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Dr. Emmylou and Company
|Docs in a row (from left): Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, and Earl Scruggs at San Francisco's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in October 2009|
Country music icon Emmylou Harris accepted an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music at the 9th Annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on Sunday, October 4, 2009. Longtime Harris friend Linda Ronstadt and bluegrass banjo pioneer Earl Scruggs were on hand for the presentation by Berklee President Roger Brown just before Harris took the festival's Banjo Stage to play her set. Ronstadt and Scruggs are past Berklee honorary doctorate recipients.
Harris is a singer/songwriter, guitarist, and interpreter known for her stunning lead vocals and harmonies. A country and Americana music superstar for more than 40 years, Harris has won a dozen Grammy Awards and three Country Music Association Awards. She is also a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and has recorded more than 20 solo albums.