Emmylou Harris

Born 2 April 1947.
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Emmylou Harris (born April 2, 1947) is an American singer and songwriter. She has released many popular albums and singles over the course of her career, and has now won 13 Grammys - as of 2014 - as well as numerous other awards.

Her work and recordings include work as a solo artist, bandleader, an interpreter of other composers' works and as a singer-songwriter, and a backing vocalist and duet partner. She has worked with numerous leading artists including Gram Parsons, John Denver, Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, Roy Orbison, The Band, Mark Knopfler, Guy Clark, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Bright Eyes, Rodney Crowell, John Prine, Neil Young, Brad Paisley, Nick Cave and Steve Earle.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Old Yellow Moon

    Old Yellow Moon 2013

    Reviewed by Ninian Dunnett
    Smiles and tears from country friends reunited.
  2. Review of Hard Bargain

    Hard Bargain 2011

    Reviewed by Nick Barraclough
    These self-penned songs aren’t the match of Emmylou’s highest standards.
  3. Review of All I Intended To Be

    All I Intended To Be 2008

    Reviewed by Jon Lusk
    Harris is on fine form for this, her first solo album in five years.
  4. Review of Songbird: Rare Tracks & Forgotten Gems

    Songbird: Rare Tracks & Forgotten Gems 2007

    Reviewed by Jon Lusk
    Friend of Gram Parsons, alt country icon and all-round wonderful singer. Emmylou's...
  5. Review of Stumble Into Grace

    Stumble Into Grace 2003

    Reviewed by Sue Keogh
    ...An album which sees Harris continuing to push the boundaries of American music...
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