Producers Announce Additional Performers on Hit 41-City Tour
Nashville, Tennessee (June 3, 2002) – Grammy award winner Rodney Crowell will MC the enormously popular Down From the Mountain summer tour, it was announced today by The Coen Brothers and T Bone Burnett. The tour, sponsored by The GM Card and CMT, featuring music from the film O Brother, Where Art Thou?, hits the road on June 25th in Louisville, Kentucky, and ends on August 21st in Birmingham, Alabama, with a total of forty-two shows. It is a joint production of Immortal Entertainment Group, United Talent Agency, Metropolitan Entertainment and House of Blues Concerts, Inc.
Select shows will be highlighted with newly slated live performances by Rosanne Cash, Kate & Anna McGarrigle (backing up Emmylou Harris), David Holt, Colin Linden, and Tim Blake Nelson. Already announced artists include Ricky Skaggs, The Del McCoury Band, Alison Krauss featuring Dan Tyminski and Jerry Douglas, Emmylou Harris, Ralph Stanley, Patty Loveless, Norman & Nancy Blake, Chris Thomas King, The Whites, The Nashville Bluegrass Band, Cox Family, the Fairfield Four, The Flatlanders and the Peasall Sisters. Bob Neuwirth will continue in his role as musical director for the tour.
Grammy-winning songwriter Rodney Crowell has been one of country music’s defining voices of the last quarter century. In addition to his groundbreaking “Diamonds & Dirt,” which yielded 5 #1 singles including “It’s Such a Small World,” “I Couldn’t Leave You If I Tried,” “She’s Crazy for Leavin’,” “After All This Time,” and “Above and Beyond,” his songs have marked the careers of Waylon Jennings (“Ain’t Livin’ Long Like This”), Lee Ann Womack (“Ashes By Now”), Crystal Gayle (“‘Til I Can Make It On My Own”), Bob Seger (“Shame On The Moon”), the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (“Long Hard Road,” “Viola! An American Dream”), the Oak Ridge Boys (“Leavin’ Louisiana in the Broad Daylight”), Tim McGraw (“Please Remember Me”) and countless songs for Emmylou Harris. “The Houston Kid,” his most recent release, is a deeply personal odyssey about growing up on the wrong side of the tracks in the Crescent City. It was singled out by everyone from Rolling Stone to No Depression, The Los Angeles Times to Fortune — and sets the stage for a soul-searching project about evolving to a higher plane.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.