Great musicians were flocking to Rodney Crowell's band in the late '70s just to work with the drummer. Vince Gill's friends thought he was crazy to leave a successful rock band to hit the road as Crowell's lead guitarist. And what were the chances that the keyboard player would one day become one of the most powerful record executives in Nashville?
And that's just mentioning a few of the members of the Cherry Bombs -- now tagged the Notorious Cherry Bombs because somebody told them the original name had been connected to a porn site. "We don't want to cause any confusion," Crowell says with a smile.
Edited Thursday to add Part II.
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