Rodney Crowell & Emmylou Harris | Word for Word

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What:

Join us for a one-night-only virtual multi-store author conversation featuring songwriting giant Rodney Crowell and 14-time Grammy winner Emmylou Harris, as Crowell shares his musical journey and just released lyric book, Word for Word

From growing up in Texas, to living in his car, to landing his first publishing deal, to writing fifteen #1 songs, Word for Word is a lavishly illustrated look at the lyrics of an icon among songwriting giants. Emmylou Harris—who once employed Rodney Crowell as the guitarist, harmony singer, and arranger in her Hot Band—introduced many listeners to his finely-crafted songs, including “Til I Gain Control Again,” “Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight,” “I Ain’t Living Long Like This,” “Even Cowgirls Get the Blues,” and “Ashes by Now.” They all went on to be become hits for other performers, while Crowell went on to carve out a career as the first country singer to earn five #1 singles from one album. Rodney continued writing and recording classics, while other artists continued to take his songs to the top of the charts, including Bob Seger’s recording of “Shame on the Moon,” Tim McGraw’s recording of “Please Remember Me,” and Keith Urban’s cover of “Making Memories of Us.”

In this disarmingly intimate look at Crowell’s songs, he shares pages from his lyric notebooks, personal photographs, and scribbles that reveal the heart of one of this generation’s finest songwriters. 

  • This event is free to attend, but registration is required. You can register for the event here. You will receive an invitation to join the event the day before in an email from Blue Willow Bookshop.
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When:

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 7:00 PM Central Time

We work hard to bring events to our community for free, because connecting readers with authors is central to our mission. But these programs are not free for us to put on! If you’re interested in attending this event, we hope you’ll consider purchasing a copy of Word for Word from our bookshop. Your support is critical to keeping us here and offering events like this, and we hope to do that for many years to come! 

Note: Rodney Crowell will appear at The Heights Theater on October 18. If you’d like us to bring your copy of the book to the concert, please indicate that in the comments. Rodney will sign books after the performance.

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About the Creators:

Rodney Crowell is a Grammy-winning artist and songwriter who has written fifteen #1 hits for Emmylou Harris, Johnny Cash, Keith Urban, and others. In addition, his compositions have been recorded by artists such as Etta James, Bob Seger, and The Grateful Dead. Crowell has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award in Songwriting from the Americana Music Association, the prestigious ASCAP Founder’s Award, the Academy of Country Music’s Poet’s Award, and induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is the author of the acclaimed memoir Chinaberry Sidewalks. 

Emmylou Harris is one of the most admired and influential women in music. A 14-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Harris’ contribution as a singer and songwriter spans forty years. She has recorded more than twenty-five albums and has lent her talents to countless fellow artists’ recordings. In recognition of her remarkable career, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008 and earned a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award in 2018. 
Ordering:

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Event date: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 - 7:00pm
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Word for Word By Rodney Crowell Cover Image
$75.00
ISBN: 9781947026957
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: BMG Books - September 13th, 2022

From growing up in Texas, to living in his car, to landing his first publishing deal, to writing fifteen #1 songs, Word for Word is a lavishly illustrated look at the lyrics of an icon among songwriting giants.