Rodney Crowell has written 15 #1 songs on the country music charts and has won two Grammys. His latest album, Acoustic Classics, was released to critical acclaim last summer. Throughout his career, Crowell has also won six Americana Music Awards, including the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting, and is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. His songs have been recorded by everyone from country legends such as Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and George Strait, to current country chart toppers Tim McGraw and Keith Urban, blues icon Etta James, and rock and roll legends Van Morrison and Bob Seger. Crowell received the ASCAP Founders Awards last fall. One of ASCAP’s highest honors, the Founders Award is presented to songwriters and composers who have made pioneering contributions to music by inspiring and influencing their fellow music creators.