Rodney Crowell will celebrate the release of his upcoming book, Word For Word, with a special in-depth, virtual conversation with longtime pal Emmylou Harris on Sept. 13.
The BMG Books project gathers 150 of Crowell’s most impactful songs in a collector-sized compilation of lyrical poetry and artwork, and features 50 pages of prose from Crowell’s own pen, plus vibrant photos and handwritten lyrics. Within its pages, the Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter describes his early days in Nashville and the backstory of selected songs.
The book also features a cover photo taken by Marty Stuart, and includes contributions from everyone from Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy to broadcast journalist Ted Koppel.
“Emmylou Harris is like the sister I never had growing up,” shares Crowell. “It isn’t lost on me that in the beginning she was the very lifeblood of my songwriting career. We’ll talk about that on September 13, the release date of my book, Word for Word.”
The virtual event will begin at 6 p.m. CT, co-hosted by independent booksellers Gramercy Books in Columbus, Ohio; Blue Willow Bookshop in Houston, Texas; Bookends & Beginnings in Evanston, Illinois; and Literati in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Viewers may visit these stores websites for the links to attend the event.
Following the virtual release party, Crowell will launch his tour of music and memories with more than a dozen shows, including a hometown event in Nashville on Sept. 23 at Parnassus Books and AmericanaFest on Sept. 15.
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