Country music icon Emmylou Harris has had a successful career for over 40 years and still continues to perform. Currently, she is finishing up a fundraising tour for the Jesuit Refuge Service. During her career, she has earned over 10 Grammy Awards and became a member of the Grand Old Opry in 1992. Many artists have been influenced by Emmylou Harris, due to her honest songwriting to her expressive singing style.
To honor the country music star, a diverse group of artists came together to perform some of Emmylou’s most beloved songs. In January of 2015, Lee Ann Womack, Rodney Crowell, Alison Krauss, Martina McBride, and Sheryl Crow were among the long list of artists who performed at the honorary concert in Washington DC’s Constitution Hall. The concert was recorded in both film and audio and made into a CD, featuring the songs written by Emmylou Harris but performed by various artists. As of November 11, 2016, the concert film and audio is now available on CD and DVD!
Enjoy Alison Krauss’ rendition of “Cash on the Barrelhead” below!
Rolling Stone’s Jonathan Bernstein had the following to say about Emmylou Harris’ honorary concert, “The breadth and variety of the evening’s lineup — scrappy and elegant, mainstream and indie, legendary and freshman — reflected the many artistic dividing lines that Harris has straddled throughout her entire career.”
Check out the list of Emmylou Harris songs and the artists who performed them below:
DVD/Blu-Ray Tracks Include:
1. One Of These Days – Buddy Miller
2. Will The Circle Be Unbroken – Mavis Staples
3. Red Dirt Girl – Shawn Colvin
4. Michelangelo – The Milk Carton Kids
5. Wheels – Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen
6. Orphan Girl – Holly Williams & Chris Coleman
7. Bluebird Wine – Trampled By Turtles
8. Hickory Wind – Lucinda Williams
9. You’re Still On My Mind – Rodney Crowell
10. Born To Run – Lee Ann Womack
11. When We’re Gone, Long Gone – John Starling & Emmylou Harris
12. Blackhawk – Daniel Lanois & Emmylou Harris
13. Wrecking Ball – Iron & Wine, Daniel Lanois
14. Leaving Louisiana In The Broad Daylight – Shovels & Rope
15. All The Roadrunning – Mary Chapin Carpenter, Vince Gill
16. The Pearl – Conor Oberst, Shawn Colvin, Patty Griffin
17. When I Stop Dreaming – Martina McBride
18. Prayer In Open D – Patty Griffin
19. Pancho And Lefty – Steve Earle, Lee Ann Womack, Herb Pedersen
20. Together Again – Vince Gill
21. Two More Bottles of Wine – Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill
22. Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again) – Kris Kristofferson
23. Till I Gain Control Again – Alison Krauss
24. Cash On The Barrelhead – Alison Krauss
25. Boulder To Birmingham – Emmylou Harris (with Full Ensemble)
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