Emmylou Harris
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"Emmylou Harris" is an American singer and songwriter. She has released many popular albums and singles over the course of her career, and has now won 13 Grammy award/Grammys – as of 2014 – as well as numerous other awards.

Her work and recordings include work as a solo artist, bandleader, an interpreter of other composers' works and as a singer-songwriter, and a backing vocalist and duet partner. She has worked with numerous leading artists including Gram Parsons, John Denver, Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, Roy Orbison, The Band, Mark Knopfler, Delbert McClinton, Guy Clark, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Bright Eyes (band)/Bright Eyes, Rodney Crowell, John Prine, Neil Young, and Steve Earle.

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As citizens we have to be more thoughtful and more educated and more informed. I turn on the TV and I see these grown people screaming at each other, and I think, well, if we don't get our civility back, we're in trouble.

With the Constitution they set something in motion that is a pretty extraordinary document and a recipe for the way you would want people to live.

Red Dirt Girl .

In a town of writers, he really is our poet laureate.

I called Linda and told her that Dolly was coming over. This one evening, there was no particular reason for it.

[Sitting on a sofa in Harris' living room, they started singing.] What you do when you're singers, ... you tend to sing, which happens very casually.

He's my man and I've been doing him wrong/And I'm praying for the strength not to carry on.

I just adore him, ... He follows his heart. He must be pretty smart in business. He loves his life and that's a wonderful thing to see. So many people are the beneficiaries of his passion, his love for this music. I don't think there's another festival like this in the world.

The crazy thing is that, if you add up the actual recording time, it was less than two weeks. But Mark was so busy that I got the tracks he mixed two at a time over a period of years. It was frustrating, because I had rough mixes of all these great songs, and he'd be like: 'Don't play them to a soul until they're finished!' I was a good girl scout, though.