Emmylou Harris prepares for new album, summer tour

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Legendary Southern songbird Emmylou Harris will be hitting the road this summer for a North American tour.

Harris has already done some touring this year, first with Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin and Buddy Miller in January, and a month later as a headliner on the 2008 Cayamo Cruise. Her summer tour will be in support of her upcoming album, All I Intended To Be, due out June 10 on Nonesuch Records.

The new record is Harris’ first solo release since 2003’s Stumble Into Grace. The singer/songwriter recorded the new album over a four-year period with her longtime producer Brian Ahern at his studio in Nashville. All I Intended To Be will contain both original material and some of Harris’ all-time favorite songs, featuring guest vocals by Dolly Parton, Vince Gill and Buddy Miller.

In addition to preparing for the new album’s release, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday. Country Music Association CEO Tammy Genovese said, "Harris possesses the voice of an angel. She is one of the most revered song interpreters on the planet, and has been instrumental in preserving country music’s past while expanding country music’s horizons throughout her career." We couldn’t agree more.

Harris’ summer tour kicks off May 23 in Monterey, Calif., and will also feature Jimmy Gaudreau and Moondi Klein.

Dates:

May
23 - Monterey, Calif. @ Golden State Theatre
24 - Sonora, Calif. @ Strawberry Music Festival
25 - Sparks, Nev. @ John Ascuaga's Nugget Hotel/Casino

June
6 - Morrison, Colo. @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
8 - Lawrence, Kan. @ Wakarusa Festival
14 - Lisle, Ill. @ Morton Arboretum
16 - Toronto, Ont. @ Massey Hall
18 - New York, N.Y. @ Town Hall
19 - New York, N.Y. @ Town Hall
20 - Oyster Bay, N.Y. @ FOTA Pavilion At Planting Fields
22 - Vienna, Va. @ Filene Center At Wolf Trap
23 - Charlottesville, Va. @ Charlottesville Pavilion
25 - Raleigh, N.C. @ North Carolina Museum Of Art
27 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre

July
17 - Beaver Creek, Colo. @ Vilar Center For The Arts
19 - Alta, Wyo. @ Grand Targhee Festival
20 - Salt Lake City, Utah @ Red Butte Garden
22 - Portland, Ore. @ Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre
23 - Vancouver, B.C. @ Orpheum
24 - Seattle, Wash. @ Woodland Park Zoo
26 - San Francisco, Calif. @ Nob Hill Masonic Center
27 - Saratoga, Calif. @ The Mountain Winery
31 - San Diego, Calf. @ Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay

Related links:
EmmylouHarris.com
Emmylou Harris on MySpace
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