THE MUSIC OF WILL JENNINGS

FEATURING RODNEY CROWELL

JUNE 22 | 7:30 PM | ROGERS PALMER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
TYLER JUNIOR COLLEGE

Award-winning singer/songwriter Rodney Crowell joins Richard Lee and the East Texas Symphony Orchestra for a very personal tribute to his friend and frequent collaborator, East Texas native Will Jennings.  A multi-Grammy and Oscar winning lyricist, Jennings has co-written countless hits, including “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic and “Up Where We Belong” from An Officer and a Gentleman.   In this concert, presented in partnership with Tyler Junior College, Crowell will share songs and stories from his many years working with Jennings.  You’ll hear brand new arrangements of many of these songs created exclusively for this concert.  TJC alumna, Julianne Casey will also make a special appearance to perform Jennings’s Oscar-winning works.

 

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear the work of one of Tyler’s most talented sons, performed by one of America’s great singer/songwriters.

What you will hear:
Many a Long and Lonesome Highway
Please Remember Me
The Last Waltz
What Kind of Love
When the Blue Hour Comes
arr. McKenzie: Up Where we Belong
Horner: Titanic Suite

 Grammy Award Winner Rodney Crowell

Rodney Crowell is the songwriter’s songwriter. A native Texan, Crowell is a multi-Grammy Award-winning troubadour with fifteen number one hits. Over the course of his career, Crowell has gracefully blended his own mainstream success as an artist with a prolific catalog of songs cut by the likes of Emmylou Harris, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Keith Urban and more, making him a master among his peers.  He has also penned beloved songs for artists as diverse as Bob Seger, Etta James, the Grateful Dead, John Denver, Jimmy Buffett and countless others.

 

Crowell has been the recipient of numerous honors throughout his career.  He is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.  In 2017, he was honored with ASCAP’s prestigious Founder’s Award.

 

Learn more about Crowell and his music at RodneyCrowell.com.

This concert is presented in partnership with Tyler Junior College.