Rodney Crowell Enlists All-Star Cast For Collaborative Album ‘TEXAS’

Rodney Crowell. Photo: Sam Esty Rayner Photography

Grammy-winning Americana mainstay Rodney Crowell will release the collaborative album, TEXAS, on Aug. 15, featuring tracks with Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Ronnie Dunn, Billy F Gibbons, Randy Rogers, Vince Gill, Lee Ann Womack, Steve Earle, and Ringo Starr.

Crowell will be celebrating the album’s release by returning to SiriusXM’s Outlaw Country channel to host a special show devoted to his Texas heritage that will air multiple times during release week.

“Interestingly, it all started with Ringo Starr who, through a mutual friend, let me know he was keen to record a track,” Crowell says. “Before I knew it, Lee Ann Womack, Ronnie Dunn, Willie Nelson, Randy Rogers, Lyle Lovett and Vince Gill had climbed on board. Ray Kennedy and I took hold of the production reins, enlisted a cast of bad ass musicians and voilá, TEXAS was born. Man, was it a fun record to make.”

“I love to work with people who are the best at what they do,” shares Womack. “Singing with Rodney is like a master class from one of the greatest singer-songwriters of our time.”

On Aug. 10, Crowell will be inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in Carthage, Texas.

Rodney Crowell’s TEXAS track listing:
1. “Flatland Hillbillies” (featuring Lee Ann Womack & Randy Rogers)
2. “Caw Caw Blues” (featuring Vince Gill)
3. “56 Fury” (featuring Billy F Gibbons)
4. “Deep In the Heart of Uncertain Texas” (featuring Ronnie Dunn, Willie Nelson & Lee Ann Womack)
5. “You’re Only Happy When You’re Miserable” (featuring Ringo Starr)
6. “I’ll Show Me”
7. “What You Gonna Do Now” (featuring Lyle Lovett)
8. “The Border”
9. “Treetop Slim & Billy Lowgrass”
10. “Brown & Root, Brown & Root” (featuring Steve Earle)
11. “Texas Drought Part 1”

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