News is swirling about a Grammy-winning artist’s sudden halt from touring Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Music Health Alliance
NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 01: Rosanne Cash is joined by Rodney Crowell and performs during The First And The Worst benefiting Music Health Alliance at City Winery Nashville on March 1, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Music Health Alliance)

Music has always run through the blood of county and Americana artist Rodney Crowell. So the sheer thought that he would have to cancel the remainder of his 2017 tour schedule means that something serious is going on.

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What that exactly is remains a mystery, despite Rare Country’s attempts to get more information. “An impressive team of doctors have confirmed what, for the past year, I’ve instinctively known: dealing with the root cause of my health issues requires complete rest,” Rodney wrote in a candid post on his social media pages September 19.

However, some are speculating that the root of the problem just might be his music-loving heart. According to Rolling Stone, “The singer was taken to the emergency room after experiencing what had been described as ‘cardiac symptoms’ prior to his scheduled performance” back in October 2016.

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A Houston Chronicle story published in March also mentioned that Rodney, who won Grammy Awards in 1989 and 2013, was “feeling fairly fit at 66, but for the blood-pressure medicine that forces him to guzzle glass after glass of water so he can sing.”

Whatever the problem might be, we are praying for Rodney’s quick and complete recovery.

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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