58th Annual GRAMMY Awards
Best Americana Album
The Traveling Kind
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"I'm blessed to be able to work at something that I'm good at, and that I love. It's not something I take for granted."
- Born April 2, 1947, in Birmingham, Alabama
- Emmylou Harris' major label debut, Pieces Of The Sky, was released in 1975. It included the song "If I Could Only Win Your Love," which reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. The album was eventually certified gold.
- The singer earned her first career GRAMMY win for 1976 for Best Country Vocal Performance, Female for "Elite Hotel." Among other GRAMMYs, Harris also won Album Of The Year for 2001 for her contributions to the soundtrack for the film O Brother, Where Art Thou? She made her GRAMMY stage debut at the 44th GRAMMY Awards in 2002 performing an excerpt from the film's soundtrack with Alison Krauss and Gillian Welch.
- Harris was her high school's valedictorian, graduating with a 4.0 GPA and winning a drama scholarship to the University of North Carolina.
- Harris performed Bruce Springsteen's "My Hometown" at the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute to Springsteen.
- Harris founded Bonaparte's Retreat, which rescues dogs at Metro Nashville Animal Care and Control, in 2004. Since 1999, she has helped organize the Concerts for a Landmine Free World.