Emmylou Harris is one of the most popular all time American singers. However, Emmylou Harris has received worldwide recognition also due to her charity projects and her work in promoting feminism in music. Over the years, Emmylou Harris has released an impressive number of songs and albums, winning more than 12 Grammy awards for her high quality music and commitment to only deliver great projects for her fans. And Emmylou Harris surely has numerous fans all around the world.
Emmylou Harris was born on April 2, 1947, in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. The singer began her career in the music industry in 1970. She actually released her first album in 1969, the famous Gliding Bird. In 1975, Emmylou Harris released her second album, Pieces of the Sky. Emmylou Harris’ discography includes the impressive number of 26 studio albums, three live albums, but also 11 compilation albums. The star has also released three video albums. More than 70 singles have been out during the long time singing career of Emmylou Harris. Emmylou Harris has 14 number 1 singles, too. And if one thing is certain, that surely is the fact that Emmylou Harris has an amazing voice. Through her songs, Emmylou Harris has managed to move people, impressing with both her singing skills and the wonderful lyrics.
So, there is no wonder that the star was awarded several times in numerous ceremonies for her incredibly successful projects. Emmylou Harris has received no less than 15 Grammy Awards, 3 Country Music Association Awards and numerous other honors. Only these figures show that Emmylou Harris is one of the most appreciated singers in the United States. Among the honors that the star received throughout the years should be mentioned the Best Country Vocal Performance, Female, the Best Contemporary Folk Album, Album of the Year and also Best Female Country Vocal Performance, all at the Grammy Awards. In 2001, the singer was honored with the Album of the Year Award for her O Brother, Where Art Thou?, at the Country Music Association Awards. She was also inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame, in 2008.