This has been a big month for singer/songwriter/producer Rodney Crowell.

On Aug. 10th he was inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall Of Fame.

On August 15th he released “Texas,” his newest album, featuring an “all star cast:”  Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Lee Ann Womack, Ronnie Dunn, Lyle Lovett, Ringo Starr, Billy Gibbons ( of ZZ Top) and Steve Earle.

Last week The Academy Of Country Music honored Crowell with its prestigious “Poets Award.”

Also in August: Crowell’s birthday.  He turned 69-years old on Aug. 7th.

The album includes a moving tribute to Crowell’s mentor, the late Guy Clark, with Nelson, Womack and Dunn doing back up on this new version of Clark’s 1983 “Uncertain Texas,” renamed for this album as “Deep In The Heart Of Uncertain Texas.”

Crowell is still the quiet storm that he always has been, one of the album’s highlights is this rocker with Billy Gibbons.  (below).