26 Facts About Emmylou Harris

1. In 1995, Emmylou Harris released Wrecking Ball, one of her best albums.

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2. In 1982, Emmylou Harris moved to Nashville where she recorded White Shoes in 1983.

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3. In 1979, Emmylou Harris released three studio albums, Blue Kentucky Girl, Beneath Still Waters and Light of the Stable a Christmas album.

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4. Emmylou Harris was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 1992 and recorded Cowgirl's Prayer for Asylum in 1993.

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5. In 1990 Emmylou Harris debuted her new backing band, the Nash Ramblers, on tour.

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6. Emmylou Harris moved with her family to the Washington, DC, area from her native Ala.

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7. Emmylou Harris formed her Hot Band in the late 1970s after the success of Pieces of the Sky to release Elite Hotel, which secured a Grammy Award and had number one success.

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8. Emmylou Harris released her next album, Stumble into Grace, in 2003.

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9. Emmylou Harris made an auspicious beginning in the 1990s with the release of Brand New Dance and Duets, the latter was a compilation of her earlier hits with artists such as George Jones, Willie Nelson and Gram Parsons.

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10. Emmylou Harris studied drama at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro before dropping out to move to New York City and pursue a musical career.

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11. In 1985, Emmylou Harris reinvented her sound by mixing several genres in her autobiographical album, The Ballad of Sally Rose.

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12. Emmylou Harris is an American singer, songwriter, and musician.

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13. In 1977, Emmylou Harris married her producer Brian Ahern at his home in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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14. Emmylou Harris has 13 Grammy awards and three CMA to her name.

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15. Emmylou Harris is an American musician and songwriter who possessed one of the most unique voices in country, pop, rock, and folk music.

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16. Emmylou Harris is a supporter of animal rights and an active member of PETA.

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17. In 1997 and 1998, Emmylou Harris performed in Sarah McLachlan's Lilith Fair, promoting feminism in music.

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18. Emmylou Harris will do backing vocals on a song written and produced by Wayne Warner.

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19. On September 9, 2005, Emmylou Harris participated in "Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast", a series of concerts simulcast by most American television stations to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita.

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20. In 2003, Emmylou Harris supplied the finishing touches in harmonizing with the Dixie Chicks on a song they were recording in the studio, "Godspeed".

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21. Emmylou Harris accompanied alternative country singer Ryan Adams on his solo debut, Heartbreaker and sang on Tracy Chapman's fifth album, Telling Stories.

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22. Emmylou Harris performed duets with Beck, Sheryl Crow and the Pretenders on this album's tracks.

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23. Emmylou Harris described it as a "country opera", and a "huge commercial disaster".

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24. Emmylou Harris filmed one of the studio sequences, owing to her touring schedule, in the Band's The Last Waltz, singing "Evangeline".

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25. Emmylou Harris toured as a member of Parsons's band, the Fallen Angels, in 1973, and the pair shone during vocal harmonies and duets.

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26. Emmylou Harris was born on April 2, 1947 and is an American singer, songwriter, and musician.

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