About Emmylou Harris
Country music legend Emmylou Harris went to college on a drama scholarship, but she dropped out to pursue a singing career, inspired by the music of Bob Dylan and Joan Baez. ∙ Harris got her big break in 1972, when Gram Parsons invited her to collaborate with him on his debut solo album, GP. ∙ Beginning with 1975’s Pieces of the Sky, she has reached the Top 10 of Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart 22 times. ∙ The Grammy-winning Trio album showcased her heavenly harmonies with Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt, with Harris singing lead on their #1 hit cover of “To Know Him Is to Love Him.” ∙ All the Roadrunning, her 2006 collaboration with Mark Knopfler, was a Top 20 hit in 15 countries. ∙ An acclaimed song interpreter, Harris is also a gifted writer, and the 2001 Grammy-winning folk album Red Dirt Girl features her original songs. ∙ She was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008 and was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.
- Birmingham, AL, United States
- April 2, 1947