Crowell finds a new home
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
– Rodney Crowell has a new home - New West Records.
Crowell announced Wednesday he will make his label debut with "Tarpaper Sky," on April 15.
Crowell self-produced the album, which comes on the heels of "Old Yellow Moon," his collaboration with Emmylou Harris.
This album marks a reunion of the creative partnership of Crowell and musical accomplice Steuart Smith, who was an integral part of his overall sound during the late '80s.
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