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Rodney Crowell Announces New Album 'Close Ties' Release Date, Tour

Rodney Crowell's Close Ties, his anticipated new album, officially hits stores on March 31. Crowell just recently released a music video for stellar new song "It Ain't Over Yet."

That tune features John Paul White, Sheryl Crow and Crowell's ex-wife, Rosanne Cash — their first collaboration since 1988. His 15th studio album, Close Ties promises 10 of Crowell's most autobiographical songs yet.

If "It Ain't Over Yet" is any indication, we're in for a heck of an album. Crowell says the record runs the gamut of his life experiences. From his childhood in Texas to losing his close friend Guy Clark, it's all in there. In a press release, Crowell remarked on his memories' strong influence on this record.

"Those memory muscles are pretty strong in me," Crowell says. "They have a natural pull. And so many of these songs use those memories as raw material."

Crowell also kicks off a four-month tour to support the record in February. Crowell has 17 shows during the run, along with a few before and after. Fans can pre-order the record now and get a download of "It Ain't Over Yet" immediately.

After a string of No. 1 songs in the 1980s, Crowell established himself as a songwriter's songwriter. His songs also became hits for other artists, including "Please Remember Me" by Tim McGraw and "Making Memories Of Us" by Keith Urban.

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