Legendary singer and songwriter Emmylou Harris, a Birmingham native, will perform Sunday, Nov. 5, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, presented by the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center. A limited number of tickets remain.
Harris is a winner of 13 Grammy Awards, three Country Music Association awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards, five International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, four Americana Music Association Awards and a Billboard Century Award; her contribution to music spans 40 years. She has recorded more than 25 albums, and her talents have graced countless fellow artists’ recordings. Known as much for her eloquently straightforward songwriting as for her incomparably expressive singing, Harris is one of the most admired and influential women in music.
“I look at my voice and my abilities as a gift,” Harris said. “I don’t feel that I can even take any credit for it, but it’s such a huge presence in my life. It is my life. It’s my identity, it’s everything. And it’s given me a great deal of joy and a sense of purpose — I can’t imagine my life without it.”
The performance is set for 7 p.m. Performance tickets are $76, $66 and $56. For tickets, call 205-975-2787 or visit www.AlysStephens.org. This performance is sponsored by PNC.
Join the center for a pre-performance dinner with special Alys Stephens Center member pricing; call 205-996-6113 for more information. A meet-and-greet package or VIP package is also available. Call 205-975-2787 for package purchases.
The performance is set for 7 p.m. Performance tickets are $76, $66 and $56.
Join the center for a pre-performance dinner with special Alys Stephens Center member pricing. A meet-and-greet package or VIP package is also available.
UAB faculty may purchase $25 tickets; a limited number of $25 tickets are available for most performances. UAB students may purchase $10 tickets. UAB student tickets must be purchased with valid student ID at the ASC Box Office. Limit one ticket per student, and a limited number of tickets are available for each show. Faculty and staff may receive a 20 percent discount on single tickets.
In 2016, Harris was honored with a tribute concert that featured several of her closest friends and collaborators, including Buddy Miller, Patty Griffin, Rodney Crowell, Lucinda Williams, Alison Krauss, Sheryl Crow, Lee Ann Womack, Martina McBride, Vince Gill and others. Harris performed “Gone, Long Gone,” “Blackhawk” and “Boulder to Birmingham.”
This year, in celebration of 25 years since her Grammy-winning album “At the Ryman,” she joined up again with the Nash Ramblers and performed the album in its entirety to a sold-out audience. The album was then released on vinyl for the first time.