Rodney Crowell is releasing a self-curated book of lyrics, Word For Word, due out Sept. 13 on BMG Books.
In the new book, the path behind Crowell’s legacy is revealed with the stories that brought his most iconic songs to life, including fifteen No. 1 hits. The collection features 150 of Crowell’s most impactful songs in a collector-sized compilation of lyrical poetry and artwork.
Word For Word includes selections such as “Til I Gain Control Again,” “Leaving Louisiana In the Broad Daylight,” “I Ain’t Living Long Like This” and “Even Cowgirls Get the Blues,” as well as songs covered by Emmylou Harris, the Grateful Dead, Johnny Cash, Etta James and Norah Jones, and hits for Tim McGraw, Keith Urban and Bob Seger.
The book describes his early days in Nashville and distills Crowell’s legendary life’s work down to its essence. The book features additional commentary from Rosanne Cash and a foreword by best-selling author Daniel Levitin, as well as original art, previously unseen photography, personal artifacts such as first drafts of songs, and much more.
A multi-chart topper and Grammy award winner, Crowell is known foremost as a songwriter’s songwriter, and his talents translate to numerous forms of storytelling, as seen in his acclaimed memoir Chinaberry Sidewalks.
Word For Word will be released wherever books are sold, with pre-orders available now. The book is available in both a standard edition, and a collector’s hand-signed and numbered deluxe edition limited to only 1500 copies.
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