Emmylou, Dave and Elvis Costello…could it get any better?

I met some of my personal favorite musicians Tuesday night when Emmylou Harris received the Dale Franklin Award. Dave Matthews, Elvis Costello, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Buddy Miller, Patty Griffin and other greats came out in support. The line-up could not have been more amazing!

When Emmylou came in the room for our interview she had a shawl draped around her shoulders. The temperature in the room was to cool for her; she was feeling a little under the weather. In a soft voice, with her big eyes and shiny silver hair she said, “I don’t want to talk about feeling sick. It could bring bad luck.” We proceeded on with the interview, in which she referred to Nashville as home and the award being a hometown award. Dave Matthews hung in the room with us and Elvis Costello popped in for pictures.

Dave, Emmylou, and Costello (Yes I took this pic!)
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The harmonies inside the Schermerhorn Symphony Center reminded me of a darn good church service. Emmylou Harris’s passionate voice never fails to cover by body in chills. I love her storytelling style; it paints pleasant pictures in my head.

A few more highlights-
Dave Matthews played Grave Digger!
Costello and Griffin did a wrenching version of the classic duet “Love Hurts.”
Emmylou and Steve Earle led the finale, “Pilgrim” with all of the night’s line-up chiming in.
What a perfect night!

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