Emmylou Harris Married, Husband, Children, Divorce, Wiki-Bio

Emmylou Harris in white dress with guitar on hand singing at a stage.

Emmylou Harris in white dress with guitar on hand singing at a stage.
Born Name Emmylou Harris
Birth Place Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Height 5 feet 5 inches
Zodiac Sign Aries
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession Singer
Husband Tom Slocum , Brian Ahern, Paul Kennerley
Net Worth $15 million
Weight 60 k.g
Age 72 years old
Sibling Walter Rutland Harris
Parents Walter Buck Harris and Eugenia Harris

If you follow the American music, then you surely are familiar with Emmylou Harris, the 14-time Grammy winner. The multiple-award winner is active in the music industry for fifty-decades now.

Harris has probably conquered the music industry and leaves a great legacy behind her. However, the veteran musician didn’t share similar luck in her married life with a 100% divorce rate in her three marriages. So, today, we give you all the details about the troubles Harris faced in her roller-coaster married life. 

Emmylou Harris’ Three Failed Marriages

The dashing singer, Emmylou Harris, tried her luck in marriages for three times but failed to work out in any of them. Despite that, she often calls herself ‘an excellent ex-wife.’ Surprisingly, she still shares a great relationship with two of her past husbands and claims them to be her best friends. 

Even though she couldn’t sustain her marriages, her career boomed from those experiences. 

Tom Slocum was Emmylou Harris’s First Husband

Emmylou Harris experienced her first marriage in the year 1969 to a fellow musician, Tom Slocum. Following their married life, they moved to Nashville to spend their life.

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Soon after they bonded, Emmylou and her husband welcomed their first child, Mika Hallie Slocum, on March 15, 1970Unfortunately, their blissful marriage disrupted within no time as they finalized their divorce in 1970

Slocum’s Contributions on Emmylou Harris’s Career

That did open the gates for her musical career since she recorded her first album, Gliding Bird. Likewise, her ex-husband also wrote songs to her. Familiarizing you about her husband, he released his album, 1st Collection, in 1984.  

Following her entry into the music industry, she also met Gram Parsons and collaborated with her to release a album, GP, and even toured together. However, an unfortunate incident hurdled their way as Parsons passed away in 1973.

Harris’ Second Marriage with Brian Ahern

The multiple-time Grammy winner, Emmylou Harris, married Canadian record producer Brian Ahern in 1977. The duo met three years after the singer’s first divorce and started dating since in 1974.

The record producer helped Harris to produce her first label, Pieces of the Sky, in 1975. Similarly, she further initiated a band, Hot Band, after Warner Bros agreed on it. Throughout their marriage, they made further songs like White Shoes in 1983, which got a wide range of audience support. 

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Harris and Ahern enjoyed their marriage while it lasted. Impressively, the singer also welcomed her second child, daughter, Meghann T.Ahern on September 9, 1979Her daughter is 40 already and works as a screenwriter. 

Harris’ Third Marriage Ended in Divorce with Paul Kennerly

The 72-year-old Grammy winner tried her luck in marriages for the third time in 1985 as she married English singer cum composer, Paul Kennerley. Her counterpart then helped her to release her best album, ‘The Ballad of Sally Rose,’ in the same year itself. 

They didn’t give birth to any children like Harris’ earlier marriages. But, they did move to an old house on a tree-lined street at Music Row in 1991. Unfortunately, after eight years of their marital affair, they finalized their divorce through mutual consent as they weren’t entirely happy. 

Quick Facts: Emmylou Harris

  • Surprisingly, she is from a military family, with the father being a Marine Corps officer and mother a wartime military.
  • She completed her graduation from Gar-Field Senior High School in valedictorian.
  • Impressively, she also earned a drama scholarship at UNCG School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
  • She received the honor of being in VH1’s 100 Most Influential Women in Rock and Roll, 1998 as 22nd. 
  • In addition to the Grammys, she also bagged the Satellite Awards in 2005.

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