EMMYLOU HARRIS SHARES RENDITION OF NANCI GRIFFITH’S LOVE WORE A HALO (BACK BEFORE THE WAR)
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
PAYS TRIBUTE TO GRIFFITH’S VAST MUSICAL LEGACY
OUT SEPTEMBER 22
PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE HERE
TORONTO, ON – 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 memorialized 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.