"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 GRAMMYs 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.


Emmylou Harris

"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 GRAMMYs 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.


GRAMMY Award Results for Emmylou Harris

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Nominations
Best American Roots Song
The Traveling Kind
Best Americana Album
The Traveling Kind
 
Wins
Best Americana Album
Old Yellow Moon
 
Nominations
Best Americana Album
Hard Bargain
 
Nominations
Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album
All I Intended To Be
 
Nominations
Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album
All The Roadrunning
 
Wins
Best Female Country Vocal Performance
The Connection
Nominations
Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
Shelter From The Storm
 
Nominations
Best Contemporary Folk Album
Stumble Into Grace
 
Nominations
Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
Flesh And Blood
 
Wins
Album Of The Year
O Brother, Where Art Thou? - Soundtrack
Nominations
Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
Didn't Leave Nobody But The Baby
 
Wins
Best Contemporary Folk Album
Red Dirt Girl
 
Wins
Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
After The Gold Rush
Nominations
Best Female Country Vocal Performance
Ordinary Heart (Track)
Best Country Album
Trio II (Album)
Best Contemporary Folk Album
Western Wall - The Tucson Sessions (Album)
 
Wins
Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
Same Old Train
Nominations
Best Female Country Vocal Performance
Love Still Remains (Track)
Best Contemporary Folk Album
Spyboy (Album)
 
Wins
Best Contemporary Folk Album
Wrecking Ball
 
Nominations
Best Country Vocal Performance, Female
High Powered Love (Track)
 
Wins
Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Emmylou Harris & The Nash Ramblers At The Ryman
Nominations
Best Country Instrumental Performance
Scotland (Track)
 
Nominations
Best Country Vocal Performance, Female
Bluebird (Album)
Best Country Vocal Collaboration
Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Track)
 
Nominations
Best Country Vocal Performance, Female
Back In Baby's Arms (Track)
Best Country Vocal Collaboration
We Believe In Happy Endings (Track)
 
Wins
Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Trio
Nominations
Album Of The Year
Trio (Album)
Best Country Vocal Performance, Female
Angel Band (Album)
Best Country Vocal Performance, Duet
You Are (Track)
 
Nominations
Best Country Vocal Performance, Female
Today I Started Loving You Again (Single)
 
Nominations
Best Country Vocal Performance, Female
The Ballad Of Sally Rose (Album)
 
Wins
Best Country Vocal Performance, Female
In My Dreams
 
Nominations
Best Country Vocal Performance, Female
Last Date (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Country Vocal Performance, Female
Cimarron (Album)
Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Love Hurts (Track)
 
Nominations
Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
If I Needed You (Single)
 
Wins
Best Country Performance Duo Or Group
That Lovin' You Feelin' Again
Nominations
Best Country Vocal Performance, Female
Roses In The Snow (Album)
 
Wins
Best Country Vocal Performance, Female
Blue Kentucky Girl
 
Nominations
Best Country Vocal Performance, Female
Quarter Moon In A Ten Cent Town (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Country Vocal Performance, Female
Making Believe (Single)
 
Wins
Best Country Vocal Performance, Female
Elite Hotel
Nominations
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female
Here, There And Everywhere (Track)
 
Nominations
Best Country Vocal Performance, Female
If I Could Only Win Your Love (Single)

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