How much is Emmylou Harris worth?
|Net Worth:||$16 Million|
|Date of Birth:||April 2, 1947|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Emmylou Harris
Emmylou Harris, an American singer, songwriter, and musician, was born in Alabama on April 2, 1947, and her estimated net worth is $16 million. Harris grew up in the Washington, DC, suburbs. Her mother Eugenia worked as a housewife, and her father Walter was a decorated marine pilot who spent 16 months in a Korean POW camp. Walter passed away in 1993. Despite citing Buck Owens, Joan Baez, and Bob Dylan as influences, Emmylou claims that Gram Parsons had the biggest impact on her. “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.”
“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
Harris is a soprano who resides with her daughters in Nashville. Mika Hallie was born on March 15, 1970, and Meghann Ahern was born on September 9, 1979.
Emmylou Harris’ music has a style that falls halfway between that of Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton. June Carter, Lucinda Williams, Gillian Welch, Patsy Cline, and Townes Van Zandt are some other people to whom she may be likened.
In Birmingham, Alabama, on April 1, 1947, Emmylou Harris was born. She won a theatre scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill after graduating high school as the valedictorian.
She started studying music seriously while living in North Carolina and was greatly influenced by Joan Baez and Bob Dylan. In 1969, she issued her debut album, Gliding Bird. She soon relocated back to her parents’ apartment in Washington, D.C.
Three years later, her friend Chris Hillman introduced her to Gram Parsons (formerly of the Byrds). Up until Parsons’ passing in 1973, Emmylou accompanied Parsons on tour and in the studio.
She had her next solo album, Elite Hotel, in 1976, and for the following several years, she was able to have crossover success because Rock listeners also enjoyed her Country music records.
Emmylou has since recorded 24 additional recordings, making her one of the most well-known and prolific musicians in the genre that has come to be known as Alternative Country.
Emmylou Harris has been planning benefit performances since 1999 to collect money for the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation’s mission to aid innocent war victims all around the world.
For summer 2010 performances at Lilith Fair, Harris reunited with the Red Dirt Boys—Madeira, Owings, Donohue, and Simpkins. 2011’s Tavis Smiley episode featured an interview with Harris. In the same year, Harris released a cover of the song “To Ohio” with the American indie folk group “The Low Anthem.”
The Life & Songs of Emmylou Harris, a tribute concert, was held in Harris’ honor in 2016. Rodney Crowell, Buddy Miller, Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams, Alison Krauss, Lee Ann Womack, Martina McBride, Vince Gill, and Sheryl Crow are some of Harris’ closest friends and collaborators.
At the 2019 Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum Concert and Induction Ceremony, Harris performed. Emmylou Harris’ net worth is projected to be $16 million as of 2023.
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
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 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)
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.”