Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell won Duo of the Year and Album of the Year for their collaborative album Old Yellow Moon at the Americana Music Association Honors & Awards ceremony held at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee held September 18, 2013.
“We might very well not be here, as a genre and as an association, were it not for Emmy and Rodney,” said Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the Americana Music Association. “That we are celebrating them tonight not for the work they did 35 years ago, but for the work they did this year, on the same show that we’re awarding another duo that is only on its first album, speaks volumes about where we’re headed. What an amazing night.”
Old Yellow Moon, the collaborative album from Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, was released earlier in 2013 by Nonesuch Records and features 12-track, including four songs written by Crowell as well as interpretations of songs such as Hank DeVito’s “Hanging Up My Heart,” Roger Miller’s “Invitation to the Blues,” and Allen Reynolds’ “Dreaming My Dreams,” among others. Produced by Brian Ahern (Johnny Cash, George Jones, Roy Orbison), Old Yellow Moon is the first official collaboration from the duo since Crowell joined Harris’ Hot Band as guitarist and harmony singer in 1975. Also performing on the album are musicians Stuart Duncan, Vince Gill, and Bill Payne, as well as members of the original Hot Band.
Hanging Up My Heart (Hank DeVito)
Invitation to the Blues (Roger Miller)
Spanish Dancer (Patti Scialfa)
Open Season (Rodney Crowell/James Thomas Slater)
Chase the Feeling (Kris Kristofferson)
Black Caffeine (Hank DeVito/Donivan Cowart)
Dreaming My Dreams (Allen Reynolds)
Bluebird Wire (Rodney Crowell)
Back When We Were Beautiful (Matraca Berg)
Here We Are (Rodney Crowell)
Bull Rider (Rodney Crowell)
Source: Nonesuch Records
Photo Credits: Susan Bibeau