Emmylou Harris Celebrates 20th Opry Anniversary With Ryman Auditorium Performance

Emmylou Harris hosted and performed an hour-long set at the Grand Ole Opry Saturday evening (Jan. 21) to commemorate her 20 years of Opry membership. Handpicking a few of the evening’s guests, she performed alongside Vince Gill (“Two More Bottles of Wine”) and Rodney Crowell (“Till I Gain Control Again,” “If I Needed You”). Gill and Crowell are also former members of Harris’ Hot Band. The singer-songwriter’s other collaborations at the Opry included Buddy Miller (“Wide River to Cross”) as well as Shawn Colvin and Kimmie Rhodes (“Love and Happiness”). Harris became a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008. Earlier in the evening, the show included performances by Mandy Barnett, Craig Morgan and Country Music Hall of Fame members Little Jimmy Dickens and Jean Shepard. Harris’ latest work, Hard Bargain, is nominated for an upcoming Grammy for best Americana album.