Emmylou Harris brings "Hard Bargain" back to North America
Twelve-time Grammy Award winner Emmylou Harris will tour North America this spring, summer and beyond in continued support of her newest release, "Hard Bargain."
First up on the itinerary for the legendary country star is a May 11 stop in Nashville with Blackhawk, Carrie Elkin and Danny Schmidt for the annual "Something to Smile About" concert benefitting the Interfaith Denali Clinic, which helps low-income, uninsured families and the elderly. After a short break, Harris will continue on to play festivals, concert halls and amphitheaters scattered throughout the U.S. and Canada. Highlights of the run include a June performance with Steve Martin and Arlo Guthrie at the Red Rocks Amphitheater near Denver, and an August appearance at the Regina Folk Festival in Saskatchewan.
"Hard Bargain" was recorded in just four weeks last year in a Nashville home studio, with only producer Jay Joyce and multi-instrumentalist Giles Reaves on hand to help. The 11-track album, co-written by Harris and Oscar-winning composer Will Jennings, took the No. 3 spot on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, her highest debut since her 1980 bluegrass album, "Roses in the Snow."
Harris first appeared on the country charts in 1975. Over the years she has produced 21 Top 10 singles, including five No. 1 hits. Harris was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008. She recently celebrated her 20th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member, and, along with Billy Sherrill, Ricky Skaggs and Dwight Yoakam, was awarded the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award from the Academy of Country Music honoring pioneers in the country music genre.
11 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium (w/ Blackhawk and Carrie Elkin and Danny Schmidt)
1 - New Braunfels, TX - Gruene Hall
15 - Toronto, Canada - Luminato Festival @ Massey Hall
26 - Fish Creek, WI - Door Community Auditorium
27 - Bayfield, WI - Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua
28 - Apple Valley, MN - Minneapolis Zoo Amphitheater
29 - Grand Rapids, MI - Meijer Gardens
7 - Courtenay, British Columbia - Vancouver Island Musicfest
18 - Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater (w/ Steve Martin & Arlo Guthrie)
25 - Eugene, OR - Cuthbert Amphitheater
26 - Troutdale, OR - McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater (Co-Headline w/ Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers)
28 - White Sulphur Springs, MT - Red Ants Pants Festival
12 - Regina, Saskatchewan - Regina Folk Festival
22 - Memphis, TN - Overton Park
12 - Goshen, IN - Goshen College