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The Best Emmylou Harris Albums of All Time 

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Updated June 1, 2019 1k votes 330 voters 12.7k views

List Rules This list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

Emmylou Harris is widely considered one of the greatest female country artists of all time. List of the best Emmylou Harris albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Emmylou Harris discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Emmylou Harris albums can be found at the top of the list. In addition to country music, she is also a talented folk and pop musician. She's adept at both song styling (covering other people's music) and songwriting, oftentimes crossing genres.

To make it easy for you, we haven't included Emmylou Harris singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Emmylou Harris album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Emmylou Harris album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know the best Emmylou Harris album of all time, this list will answer your question. Examples include Light of the Stable, Blue Kentucky Girl, Wrecking Ball, and Red Dirt Girl. This list of popular Emmylou Harris CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion. 

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Wrecking Ball is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Emmylou Harris Albums of All Time
By Emmylou Harris (1995); Tracks: Sweet Old World, Waltz Across Texas Tonight & Blackhawk

Producer: Daniel Lanois

Length (mins): 00:53:07

Genres (Music): Rock music, Country

2
Pieces of the Sky is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Emmylou Harris Albums of All Time
By Emmylou Harris (1975); Tracks: Bottle Let Me Down, Bluebird Wine & Before Believing

Length (mins): 00:38:03

Genres (Music): Country

3
Luxury Liner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Emmylou Harris Albums of All Time
By Emmylou Harris (1977); Tracks: (You Never Can Tell) C'est la Vie, Making Believe & Hello Stranger

Length (mins): 00:39:06

Label: Warner Bros. Records

Genres (Music): Country

4
Elite Hotel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Emmylou Harris Albums of All Time
By Emmylou Harris (1975); Tracks: Together Again, Sweet Dreams & One of These Days

Length (mins): 00:43:40

Genres (Music): Country

5
Red Dirt Girl is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Emmylou Harris Albums of All Time
By Emmylou Harris (2000); Tracks: I Don't Wanna Talk About It Now, Bang the Drum Slowly & J'ai Fait Tout

Producer: Malcolm Burn

Length (mins): 00:56:00

Genres (Music): Country

6
Quarter Moon in a Ten Ce... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Emmylou Harris Albums of All Time
By Emmylou Harris (1978); Tracks: My Songbird, Burn That Candle & Green Rolling Hills

Length (mins): 00:36:22

Label: Warner Bros. Records

Genres (Music): Country

7
Roses in the Snow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Emmylou Harris Albums of All Time
By Emmylou Harris (1980); Tracks: I'll Go Stepping Too, The Boxer & Wayfaring Stranger

Length (mins): 00:30:42

Label: Warner Bros. Records

Genres (Music): Country

8
Blue Kentucky Girl is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Emmylou Harris Albums of All Time
By Emmylou Harris (1979); Tracks: Everytime You Leave, I Know An Ending When It Comes & Beneath Still Waters

Genres (Music): Country

9
Stumble Into Grace is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Emmylou Harris Albums of All Time
By Emmylou Harris (2003); Tracks: Lost Unto This World, Cup of Kindness & Here I Am

Genres (Music): Country, Pop music

10
The Ballad of Sally Rose... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Emmylou Harris Albums of All Time
By Emmylou Harris (1985); Tracks: Woman Walk the Line, K-S-O-S (instrumental medley: Ring of Fire / Wildwood Flower / Six Day) & The Ballad of Sally Rose

Producer: Paul Kennerley

Length (mins): 00:36:19

Label: Warner Bros. Records

Genres (Music): Country

11
Trio is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Emmylou Harris Albums of All Time
12
All the Roadrunning is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Emmylou Harris Albums of All Time
By Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris (2006); Tracks: If This Is Goodbye, Donkey Town & This Is Us

Length (mins): 00:50:35

Label: Mercury Records

Genres (Music): Rock music, Country, Country rock

13
Evangeline is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Emmylou Harris Albums of All Time
By Emmylou Harris (1981); Tracks: Oh, Atlanta & Mister Sandman

Label: Warner Bros. Records

Genres (Music): Country

14
Western Wall: The Tucson... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Emmylou Harris Albums of All Time
By Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris (1999); Tracks: Sweet Spot, He Was Mine & Western Wall

Producer: Ethan Johns, Glyn Johns

Length (mins): 00:50:50

Genres (Music): Country, Pop music, Adult contemporary music, Folk music, Art rock, + more

15
Bluebird is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Emmylou Harris Albums of All Time
By Emmylou Harris (1989); Tracks: If You Were a Bluebird, Lonely Street & You've Been on My Mind

Producer: Richard Bennett

Length (mins): 00:39:18

Genres (Music): Country

16
Cimarron is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Emmylou Harris Albums of All Time
By Emmylou Harris (1981); Tracks: Rose of Cimarron, Tennessee Waltz & The Price You Pay

Genres (Music): Country

17
All I Intended to Be is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Emmylou Harris Albums of All Time
By Emmylou Harris (2008); Tracks: Gold, Hold On & All That You Have Is Your Soul

Genres (Music): Country, Folk music

18
Cowgirl's Prayer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Emmylou Harris Albums of All Time
By Emmylou Harris (1993); Tracks: Ballad of a Runaway Horse, You Don't Know Me & I Hear a Call

Producer: Allen Reynolds, Richard Bennett

Length (mins): 00:42:41

Genres (Music): Country

19
Brand New Dance is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Emmylou Harris Albums of All Time
By Emmylou Harris (1990); Tracks: Wheels of Love, Rollin' and Ramblin' (The Death of Hank Williams) & Better Off Without You

Producer: Allen Reynolds, Richard Bennett

Length (mins): 00:37:56

Genres (Music): Country

20
Thirteen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Emmylou Harris Albums of All Time
By Emmylou Harris (1986); Tracks: When I Was Yours, Mystery Train & Today I Started Loving You Again

Producer: Paul Kennerley

Label: Warner Bros. Records

Genres (Music): Country

21
Hard Bargain is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Emmylou Harris Albums of All Time
By Emmylou Harris (2011); Tracks: Big Black Dog, The Ship on His Arm & To Ohio

Genres (Music): Country, Folk music

22
Old Yellow Moon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Emmylou Harris Albums of All Time
By Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris (2013); Tracks: Dreaming My Dreams, Hanging Up My Heart & Black Caffeine

Genres (Music): Country, Folk music

23
Trio II is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Emmylou Harris Albums of All Time
By Dolly Parton and Dolly Parton (1999); Tracks: Lover's Return, Feels Like Home & When We're Gone

Genres (Music): Country, Contemporary classical music

24
Light of the Stable is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Emmylou Harris Albums of All Time
By Emmylou Harris (1979); Tracks: Little Drummer Boy, The First Noel & Golden Cradle

Genres (Music): Country, Christmas music

25
White Shoes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Emmylou Harris Albums of All Time
By Emmylou Harris (1983); Tracks: In My Dreams, Pledging My Love & White Shoes

Label: Warner Bros. Records

Genres (Music): Country, Country rock