney Crowell’s “It Ain’t Over Yet” was awarded “Best Song of the Year” at the Americana Music Association’s 2017 Honors & Awards last night. The vocal collaboration between Crowell, his ex-wife Rosanne Cash, and John Paul White is featured on his critically acclaimed album Close Ties which was released March 31st of this year via New West Records. Rolling Stone Country premiered the Reid Long-directed video for the song, which also features legendary harmonica player Mickey Raphael and can be seen HERE. The Nashville Scene called the song “a folky shuffle about not quitting even if you feel like you have nothing left to offer. The elegantly crafted song takes the form of a conversation...and it’s one gem among many on Crowell’s album Close Ties.” Rolling Stone stated “The evocative lyrics call to mind the two-tone, punked-out cover image from Cash’s 1985 LP Rhythm and Romance, which preceded Crowell’s mainstream country breakthrough of five consecutive Number One hits from 1988’s Diamonds & Dirt and the subsequent collapse of the couple’s marriage.” 

Crowell, who was unable to attend the event, offers “I’m very happy that ‘It Ain’t Over Yet’ was recognized last night and saddened that I wasn’t there to express my gratitude to the Americana Music Association.”

Mike Fabio