How much is Emmylou Harris worth?

Net Worth:$16 Million
Profession:Professional Singer
Date of Birth:April 2, 1947
Country:United States of America
1.65 m

“I discovered country music relatively late in life. When I really discovered George Jones and The Louvin Brothers, I thought, ‘This music is so great.’ I felt there must be a lot of other people out there like me who hadn’t heard them on the radio and were missing out on this treasure of incredibly stunning, moving, beautiful music.” — Emmylou Harris

Who Is Emmylou Harris

Emmylou Harris was born April 2, 1947 in Birmingham, Ala and raised in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Her father Walter, a decorated marine pilot who spent 16 months in a Korean POW camp, passed away in 1993 and her mother Eugenia, was a homemaker.

Emmylou claims Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and Buck Owens as influences, but says specifically about Gram Parsons; “I’ve always tried to celebrate and promote Gram’s music, and if I have any kind of influence on anybody, it’s because of the influence Gram had on me.”

Country Music Hall of Famer Emmylou Harris has a net worth of $16 million dollars, as of 2020. As a singer, songwriter, and musician Emmylou has racked up fourteen Grammy awards, the Polar Music Prize, and is considered one of the greatest country artists of all time.

Alternative Country

Aesthetically, Emmylou Harris’ work straddles the fence somewhere between Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash. Other folks she could be compared to are June Carter, Lucinda Williams, Gillian Welch, Patsy Cline, and Townes Van Zandt.

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Emmylou Harris was born in April, 1947 in Birmingham, Alabama. After graduating high school as the valedictorian, she received a scholarship for drama to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

While in North Carolina, she began to seriously study music, and was influenced heavily by Joan Baez and Bob Dylan. She released her first record Gliding Bird in 1969. Soon afterward, she moved back with her parents in Washington, D.C.

Three years later, she was introduced to Gram Parsons by her friend Chris Hillman (formerly of the Byrds). Emmylou began touring and recording as a backup singer for Parsons until his death in 1973.

Her next solo release was in 1976 with Elite Hotel, and for the next several years, she was able to enjoy crossover success as her Country music records were appreciated by Rock fans as well.

Since then, Emmylou has released 24 more recordings, and has become one of the most revered and prolific artists in what has come to be known as Alternative Country.

Since 1999, Emmylou Harris has been organizing benefit concerts to raise money for the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation’s effort to provide aide to innocent victims of wars around the world.


High school: graduated from Garfield High School in Alexandria, Va., in 1965 High school activities: cheerleader, saxophone player in the marching band and class valedictorian. “I was a 16-year-old WASP wanting to quit school and become Woody Guthrie.” College: attended University of North Carolina at Greensboro on a drama scholarship, and Boston University

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Grammys: 11, including Female Vocalist in 1976, 1979, and 1984. Duo or Group with Vocals 1980, 1987, and 1992. Best Contemporary Folk Album in 1995 and 2000. Best Country Collaboration with vocals in 1998, 1999, and Album of the Year in 2000 for her part of the “O Brother Where Art Thou” soundtrack.
CMA awards: Female Vocalist (1980), Vocal Event (with Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt, 1988)
ACM awards: Album of the Year for Trio (with Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt, 1987)

Gold and Platinum:

Gold albums: Pieces Of The Sky (1975), Elite Hotel (1976), Luxury Liner (1977), Quarter Moon In A Ten Cent Town (1978), Profile: Best Of Emmylou Harris (1978), Blue Kentucky Girl (1979), Roses In The Snow (1980), Evangeline (1981)
Platinum album: Trio (with Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt, 1987)

Chart highlights:

First Top 10 single: “If I Could Only Win Your Love” (No. 4, 1975)
Top 10 Country singles: 27
First No. 1 single: “Together Again.”


  • Pieces of the Sky
  • Elite Hotel
  • Luxury Liner
  • Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town
  • Profile
  • Blue Kentucky Girl
  • Light of the Stable
  • Roses in the Snow
  • Evangeline
  • Cimarron
  • Last Date
  • White Shoes
  • Profile II
  • The Ballad of Sally Rose
  • Thirteen
  • Angel Band
  • Trio (with Linda Ronstadt and Dolly Parton)
  • Duets
  • Bluebird
  • Brand New Dance
  • At the Ryman
  • Cowgirl’s Prayer
  • Songs of the West
  • Wrecking Ball
  • Portraits (Box)
  • Spyboy
  • Trio II (with Linda Ronstadt and Dolly Parton)
  • Western Wall: The Tucson Sessions
  • Red Dirt Girl
  • Stumble Into Grace
  • Heartaches and Highways – The Very Best of Emmylou Harris
  • All The Roadrunning (with Mark Knopfler)

She is a soprano and has daughters Mika Hallie (born March 15, 1970), and Meghann Ahern (born Sept. 9, 1979) where they live together in Nashville.

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On letting her hair go gray: “If it encourages other women to say, ‘I can do that too,’ that’s great. We earned those gray hairs!” — Emmylou Harris

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