Rodney Crowell – “Something Has to Change”: DJ Pick of the Week


Two-time Grammy Award winner and legendary roots singer-songwriter, Rodney Crowell has a diverse music history. Etched into the history of country music and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Crowell has worked with country music icons, such as Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings, to rock legends like Bob Seger and the Grateful Dead.

The world is in a time instability and social unrest. Rev’s DJ pick of Rodney Crowell’s single, “Something Has to Change,” could not be more relevant. The world needs advocates of justice and change. Rodney Crowell’s calls upon our humanity in his lyrics, “where life has a purpose, faith has a voice”. He sings about greed, pain, and darkness in the world. He believes in hope for change, singing “there’s a power much greater than those that would darken the world”. This melody is reminiscent of the 60s and 70s rock anthems of social activism and advocacy for equality and justice.

Crowell has both depth and awareness in his lyricism. This has lead him to work with artists such as Emmylou Harris, Etta James, John Denver, Jimmy Buffet, Keith Urban and many more. Watch Rodney Crowell’s new music for “Something Has to Change” below.

Tune into 100.1 FM or to hear “Something Has to Change” by Rodney Crowell, featured as Rev’s DJ Pick of the Week. Be sure to let us know your thoughts! Tweet at us with #L100DJPick and share your take on the track.