Can you believe it? The fair-haired, golden-voiced Emmylou Harris is 65 years old today, looking like she's 40 or something, despite her silver-coloured hair. (That's "fair", "golden" and "silver" in one descriptive sentence, wow!) She's still the best female voice in country music, singing the socks off anyone, and still making excellent music. "Boulder To Birmingham" however, is a true classic, lifted from her major label debut album Pieces Of The Sky (1975), a beautiful ballad co-written with Bill Danoff, about the grief she felt in the wake of Gram Parsons' death. Below is a live clip from Germany in 1977. Happy birthday, Emmylou!
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