Veteran vocalist Emmylou Harris will release a new studio album, “Stumble From Grace,” Sept. 23 via Nonesuch. The set is the follow-up to her acclaimed 2000 set “Red Dirt Girl,” which debuted at No. 5 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and No. 54 on The Billboard 200.
Like “Red Dirt Girl,” the new set features songs penned by the 1999 Billboard Century Award winner (only the third such album of her career). Also returning is producer Malcolm Burn and backing musicians Buddy Miller (guitar) and Brady Blade (drums). A number of high-profile guests participated in the sessions, including vocalist Julie Miller on “Here I Am,” Linda Ronstadt on the June Carter Cash tribute “Strong Hand,” Jane Siberry on “I Will Dream” and “Lost Unto This World,” and Kate and Anna McGarrigle on the traditional “Plaisir d’Amour” and “Little Bird.”
Harris will first support “Stumble From Grace” with six opening dates for Neil Young next month, including a Sept. 7 appearance at Farm Aid in Columbus, Ohio. The artist will then play 16 headlining and festival dates through Nov. 1 in Chicago, before beginning a European tour Nov. 16 in London.
In between these performances, Harris is curating an Oct. 21-22 series at New York’s Carnegie Hall, in conjunction with the Nonesuch at Carnegie partnership. The McGarrigle sisters will perform with Steve Earle on Oct. 21, followed by Buddy and Julie Miller with Patty Griffin the next night. Harris will perform in Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stern Auditorium on Oct. 25.