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Emmylou Harris is known as an American country music singer. She is most famous her hits with legends like Bob Dylan and Dolly Parton.

Background and Age

Emmylou Harris was born April 2, 1947, in Birmingham, Alabama. Harris' father was a Marine Corps pilot who went through 16 months as a wartime captive in Korea during the mid 1950s. The family moved a lot, Harris burned through the vast majority of her adolescence in North Carolina. She went to high school in Woodbridge, Virginia, on the edges of Washington, D.C.

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.

Married, Husband and Kids

While performing in Greenwich Village clubs and cafés and waitressing, Harris met songwriter Tom Slocum, whom she married in 1969. Harris recorded her debut presentation album collection, Gliding Bird in 1970 with the music label Jubilee, which declared financial insolvency soon after the collection's release. Soon thereafter, Harris and Slocum moved to Nashville to give their shot the country music scene. The marriage bombed that same year, and Harris moved back to her folks' ranch outside Washington, D.C., with her baby little girl, Hallie.

Harris and her producer, Brian Ahern were married in January 1977, and Ahern would produce the entirety of Harris' next 10 album collections.

Career and Net Worth

Harris framed her very own group, the Angel Band, and signed with Warner Bros./Reprise Records. In Los Angeles with producer Brian Ahern, Harris recorded and released her performance significant label debut, Pieces of the Sky, in 1975. She recorded her subsequent collection, the top-selling Elite Hotel (1976), with another band called the Hot Band, which included two sidemen who played with Elvis Presley. Anchored by the accomplishment of two No. 1 hits, "Together Again", composed by Buck Owens and "Sweet Dreams", composed by Don Gibson, Elite Hotel earned Harris a Grammy Award for Best Country Female Vocal Performance and denoted her leap forward into the top positions of country music performers.

In November 2019, the legendary country music star, Dolly Parton celebrated 50 years of being an official Grand Ole Opry member with "Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Opry," a two-hour TV special broadcasted on NBC. Taped on Oct. 12 at the Opry House outside of downtown Nashville, the exceptional viewing Parton's 50 years as a member of the association featured performances by a couple of country music's best including Emmylou Harris, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, and Margo Price.

Date modified: Jun 21, 2020
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