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 3 November 2008
The View Presents. Emmylou Harris

Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Emmylou Harris was a straight A's student who took an interest in folk music and wanted to be Joan Baez. But thanks to an encounter with one Gram Parsons she ended up immersed in country music and now in her sixth decade she is one of the true legends of the genre. From singing with Parsons on his two solo records and her own solo debut 'Pieces of the Sky' in 1975, the songs have kept on coming. With albums like 'Elite Hotel', 'Wrecking Ball' and now the latest release 'All I Intended to Be', Emmylou Harris has remained at the very top table and earlier this year in Nashville she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. John Kelly met her recently to talk music, Parsons, Dylan, finding the right song and growing old extremely gracefully.


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