Emmylou Harris

Essential Albums

  • Wrecking Ball
  • Luxury Liner (Remastered)
  • Elite Hotel (Remastered)
  • Pieces of the Sky (Remastered)

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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.

HOMETOWN
Birmingham, AL, United States
BORN
April 2, 1947
GENRE
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