Video Premiere: See Rodney Crowell’s New Video with Rosanne Cash, John Paul White

Stephen L. Betts

Rolling Stone

“For fools like me, who were built for the chase, it takes a right kind of woman to help you put it all in place,” Crowell sings. “It only happened one in my life but, man, you should have seen her hair two shades of foxtail red, her eyes some far-out sea blue-green.” The evocative lyrics call to mind the two-tone, punked-out cover image from Cash’s 1985 LP Rhythm and Romance, which preceded Crowell’s mainstream country breakthrough of five consecutive Number One hits from 1988’s Diamonds & Dirt and the subsequent collapse of the couple’s marriage. The two have since transcended that show-biz tale as old as time, with Crowell and Cash collaborating musically on occasion – and Crowell doing the honors when Cash was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2015.

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