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Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell's "Old Yellow Moon" Wins Grammy Award for Best Americana Album

  • Monday, January 27, 2014
    Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell's "Old Yellow Moon" Wins Grammy Award for Best Americana Album

    Congratulations to Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, winners of the Grammy Award for Best Americana Album of the Year for their album Old Yellow Moon. Crowell accepted the award on behalf of the artists in yesterday's pre-telecast ceremony at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Watch his thoughtful backstage thank you message here:

    Old Yellow Moon, released to critical acclaim last year on Nonesuch Records, is the first official collaboration from the duo since Crowell joined Harris’s Hot Band as guitarist and harmony singer in 1975. The 12-track duets album was also named one of the Best Albums of the Year by American Songwriter and Uncut and one of the Best Americana Albums of the Year by Mojo.

    Produced by Brian Ahern, Old Yellow Moon features four songs written by Crowell as well as interpretations of songs such as Hank DeVito’s “Hanging Up My Heart,” Roger Miller’s “Invitation to the Blues,” and Allen Reynolds’ “Dreaming My Dreams,” among others. In addition to Harris and Crowell, the album features world-renowned musicians including Stuart Duncan, Vince Gill, and Bill Payne, as well as members of the original Hot Band.

    Hear Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell perform Hank DeVito's "Hanging Up My Heart," off of their Grammy Award-winning album Old Yellow Moon:

    Harris says of the collaboration, “I first heard Rodney on a demo tape in 1974 and knew immediately from his voice and lyrics he had the right stuff. We met soon after, becoming band-mates in the Hot Band and starting a friendship that has continued and grown over the years. I always hoped we would someday do this record, and now I can finally cross it off my bucket list!”

    Crowell adds, “The record’s overall tone calls to mind that Southern California blend of country music and rock and roll pioneered by Linda Ronstadt, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Gram Parsons and, of course, Emmylou and The Hot Band.”

    Harris and Crowell resume their US tour in North Charleston, South Carolina, this Friday. For all the tour details and tickets, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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    Congratulations also go to David Frost, who received the Grammy Award for Classical Producer of the Year, in part for producing Home Stretch, the latest album from composer/pianist Timo Andres. Home Stretch pairs the newly composed title work with two reinventions of works by musical heroes in Mozart "Coronation" Concerto Re-Composition, described by The New Yorker's Alex Ross as "mesmerizing," and Paraphrase on Themes of Brian Eno. Metropolis Ensemble chamber orchestra performs with the composer on piano. The album, says NPR, offers "thought-provoking glimpses into how the past and the present merge in classical music today." The Chicago Reader says it "bursts with creativity." 

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    To pick up a copy of Old Yellow Moon and Home Stretch, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include a download of the complete album at checkout.

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on January 27, 2014 - 9:56am
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Congratulations to Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, winners of the Grammy Award for Best Americana Album of the Year for their duets album Old Yellow Moon. Crowell accepted the award on behalf of the artists in yesterday's pre-telecast ceremony at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. Watch his backstage thank-you message here. The duo resumes their US tour in South Carolina on Friday. Congratulations also to David Frost, who received the Grammy Award for Classical Producer of the Year for work including composer/pianist Timo Andres's album Home Stretch.

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Congratulations to Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, winners of the Grammy Award for Best Americana Album of the Year for their album Old Yellow Moon. Crowell accepted the award on behalf of the artists in yesterday's pre-telecast ceremony at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Watch his thoughtful backstage thank you message here:

Old Yellow Moon, released to critical acclaim last year on Nonesuch Records, is the first official collaboration from the duo since Crowell joined Harris’s Hot Band as guitarist and harmony singer in 1975. The 12-track duets album was also named one of the Best Albums of the Year by American Songwriter and Uncut and one of the Best Americana Albums of the Year by Mojo.

Produced by Brian Ahern, Old Yellow Moon features four songs written by Crowell as well as interpretations of songs such as Hank DeVito’s “Hanging Up My Heart,” Roger Miller’s “Invitation to the Blues,” and Allen Reynolds’ “Dreaming My Dreams,” among others. In addition to Harris and Crowell, the album features world-renowned musicians including Stuart Duncan, Vince Gill, and Bill Payne, as well as members of the original Hot Band.

Hear Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell perform Hank DeVito's "Hanging Up My Heart," off of their Grammy Award-winning album Old Yellow Moon:

Harris says of the collaboration, “I first heard Rodney on a demo tape in 1974 and knew immediately from his voice and lyrics he had the right stuff. We met soon after, becoming band-mates in the Hot Band and starting a friendship that has continued and grown over the years. I always hoped we would someday do this record, and now I can finally cross it off my bucket list!”

Crowell adds, “The record’s overall tone calls to mind that Southern California blend of country music and rock and roll pioneered by Linda Ronstadt, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Gram Parsons and, of course, Emmylou and The Hot Band.”

Harris and Crowell resume their US tour in North Charleston, South Carolina, this Friday. For all the tour details and tickets, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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Congratulations also go to David Frost, who received the Grammy Award for Classical Producer of the Year, in part for producing Home Stretch, the latest album from composer/pianist Timo Andres. Home Stretch pairs the newly composed title work with two reinventions of works by musical heroes in Mozart "Coronation" Concerto Re-Composition, described by The New Yorker's Alex Ross as "mesmerizing," and Paraphrase on Themes of Brian Eno. Metropolis Ensemble chamber orchestra performs with the composer on piano. The album, says NPR, offers "thought-provoking glimpses into how the past and the present merge in classical music today." The Chicago Reader says it "bursts with creativity." 

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To pick up a copy of Old Yellow Moon and Home Stretch, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include a download of the complete album at checkout.

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