EMMYLOU HARRIS’ “LOVE WORE A HALO (BACK BEFORE THE WAR)” OUT TODAY

Emmylou Harris Honours the Memory of Her Friend Nanci Griffith with Sublime Rendition of “Love Wore a Halo (Back Before the War)”

 

More Than a Whisper: Celebrating the Music of Nanci Griffith, Out 22/9, Pays Tribute to Griffith’s Vast Musical Legacy

Available for Pre-Order Now

 

August 11, 2023 – Trailblazing singer and songwriter Nanci Griffith, whose life was suddenly cut short in 2021, was a pivotal figure in the development of what is now known as Americana music. She left behind an extraordinary and keenly influential body of work that will likely inspire future generations of songwriters for years to come. On September 22, Griffith’s artistic legacy will be memorialised through the all-star tribute, More Than a Whisper: Celebrating the Music of Nanci Griffith.

Today, Griffith’s longtime friend Emmylou Harris releases a joyful and buoyant rendition of “Love Wore a Halo (Back Before the War).” Listen to it HERE.

Harris and producer Buddy Miller enlisted a stellar group of musicians for the recording, including multi-instrumentalists Sam Bush and Michael Webb, bassist Dennis Crouch, drummer Fred Eltringham, and guitarist Jedd Hughes.

More Than a Whisper: Celebrating the Music of Nanci Griffith features Griffith’s friends, collaborators, and fans interpreting her most beloved songs, including Shawn Colvin, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Sarah Jarosz, Lyle Lovett and Kathy Mattea, John Prine and Kelsey Waldon, and Mary Gauthier, who also shares her admiration for Griffith in heartfelt liner notes. Recorded over several years in studios across America, More Than a Whisper also includes stirring contributions from Brandy Clark, Billy Strings and Molly Tuttle, Iris DeMent, Todd Snider, and Aaron Lee Tasjan with Patty Griffin, while Ida Mae and The War and Treaty both appear exclusively on the expanded CD, digital, and HD versions of the album. All proceeds from More Than a Whisper will benefit Nashville’s Cumberland Heights, a non-profit treatment facility offering hope and healing to those affected by drug and alcohol addiction. Click here to pre-order More Than a Whisper: Celebrating The Music of Nanci Griffith.

More Than a Whisper: Celebrating the Music of Nanci Griffith Tracklist (CD/Digital)

  1. You Can’t Go Home Again (Sarah Jarosz)
  2. Love at the Five & Dime (John Prine, Kelsey Waldon)
  3. Listen to the Radio (Billy Strings, Molly Tuttle)
  4. Love Wore a Halo (Back Before the War) (Emmylou Harris)
  5. Trouble in the Fields (Lyle Lovett, Kathy Mattea)
  6. Gulf Coast Highway (Brandy Clark)
  7. Outbound Plane  (Shawn Colvin)
  8. Radio Fragile (Ida Mae)*
  9. It’s a Hard Life Wherever You Go (Steve Earle)
  10. Late Night Grande Hotel (Aaron Lee Tasjan)
  11. Ford Econoline (Todd Snider)
  12. Banks of the Pontchartrain (Iris DeMent)
  13. More Than a Whisper (Mary Gauthier)
  14. From a Distance (The War and Treaty)*

*CD/Digital exclusive

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