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Emmylou Harris

Emmylou Harris

  • HOMETOWN:Birmingham, Alabama , United States
  • BIRTHDAY:Apr 02, 1947
  • AGE:71
  • HEIGHT:5'5

ALBUMS:

Gliding Bird (1969)

Pieces of the Sky (1975)

Elite Hotel (1975)

Luxury Liner (1977)

Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town (1978)

Blue Kentucky Girl (1979)

Light of the Stable (1979)

Roses in the Snow (1980)

Evangeline (1981)

Cimarron (1981)

Last Date (Live Album 1982)

White Shoes (1983)

The Ballad of Sally Rose (1985)

Thirteen (1986)

Angel Band (1987)

Bluebird (1989)

Brand New Dance (1990)

At The Ryman (Live Album 1992)

Cowgirl’s Prayer (1993)

Wrecking Ball (1995)

Spyboy (Live Album 1998)

Red Dirt Girl (2000)

Stumble Into Grace (2003)

All I Intended To Be (2008)

Hard Bargain (2011)

CHILDREN:

Milka Hallie Slocum

M.T Ahern

GENDER:

Female

FAMILY NAME:

Harris

HOME LOCATION:

Nashville, Tennessee

HOME REGION:

United States

PARENTS:

Eugenia Harris

Walter Harris

ALUMNI OF:

Garfield Senior High School

MEMBER OF:

Grand Ole Opry

Recording Academy

EARLY LIFE

Emmylou Harris was raised in a military family first in Birmingham, Alabama and then in North Carolina, Virginia, and Washington D.C in the 1950s/60s. Young Emmylou discovered a love for music and theatre at a young age and went on to the University of North Carolina on a drama scholarship. While at school, Emmylou discovered that she wanted to pursue a career in music, not drama, so she dropped out of school and moved to New York City. Harris did not have much luck in New York, so she moved to Nashville, where she was also unsuccessful, and then back to Washington D.C. In D.C, Harris began singing harmony with Gram Parsons and became more involved in the music industry. After Parsons passed away, Emmylou created her own band, signed with Warner Bros. Reprise Records, and her career took off.

MUSIC CAREER

After signing with Warner Bros. (Reprise Records), Emmylou’s career skyrocketed as she released multiple chart topping albums. Harris’s name was extremely well known and respected in the country music scene during the 1980s, and she established herself as an artist that would continue to release music and stay relevant for multiple decades.  She has won 14 Grammy Awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018, 3 Country Music Association Awards, and 4 American Music Association Awards. Harris is a member of the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame and will most likely be remembered as one of the biggest female country artists of the century.

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