Emmylou Harris is an American country music star. She released her first record “Gliding Bird” in 1969. Soon afterward, she moved back with her parents in Washington, D.C.
Three years later, she was introduced to Gram Parsons and began touring and recording as a backup singer for Parsons until his death in 1973. Her next solo release was in 1976 with “Elite Hotel”, and for the next several years, she was able to enjoy crossover success as her Country music records were appreciated by Rock fans as well.
Since then, Emmylou has released 24 more recordings, and has become one of the most revered and prolific artists in what has come to be known as Alternative Country.
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