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Emmylou Harris is a singer, songwriter, and musician. She is divorced.

Relationship Facts of Emmylou Harris

Emmylou Harris is having an affair.
Her sexual orientation is straight.

Is Emmylou Harris Dating someone?

Currently, Emmylou has been in a relationship with Gram Parsons.

Marital Timeline

Emmylou Harris was married to Tom Slocum in 1969 and the pair got divorced in 1970.

They together had one child named Mika Hallie Slocum who was born on March 15, 1970.

Then, she was married to Brian Ahern in 1977 and the couple got divorced in 1984.

They together had one child named Mega T. Ahern who was born on  September 9, 1979, in Burbank, California.

After that, she was married to Paul Kennerley in 1985 and the pair got separated in 1993.

Relationship Timeline

Relationship TypeTotalTime Duration
Married39 years

Relationship History With?

  • Paul Kennerley (1985 – 1993)
  • Brian Ahern (1977 – 1984)
  • Tom Slocum (1969 – 1970)
  • Gram Parsons

Who is Emmylou Harris?

Emmylou Harris is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. She has worked with numerous artists.

She works as a solo artist, a bandleader, an interpreter of other composers’ works, and a backing vocalist and duet partner.

Who are the parents of Emmylou Harris?

Emmylou Harris is 76 years old. She was born on April 2, 1947, in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.

Her father’s name is Walter Harris who was a Marine Corps officer and her mother’s name is Eugenia Harris who was a wartime military wife.

She belongs to the American nationality and her ethnicity is unknown. There is no information about her siblings.

Emmylou Harris graduated from Gar-Field Senior High School as class valedictorian. She won a drama scholarship to the UNCG School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Emmylou Harris: Professional Life, Career

In 1969, Emmylou Harris released her debut album Gliding Bird. She joined Gerry Mule and Tom Guidera to perform as a trio, after the release.

She was discovered by Chris Hilman of Flying Burrito Brothers who also recommended her to Parson then in need of a female vocalist to feature on his solo album later in 1971.

Furthermore, Harris joined Parson’s Fallen Angles in 1973. Harris collaborated with Parson on his Grievous which was released after his death from an overdose of alcohol and drug intake in 1974.

Emmylou Harris’s season with Parson was also included in his Sleepless Night album in 1976.

Harris released her debut label album, Pieces of the Sky, produced by Brian Ahern, under Reprise Records in 1975.

Moreover, the album had some covers of the Beatles became a hit and success, and featured Bluebird Wine. Emmylou formed the Hot Band as suggested by the Executives of Warner Bros.

Records to enable the label to record her. The band consists of six members.

In December 1975, she released the album Elite Hotel with songs like One of These Days, Till I Gain Control Again” and  Sin City.

Career from 1976

It was placed as the number-one country album and won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance, Female in 1976. Emmylou Harris was featured on albums by artists like Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Guy Clark.

In 1977, she released Luxury Liner which became one of her best. Harris released three studio albums, Blue Kentucky Girl, Beneath Still Waters, and Light of the Stable a Christmas album in 1979.

Where she recorded White Shoes in 1983, Emmylou moved to Nashville, in 1982. In 1985, she also released albums like The Ballad of Sally Rose.

Emmylou Harris then collaborated with Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt after a previously failed attempt to release the Trio disc.

This album won the Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Other albums released by Harris include Angel Band, 1987, and Bluebird, 1989.

Awards, Nominations

This singer Emmylou Harris has won several awards including 13 Grammys. She has always won three CMA Awards, five International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, and four Americana Music Honors & Awards.

Harris is a member of the Grand Ole Opry and has been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame 2008, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2009, and has an honorary doctorate of music from Berklee College of Music, 2009.

Harris was honored with a tribute concert The Life & Songs of Emmylou Harris in 2016.

How much is the net worth of Emmylou Harris?

Emmylou Harris has an estimated net worth of $15 million as of 2023. Her wealth stems mostly from her work in singing.

Rumors, Controversy

She has not been part of any rumors as well as any controversy.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Emmylou Harris has gray hair and blue eye color. She is 5 feet 5 inches tall and has a decent weight.

Currently, there is no information regarding her body measurements.

Social Media

Harris is active on social media. Emmylou Harris has got around 55.5k followers on Twitter and more than 355,648 followers on Facebook. Harris is not active on Instagram.


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