Emmylou Harris Interesting Facts

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Emmylou Harris is one of the most famous singers and songwriters in the world. Age 64, Emmylou Harris still knows how to rock the stage and to give extraordinary performances. Throughout the years, Emmylou Harris has released no less than 26 studio albums, not to mention 3 more live albums and 11 compilations. Who does not know the singles Two More Bottles of Wine, I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight, or Blue Kentucky Girl? Even though her career was always on the spotlight, there are still plenty of interesting things worth knowing about Emmylou Harris. For starters, Emmylou Harris was also successful as an actress, as she starred in movies like Brockeback Mountain, The Last Waltz, Planes, Trains & Automobiles and Casino.

While Emmylou Harris is an international star, she was always concerned with her studies. No wonder, thus, that Emmylou Harris was the class valedictorian in high school, which won her a drama scholarship. Emmylou Harris was spotted in a coffee-house in Washington, by then already famous Chris Hillman. Then, few people know that Emmylou Harris is an avid animal lover. This is why she chose to become a vegetarian and to highly support PETA, by fighting for animal rights. Looking back to her personal life, Emmylou Harris is proud to say that she gets along just fine with her ex-husbands, Paul Kennerley, Brian Ahern and Tom Slocum. After all, the last two gave her two children: Mika Hallie Slocum and Meghann Ahern.

Emmylou Harris has an amazing award-winning career. She has won no less than 12 Grammy awards. The VH1 magazine ranked Emmylou Harris as one of the 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll. Throughout the years, Emmylou Harris worked with numerous artists, including Linda Ronstadt, Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton, Guy Clark, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Willie Nelson and Gram Parsons. Emmylou Harris is, without a doubt, one of the century’s country music icons, and hopefully, we will be hearing about her for a long time.