When Gram Parsons enlisted folk singer Emmylou Harris to be Tammy Wynette to
his George Jones, he reintroduced his new vocal partner to a purer strain of
country. Although her brief tenure with Parsons was cut short by his death,
Harris emerged as true believer: ... more From the late '70s, she became a true compass
for authentic American music, from country to bluegrass, emerging as the patron
saint of alt-country and Americana.