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Emmylou Harris & Evelyn Glennie Named Polar Music Prize Laureates For 2015

STOCKHOLME, Sweden (CelebrityAccess) — Evelyn Glennie, a deaf Scottish percussionist and Singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris have been named as the 2015 Laureates of the Polar Music Prize.

Harris, the American country music legend, was credited with using her voice to trace the contours of musical history and topography of the entire American continent. Harris has also used her position as a musician to work for feminism, animal rights and the care of people affected by war.

Glennie, who has been deaf since the age of twelve, was credited for a successful career as a solo percussionist, releasing more than 30 solo albums and playing with some of the world’s top orchestras and artists.

Both Laureates will attend the gala ceremony and receive their prizes from King Carl XVI on 9 June in Stockholm’s Concert Hall.

The presitigious Polar Music Prize was founded in Sweden by Stig Anderson, the late lyricist and manager of the Swedish group ABBA. – Staff Writers