Sing Country. Emmylou Harris. Wembley, London, 1987. Part 03. Full Show.

Don´t miss the opportunity of watching the Queen of the New Traditionalist Country Music of the ´80s:  Emmylou Harris. Live at Wembley, London, in 1987. Full show.

Emmylou Harris (born April 2, 1947) is an American singer, songwriter and musician. She has released many popular albums and singles over the course of her career, and she has won 14 Grammys, the Polar Music Prize, and numerous other honors, including induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2018 she was presented the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

 

In 1987, nearly a full decade after their first attempt, Harris played live at Wembley, London, and also teamed up with Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt for a long-promised and long-anticipated Trio disc. The album was the biggest commercial success of Harris's career, spending five weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Country Albums chart (also quickly reaching the Top 10 on the Pop Albums chart). It sold several million copies and produced four Top 10 Country hits, including "To Know Him Is To Love Him", which hit No. 1. The recording was nominated for the coveted Album of the Year Grammy award (given to U2 that year for The Joshua Tree) and the three women won the statuette for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal; the album's Linda Thompson-penned track "Telling Me Lies" reached No. 3 Country, No. 25 Adult Contemporary, and was nominated for a Grammy as 1987's Best Country Song.

 

Impresario Mervyn Conn was responsible for staging the International Festivals of Country Music at the Wembley Arena, in London, for 23 years. The first festival was in 1969 with the final curtain falling in 1991.

 

1987 line up

 

Rex Allen Jnr., Boxcar Willie, Moe Bandy, Bobby Bare, Bellamy Brothers, David Allan Coe, Colorado, Tommy Collins, Little Jimmy Dickens, Jerry Douglas, Leon Everette, Forrester Sisters, Janie Fricke, George Hamilton IV, George Hamilton V, Emmylou Harris and the Hot Band, Hogan's Heroes, Sleepy LaBeef, Jerry Lee Lewis, Patty Loveless, Mel McDaniel, Mark O'Connor, Newgrass Revival, Pinkertons Colours, Peter Rowan, Johnny Russell, Connie Smith and Tanya Tucker.

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