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The Best Emmylou Harris Albums of All Time

Updated June 1, 2019 1.2k votes 353 voters 13.4k views

List RulesThis 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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  • 1
    Wrecking Ball

    ArtistEmmylou Harris

    ProducerDaniel Lanois

    TracksSweet Old World, Waltz Across Texas Tonight, Blackhawk

    Length (mins)00:53:07

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Country

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  • 2
    Pieces of the Sky

    ArtistEmmylou Harris

    TracksBottle Let Me Down, Bluebird Wine, Before Believing

    Length (mins)00:38:03

    Genres (Music)Country

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  • 3
    Luxury Liner
    62
    12

    ArtistEmmylou Harris

    Tracks(You Never Can Tell) C'est la Vie, Making Believe, Hello Stranger

    Length (mins)00:39:06

    LabelWarner Bros. Records

    Genres (Music)Country

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  • 4
    Elite Hotel
    55
    12

    ArtistEmmylou Harris

    TracksTogether Again, Sweet Dreams, One of These Days

    Length (mins)00:43:40

    Genres (Music)Country

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  • 5
    Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town

    ArtistEmmylou Harris

    TracksMy Songbird, Burn That Candle, Green Rolling Hills

    Length (mins)00:36:22

    LabelWarner Bros. Records

    Genres (Music)Country

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  • 6
    Red Dirt Girl

    ArtistEmmylou Harris

    ProducerMalcolm Burn

    TracksI Don't Wanna Talk About It Now, Bang the Drum Slowly, J'ai Fait Tout

    Length (mins)00:56:00

    Genres (Music)Country

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  • 7
    Roses in the Snow

    ArtistEmmylou Harris

    TracksI'll Go Stepping Too, The Boxer, Wayfaring Stranger

    Length (mins)00:30:42

    LabelWarner Bros. Records

    Genres (Music)Country

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  • 8
    All the Roadrunning

    ArtistMark Knopfler, Emmylou Harris

    TracksIf This Is Goodbye, Donkey Town, This Is Us

    Length (mins)00:50:35

    LabelMercury Records

    Genres (Music)Rock music, Country, Country rock

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  • 9
    Stumble Into Grace

    ArtistEmmylou Harris

    TracksLost Unto This World, Cup of Kindness, Here I Am

    Genres (Music)Country, Pop music

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  • 10
    The Ballad of Sally Rose

    ArtistEmmylou Harris

    ProducerPaul Kennerley

    TracksWoman Walk the Line, K-S-O-S (instrumental medley: Ring of Fire / Wildwood Flower / Six Day), The Ballad of Sally Rose

    Length (mins)00:36:19

    LabelWarner Bros. Records

    Genres (Music)Country

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  • 11
    Blue Kentucky Girl

    ArtistEmmylou Harris

    TracksEverytime You Leave, I Know An Ending When It Comes, Beneath Still Waters

    Genres (Music)Country

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  • 12
    Trio
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    Trio

    1987
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  • 13
    Old Yellow Moon

    ArtistRodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris

    TracksDreaming My Dreams, Hanging Up My Heart, Black Caffeine

    Genres (Music)Country, Folk music

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  • 14
    Western Wall: The Tucson Sessions

    ArtistLinda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris

    ProducerEthan Johns, Glyn Johns

    TracksSweet Spot, He Was Mine, Western Wall

    Length (mins)00:50:50

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

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  • 15
    Bluebird
    24
    5

    ArtistEmmylou Harris

    ProducerRichard Bennett

    TracksIf You Were a Bluebird, Lonely Street, You've Been on My Mind

    Length (mins)00:39:18

    Genres (Music)Country

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  • 16
    Cimarron
    23
    5

    ArtistEmmylou Harris

    TracksRose of Cimarron, Tennessee Waltz, The Price You Pay

    Genres (Music)Country

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  • 17
    Evangeline
    24
    7

    ArtistEmmylou Harris

    TracksOh, Atlanta, Mister Sandman

    LabelWarner Bros. Records

    Genres (Music)Country

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  • 18
    Light of the Stable

    ArtistEmmylou Harris

    TracksLittle Drummer Boy, The First Noel, Golden Cradle

    Genres (Music)Country, Christmas music

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  • 19
    Cowgirl's Prayer

    ArtistEmmylou Harris

    ProducerAllen Reynolds, Richard Bennett

    TracksBallad of a Runaway Horse, You Don't Know Me, I Hear a Call

    Length (mins)00:42:41

    Genres (Music)Country

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  • 20
    All I Intended to Be

    ArtistEmmylou Harris

    TracksGold, Hold On, All That You Have Is Your Soul

    Genres (Music)Country, Folk music

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  • 21
    Brand New Dance

    ArtistEmmylou Harris

    ProducerAllen Reynolds, Richard Bennett

    TracksWheels of Love, Rollin' and Ramblin' (The Death of Hank Williams), Better Off Without You

    Length (mins)00:37:56

    Genres (Music)Country

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  • 22
    Angel Band
    12
    7

    ArtistEmmylou Harris

    ProducerEmory Gordy, Jr.

    TracksDrifting Too Far, We Shall Rise, Who Will Sing for Me?

    Length (mins)00:37:13

    Genres (Music)Country

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  • 23
    White Shoes

    ArtistEmmylou Harris

    TracksIn My Dreams, Pledging My Love, White Shoes

    LabelWarner Bros. Records

    Genres (Music)Country, Country rock

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  • 24
    Hard Bargain
    14
    11

    ArtistEmmylou Harris

    TracksBig Black Dog, The Ship on His Arm, To Ohio

    Genres (Music)Country, Folk music

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  • 25
    Trio II
    12
    9

    ArtistDolly Parton, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris

    TracksLover's Return, Feels Like Home, When We're Gone

    Genres (Music)Country, Contemporary classical music

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