Free MP3 Of The Day: Emmylou Harris, “The Road”

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Our friends at MP3.com recently relaunched their site, and to celebrate we’re helping them give away some fantastic new songs for free! Today, we’re featuring “The Road” from Emmylou Harris.

Thanks to her incredible voice alone, Emmylou Harris is a country music legend. The multi-GRAMMY-winning artist has also turned out to be a superb songwriter, as you can hear when you download a copy of “The Road” from Emmylou’s 2011 album Hard Bargain.

Download a free MP3 of the Emmylou Harris song “The Road”!

Emmylou Harris was famously discovered by country-rock pioneers Chris Hillman and Gram Parsons, and she recorded a series of haunting, powerful songs with Parsons that are today some of the most iconic duets of the 1970s and beyond.

After Parsons’ death, Harris went on to a long, strong solo career, starting with songs like “Till I Gain Control Again” and “Boulder to Birmingham” and running up through the recent “Red Dirt Girl” and, now, “The Road.” All along the way, her voice, and her songwriting skills, only grew more confident.

“The Road” is from Harris’s 2011 release Hard Bargain, which features 11 Harris originals including three written with Grammy- and Oscar-winning composer Will Jennings.

And though I couldn’t save you and no one was to blame
But the road we shared together once will never be the same

“The Road” is Emmylou’s tribute to Parsons, and you can download a copy right here.

More on Emmylou Harris:

Download a free MP3 of the Emmylou Harris song “The Road”!

Interview with Emmylou Harris backstage at the DMB Caravan last week

Emmylou Harris at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music

 Lin Brehmer interviews Emmylou Harris, Chicago, July 2011 (photo: Nate Azark/WXRT)

Lin Brehmer interviews Emmylou Harris, Chicago, July 2011 (photo: Nate Azark/WXRT)

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