Already celebrated as a discoverer and interpreter of other artists' songs, 12-time Grammy Award winner Emmylou Harris has, in the last decade, gained admiration as much for her eloquently straightforward songwriting as for her incomparably expressive singing. On Hard Bargain, her third Nonesuch disc, she offers 11 original songs-three of them co-written with Grammy– and Oscar–winning composer Will Jennings-that touch on the autobiographical while reaching for the universal.
Harris will tour Australia beginning today, November 6, 2012 in Perth. Full concert dates are listed below.
Few in pop or country music have achieved such honesty or revealed such maturity in their writing. Forty years into her career, Harris shares the hard-earned wisdom that-hopefully if not inevitably-comes with getting older, though she's never stopped looking ahead.
Harris called her album and tour Hard Bargain because it just seemed to tie everything together. "The people in your life, and the joy of life, will always bring you back no matter what, and I think that's echoed in every song in a way. I may be stretching things a little bit but if you had to, 'Hard Bargain' would sum up this particular song cycle."
The overarching message of Hard Bargain is that music, like life, will go on.
A 12-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Emmylou Harris' contribution as a singer and songwriter spans 40 years. She has recorded more than 25 albums and has lent her talents to countless fellow artists' recordings. In recognition of her remarkable career, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.
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