Emmylou Harris is an American singer-songwriter.
In 1979 Emmylou Harris switched record labels, moving from Reprise to Warner Brothers. Her first album on her new label was Blue Kentucky Girl, which saw her focus on a traditional country sound, including covers of songs originally by Loretta Lynn, The Louvin Brothers, The Foggy Mountain Boys and Diana Trask. There was also a cover of "Hickory Wind", by her old musical partner Gram Parsons, and a countrified rendition of The Drifters' 1960 hit "Save The Last Dance For Me". The album featured several duets and collaborations - one with Don Everly, one with Tanya Tucker, one with Sharon & Cheryl White, and featuring with both Linda Ronstadt and Dolly Parton. Harris, Ronstadt and Parton had attempted to record an album together as a trio but didn't quite manage it, though songs from the sessions would appear on all three artists' records over the years. They did eventually manage to record the Trio album in 1987.
The album proved to be a big success, generating three hit singles on the country chart. The title track got to #6, "Save The Last Dance For Me" go to #4, and "Beneath Still Waters" gave her a fourth #1 country hit.
Quarter Moon In A Ten Cent Town (1978) <|> Roses In The Snow (1980)
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