Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2003 Emmylou Harris taped an installment of "CMT Crossroads"?

It's true! It was at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York with Dave Matthews, weaving the Lefty Frizzell standard "The Long Black Veil" into the set. The program was hosted by Radney Foster.

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Here are 5 interesting facts about Emmylou Harris.

  • She was high school valedictorian and played the saxophone in the marching band.
  • She attended UNC on a drama scholarship, but dropped out to pursue a career in music. Received an honorary doctorate degree from Berklee College of Music in 2009.
  • She began singing in folk clubs in Greenwich Village.
  • The 1991 album Emmylou Harris and the Nash Ramblers at the Ryman and the accompanying TV special were responsible for the subsequent renovation of the famed building, once home to the Grand Ole Opry.
  • She received the Billboard Century Award in 1999 and the American Music Awards Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002.