'Acoustic Classics' available July 13
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Grammy Winning Roots Icon RODNEY CROWELL to Release ACOUSTIC CLASSICS July 13th

Acclaimed Songwriter, Performer and Author Distills 12 of his Beloved Songs

Grammy-winning roots troubadour RODNEY CROWELL announces the July 13th release of his new album, ACOUSTIC CLASSICS, the debut entry from his newly-launched imprint, RC1. Exclusive pre-order bundles featuring the new cd and vinyl can be found on Crowell's website,www.rodneycrowell.com.

A creative powerhouse with no off switch, the acclaimed songwriter, musician, author and poet is adding yet another title to his already esteemed pedigree; label head.  As prolific today, as he was in his twenties, Crowell has released sixalbums in the last ten years.  Next on deck is a re-distilled, acoustic presentation of 12 masterfully-crafted tunes from his 40-plus-year career in a truly intimate setting.  “With the help of some of my favorite musicians, I’ve made all acoustic instrument recordings of ten of my most recognizable songs. Also included is a couple more recently written that I want people to hear. There’s even a revised version of my most commercially successful song, "Shame on the Moon,” said Crowell.  “All in good fun.”

Marking Crowell’s 19th solo effort and the first release from his new label, RC1, the project features songs originally made famous by the likes of Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, The Oak Ridge Boys, Bob Seger, Tim McGraw and more. But for ACOUSTIC CLASSICS, Crowell peels back the layers of familiarity on these standouts of the American song cannon, revealing the original spirit behind each track’s creation.

Mike Fabio
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
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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