‘He said, ‘Now, look, you can be a star or you can be an artist. You can be an artist and then become a star, but I don’t think it works the other way around. But they’re both okay. Pick one and get good at it.
— Country music singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell on the best advice songwriter Guy Clark ever gave him. Rodney Crowell’s memoir Chinaberry Dreams is about his rough-and-tumble childhood in East Texas. He performs songs based on that memoir on today’s Fresh Air.