Emmylou Harris Biography
Emmylou Harris is an American Musician and Songwriter who possessed one of the most unique voices in country, Pop, Rock, and Folk Music. Her expressive and distinctive songs have won her a place in American Pop history Her father was a decorated Marine Corps Officer who spent ten months as a prisoner of war in Korea in 1952 while her mother was a wartime military wife.
Emmylou Harris Musical Career
Emmylou Harris started her musical career performing folk songs in Greenwich Village coffeehouses and clubs. After establishing herself and getting noticed as a promising new singer, she had her first major breakthrough when she contributed her velvety, country-infused soprano vocals to Gram Parsons’s two solo albums between 1973 and 1974. When Parsons died in 1973, Harris released her major-label debut album, Pieces of the Sky (1975), which garnered highly positive reviews and included her tribute to Parsons, “From Boulder to Birmingham”.
In the next few years, she came out with a series of critically acclaimed and commercially successful recordings produced by her then-husband, Brian Ahern. Harris also collaborated with and covered a number of prominent artists such as Hank Williams, Simon, and Garfunkel, Linda Ronstadt and Bruce Springsteen.
Her 1995 album, Wrecking Ball, comprised of her renditions of songs composed by Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and Jimi Hendrix, among others. Although the album never charted well, it brought Harris to the attention of alternative rock listeners. In 2000, she worked with a number of renowned folk and country artists on the Grammy Award-winning soundtrack for the Coen brothers’ film 0 Brother, Where Art Thou? She later went on to release various critically acclaimed solo albums, such as Stumble into Grace (2003) and All I Intended to Be (2008).
Emmylou Harris Major Works ( Linda Ronstadt & Dolly Parton )
She is multiple award-winning artists who have released several commercially and critically successful albums and singles. Her best performing album is ‘Trio’ in which she collaborated with Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt. The album was a super hit and sold over four million copies.
Emmylou Harris Songs
- Two More Bottles of Wine.
- One of These Days.
- Bolder to Birmingham.
- Together Again.
- If I Could Only Win You.
- C’est la Vie.
- Making Believe.
- Born to Run.
- The Boxer.
Emmylou Harris Albums
- Gliding Bird.
- Pieces of the Sky.
- Elite Hotel.
- Luxury Liner.
- Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town.
Emmylou Harris Age
Emmylou was born on April 2, 1947, USA. She is now 72 years old.
Emmylou Harris Early Life
She was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1947, Harris belongs to a military brat family. Her father a military officer in the Marine Corps. She was raised in North Carolina and Woodbridge, Virginia. Harris graduated from Gar-Field Senior High School in Prince William County, Virginia. She earned a drama scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she studied music as a major, but she ultimately dropped out to become a folk singer in New York.
Emmylou Harris Daughter| Husband | Married
She met and married songwriter Tom Slocum in 1969 while performing in Greenwich Village. She recorded her first album, Gliding Bird in 1970. Harris and Slocum’s marriage soon fell apart when she found out she was pregnant for Slocum, subsequently her record label folded up because of the demand for marriage. She moved back to her parent’s farm outside Washington, DC, to raise her newborn daughter which she christened Haille.
In 1977, Emmylou married her producer Brian Ahern at his home in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Their union produced a daughter Megan and the two divorced in 1984. She soon found love again in singer and songwriter Paul Kennerly and they wedded in 1985; divorced in 1993.
Emmylou Harris Tours
Jackson Browne, Steve Earle, and 4 others_plural, Warner Theatre, Washington, DC, US
Emmylou Harris with Jackson Browne, Patty Griffin, and 3 others_plural
Town Hall, New York (NYC), NY, US
Emmylou Harris Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville, TN, US
Carolina Performing Arts Center, Chapel Hill, NC, US
Atlanta Symphony Hall, Atlanta, GA, US
Emmylou Harris All the Best Fest 2019
Breathless Resort & Spa, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN, US
The Hamilton Live, Washington, DC, US
Emmylou Harriswith The Avett Brothers
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Punta Cana, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Emmylou Harris with John Prine
Td Pavilion at the Mann, Philadelphia, PA, US
Emmylou Harris Youtube
Emmylou Harris Wrecking Ball
Emmylou Harris Awards
Emmylou Harris has won numerous awards and accolades in her career, including 13 Grammys, 3 Country Music Association Awards, and a Billboard Century Award. She was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.
Emmylou Harris Net Worth
She is an American singer-songwriter who has a net worth of $15 million dollars. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Emmylou Harris grew up in North Carolina and Virginia and was the valedictorian of her high school class. She went on to college at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro after receiving a theater scholarship but subsequently shifted her focus to music. She left the school early to pursue a music career full-time in New York.
While performing in New York, she was introduced to Gram Parsons, with whom she would record a number of her early hit songs, and establish her sound. After Mr. Parsons passed away, she began a successful solo career that has lasted for over 40 years. She has won numerous awards, including twelve Grammy Awards, and is a highly sought after musical collaborator. She is involved in multiple humanities initiatives as well and was most recently named to the Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Emmylou Harris Personal Life
Emmylou first marriage was to her fellow songwriter Tom Slocum in 1969. The couple had a daughter but the marriage was short-lived and ended in divorce.
She married Brian Ahern in 1977 and had a daughter with him. This marriage too ended in divorce. She tied the knot for the third time in 1985. Her marriage with her third husband Paul Kennerley too was not destined to last forever and the couple divorced in 1993.
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