If it were legal and if Emmylou made Christmas compilation CD's to give to friends, this would be her Christmas 2004 CD.
Music - Emmylou's been listening to Steve Earle's The Revolution Starts Now, kd lang's Hymns from the 49th Parallel, Ray LaMontagne
Movies - - Finding Neverland
Sessions- Recent and upcoming -Gove Scrivenor, Kenny Edwards, Rodney Crowell, John Starling
Emmylou and Jill Cuniff's song, Cabaret is featured in the movie, "Because of Winn-Dixie, due in theaters February 15.
The Governor General's Award show will be telecast at some point in which Emmylou sang "Love Is."
Emmylou and the McGarrigles will be getting together in February to start the beginning stages of Emmy's next record.
Emmylou encourages everyone to give blood and adopt animals or donate to your local shelter!
November 8th at the Opryland in Nashville, Emmylou and the original Hot Band will be performing three songs at the ASCAP Awards. (Invitation only - no tickets sold)
Movies - "Maria Full of Grace" - ("riviting, beautiful and well done")
Books - "Walden" by Henry David Thoreau
Emmylou is now sponsoring three foster dogs for the Nashville Humane Association.
Movies - Food movie marathon - "Babette's Feast" and "Mostly Martha" (available on tape and DVD)
Emmylou's Picks for the Month
Music - Emmylou's listening to Jon Randall's upcoming cd. The record is produced by George Massenburg and Jon Randall. Of the twelve tracks on the record, Jon Randall wrote or co-wrote eleven. It will be released on Epic Records.She's also been listening to John Starling's new stuff.
Books - Grant and Twain : The Story of a Friendship That Changed America by Mark Perry
Movies - Saddest Music in the World (recommended only for people who are adventurous)
Recording Studio news
Kate and Anna McGarrigle will be working up 2 or 3 songs with Emmylou for the re-mastered, re-released "Light of the Stable."
Emmylou has recently dicovered the joys of bicycle riding. She has also had 3 dog runs built so she can foster dogs for the Nashville Humane Association.
Emmylou worked on the updated A&E Johnny Cash Biography which will air in November.
Emmylou's Picks for the Month
Music- Emmylou recently discovered Ginny Hawker and the album "Letters From My Father". Ginny also has a "lovely record with Hazel Dickens" and another one coming out soon with her husband, Tracy Schwartz.
Books - Currently reading: Founding Brothers - The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis
Recently read -
Recording Studio news
Emmylou three songs with Elvis Costello (picture) including "The Scarlet Tide" recently on the Cold Mountain soundtrack sung by Allison Kraus. Emmylou warmed up the night before by singing on Buddy Miller's upcoming record. Both records are due out September 21.
Emmylou sang on three songs with Bright Eyes and is pictured in the photo gallery with Connor Oberst. She also sang on "Wild Wolf Calling Me" for the upcoming Tony Joe White album "The Heroines" due out in September. (Also featured on the album are Lucinda Williams, Shelby Lynne, Jessi Colter, and Tony Joe's daughter Michelle.)
Emmylou can be heard doing PSA's in the western USA for the Wilderness Act.
She'll be honored by Academy of Achievement on June 12.
On May 27, 2004 The Discovery Fund For Eye Research is launching its 4th annual "Seeing the Stars," celebrity charity eyewear and memorabilia auction on eBay. Emmylou Harris has generously donated a pair of glasses for auction to benefit the Discovery Fund's medical research and patient education programs for Macular Degeneration, Keratoconus, Diabetic Retinopathy and Ocular Herpes.
March news -
March 27 - Emmylou will be performing "The Tennessee Waltz" at the state capital in Nashville TN
She'll be appearing in a print ad for Klipsch Speakers in their magazine - date of publication unknown at this time
May 3 - Emmylou is receiving the ASCAP Humanitarian Award in NYC at the Lighthouse
While Emmylou won't have her band with her, you can expect her harmonies Telluride this year.
Sometime in August (dates and locations have not be set) Emmylou, Buddy Miller, Patty Griffin, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings will be touring together in some sort of format (also not set yet)
February 8, 2004 - The Grammy's - The late singer/songwriter Warren Zevon will be honored in a segment that will feature Jackson Browne, eleven-time GRAMMY winner Emmylou Harris, The Eagles' Timothy B. Schmit, actor/recording artist Billy Bob Thornton, two-time GRAMMY-winner Dwight Yoakam, and Jorge Calderon.
January 9, 2004 - Crossroads with Dave Matthews, Cmt 9pm EST
With Dave Matthews and friends
Emmylou, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings will join one another for a unique tour beginning in August in Atlanta, Georgia. Dubbing the tour "Sweet Harmony Traveling Revue," the set will be varied, featuring ensemble performances, solo numbers and, at times, instrument swapping. "Sweet Harmony Traveling Revue" will visit 14 cities on its three-week run, including New York's Central Park on August 18, and will wrap up August 29 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
With Buddy Miller and Patty Griffin
With Buddy Miller