Emmylou Harris – 10 Commandments Of Country (2007)

FrontCover1Emmylou Harris (born April 2, 1947) is an American singer, songwriter and musician. She has released dozens of albums and singles over the course of her career and 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.

Harris’ work and recordings include work as a solo artist, a bandleader, an interpreter of other composers’ works, a singer-songwriter, and a backing vocalist and duet partner. She has worked with numerous artists. (wikipedia)


And here´s a very intimate and rare live reordig, a very unique live recording:

Live performance in which Emmylou Harris presents her ten rules of what makes a great country song, personally chosen from her own extensive repertoire. Filmed in Los Angeles in an intimate venue, the show features songs with Emmylou accompanied by her blue grass band. Each track illustrates one of her 10 Commandments, with a short introduction to explain why it was chosen and what element of country music it best represents. (by bigomagazine)

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This show should promote her fantastic 4 disc album “Songbird: Rare Tracks & Forgotten Gems”, a 2007 box set of songs personally selected by Emmylou Harris: “I’ve selected not greatest hits, but personal favorites: that, with a few exceptions-have never appeared on any other compilations, but were important gems in the string of pearls that each album strives to become.”

Recorded live at The Derby, Los Angeles, CA; September 9, 2007.
Very good audio (ripped from HDTV broadcast).


Mike Audridge (dobro)
Tom Gray (bass)
Emmylou Harris (guitar, vocals)
Keith Little (banjo, mandolin, guitar, vocals)
Ricky Simpkins (fiddle, mandolin, vocals)

01. Introduction / Snowin’ On Raton (Zandt) 5.19
02. Mama’s Hungry Eyes (Haggard) 5.50
03. For No One (Lennon/McCarntey) 5:32
04. Rough And Rocky (Justice/Tabuchi) 4.14
05. My Songbird (Winchester) 4.01
06. Bright Morning Stars (Traditional) 3.38
07. Jordan (Traditional) 3.03
08. Love And Happiness (Harris/Rhodes) 4.46
09. Sin City (Parsons/Hillman) 4.45
10. Wheels ((Parsons/Hillman) 3.59
11. The Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn (Stanley) 3.45
12. Sweet Old World (Williams) 4.51
13. Get Up John (Monroe) 4.39

The cover of an unofficial DVD:


More from Emmylou Harris:

The official website:

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