Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
‘There are legendary country singers, and then there’s Emmylou: a breathtaking pinnacle of poise and elegance, and an artist who continues to innovate with every new release.’ Time Out New York
A 12-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Harris’ contribution as a singer and songwriter spans 40 years. She has recorded more than 25 albums and has lent her talents to countless fellow artists’ recordings. In recognition of her remarkable career, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.
Crowell is a multi-Grammy-award winner whose songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Norah Jones, Etta James and Grateful Dead among others. His 1988 breakthrough Diamonds and Dirt, generated five #1 singles and a Grammy Award for the song “After All This Time.” His critically acclaimed works The Houston Kid, Fate’s Right Hand, The Outsider and Sex and Gasoline were followed by the 2010 release of his memoir, Chinaberry Sidewalks. Earlier this year, Crowell released KIN: Songs By Mary Karr and Rodney Crowell. The album made its debut at #1 on the Americana and Country Rock album chart and spent 3 weeks at #1 on the Americana album chart. His honors also include an ASCAP Lifetime Achievement Award and membership of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Old Yellow Moon, a new collaborative album from Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, will be released Friday March 1st on Nonesuch Records. The 12-track duets album 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 celebration of the album, the duo will embark on a series of tour dates this spring. More details will be announced shortly. Old Yellow Moon may be pre-ordered now at nonesuch.com and comes with a limited-edition autographed print of the artists along with an instant download of ‘Hanging Up My Heart’.
Produced by Brian Ahern (Johnny Cash, George Jones, Roy Orbison), Old Yellow Moon is the first official collaboration from the duo since Crowell joined Harris’ Hot Band as guitarist and harmony singer in 1975. 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.
PRODUCED BY BRIAN AHERN, ALBUM FEATURES STUART DUNCAN,
VINCE GILL & BILL PAYNE