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Emmylou Harris

  • Hit songs include "If I Could Only Win Your Love," "Together Again," "Sweet Dreams," and "Making Believe"
  • Member of the Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame
  • 13 Grammy Awards and numerous CMA, ACM, IBMA, Americana, and Billboard Awards

Thirteen-time Grammy Award winner and Billboard Century Award recipient Emmylou Harris has been admired for her talent as a musician and singer since her major label debut in 1975 with "Pieces of the Sky." But it was with her 2000 album, Red Dirt Girl, that she revealed her gift for songwriting. Continuing the trend with her September 2003 album, Stumble Into Grace, Emmylou wrote ten of the album's eleven tracks. Though Emmylou is one of the most admired and influential women in contemporary country music, her scope extends far beyond that. She has recorded with such diverse artists as Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Ryan Adams, Beck, Elvis Costello, Johnny Cash, Lucinda Williams, Tammy Wynette, Sheryl Crow, Lyle Lovett, Roy Orbison, The Band, Willie Nelson, and George Jones. With her crystalline voice and her restless creative spirit, Emmylou has been a part of many musical genres over the years, from bluegrass and traditional folk to contemporary folk and rock.

A longtime social activist, Harris has lent her voice to many causes. She is active in cultural preservation issues, notably the Country Music Foundation and the Grand Ole Opry. As an animal rights activist, a dog foster mother running a rescue facility (Bonaparte's Retreat) and the owner of several dogs and cats, Emmylou also supports her local humane shelters, the Humane Society of the United States, the Humane Association and PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). Since 1997 she has been the most visible spokesperson for Concerts for a Landmine Free World, drawing public attention and notable musicians to the cause.


Inducted to the Music City Walk of Fame on April 22, 2007.