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Rodney Crowell performs at a Tiny Desk in May 2014. Meredith Rizzo/Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris' new collaborative album is titled Old Yellow Moon. David McClister/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Rodney Crowell And Mary Karr On World Cafe WXPN-FM

The country star and the author mined their East Texas backgrounds to create their new album Kin.

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The new album Kin is a collaboration between author Mary Karr and singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell. Deborah Feingold hide caption

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The new album Kin is a collaboration between author Mary Karr and singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell. Deborah Feingold/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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