We LOVED reading your comments about the songs you were walking down the aisle to.
Lots of you were looking for something a little different to the average, overplayed wedding songs – we hear ya!
"It's a fenced-in part of the yard and there's a little house at the back which we built for the dogs to sleep in at night," she smiles.
His posthumous solo LP Grievous Angel, on which Harris sang, was acknowledged as a masterpiece for its blending of rock and country, and a guiding force for hugely successful bands including U2, who named an album after the site of his demise, and the Rolling Stones, who admired both his music and his hard-partying ways (Keith Richards once remarked that "Gram could get better coke than the mafia").
"The Road" is an acknowledgement of Harris's debt to Parsons and how, even after his death, he shaped her professional life.
It's the way the singer and Nashville resident has conducted herself throughout her career, never playing to the gallery, nor attempting to pre-empt the tastes of her fans, yet all the while bringing a renegade spirit to her art.
It is an art for which she has suffered, too, having endured financial hardship, separation from her children and the deaths of close friends, one of which hit her so hard it threatened to derail her career – and her sanity – entirely.
Married and divorced three times, she is now happily single and lives in a ramshackle townhouse with four dogs, four cats, her older brother Walter and her mother Eugenia, who will be 90 this year and who, Harris reveals proudly, is more computer-literate than her children.
When she's not travelling the world playing concerts and living out of a tour bus, Harris runs a dog rescue shelter from her back garden called Bonaparte's Retreat.Country has to grow and change and evolve through the people who make it.Now I am often put in the category of contemporary folk, and thank God for that, because that's the only way I've been able to win Grammys." Despite her resistance to the mainstream country sound, Harris has still chosen Nashville as her home.So I’m thrilled to welcome John back – this time he’s sharing suggestions for alternative father / daughter dance songs. Be sure to check out this post with 20 awesome ideas for mother/groom dance songs.Photo by It’s tough to find that perfect song to dance with Dad – you want something special, touching, meaningful…but not romantic.Really, it's one of the greatest things I've ever done. No matter how tired you are, or whatever else is going on, they make the day better." We talk about her new album, Hard Bargain, which, bar two cover versions, is made up of original songs.