Rodney Crowell, the 72-year-old country artist, has announced a new album produced by Jeff Tweedy. The Chicago Sessions is out May 5 via New West. The Texan singer-songwriter recorded the album at Wilco’s Loft studio in Chicago. Tweedy appears throughout the album, including the lead single “Everything at Once.” Tweedy’s son, Spencer, plays drums on the record. Watch the video, filmed during the album’s sessions, below.
Crowell has written hit songs for legends including Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and George Strait. “The way that Rodney writes is deeply connected to a classic era of country songwriters that I’ve always loved,” Tweedy said in a press release. “In my estimation, it’s as close as I can get to working with Townes Van Zandt or Felice and Boudleaux Bryant—people who crafted songs with a very specific sensibility. And I like being near that.”
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Rodney Crowell: The Chicago Sessions
The Chicago Sessions:
02 Somebody Loves You
03 Loving You Is the Only Way to Fly
04 You’re Supposed to Be Feeling Good
05 No Place to Fall
06 Oh Miss Claudia
07 Everything at Once [ft. Jeff Tweedy]
08 Ever the Dark
09 Making Lovers Out of Friends
10 Ready to Move On