Late Show: Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell Old Yellow Moon Performance

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Late Show: Emmylou Harris Career

Emmylou Harris is a one of the most well-known country singers in the world. She has won 12 Grammy Awards, along with countless other awards, she has worked with some of the most influential singers and songwriters in the world, from Neil Young to Bob Dylan to Dolly Parton and she has worked with countless organizations to help promote feminism in music and to push for more animal rights.

Yet the most astonishing aspect about Emmylou Harris is her ability to stay relevant in music. She won her first Grammy Award in 1976 for the Best Country Vocal Performance and she won her second most recent Grammy Award in 2001 with the Best Album of the Year, O Brother Where Art Thou?

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Late Show: Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell Old Yellow Moon Performance

David Letterman is inviting country singers Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell on the Late Show to perform a song from their new album Old Yellow Moon. (chris87 / Shutterstock.com)

For her newest venture in music, Harris teamed up with Rodney Crowell, former member of her Hot Band.

Late Show: Rodney Crowell Career

Rodney Crowell is also a Grammy Award-winning musician who has had a 40 year career in country music. At the early age of seven, Crowell said he began playing drums in his father’s semi-professional bands at different honky tonks around his Texas home. But it wasn’t until about 30 years later that Crowell had mainstream success with his album Diamonds & Dirt, an album that produced five number one singles in a row between 1988 and 1989.

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Late Show: Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell Performance

These two country music stars have teamed up again to produce an entire album of completely original material with some covers from their first days recording together. Old Yellow Moon is the product of their recording efforts and critics agree although it took nearly 40 years for these two musicians to make an album together, it was worth the wait.

Even though Harris and Crowell have been singing backup and playing guitar in each other’s bands since 1975, the timing was never right for the two of them to make an album until now. They even recorded the song “Bluebird Wine,” the first song the two of them worked together on in 1975.

Are you looking forward to purchasing the album? Or are you not a big fan of Emmylou Harris? Let us know in the comments below.

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