Multi-Grammy Award winning troubadour Rodney Crowell will be honored by ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, with its prestigious ASCAP Founders Award at the 55th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards on Nov. 6. 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. Previous recipients include George Strait, Alan Jackson, Jackson Browne, Emmylou Harris, Garth Brooks, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and Neil Young.
Crowell’s new album Close Ties, released March 31 of this year, has gained considerable critical acclaim. Throughout his long and successful career, Crowell has written or recorded 15 #1 songs on the country music charts, with cuts by country legends (Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, George Strait) to current country chart toppers (Tim McGraw, Keith Urban) to blues icons (Etta James) to rock and roll legends (Van Morrison, Bob Seger). He has won six Americana Music Awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting in 2009 as well as Song of the Year in 2017 for Close Ties’ single “It Ain’t Over Yet,” which is a vocal collaboration between Crowell, his ex-wife Rosanne Cash, and John Paul White.
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