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RODNEY CROWELL FOR SPECIAL RIFFS ON THE RAILS, JANUARY 25

THE AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION AND UNION STATION HOTEL NASHVILLE TO HOST RODNEY CROWELL FOR SPECIAL RIFFS ON THE RAILS, JANUARY 25


Legendary singer/songwriter to introduce new album Close Ties during complimentary event

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 19, 2017) – In the second collaboration with the Union Station Hotel Nashville, the Americana Music Association℠ announces a special edition of Riffs on the Rails featuring GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter Rodney Crowell. The complimentary event is open to the public and will be held in the grand lobby of the Union Station Hotel on Wednesday, January 25, at 6:30 p.m.
Rodney Crowell’s career, which spans nearly four decades, includes five number one singles, multiple GRAMMY® Awards, the Americana Music Association’s℠ Lifetime Achievement for Songwriting and collaborations with some of music’s greats including Emmylou Harris. Crowell’s forthcoming album Close Ties (slated for release March 31 on New West Records) is an intimate record that Rolling Stone describes as collecting “his nuanced personal reflections with the intimate, literary sophistication that has been a hallmark of the Houston-born tunesmith's work since the early Seventies.”
Guests to the January 25 Riffs on the Rails will enjoy a conversation with Crowell, interviewed by author and musician Peter Cooper, as he talks about the making of Close Ties, and performs songs from his new album. The event will also be broadcasted live on Facebook, hosted by the Americana Music Association℠ and shared by New West Records and Union Station Hotel Facebook pages.
Union Station Hotel’s ongoing Riffs on the Rails live music series gets up close and personal with singers and songwriters, including legends such as Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, as well as local songwriters Boss Cotton, Holly Norman and Donna Frost, among many others. Each session offers incredible music and an intimate performance from local talent and the stories that inspired them, whether it was life on the road, broken hearts or falling in love with Nashville and never looking back.
The event is scheduled for Wednesday, January 25, at 6:30 p.m. and is complimentary and open to the public. Union Station Hotel offers valet parking for $15 for up to 2 hours. Additional self-parking can be found behind the hotel on the south side of the property.

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