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Emmylou Harris Celebrates 20th Anniversary As Grand Ole Opry Member with Concert at the Ryman

  • Friday, January 20, 2012
    Emmylou Harris Celebrates 20th Anniversary As Grand Ole Opry Member with Concert at the Ryman

    Emmylou Harris will be honored by the Grand Ole Opry on the occasion of her 20th anniversary as an Opry member this Saturday at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The Country Music Hall of Fame member was inducted into the Opry on January 25, 1992. Her 20-year milestone will be celebrated with performances by the honoree, fellow 20-year Opry veteran Vince Gill, Rodney Crowell, Buddy Miller, Shawn Colvin (making her Opry debut), and more.

    “Emmylou is treasured not just by all of us at the Grand Ole Opry, but also by fans around the world,” said Pete Fisher, Opry vice president and general manager. She’s shared so many great musical moments with us over the past 20 years, singing with and introducing us to some of her favorite musical collaborators. We’re excited to celebrate her Opry anniversary at the Ryman, a stage on which she’s displayed such incredible artistry through the years.”

    You can read about Harris's history with the Ryman and the Grand Ole Opry in The Tennessean at tennessean.com.

    Harris's latest Nonesuch album, Hard Bargain, has been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Americana Album and was named one of the Top 100 Albums of the Year by NPR music listeners. To pick up a copy, head to the Nonesuch Store, where orders include high-quality, 320 kbps MP3s of the album at checkout.

on January 20, 2012 - 4:28pm
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Emmylou Harris will be honored by the Grand Ole Opry on the occasion of her 20th anniversary as an Opry member this Saturday at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Her 20-year milestone will be celebrated with performances by the honoree, Vince Gill, Rodney Crowell, Buddy Miller, Shawn Colvin (making her Opry debut), and more.

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Emmylou Harris will be honored by the Grand Ole Opry on the occasion of her 20th anniversary as an Opry member this Saturday at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The Country Music Hall of Fame member was inducted into the Opry on January 25, 1992. Her 20-year milestone will be celebrated with performances by the honoree, fellow 20-year Opry veteran Vince Gill, Rodney Crowell, Buddy Miller, Shawn Colvin (making her Opry debut), and more.

“Emmylou is treasured not just by all of us at the Grand Ole Opry, but also by fans around the world,” said Pete Fisher, Opry vice president and general manager. She’s shared so many great musical moments with us over the past 20 years, singing with and introducing us to some of her favorite musical collaborators. We’re excited to celebrate her Opry anniversary at the Ryman, a stage on which she’s displayed such incredible artistry through the years.”

You can read about Harris's history with the Ryman and the Grand Ole Opry in The Tennessean at tennessean.com.

Harris's latest Nonesuch album, Hard Bargain, has been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Americana Album and was named one of the Top 100 Albums of the Year by NPR music listeners. To pick up a copy, head to the Nonesuch Store, where orders include high-quality, 320 kbps MP3s of the album at checkout.

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Emmylou Harris 2011 h by Jack Spencer

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