Emmylou Harris Career Facts

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Emmylou Harris is an American singer who has managed to gain worldwide success due to her incredible voice. There are not so many people out there who have the power to move people with the music they create, but fans have always included Emmylou Harris in the category of the best all time musicians. Emmylou Harris was born in April, 1947, in Birmingham, Alabama. The star has been known as a singer, songwriter and music producer.

Emmylou Harris has released numerous albums and very successful songs during her long time career in the music industry and, for her great projects, the singer has also received many awards and various nominations in different award ceremonies. To accomplish her dream of becoming a popular singer, Emmylou Harris decided to drop off college and to move to New York to pursue a musical career. Emmylou Harris recorded her first album in 1970 and “Gilding Bird” turned out to be quite successful. In 1976, Emmylou Harris received her first Award, for best Female Country Vocal Performance, the star also being awarded in the same category three years later, in 1979. Throughout the years, as Emmylou Harris released new songs and more impressive singles, the star has received not less than 12 Grammy Awards, the last Grammy being granted to Emmylou Harris in 2005, when she was awarded for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. In 2001, Emmylou Harris received the Album of the Year Award for her “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”

Thanks to her talent and hard work, Emmylou Harris was introduced to the Country Music Hall of Fame on February 12, 2008. Some of the most successful and appreciated songs to be released by Emmylou Harris include Mister Sandman, Adult Contemporary, Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend, Born to Run, In My Dream and also On the Radio. Emmylou Harris has managed to remain very successful in the music industry for many years and there is no wonder that she has so many fans, and not only in the United States. Still, Emmylou Harris has never limited her projects to music, as she also starred in some movies, proving that she has the needed skills to act and make some great performances.