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Video: Emmylou Harris Interview Series (1 of 5), "Shores of White Sand"

Today, the Nonesuch Journal launches a week-long series of video interviews with Emmylou Harris, leading up to next week's release of her third solo record on Nonesuch, All I Intended to Be. Over the course of these five episodes, the singer/songwriter discusses the making of the new album and her relationship to its songs. The album, produced by Brian Ahern, is due out on June 10 and is available for pre-order now in the Nonesuch Store or through the link at the bottom of this entry.

In this initial episode, Emmylou shares the story behind the disc's opening track, "Shores of White Sand," the song that first inspired her to record the new album. The song, written by Jack Wesley Routh, is one that Emmylou says she has admired since the early 1980s, when it was first recorded by Karen Brooks. Here Emmylou explains the inextricable link between her own version and the original, and to the late drummer Keith Knudsen, in whose memory it is dedicated.

Check in tomorrow for episode two, "All That You Have Is Your Soul."


Click here to pre-order Emmylou Harris's All I Intended to Be CD now for only $16 and download the album MP3s at no extra charge on release day, June 10.