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Encyclopedia > Emmylou Harris
Emmylou Harris
Emmylou Harris performing at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco in 2005.
Emmylou Harris performing at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco in 2005.
Background information
Born April 2, 1947 (1947-04-02) (age 61)
Birmingham, Alabama
Genre(s) Folk, country rock, country, bluegrass, rock, pop, alt-country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, producer, arranger, session musician
Instrument(s) Voice, guitar
Years active 1969-present
Label(s) Jubilee, Reprise, Warner Bros., Elektra, Rhino, Nonesuch
Associated acts Gram Parsons, Rodney Crowell, Bob Dylan, Ricky Skaggs, Neil Young, The Band, Don Williams, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, The Hot Band, The Nash Ramblers, Spyboy, Dave Matthews, Patty Griffin, Willie Nelson, John Denver, Bruce Springsteen, Steve Earle, Ryan Adams, Bright Eyes
Website www.emmylou.net

Emmylou Harris (born April 2, 1947, Birmingham, Alabama) is a country, folk, alternative rock, and alternative country musician. In addition to her work as a solo artist and bandleader, both as an interpreter of other composers' works and as a singer-songwriter, she is a sought-after backing vocalist and duet partner, working with numerous other highly successful, well-known artists. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: , Country State Counties Jefferson, Shelby Incorporated December 19, 1871 Government  - Type Mayor - Council  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (Current) Larry Langford (Mayor-Elect) Area  - City 151. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... 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Biography

Early years

Emmylou Harris was the daughter of a career military father, a Marine Corps officer who was reported missing in action in Korea in 1952 and spent ten months as a prisoner of war. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, she spent her childhood in North Carolina and Woodbridge, Virginia, where she graduated from Gar-Field Senior High School as class valedictorian. In high school she also won a drama scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she began to study music seriously, learning to play the songs of Bob Dylan and Joan Baez on guitar. Leaving college to pursue her musical aspirations, she moved to New York, working as a waitress to support herself while performing folk songs in Greenwich Village coffeehouses. She married fellow songwriter Tom Slocum in 1969 and in the following year recorded her first album, Gliding Bird, which was released by Jubilee Records. The label was on its last legs financially, and filed for bankruptcy shortly after the record's release. (It was reissued in 1979 on Emus Records, and in 1984, Harris successfully sued Morris Levy for the rights to the album.) The couple soon divorced, and Harris and her newborn daughter Hallie moved in with her parents in Washington, D.C. Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: , Country State Counties Jefferson, Shelby Incorporated December 19, 1871 Government  - Type Mayor - Council  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (Current) Larry Langford (Mayor-Elect) Area  - City 151. ... Official language(s) English Demonym North Carolinian Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th in the US  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (340 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (900 km)  - % water 9. ... Woodbridge is a census-designated place (CDP) in Prince William County, Virginia, United States. ... Gar-Field Senior High School was established in 1951 and the students went to school at 15941 Cardinal Drive in Woodbridge Virginia until the current school was opened up in 1971 at 14000 Smoketown Road in Woodbridge Virginia. ... In the United States and Canada, the title of valedictorian (an anglicized derivation from the Latin vale dicere, to say farewell) is given to the top graduate of the graduating class (the Australia/New Zealand equivalent being dux, although some Australian universities use the American term) of an educational institution. ... The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a public university in Greensboro, North Carolina and is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina system. ... This article is about the recording artist. ... Joan Chandos Baez (born January 9, 1941) is an American folk singer and songwriter known for her highly individual vocal style. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Washington Square Arch Greenwich Village (IPA pronunciation: ), also called simply the Village, is a largely residential area on the west side of downtown (southern) Manhattan in New York City named after Greenwich, London. ... Discussing the War in a Paris Café, Illustrated London News 17 September 1870 Coffee shop redirects here. ... Before she met mentor Gram Parsons and before she became a famous country singer, Emmylou Harris began singing folk music. ... Jubilee Records was a record company specializing in rhythm and blues along with novelty records. ... Morris Levy (August 27, 1927 - May 21, 1990) was an American music industry executive, who is best known as the owner of the record label Roulette Records. ...


With Gram Parsons

Harris soon returned to performing as part of a trio with Gerry Mule and Tom Guidera. One night in 1971 members of the country rock group The Flying Burrito Brothers happened to be in the audience. Former Byrds member Chris Hillman, who had taken over the band after the departure of its founder Gram Parsons, was so impressed by Harris that he briefly considered asking her to join the band. Instead, Hillman ended up recommending her to Parsons, who was looking for a female vocalist to work with on his first solo album, GP. Harris toured as a member of Parsons's band, The Fallen Angels, in 1973. An album from that period, Live 1973, was released in 1982. Later in 1973, Harris returned to the studio with Parsons to record the album Grievous Angel. Parsons died in a motel room near what is now Joshua Tree National Park on September 19, 1973, from an overdose of drugs including alcohol. Parsons's Grievous Angel was released posthumously in 1974 and three more tracks from his last sessions with Harris were included on another posthumous Parsons album, Sleepless Nights, in 1976. Following Parsons's death, Harris was devastated and appeared to be at a musical crossroads. The working relationship between Harris and Parsons is one of the most important in country music history; Parsons offered Harris a study in true country music, introducing her to artists like The Louvin Brothers, while Harris was instrumental in bringing attention to Parsons's vision and achievements; one of her best-known songs, Boulder to Birmingham, was written about Parsons. Harris moved back to Washington D.C., and formed an electric band, The Angel Band, consisting of Bruce Archer on guitar, Tom Guidera on bass, Danny Pendleton on pedal steel and Mark Cuff on drums. Her friend Linda Ronstadt invited Harris to join her in Los Angeles. Ronstadt, having a deep admiration for Harris's musicianship, informed everyone she could of Harris's talents and was instrumental in helping to get her work in musical venues along the Sunset Strip. In fact, Harris credits Ronstadt with being the force behind her getting a record contract. For the geological term, see Country rock (geology). ... Cover of The Gilded Palace of Sin (1969) The Flying Burrito Brothers was an early country rock band, best known for its influential debut album, 1969s The Gilded Palace of Sin. ... Not to be confused with The Birds (band). ... Chris Hillman on the cover of his album The Other Side (2005) Chris Hillman (born Christopher Hillman December 4, 1944, in Los Angeles, California), was one of the original members of The Byrds (1965) with Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby, and Michael Clarke. ... Gram Parsons (November 5, 1946 – September 19, 1973) was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist. ... G.P. was the first solo album by Gram Parsons, released in 1972. ... Live 1973 is a recording by Gram Parsons and the Fallen Angels. ... Grievous Angel was the second solo album by Gram Parsons, compiled from 1973 sessions and posthumously released four months after his death. ... Double Cross on The Old Woman Rock Joshua Tree National Park is located in south-eastern California. ... (Redirected from 19 September) September 19 is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years). ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Sleepless Nights is a posthumous compilation album by Gram Parsons. ... The Louvin Brothers were Charlie and Ira Louvin, an American duo best-known as the popularizers of close harmony, a kind of country music. ... A seminal track off the 1975 album Pieces of the Sky by Emmylou Harris. ... Linda Marie Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona) is an American popular vocalist and entertainer who has earned multiple Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, numerous certified gold, platinum and multiplatinum albums, and Tony Award and Golden Globe nominations. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The Hot Band

Warner Brothers A&R representative Mary Martin introduced Harris to Canadian producer Brian Ahern, who produced her major label debut album, Pieces of the Sky, released in 1975 on Reprise Records. The album was surprisingly eclectic, especially by Nashville standards, including cover versions of The Beatles' "For No One", Merle Haggard's "Bottle Let Me Down" and The Louvin Brothers' "If I Could Only Win Your Love". It also featured "Bluebird Wine", a composition by young Texas songwriter Rodney Crowell, who would be the first in a long line of songwriters whose talents Harris has championed. The record was one of the most expensive country records produced at the time, featuring the talents of James Burton, Glen Hardin, Ron Tutt, Ray Pohlman, and Bill Payne, as well as two tracks ("Before Believing" and "Queen of the Silver Dollar") that were cut with the Angel Band. Two singles were released: "Too Far Gone", which initially charted at #73 (a 1979 reissue hit #13), and Harris's first big hit, "If I Could Only Win Your Love", which peaked at #4. Warner Bros. ... Although she had released the obscure folk-styled Gliding Bird five years earlier, Pieces of the Sky was the album that really launched the career of Emmylou Harris, and widely considered to be her début. ... Reprise Records is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group, operated through Warner Bros. ... For other cities named Nashville, see Nashville (disambiguation). ... In pop music a cover version is a new rendition of a previously recorded song. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Merle Ronald Haggard (born April 6, 1937) is an American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... The Louvin Brothers were Charlie and Ira Louvin, an American duo best-known as the popularizers of close harmony, a kind of country music. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... Texas singer/songwriter, considered as a part of both the Alt Country and the mainstream Country music camps. ... James Burton (born August 21, 1939 in Minden, Louisiana) is an American guitarist. ... Glen D. Hardin is an American musician/piano player who was born on April 18, 1939 in Hollis, Oklahoma. ... Bill Payne (born March 12, 1949 in Waco, TX) is one of the founding members of critically acclaimed American rock band Little Feat. ...


Executives of Warner Bros. Records (Reprise Records's parent company) told Harris they would agree to record her if she would "get a hot band". Harris did so, enlisting guitarist James Burton and pianist Glen Hardin, both of whom had played with Elvis Presley as well as Parsons. Burton was a renowned guitarist, starting in Ricky Nelson's band in the 1950s, and Hardin had been a member of The Crickets. Other members were drummer John Ware, pedal steel guitarist Hank DeVito, and bassist Emory Gordy, Jr., with whom Harris had worked while performing with Parsons. Singer-songwriter Crowell was enlisted as a rhythm guitarist and duet partner.[1] Harris's first tour schedule originally dovetailed around Presley's, owing to Burton and Hardin's continuing commitments to Presley's band. The Hot Band lived up to its name, with most of the members continuing on to solo careers of their own. Warner Bros. ... James Burton (born August 21, 1939 in Minden, Louisiana) is an American guitarist. ... Glen D. Hardin is an American musician/piano player who was born on April 18, 1939 in Hollis, Oklahoma. ... Elvis redirects here. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The Crickets The Crickets were the backing band from Texas in the United States, formed by singer/songwriter Buddy Holly in the 1950s. ... Pedal steel guitar (also called Steel Guitar) is a type of guitar, and a method of playing the instrument. ... The Hot Band is a band of musicians who backed up and collaborated with Emmylou Harris over a period of years beginning in the 1970s. ...


Elite Hotel, released in December 1975, established that the buzz created by Pieces of the Sky was well-founded. Unusual for country albums at the time, which largely revolved around a hit single, Harris's albums borrowed their approach from the album-oriented rock market; in terms of quality and artistic merit, tracks like "Sin City", "Wheels", and "Till I Gain Control Again", which weren't singles, easily stood against tracks like "Together Again", "Sweet Dreams", and "One of These Days", which were. While Elite Hotel was a #1 country album, the album did sufficiently well with the rock audience. Harris also appealed to listeners who disapproved of the country market's pull toward crossover pop singles ("Together Again" and "Sweet Dreams" both topped the country charts). Elite Hotel won a Grammy in 1976 for Best Country Vocal Performance, Female. Elite Hotel was Emmylou Harriss second album to be released in 1975, following the widely acclaimed success of Pieces of the Sky, and even bettered its predecessor on the Billboard Music Charts, becoming her first #1 country album. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... The Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance was first awarded in 1965. ...


Harris's reputation for guest work continued. Aside from contributing to albums by Linda Ronstadt, Guy Clark and Neil Young, Harris was tapped by Bob Dylan to perform on his Desire album. Harris also filmed one of the studio sequences, owing to her touring schedule, in The Band's The Last Waltz, singing "Evangeline." Linda Marie Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona) is an American popular vocalist and entertainer who has earned multiple Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, numerous certified gold, platinum and multiplatinum albums, and Tony Award and Golden Globe nominations. ... Guy Clark on the cover of Keepers (1997) Guy Clark (born 6 November 1941) is a songwriter and performer who often performs in the country style. ... This article is about the musician. ... This article is about the recording artist. ... Look up desire in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Band. ... The Last Waltz was a concert by the Canadian-American rock group, The Band, held on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. ...


Burton left the Hot Band in 1976, choosing to remain with Elvis Presley's band, and was replaced by English guitarist Albert Lee. Harris and Ahern were married in 1977. Harris's commercial apex was Luxury Liner, released in 1977, which remains one of her definitive records. On Luxury Liner, Harris's mix of songs from Chuck Berry ("(You Never Can Tell) C'est La Vie"), Gram Parsons (the title track and "She"), The Carter Family ("Hello Stranger") and Kitty Wells ("Making Believe") illustrate a continuity and artistic merit to country music often overlooked at the time. Despite Top Ten singles with "C'est La Vie" and "Making Believe," the album's best known track is the first recorded cover of Townes Van Zandt's classic "Pancho & Lefty", which would be a #1 hit for Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard in 1983. At the end of 1977, Crowell would leave the Hot Band to pursue a solo career; his replacement was bluegrass multi-instrumentalist and singer Ricky Skaggs. Albert Lee (born December 21, 1943 in Leominster, Herefordshire) is an English guitarist known for his finger-style and Hybrid picking technique. ... Charles Edward Anderson Chuck Berry (born 18 October 1926, St. ... Gram Parsons (November 5, 1946 – September 19, 1973) was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist. ... Maybelle, A.P. and Sara The Carter Family was a rural country music group that performed between 1927 and 1943. ... Kitty Wells (born Ellen Muriel Deason on August 30, 1919) is an American Country Music Singer. ... Townes Van Zandt (March 7, 1944 – January 1, 1997) was a country-folk music singer-songwriter, performer, and poet. ... Pancho & Lefty is a honky tonk album by outlaw country musicians Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson, released in 1983 (see 1983 in music). ... Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 30, 1933) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. ... Merle Ronald Haggard (born April 6, 1937) is an American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... Bluegrass music is a form of American roots music. ... Ricky Skaggs, April 1988 Ricky Skaggs1st off Skaggs was known to hate everyone he met. ...


Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town signalled a slight change of direction from Harris's previous three albums. Rather than mixing classic and contemporary, the album is made up largely of recently written songs, though from an wide variety of writers. "Two More Bottles of Wine" became Harris's third #1 single, "To Daddy", written by Dolly Parton, went to #3, and a third single, "Easy From Now On", went Top Twenty. The album included two songs apiece from Crowell ("I Ain't Living Long Like This" and "Leaving Louisiana In The Broad Daylight") and Canadian songwriter Jesse Winchester ("Defying Gravity" and "My Songbird"), and Utah Phillips' "Green Rolling Hills." Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town was a #3 country album for Emmylou Harris on the Billboard charts, with three charting singles: To Daddy (written by Dolly Parton) at #3, Two More Bottles of Wine at #1 (the third #1 of her career), and Easy from Now On (co... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is a Grammy Award-winning country music singer/songwriter, author, actress and philanthropist. ... Main articles: History of Canada, Timeline of Canadian history Canada has been inhabited by aboriginal peoples (known in Canada as First Nations) for at least 40,000 years. ... American guitarist, keyboardist, vocalist Jesse (James Ridout) Winchester was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on May 17, 1944 and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. ... Utah Phillips showing his membership card from the Industrial Workers of the World Bruce Utah Phillips (b. ...


The Roots Records

Harris's second daughter, Meghann, was born in 1979. During this time, Harris cut three studio albums that reflected a shift toward traditional country (the industry, on the other hand, was about to embrace Urban Cowboy). The first key to the change in direction was her Grammy Award-winning 1979 album Blue Kentucky Girl. Apart from a cover of The Drifters' "Save The Last Dance For Me", the album was largely made up of classic-styled country material in the vein of Loretta Lynn and Kitty Wells. One of her best-loved albums, the record includes songs ranging from The Louvin Brothers' "Everytime You Leave" to Willie Nelson's "Sister's Coming Home" to Gram Parson's signature "Hickory Wind". Wesley Rose took special interest in Harris's recording of "Beneath Still Waters", which became a #1 smash. This article is about the 1980 film. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Blue Kentucky Girl was a 1979 album by Emmylou Harris that found the singer delving much more deeply into traditional country than the country-rock sound of her previously releases. ... The Drifters are a long-lived American doo wop/R&B vocal group, originally formed by Clyde McPhatter (of Billy Ward & the Dominoes) in 1953. ... Loretta Lynn (born Loretta Webb April 14, 1934) is an American country singer-songwriter and was one of the leading country female vocalists during the 1960s and 1970s and overall is revered as a country icon. ... Kitty Wells (born Ellen Muriel Deason on August 30, 1919) is an American Country Music Singer. ... The Louvin Brothers were Charlie and Ira Louvin, an American duo best-known as the popularizers of close harmony, a kind of country music. ... Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 30, 1933) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. ... Gram Parsons, wearing his Nudie suit on the lot of A&M records Gram Parsons (November 5, 1946 – September 19, 1973), born Cecil Ingram Connor III, was a folk and country rock singer, influential to many later artists. ... Wesley Rose (born February 11, 1918 - April 26, 1990) was an American music industry executive and record producer. ...


A Christmas album, Light of the Stable, was released in 1979; its title track featured backing vocals by Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Neil Young, all three of whom Harris had been working with sporadically since the mid-1970s. The album is largely acoustic, featuring readings of traditional fare such as "Silent Night," "O Little Town of Bethlehem" and "The First Noel." Light of the Stable album cover Light of the Stable is a Christmas music album by Emmylou Harris, released by Rhino Records in 1975, and contains all 13 tracks. ... A title track is the name for a song which shares its name with the album its from. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is a Grammy Award-winning country music singer/songwriter, author, actress and philanthropist. ... Linda Marie Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona) is an American popular vocalist and entertainer who has earned multiple Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, numerous certified gold, platinum and multiplatinum albums, and Tony Award and Golden Globe nominations. ... This article is about the musician. ...


In the 1980's, Harris pursued country music's history even further with the bluegrass-oriented recording of Roses in the Snow, featuring Ricky Skaggs, Tony Rice, Albert Lee, Emory Gordy and Jerry Douglas. Harris's versions of the traditional "Wayfaring Stranger" and Paul Simon's "The Boxer" were strong singles. Bluegrass music is a form of American roots music. ... Roses in the Snow was a 1980 album by Emmylou Harris. ... Ricky Skaggs, April 1988 Ricky Skaggs1st off Skaggs was known to hate everyone he met. ... Tony Rice Tony Rice (born June 8, 1951 in Danville, Virginia) is an influential bluegrass guitarist. ... Albert Lee (born December 21, 1943 in Leominster, Herefordshire) is an English guitarist known for his finger-style and Hybrid picking technique. ... For other individuals named Jerry Douglas, see Jerry Douglas (disambiguation). ... Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, half of the folk-singing duo Simon and Garfunkel who continues a successful solo career. ...


In 1980, Harris recorded "That Lovin' You Feelin' Again" with Roy Orbison. The duet was a Top 10 hit on both the Country and Adult Contemporary charts. They would win the Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group. She would also be featured on Paul Kennerley's concept album The Legend of Jesse James, which also featured Levon Helm of The Band and Johnny Cash. Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988), nicknamed The Big O, was an influential Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter, guitarist and a pioneer of rock and roll whose recording career spanned more than four decades. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal was first awarded in 1970. ... Paul Kennerley is an English singer-songwriter, musician and record producer working in the American contemporary country music industry. ... The Legend of Jesse James is a 1980 country music concept album by various artists singing songs by English songwriter Paul Kennerley, based on the story of American Old West outlaw Jesse James. ... Mark Lavon Helm (born May 26, 1940), better know as Levon Helm, is an American rock musician most famous as the drummer for the rock group The Band. ... For other uses, see Band. ... For the song of the same name, recorded by Tracy Byrd and later by Jason Aldean, see Johnny Cash (song). ...


Pop-chart success, songwriting

In 1981, Harris reached the Top 40 on the Billboard pop chart with a cover of "Mister Sandman"—again Top 10 Country as well as Adult Contemporary—from her Evangeline album. (The album version of the song featured harmony by Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt, but neither Parton's nor Ronstadt's record companies would allow their artists' vocals to be used on the single, so Harris re-recorded the song, singing all three parts.) It has been suggested that Billboard be merged into this article or section. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Mr. ... Evangeline was a 1981 album by Emmylou Harris that was comprised mostly of leftover material from past recording sessions and which did not fit into any of her other albums. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is a Grammy Award-winning country music singer/songwriter, author, actress and philanthropist. ... Linda Marie Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona) is an American popular vocalist and entertainer who has earned multiple Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, numerous certified gold, platinum and multiplatinum albums, and Tony Award and Golden Globe nominations. ... The record industry is the part of the music industry that earns profit by selling sound recordings of music. ...


White Shoes in 1983 included an eclectic pairing of the rockish reading of "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" with a remake of the Donna Summer hit "On the Radio", as well as tracks from a diverse group of songwriters such as Hot Band member Crowell, Sandy Denny and T-Bone Burnett. White Shoes was a 1983 Emmylou Harris album, comprised of an ecclectic collection of material. ... Monroe sings the song surrounded by well-dressed men. ... Donna Summer (born LaDonna Adrian Gaines on December 31, 1948 is an American singer-songwriter and musician who gained prominence during the disco era of music. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... [[]] The True False Identity, 2006. ...


Harris's major-label releases thus far had included few self-penned songs, but in 1985 her songwriting skills were much in evidence with the release of The Ballad of Sally Rose, for which she co-wrote all of the songs. The album was semi-autobiographical in theme, based loosely on her relationship with Parsons. Harris described it as a "country opera". Her co-writer and producer on the album was English songwriter and musician Paul Kennerley, writer of the hit singles "Born to Run" (on Harris's 1981 Cimarron album) and "In My Dreams" (on White Shoes). Kennerley also produced her next album, Thirteen. They were married in 1985 and divorced in 1993. Album cover: The Ballad of Sally Rose The Ballad of Sally Rose was an album by Emmylou Harris, originally released in 1985. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Paul Kennerley is an English singer-songwriter, musician and record producer working in the American contemporary country music industry. ... Cimarron was a 1981 Emmylou Harris album that, like its predacessor, Evangeline, was comprised mostly of outtakes from other recording sessions that hadnt fit into any of Harris other albums. ... Thirteen was a 1986 Emmylou Harris album. ...


In 1987, Harris enjoyed the biggest commercial success of her long and varied career when she teamed up with Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt for their long-promised and much-anticipated Trio album. (Their original recording sessions for this project had begun 10 years earlier.) The album spent five weeks at #1 on Billboard's Country Albums chart (also quickly reaching the Top 10 on the Pop Albums chart), sold several million copies and produced four Top 10 Country hits, including "To Know Him Is To Love Him", which hit #1. The disc was nominated for the coveted Album Of The Year Grammy award (given to U2 that year for The Joshua Tree) and the three women won the statuette for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Trio was a 1987 album featuring country and rock superstars Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt. ... The Grammy Award for Album of the Year is the most prestigious award category. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... For other uses, see Joshua tree (disambiguation). ...


Harris also found time in 1987 to release a solo album, Angel Band, featuring traditional gospel songs, on which she worked, among others, with rising country star Vince Gill. Angel Band was an acoustic collection of gospel songs by Emmylou Harris, released in late 1987. ... Gospel music is music that is written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding Christian life, as well as (in terms of the varying music styles) to give a Christian alternative to mainstream secular music. ... Vince Gill (born Vincent Grant Gill, April 12, 1957) is an American neotraditional country singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. ...


In 1989, she recorded two songs with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on their album, Will the Circle Be Unbroken: Volume II. In a snippet of studio chatter included on one of the tracks, she talked during the recording session about her beginnings and how music had changed: For other uses, see Nitty (disambiguation). ...

Years ago I had the experience of sitting around in a living room with a bunch of people and singing and playing, and it was like a spiritual experience, it was wonderful. And I decided then that was what I was going to do with my life was play music, do music. In the making of records, I think over the years we've all gotten a little too technical, a little too hung up on getting things perfect. We've lost the living room. The living room has gone out of the music, but today I feel like we got it back.

Around 1991, she dissolved The Hot Band and formed a new band of acoustic musicians—Sam Bush on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Roy Huskey, Jr. on bass and vocals, Larry Atamanuik on drums, Al Perkins on banjo, guitar, Dobro guitar and vocals, and Jon Randall on guitar, mandolin and vocals—which she named The Nash Ramblers. They recorded a Grammy Award-winning live album in 1992 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, which led to the $8 million restoration of the facility into a premium concert and event venue. It was her last album with Reprise Records. Sam Bush Sam Bush (b. ... Al Perkins (Born January 18, 1944) is a Texas-born American guitarist. ... A modern Gibson Dobro Dobro is a trade name now owned by Gibson Guitar Corporation and used for a particular design of resonator guitar. ... Jon Randall (born Jon Randall Stewart on February 17, 1969) is an American country singer and songwriter. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... At the Ryamn was a 1992 live album by Emmylou Harris, recorded at Nashvilles Ryman Auditorium (the original location of the Grand Old Opry), and featuring the then newly formed acoustic band, the Nash Ramblers. ... The Ryman Auditorium The Ryman Auditorium is a 2,362-seat live performance venue located at 116 Fifth Avenue North in Nashville, Tennessee, and is best-known as the one-time home of the Grand Ole Opry. ... Nashville redirects here. ... Reprise Records is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group, operated through Warner Bros. ...


New directions

By the 1990s, Harris started receiving less airplay as mainstream country stations began shifting their focus to the youth-oriented "new country" format. Harris's albums Bluebird and Brand New Dance (1989 and 1990, respectively) received ample critical acclaim and sold reasonably well, yet her chart success was on the wane. 1993's Cowgirl's Prayer—the first album since her switch to Elektra Records—was critically praised but received very little airplay, and it's lead single, "High Powered Love" charted very low, peaking at #63, prompting her to shift her career in a new direction. Cowgirls Prayer was a 1993 Emmylou Harris album. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ...


In 1995, Harris released one of the most critically acclaimed albums of the decade, Wrecking Ball, produced by Daniel Lanois, best known for his work with U2, Peter Gabriel and Bob Dylan. An experimental album for Harris, the record included Harris's rendition of the Neil Young-penned title track (Young himself provided guest vocals on two of the album's songs), Steve Earle's "Goodbye", Julie Miller's "All My Tears", Jimi Hendrix's "May This Be Love", Kate and Anna McGarrigle's "Goin' Back to Harlan" and Gillian Welch's "Orphan Girl". U2's Larry Mullen, Jr. showed up to play drums for the project. The album received virtually no country airplay whatsoever, but did bring Harris to the attention of alternative rock listeners, many of whom had never listened to her music before. Wrecking Ball was a 1995 Emmylou Harris album that found the country music singer veering away from the traditional acoustic sound for which shed become known, to team up with rock producer Daniel Lanois (most commonly associated with U2). ... Daniel Lanois (born September 19, 1951 in Hull, Québec) is a Canadian record producer and singer-songwriter. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950, in Cobham,[1] Surrey, England) is an English musician. ... This article is about the recording artist. ... This article is about the musician. ... Steve Earle (born Stephen Fain Earle January 17, 1955) is an American singer-songwriter, well known for his rock and country music, as well as for his political views. ... Julie Miller (born 3 January 1956 in Dallas, Texas) is a country songwriter, singer, and recording artist currently living in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter. ... Kate and Anna McGarrigle are a Canadian folk music duo from Quebec. ... Gillian Welch Gillian Welch (born October 2, 1967 in New York City) is a singer-songwriter whose musical style combines elements of bluegrass, neotraditional country, Americana, old time string band music and folk into a rustic style that she dubs American Primitive. All of her recordings feature the close-harmonies... Larry Mullen, Jr. ... Alternative music redirects here. ...


Harris then took her Wrecking Ball material on the road, releasing the live Spyboy in 1998, backed with a power trio comprising Nashville producer, songwriter and guitarist Buddy Miller and New Orleans musicians, drummer Brady Blade and bassist-vocalist-percussionist Daryl Johnson. In addition to performing songs from Wrecking Ball, the album updated many of Harris's career hits, including "Boulder to Birmingham". Spyboy is a live album by Emmylou Harris that was released in 1998. ... The power trio is a rock and roll band format popularized in the 1960s. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... For the UK magazine, see Guitarist (magazine). ... Buddy Miller is a country singer, songwriter, recording artist and producer, currently living in Nashville, Tennessee. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... Brady L Blade Jr. ... Deon Rexroat of Anberlin. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... Percussion redirects here. ...


Also in 1998, she appeared prominently on Willie Nelson's moody, instrumentally sparse Teatro album, produced by Wrecking Ball producer Lanois. Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 30, 1933) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. ... Teatro is a 1998 studio album by Willie Nelson. ...


In January 1999, Harris released Trio 2 with Parton and Ronstadt. Much of the album had actually been recorded in 1994, but remained unreleased for nearly five years because of record label and personnel disputes, conflicting schedules, and career priorities of the three artists. Trio 2 was much more contemporary-sounding than its predecessor and was certified Gold. It included their version of Neil Young's classic "After The Gold Rush", which became a popular music video and won another Grammy—this one for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals. Harris and Ronstadt then released a duet album, Western Wall: The Tucson Sessions, later the same year. The two superstars toured together during the fall months in support of the disc. Both albums made the Top 10 of Billboard's Country Albums chart and did well on the pop side as well. A dozen years after the release of their original Trio album, the country music supergroup returned with another in the same vein. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... The Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals was first awarded in 1988. ...


Also in 1999, Harris paid tribute to her former singing partner Gram Parsons by co-executive producing Return of the Grievous Angel: A Tribute to Gram Parsons, an album that gathered together more than a dozen artists. Harris performed duets with Beck, Sheryl Crow and The Pretenders on this album's tracks. Gram Parsons (November 5, 1946 – September 19, 1973) was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist. ... This article is about the musician. ... Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. ... The Pretenders are an Anglo-American rock band. ...


In 2000, Harris released her solo follow-up to Wrecking Ball, Red Dirt Girl, produced by Lanois protege Malcolm Burn. For the first time since The Ballad of Sally Rose, the album contained a number of Harris's own compositions. Like Wrecking Ball, the album's sound leaned more toward alternative rock than country. Nevertheless it reached #5 on Billboard's Country Albums chart as well as a healthy #54 on the pop side. It also won Harris another of her 12 Grammy awards, in the category of Best Contemporary Folk Album. Red Dirt Girl is an Emmylou Harris album from 2000, which reached #3 on the Billboard country album charts and won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album in 2001. ... Malcolm Burn (born ca. ... Album cover: The Ballad of Sally Rose The Ballad of Sally Rose was an album by Emmylou Harris, originally released in 1985. ... The Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album was first awarded in 1987. ...


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Also in 2000, Harris joined an all-star group of traditional country, folk and blues artists for the T-Bone Burnett-produced soundtrack to the Coen Brothers film, O Brother, Where Art Thou? The soundtrack won multiple CMA, ACM and Grammy awards. A documentary/concert film, Down from the Mountain, featured the artists performing music from the film and other songs at the Ryman Auditorium. Harris and many of the same artists took their show on the road for the Down from the Mountain Tour in 2002. Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ... Folk song redirects here. ... Blues music redirects here. ... [[]] The True False Identity, 2006. ... O Brother, Where Art Thou? is the soundtrack of music from the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? an American film starring George Clooney. ... Joel and Ethan Coen, known as The Coen Brothers, are Oscar-winning American filmmakers. ... For the film soundtrack, see O Brother, Where Art Thou? (soundtrack). ... The Country Music Association (CMA) was founded in 1958 in Nashville, Tennessee. ... The Academy of Country Music (ACM) was founded in 1964 in Los Angeles, California. ... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... i went a free film from you to wacth ... Down from the Mountain is a 2000 documentary and concert film featuring a live performance by artists who participated in the Grammy-winning soundtrack for the Joel and Ethan Coen film, O Brother, Where Art Thou? The concert, held on May 24, 2000 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee... The Ryman Auditorium The Ryman Auditorium is a 2,362-seat live performance venue located at 116 Fifth Avenue North in Nashville, Tennessee, and is best-known as the one-time home of the Grand Ole Opry. ...


Recent work

Harris released Stumble into Grace, her follow-up to Red Dirt Girl, in 2003. Like its predecessor, it contained mostly self-penned material. In 2004, Harris led the Sweet Harmony Traveling Revue tour with Gillian Welch, David Rawlings, Buddy Miller and Patty Griffin. They performed singly and together and swapped instruments. Stumble into Grace was a #6 country album for Emmylou Harris on the Billboard charts. ... Red Dirt Girl is an Emmylou Harris album from 2000, which reached #3 on the Billboard country album charts and won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album in 2001. ... The Sweet Harmony Traveling Revue was a three-week tour of country and folk musicians Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, Gillian Welch, and David Rawlings which took place in August, 2004. ... Gillian Welch Gillian Welch (born October 2, 1967 in New York City) is a singer-songwriter whose musical style combines elements of bluegrass, neotraditional country, Americana, old time string band music and folk into a rustic style that she dubs American Primitive. All of her recordings feature the close-harmonies... David Rawlings is a professional guitarist best known as the longtime musical partner, and husband of bluegrass singer-songwriter Gillian Welch. ... Buddy Miller is a country singer, songwriter, recording artist and producer, currently living in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Patty Griffin, born March 16, 1964, is an American singer-songwriter from Old Town, Maine, United States, next to the Penobscot Indian reservation. ...

Emmylou Harris playing in Ahoy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands in 2006.
Emmylou Harris playing in Ahoy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands in 2006.

In 2005, Harris worked with Conor Oberst on Bright Eyes' release, I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning, performing backup vocals on three tracks. In July, she joined Elvis Costello on several dates of his U.S. tour, performing alongside Costello and his band on several numbers each night. Emmylou and Costello recorded a version of Costello's song, "The Scarlet Tide", from the soundtrack of the movie Cold Mountain. July also saw the release of The Very Best of Emmylou Harris: Heartaches and Highways, a single-disc retrospective of Harris's career, on the Rhino Entertainment label. This same year, Harris appeared as a guest vocalist on Neil Young's widely acclaimed Prairie Wind. She also appeared in the Jonathan Demme documentary-concert film Neil Young: Heart of Gold, released in 2006. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Conor Mullen Oberst (born February 15, 1980) is an American songwriter, singer and poet best known for his work in Bright Eyes. ... Bright Eyes is a band consisting of singer-songwriter/guitarist Conor Oberst, multi-instrumentalist/producer Mike Mogis, Nate Walcott, and a rotating lineup of collaborators drawn primarily from Omahas indie music scene. ... Im Wide Awake, Its Morning is one of two Bright Eyes albums (along with Digital Ash in a Digital Urn) released on January 25, 2005, by Saddle Creek Records. ... Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick McManus August 25, 1954) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. ... This article is about the film. ... Rhino Entertainment Company is an American specialty record label. ... This article is about the musician. ... Prairie Wind is a Neil Young album released in 2005. ... Jonathan Demme (born February 22, 1944, in Baldwin, New York) is an American film director, producer and writer. ...


All the Roadrunning, an album of collaborations with former Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler, was released on April 24, 2006 (April 25 in USA), and supported by a tour of Europe and the USA. The album was a commercial success, reaching #10 in the UK and #17 in the USA. Selections recorded during the All the Roadrunning tour performance at the Gibson Amphitheatre were released as a CD/DVD package titled Real Live Roadrunning on November 14, 2006. In addition to several of the compositions that Harris and Knopfler recorded together in the studio, Real Live Roadrunning features solo hits from both members of the duo, as well as a few classic tracks from Knopfler's days with Dire Straits. All the Roadrunning is a collaborative album by Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris. ... This article is about the band. ... Mark Freuder Knopfler OBE (born August 12, 1949, Glasgow, Scotland) is an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and film score composer. ... The Gibson (formerly Universal) Amphitheatre is a theater located in Universal City, California, USA. It was originally built in 1972 as an outdoor venue, but was remodeled and converted into an indoor theater in 1982. ... Real Live Roadrunning is a live album by Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris. ...


Harris is featured on a A Tribute To Joni Mitchell, released on April 24, 2007. Harris covered the song "The Magdalene Laundries" (originally on Mitchell's 1994 album, Turbulent Indigo). She sang "Another Pot O' Tea" with Anne Murray on Murray's album Duets: Friends & Legends, released November 13, 2007, in Canada and January 15, 2008, in the U.S. Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7, 1943) is a Canadian musician, songwriter, and painter. ... Turbulent Indigo is the 1994 album from Joni Mitchell album and one of the most successful of her, winning the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. ... Not to be confused with Ann Murray. ...


A new solo album, All I Intended to Be, was released on June 10, 2008. Contributors include Buddy Miller, the McGarrigle sisters, Vince Gill, and Dolly Parton. Buddy Miller is a country singer, songwriter, recording artist and producer, currently living in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Kate and Anna McGarrigle are a Canadian folk music duo from Quebec. ... Vince Gill (born Vincent Grant Gill, April 12, 1957) is an American neotraditional country singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is a Grammy Award-winning country music singer/songwriter, author, actress and philanthropist. ...


Activism

In 1997 and 1998, Harris performed in Sarah McLachlan's Lilith Fair, promoting feminism in music. Since 1999, Harris has been organizing an annual benefit tour called Concerts for a Landmine Free World. All proceeds from the tours support the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation's (VVAF) efforts to assist innocent victims of conflicts around the world. The tour also benefits the VVAF's work to raise America's awareness of the global landmine problem. Artists that have joined Harris on the road for these dates include Mary-Chapin Carpenter, Bruce Cockburn, Sheryl Crow, Steve Earle, Joan Baez, Patty Griffin, Nanci Griffith, Willie Nelson, and Lucinda Williams. Harris is a supporter of animal rights and an active member of PETA.[2] She founded, and in her spare time assists at, an animal shelter in Nashville.[3] Sarah Ann McLachlan, OC,[2] OBC[2] (born January 28, 1968) is a Grammy-winning Canadian musician, singer and songwriter. ... Lilith Fair was a concert tour and traveling music festival, founded by musician Sarah McLachlan, that featured female musicians; it ran from 1997 to 1999. ... Feminists redirects here. ... The Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation (VVAF), established in 1980, is a Washington, D.C. based international humanitarian organization that addresses the consequences of war and conflict around the world. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... “Minefield” redirects here. ... Selected songs This Shirt Quittin Time Down At The Twist And Shout — Grammy winner 1992 Halley Came To Jackson What You Didnt Say The Hard Way He Thinks Hell Keep Her — Grammy nominee I Feel Lucky — Grammy winner 1993 The Bug Not Too Much To Ask Passionate Kisses... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Sheryl Suzanne Crow (born February 11, 1962) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. ... Steve Earle (born Stephen Fain Earle January 17, 1955) is an American singer-songwriter, well known for his rock and country music, as well as for his political views. ... Joan Chandos Baez (born January 9, 1941) is an American folk singer and songwriter known for her highly individual vocal style. ... Patty Griffin, born March 16, 1964, is an American singer-songwriter from Old Town, Maine, United States, next to the Penobscot Indian reservation. ... Depiction of Nanci Griffith on the cover of her album Flyer Nanci Caroline Griffith, (born July 6, 1953 in Seguin, Texas) is an American singer, guitarist and songwriter from Austin, Texas. ... Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 30, 1933) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. ... For other persons named Lucinda Williams, see Lucinda Williams (disambiguation). ... A man holds a monkey by a rope around her neck, a scene epitomizing the idea of animal ownership. ... People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals logo People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is an animal rights organization based in the United States. ... Dog Pound redirects here. ...


Awards and other honors

Grammy Awards

2005 Best Female Country Vocal Performance ("The Connection") The Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance was first awarded in 1965. ...


2001 Album of the Year (O Brother, Where Art Thou?) The Grammy Award for Album of the Year is the most prestigious award category. ... O Brother, Where Art Thou? is the soundtrack of music from the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? an American film starring George Clooney. ...


2000 Best Contemporary Folk Album (Red Dirt Girl) The Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album was first awarded in 1987. ... Red Dirt Girl is an Emmylou Harris album from 2000, which reached #3 on the Billboard country album charts and won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album in 2001. ...


1999 Best Country Collaboration with Vocals ("After The Gold Rush", with Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt) The Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals was first awarded in 1988. ...


1998 Best Country Collaboration with Vocals ("Same Old Train", with Alison Krauss, Clint Black, Dwight Yoakam, Earl Scruggs, Joe Diffie, Marty Stuart, Merle Haggard, Pam Tillis, Patty Loveless, Randy Travis, Ricky Skaggs & Travis Tritt) The Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals was first awarded in 1988. ... Alison Krauss (born July 23, 1971)[1] is an American bluegrass-country singer and fiddle player. ... Clint Patrick Black (born February 4, 1962) is a Grammy Award-winning American neotraditional country music singer-songwriter and record producer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Earl Scruggs performing at The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 12th, 2005 Earl Eugene Scruggs (born January 6, 1924) is a musician noted for creating a banjo style (now called Scruggs style) that is a defining characteristic of bluegrass music. ... Joe Diffie (born Joe Logan Diffie, December 28, 1958, in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American country music singer-songwriter known for his ballads and novelty songs, in a manner similar to George Jones. ... Marty Stuart (born John Marty Stuart September 30, 1958 in Philadelphia, Mississippi) is an American country music singer, known for both his traditional style, and eclectic merging of rockabilly, honky tonk, and traditional country music. ... Merle Ronald Haggard (born April 6, 1937) is an American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... Pam Tillis Pam Tillis (born July 24, 1957 in Plant City, Florida) is an American country music singer and actress. ... Patty Loveless signing a shirt Patty Loveless (born Patricia Lee Ramey on January 4, 1957 in Pikeville, Kentucky) is an American country music singer. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Ricky Skaggs, April 1988 Ricky Skaggs1st off Skaggs was known to hate everyone he met. ... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ...


1995 Best Contemporary Folk Album (Wrecking Ball) The Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album was first awarded in 1987. ... Wrecking Ball was a 1995 Emmylou Harris album that found the country music singer veering away from the traditional acoustic sound for which shed become known, to team up with rock producer Daniel Lanois (most commonly associated with U2). ...


1992 Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal (Emmylou Harris & The Nash Ramblers At the Ryman, as Emmylou Harris & The Nash Ramblers) The Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal was first awarded in 1970. ... At the Ryamn was a 1992 live album by Emmylou Harris, recorded at Nashvilles Ryman Auditorium (the original location of the Grand Old Opry), and featuring the then newly formed acoustic band, the Nash Ramblers. ...


1987 Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal (Trio, with Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt) The Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal was first awarded in 1970. ... Trio was a 1987 album featuring country and rock superstars Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt. ...


1984 Best Country Vocal Performance, Female ("In My Dreams") The Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance was first awarded in 1965. ...


1980 Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("That Lovin' You Feelin' Again", with Roy Orbison) The Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal was first awarded in 1970. ...


1979 Best Country Vocal Performance, Female (Blue Kentucky Girl) The Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance was first awarded in 1965. ... Blue Kentucky Girl was a 1979 album by Emmylou Harris that found the singer delving much more deeply into traditional country than the country-rock sound of her previously releases. ...


1976 Best Country Vocal Performance, Female (Elite Hotel)[4] The Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance was first awarded in 1965. ... Elite Hotel was Emmylou Harriss second album to be released in 1975, following the widely acclaimed success of Pieces of the Sky, and even bettered its predecessor on the Billboard Music Charts, becoming her first #1 country album. ...


Country Music Association Awards

2001 Album of the Year (O Brother, Where Art Thou?)


1980 Female Vocalist Of The Year


1988 Vocal Event of the Year (Trio, with Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt) [5]


Other honors

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Discography

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References

  1. ^ The Hot Band, Emmylou.net, retrieved 2007-10-04
  2. ^ Kentucky Fried Cruelty :: Celebrity Support :: Emmylou Harris
  3. ^ Bonaparte's Retreat
  4. ^ Grammy Award Winners at www.grammy.com, retrieved 21 March 2008/
  5. ^ Artist Detail Emmylou Harris www.cmaawards.com, retrieved 21 March 2008
  • In the Country of Country: A Journey to the Roots of American Music, Nicholas Dawidoff, Vintage Books, 1998. ISBN 0-679-41567-X
  • Emmylou Harris: Angel in Disguise, Jim Brown, Fox Music Books, 2004. ISBN 1-894997-03-4
  • Fong-Torres, Ben. (1998). "Emmylou Harris". In The Encyclopedia of Country Music. Paul Kingsbury, Editor. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 230.

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Emmylou Harris


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Before she met mentor Gram Parsons and before she became a famous country singer, Emmylou Harris began singing folk music. ... Although she had released the obscure folk-styled Gliding Bird five years earlier, Pieces of the Sky was the album that really launched the career of Emmylou Harris, and widely considered to be her début. ... Elite Hotel was Emmylou Harriss second album to be released in 1975, following the widely acclaimed success of Pieces of the Sky, and even bettered its predecessor on the Billboard Music Charts, becoming her first #1 country album. ... Luxury Liner was the second successive #1 country album for Emmylou Harris on the Billboard Music Charts, although, unlike the preceding Elite Hotel, there were no #1 hits from this album. ... Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town was a #3 country album for Emmylou Harris on the Billboard charts, with three charting singles: To Daddy (written by Dolly Parton) at #3, Two More Bottles of Wine at #1 (the third #1 of her career), and Easy from Now On (co... Blue Kentucky Girl was a 1979 album by Emmylou Harris that found the singer delving much more deeply into traditional country than the country-rock sound of her previously releases. ... Light of the Stable album cover Light of the Stable is a Christmas music album by Emmylou Harris, released by Rhino Records in 1975, and contains all 13 tracks. ... Roses in the Snow was a 1980 album by Emmylou Harris. ... Evangeline was a 1981 album by Emmylou Harris that was comprised mostly of leftover material from past recording sessions and which did not fit into any of her other albums. ... Cimarron was a 1981 Emmylou Harris album that, like its predacessor, Evangeline, was comprised mostly of outtakes from other recording sessions that hadnt fit into any of Harris other albums. ... White Shoes was a 1983 Emmylou Harris album, comprised of an ecclectic collection of material. ... Album cover: The Ballad of Sally Rose The Ballad of Sally Rose was an album by Emmylou Harris, originally released in 1985. ... Thirteen was a 1986 Emmylou Harris album. ... Angel Band was an acoustic collection of gospel songs by Emmylou Harris, released in late 1987. ... Bluebird was an Emmylou Harris album from 1989, which merged a number of ecclectic songs (including work by the McGarrigle Sisters, Tom Rush and Rodney Crowell) with polished, country production. ... Brand New Dance was an album Emmylou Harris released in late 1990. ... Cowgirls Prayer was a 1993 Emmylou Harris album. ... Red Dirt Girl is an Emmylou Harris album from 2000, which reached #3 on the Billboard country album charts and won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album in 2001. ... Stumble into Grace was a #6 country album for Emmylou Harris on the Billboard charts. ... Last Date was a live Emmylou Harris album, released in 1982. ... At the Ryamn was a 1992 live album by Emmylou Harris, recorded at Nashvilles Ryman Auditorium (the original location of the Grand Old Opry), and featuring the then newly formed acoustic band, the Nash Ramblers. ... Spyboy is a live album by Emmylou Harris that was released in 1998. ... Duets is a compilation of duets by country music artist Emmylou Harris in partnership with other well-known country and rock artists. ... Songs of the West is a compilation of western-themed songs by Emmylou Harris taken from eight of her previous albums originally released between 1975 and 1992. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is a Grammy Award-winning country music singer/songwriter, author, actress and philanthropist. ... Linda Marie Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona) is an American popular vocalist and entertainer who has earned multiple Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, numerous certified gold, platinum and multiplatinum albums, and Tony Award and Golden Globe nominations. ... Trio was a 1987 album featuring country and rock superstars Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt. ... A dozen years after the release of their original Trio album, the country music supergroup returned with another in the same vein. ... Linda Marie Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona) is an American popular vocalist and entertainer who has earned multiple Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, numerous certified gold, platinum and multiplatinum albums, and Tony Award and Golden Globe nominations. ... Mark Freuder Knopfler OBE (born August 12, 1949, Glasgow, Scotland) is an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and film score composer. ... All the Roadrunning is a collaborative album by Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris. ... Real Live Roadrunning is a live album by Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris. ... Real Live Roadrunning is a live album by Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris. ...

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Emmylou Harris - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1753 words)
Emmylou Harris (born April 2, 1947) is a country music singer-songwriter and musician from Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
Harris graduated from high school as class valedictorian and won a drama scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Harris is set to release All the Roadrunning, an album of collaborations with former Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler on April 24th, 2006 (April 25th in USA).
divastation: emmylou harris (1434 words)
emmylou harris was born on 2 april 1947 in birmingham, alabama.
in 1971, harris met chris hillman, who introduced her to gram parsons—both of whom were involved with the flying burrito brothers, a musical outfit known for exposing rock & roll audiences to a country & western sensibility.
harris' music straddled the line that separates folk and country music and, while the former tends to be a bit more liberal, the later tends to tolerate women only in the role of crowd-pleasing frontwoman.
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