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    Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell Earn Grammy Award Nomination for "Old Yellow Moon"

    Congratulations to Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell on their nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Americana Album of the Year for Old Yellow Moon. The 12-track duets album, released to critical acclaim earlier this year on Nonesuch Records, is the first official collaboration from the duo since Crowell joined Harris’ Hot Band as guitarist and harmony singer in 1975. Old Yellow Moon has already been 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; it has also landed in the Top Ten of Amazon Customer Favorite Albums of 2013.

    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.

    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.”

    To pick up a copy of Old Yellow Moon, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include a download of the complete album at checkout and are now 35% off the standard retail price (about 20% off the everyday low prices listed on the site) as part of the current Nonesuch Store anniversary sale.

    Harris and Crowell have toured North America and Europe all this year, performing songs from the new album and favorites from throughout their storied careers. The two will perform at a special benefit event for Harris's dog rescue, Bonaparte's Retreat, in Nashville this Saturday, December 14, as well as two sets at the historic Ryman Auditorium for Opry at the Ryman later that night. They resume their US tour in January. For additional details, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell Earn Grammy Award Nomination for "Old Yellow Moon"

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Congratulations to Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell on their nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Americana Album of the Year for Old Yellow Moon. The album, released to critical acclaim earlier this year, is the first official collaboration from the duo since Crowell joined Harris’ Hot Band as guitarist and harmony singer in 1975. Old Yellow Moon has already been named one of the Best Albums of the Year by American Songwriter and Uncut and has landed in the Top Ten of Amazon Customer Favorite Albums of 2013.

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Congratulations to Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell on their nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Americana Album of the Year for Old Yellow Moon. The 12-track duets album, released to critical acclaim earlier this year on Nonesuch Records, is the first official collaboration from the duo since Crowell joined Harris’ Hot Band as guitarist and harmony singer in 1975. Old Yellow Moon has already been 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; it has also landed in the Top Ten of Amazon Customer Favorite Albums of 2013.

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.

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.”

To pick up a copy of Old Yellow Moon, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include a download of the complete album at checkout and are now 35% off the standard retail price (about 20% off the everyday low prices listed on the site) as part of the current Nonesuch Store anniversary sale.

Harris and Crowell have toured North America and Europe all this year, performing songs from the new album and favorites from throughout their storied careers. The two will perform at a special benefit event for Harris's dog rescue, Bonaparte's Retreat, in Nashville this Saturday, December 14, as well as two sets at the historic Ryman Auditorium for Opry at the Ryman later that night. They resume their US tour in January. For additional details, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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