Emmylou Harris To Be Honored By All-Star Salute

emmylouEmmylou Harris will be honored at an all-star concert in Washington D.C. on Saturday, Jan. 10 at DAR Constitution Hall. On the line up are Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Mavis Staples, Martina McBride, John Hiatt, Lucinda Williams, Trampled By Turtles, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Rodney Crowell, Iron & Wine, Shawn Colvin, Shovels & Rope, Joan Baez, Sara Watkins and The Milk Carton Kids. Harris will take the stage to perform with a number of special guests throughout the night. Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Harris’ 40-year career has led to induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, as well as 13 Grammy wins, including a 2014 Grammy for Best Americana Album with Rodney Crowell.

The Life & Songs of Emmylou Harris: An All-Star Concert Celebration will be filmed and recorded for multi-platform distribution.

Grammy Award-winners Don Was and Buddy Miller will serve as music directors that will lead an all-star band backing the performers. Keith Wortman is the creator and executive producer of the show along with Harris’ manager Ken Levitan. Was and Wortman’s recent work together includes concert events honoring Johnny Cash, Levon Helm and Gregg Allman.

Tickets go on sale at Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. EST via ticketmaster.com. 

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