Rodney Crowell -- Houston native and hitmaking country music singer-songwriter -- recently suffered a "health scare" and emergency room visit according to a representative, that has forced him to cancel several shows. Among the shows cancelled is one that was scheduled for this Friday at Houston's Firehouse Saloon.
Crowell "was later released from the hospital and is at home and feels fine," read a statement. "His doctors have scheduled additional tests that must be completed before he is cleared to resume touring."
The singer-songwriter grew up in Houston and Crosby, a childhood he recently documented in his book "Chinaberry Sidewalks." Crowell was a member of Emmylou Harris' Hot Band in the '70s where he started a career as a songwriter and later as a country singer. The peak of his commercial success was the hit-filled 1988 album "Diamonds and Dust." Crowell has been in the middle of a sustained renaissance period since 2001 when he released "The Houston Kid." Earlier this year he released "Kin," a collaboration with writer Mary Karr.
Rescheduling information for the cancelled dates is forthcoming. Refunds will be available at point of purchase.