Emmylou Harris discography

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Emmylou Harris discography

Emmylou Harris performing in 2006.
Releases
Studio albums 26
Live albums 3
Compilation albums 11
Singles 70
B-sides 1
Video albums 3
Music videos 10
Christmas singles 1
No. 1 Singles 14

The discography of Emmylou Harris, an American country and alternative country artist, consists of 26 studio albums (including four collaboration albums), three live albums, 11 compilation albums, three video albums, and 70 singles. After recording with Gram Parsons and releasing a debut folk album on the Jubilee label, Harris signed with Reprise Records in 1974.[1]

In 1975, Harris released her major-label debut album, Pieces of the Sky, on Reprise. The second single, "If I Could Only Win Your Love", reached #4 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and the album was certified gold in the United States. The success of the album led to Harris's second album released that year, Elite Hotel, which topped the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and spawned three singles.[2] In 1977 and 1978, she released her fourth and fifth studio albums, Luxury Liner and Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town,[1] which both were certified gold.

After the release of a sixth studio album, Blue Kentucky Girl, in 1979, Harris issued a bluegrass-influenced album the following year entitled Roses in the Snow, which debuted at #2 on the Top Country Albums list and #26 on the Billboard 200.[3] That album also went gold, as did her eighth studio album, Evangeline (1981).[2] After the live album Last Date in 1982, Harris released White Shoes in 1983; it debuted at #22 on the country album chart and #116 on the pop album chart.[4] In 1985, Harris released the concept album The Ballad of Sally Rose, whose songs were all written or co-written by Harris herself.[2] She released a collaborative album with Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt entitled Trio in 1987. That album became Harris's highest-selling album, attaining platinum status in the United States and spawning four Top 10 singles including the number-one "To Know Him Is to Love Him". The three released a second collaborative album, Trio II, in 1999.[1] After releasing another solo album in 1990, Harris signed with Elektra Records and released the live album At the Ryman in 1992, followed by the studio album Cowgirl's Prayer in 1993.

The atmospheric Wrecking Ball, released to critical acclaim in September 1995, established Harris's reputation as an alternative country artist.[2] The album, produced by Daniel Lanois, debuted at #96 on the Billboard 200 chart[5] and netted Harris a Grammy win for Best Contemporary Folk Recording.[6] It was followed by a third live album, Spyboy, in 1998, then a collaborative album with Linda Ronstadt, 1999's Western Wall: The Tucson Sessions. Harris returned as a solo artist in 2000 with her 18th studio album, Red Dirt Girl, which consisted almost entirely of her own songs, then 2003's similarly original Stumble into Grace. She and Mark Knopfler collaborated on the studio album All the Roadrunning,[1] which debuted at #17 on the Billboard 200 when it was released in April 2006.[7] In June 2008, Harris released her 25th studio recording, All I Intended to Be.[2] April 2011 saw the release of Hard Bargain, a simple production with just Harris, her producer Jay Joyce, and Giles Reaves playing all instruments heard on the album. By debuting at number three on the Billboard Top Country Albums and number 18 on the Billboard 200, Hard Bargain became one of Harris' most successful albums ever, chartwise.

Emmylou Harris has sold 5.5 million records in the United States, according to the Recording Industry Association of America.[8]

Studio albums[edit]

1960s and 1970s[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US Country
[9]
US
[9]
CAN Country
[10]
CAN
[11]
UK
[12]
SWE NOR NED
Gliding Bird
Pieces of the Sky 7 45 76
Elite Hotel
  • Release date: December 1975
  • Label: Reprise Records
1 25 64 17 18 3
Luxury Liner
  • Release date: January 1977
  • Label: Reprise Records
1 21 40 17 15 3
Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town
  • Release date: January 1978
  • Label: Reprise Records
3 29 8 26 40 31 10
Blue Kentucky Girl 3 43 6 21
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1980s[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US Country
[9]
US
[9]
CAN Country
[10]
UK
[12]
NOR NED
Roses in the Snow
  • Release date: May 1980
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
2 26 2 47
Evangeline
  • Release date: January 1981
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
5 22 53 19 43
Cimarron
  • Release date: November 1981
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
6 46
White Shoes
  • Release date: October 1983
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
22 116
The Ballad of Sally Rose
  • Release date: May 1985
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
8 171
Thirteen
  • Release date: 1986
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
9 157
Angel Band
  • Release date: July 7, 1987
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
23 166
Bluebird
  • Release date: January 10, 1989
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
15 19
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1990s[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US Country
[9]
US
[9]
CAN Country
[10]
UK
[12]
SWE NOR
Brand New Dance
  • Release date: October 16, 1990
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
45
Cowgirl's Prayer 34 152 19
Wrecking Ball
  • Release date: September 26, 1995
  • Label: Elektra Records
96 46 27 30
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

2000s and 2010s[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US Country
[9]
US
[9]
CAN
[11]
UK
[12]
SWE NOR NED
Red Dirt Girl[A]
  • Release date: September 12, 2000
  • Label: Nonesuch Records
5 54 29 45 5 5 77
Stumble into Grace
  • Release date: September 23, 2003
  • Label: Nonesuch Records
6 58 52 12 11 42
All I Intended to Be
  • Release date: June 10, 2008
  • Label: Nonesuch Records
4 22 24 40 10 7 41
Hard Bargain
  • Release date: April 26, 2011
  • Label: Nonesuch Records
3 18 19 30 15 11 15
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Collaborations[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US Country
[9]
US
[9]
CAN
[11]
UK
[12]
SWE NOR NED
Trio
(with Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt)
  • Release date: February 26, 1987
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
1 6 4 60 29 22
Trio II[B]
(with Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt)
  • Release date: February, 1999
  • Label: Elektra Records
4 62 69
Western Wall: The Tucson Sessions
(with Linda Ronstadt)
  • Release date: August 24, 1999
  • Label: Elektra Records
6 73 41 35
All the Roadrunning
(with Mark Knopfler)
  • Release date: April 24, 2006
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
17 8 2 1 3
Old Yellow Moon
(with Rodney Crowell)
  • Release date: February 26, 2013
  • Label: Nonesuch Records
4 29 42 12 6 22
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US Country
[9]
US
[9]
UK
[12]
Last Date
  • Release date: October 1982
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
9 65
At the Ryman
(with The Nash Ramblers)
  • Release date: January 10, 1992
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
32 184
Spyboy
  • Release date: August 11, 1998
  • Label: Eminent Records
27 180 57
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Holiday albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
US Country
[9]
US
[9]
Light of the Stable
  • Release date: November 1979
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
22 102

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
Certifications
(sales threshold)
US Country
[9]
US
[9]
Profile: Best of Emmylou Harris[C]
  • Release date: November 1978
  • Label: Reprise Records
9 81
Her Best Songs[D]
  • Release date: January 1980
  • Label: K-tel
Profile II: The Best of Emmylou Harris
  • Release date: September 17, 1984
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
24 176
Duets
  • Release date: July 24, 1990
  • Label: Reprise Records
24
Songs of the West
Portraits [3-CD Boxed Set]
  • Release date: October 8, 1996
  • Label: Warner Archives
Singin' with Emmylou, Vol. 1
Anthology: The Warner/Reprise Records 53
The Very Best of Emmylou Harris:
Heartaches & Highways
  • Release date: July 19, 2005
  • Label: Rhino Records
23 133
Songbird: Rare Tracks and Forgotten Gems
  • Release date: September 18, 2007
  • Label: Rhino Records
49
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

1960s and 1970s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[25]
US
[25]
CAN Country
[26]
CAN
[27]
NED
[28]
1969 "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" Gliding Bird
"Fugue for the Ox"
1975 "Too Far Gone" 73 Pieces of the Sky
"If I Could Only Win Your Love" 4 58 1
1976 "Together Again" 1 3 15 Elite Hotel
"One of These Days" 3 2
"Sweet Dreams" 1 1
1977 "(You Never Can Tell) C'est La Vie" 6 4 4 Luxury Liner
"Making Believe" 8 1 87
"To Daddy" 3 102 1 Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town
1978 "Two More Bottles of Wine" 1 1
"Easy from Now On" 12 5
"Too Far Gone" (re-release) 13 12 Profile: Best of Emmylou Harris
1979 "Save the Last Dance for Me" 4 20 Blue Kentucky Girl
"Blue Kentucky Girl" 6 7
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1980s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[25]
US
[25]
CAN Country
[26]
CAN
[27]
NED
[28]
1980 "Beneath Still Waters" 1 1 Blue Kentucky Girl
"Wayfaring Stranger"[E] 7 1 Roses in the Snow
"The Boxer" 13 8
1981 "Mister Sandman" 10 37 1 42 9 Evangeline
"I Don't Have to Crawl" 44 106 34
"If I Needed You" (with Don Williams) 3 1 Cimarron
1982 "Tennessee Rose" 9 5
"Born to Run" 3 10
"(Lost His Love) On Our Last Date" 1 3 Last Date
1983 "I'm Movin' On" 5 1
"So Sad to Watch Good Love Go Bad" 28 14
"Drivin' Wheel" 26 13 White Shoes
1984 "In My Dreams" 9 6
"Pledging My Love" 9 9
"Someone Like You" 26 14 Profile II: The Best of Emmylou Harris
1985 "White Line" 14 6 The Ballad of Sally Rose
"Rhythm Guitar" 44 49
"Timberline" 55
1986 "I Had My Heart Set on You" 60 36 Thirteen
"Today I Started Loving You Again" 43 49
1987 "Someday My Ship Will Sail" 60 42 Angel Band
1988 "Back in Baby's Arms" 53 54 Planes, Trains and Automobiles (soundtrack)
"Heartbreak Hill" 8 Bluebird
1989 "Heaven Only Knows" 16 16
"I Still Miss Someone" 51
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1990s — 2010s[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country
[25]
CAN Country
[26]
1990 "Gulf Coast Highway" (with Willie Nelson) 52 Duets
"Never Be Anyone Else But You" 92 Brand New Dance
"Wheels of Love" 71 84
1991 "Rollin' and Ramblin' (The Death of Hank Williams)"
1993 "High Powered Love" 63 62 Cowgirl's Prayer
1994 "Thanks to You" 65 84
"You Don't Know Me"
"Crescent City"
1995 "Where Will I Be?" Wrecking Ball
"Sweet Old World"
1996 "Wrecking Ball"
1998 "Love Hurts" Spyboy
2000 "One Big Love" Red Dirt Girl
2008 "Not Enough" All I Intended to Be
2011 "The Road" Hard Bargain
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other singles[edit]

Collaborations[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[25]
US AC
[25]
CAN Country
[26]
NED
[28]
NOR
[29]
1987 "To Know Him Is to Love Him" Dolly Parton
Linda Ronstadt
1 1 62 Trio
"Telling Me Lies" 3 35 6
"Those Memories of You" 5 1
1988 "Wildflowers" 6 8
1999 "High Sierra" 90 Trio II
"After the Gold Rush"
"For a Dancer" Linda Ronstadt Western Wall: The Tucson Sessions
2006 "This Is Us" Mark Knopfler 17 All the Roadrunning
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[25]
US
[25]
US AC
[25]
CAN Country
[26]
CAN AC
[30]
1974 "Love Hurts" Gram Parsons Grievous Angel
1976 "The Sweetest Gift" Linda Ronstadt 12 Prisoner in Disguise
"Hangin' On" Vern Gosdin 16 15 Till the End
1977 "Yesterday's Gone" 9 11
1979 "Play Together Again, Again" Buck Owens 11 44 non-album single
"Love Don't Care" Charlie Louvin 91
1980 "That Lovin' You Feeling Again" Roy Orbison 6 55 10 3 31 Roadie (soundtrack)
1983 "Wild Montana Skies" John Denver 14 26 15 14 It's About Time
1985 "Thing About You" Southern Pacific 14 14 Southern Pacific
1988 "We Believe in Happy Endings" Earl Thomas Conley 1 1 The Heart of It All
1991 "All Fall Down" George Jones 84 Friends in High Places
1995 "Feels Like Home" Linda Ronstadt Feels Like Home
1998 "Same Old Train" Various artists 59 Tribute to Tradition
2005 "Not Me" Keni Thomas (with Vince Gill) 47 Flags of Our Fathers
2006 "The River's Gonna Run" Sam Bush Laps in Seven
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Christmas singles[edit]

Year Song Peak positions Album
US Country
[25]
1975 "Light of the Stable" 99 Light of the Stable

Charted B-sides[edit]

Year B-side Peak chart positions Original A-side
US
[25]
CAN
[27]
CAN AC
[30]
UK
[12]
1975 "Here, There and Everywhere" 65 48 5 30 "Together Again"

Notes[edit]

  • A^ Red Dirt Girl also peaked at number 3 on the RPM Country Albums chart.[10]
  • B^ Trio II also peaked at number 4 on the RPM Country Albums chart.[10]
  • C^ Profile: Best of Emmylou Harris also peaked at number 8 on the RPM Country Albums chart.[10]
  • D^ Her Best Songs also peaked at number 36 on the UK Albums Chart.[12]
  • E^ "Wayfaring Stranger" also peaked at number 10 on the Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Tracks chart.[30]

Video albums[edit]

Title Video details
Live at the Ryman
  • Release date: March 13, 1992
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
Spyboy: Live from the Legendary Exit/In
  • Release date: February 9, 1999
  • Label: Eminent Records
Real Live Roadrunning
(with Mark Knopfler)
  • Release date: November 2006
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
[31][32]
1987 "To Know Him is to Love Him" (with Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt) White Copeman
"Those Memories of You" (with Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt)
1991 "Wheels of Love"
"Rollin' and Ramblin' (The Death of Hank Williams)"
1993 "High Powered Love" Martin Kahan
1994 "Crescent City"
"He Thinks He'll Keep Her" (with Mary Chapin Carpenter, Patty Loveless,
Suzy Bogguss, Kathy Mattea, Trisha Yearwood and Pam Tillis)
Bud Schaetzle
"Thanks to You" Rocky Schenck
1995 "Sweet Old World" (with Neil Young)
1999 "Love Hurts" James Burton Yockey
"After the Gold Rush" (with Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt) Jim Shea
2008 "Not Enough"
2011 "Goodnight Old World" Jack Spencer

Other appearances[edit]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ "White Shoes > charts". Allmusic. Retrieved 14 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Wrecking Ball > charts". Allmusic. Retrieved 14 July 2010. 
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  21. ^ "Evangeline". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 12 July 2010. 
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