Rodney Crowell might not burn up mainstream country radio charts with any of the songs from his new album, Close Ties. And while that might not be easy to accept, the legendary singer-songwriter doesn't let those kinds of concerns affect the art he creates. His job, Crowell argues, is simply to write the best songs that he can and trust his audience to find and appreciate them.
Emmylou Harris has been a mainstay in the music industry since before her major label debut in 1975. Even in 2011, the genre-spanning legend witnessed her highest debut on the Billboard 200 with her record 'Hard Bargains.' Now, Harris says she's going to collaborate with one of the musicians who stepped into the music world with her back into the '70s. Speaking to Billboard, Harris confirms that h