Emmylou Harris, whose sweet, clear voice has encompassed country, country rock and folk for more than four decades of performing and recording, was celebrated at a tribute concert in Washington, D.C., Saturday featuring a list of who's who of folk and country stars.
Kris Kristofferson, Sheryl Crow, Alison Krauss, Steve Earle, Martina McBride, Shawn Colvin, Lucinda Williams, Mavis Staples and Mary Chapin Carpenter were among nearly two dozen recording artists who took turns at Constitution Hall to salute Harris, who has recorded 40 albums.
"Those of you who are of my generation may remember that show, 'This is Your Life'," said the winner of 13 Grammy awards as she joined her fellow entertainers for the closing number, "Boulder to Birmingham." She added: "Well, this has been a big chunk of my life … I'm blessed to have so many friends. I must have been somebody good in a past life."
The silver-haired singer, 67, is beloved in the roots-music industry for her generosity in singing on other people's records and recording other people's songs.
Super pair for Super Bowl
Katy Perry will team with Lenny Kravitz at the Super Bowl. Perry said Saturday on NBC's Baltimore-New England telecast that Kravitz will join her for the halftime show at the Sunday, Feb. 1 game in suburban Phoenix. Perry has dominated the Billboard charts since releasing her debut in 2008, including 10 No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. She's currently on her Prismatic World Tour. Kravitz has sold more than 38 million albums worldwide and has several Grammys to his credit.
low-key gov: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has celebrated the start of his second term at a low-key inaugural ball. Dayton was dressed casually in jeans and a shirt with sleeves rolled up at Saturday night's ball at the newly renovated Union Depot in downtown St. Paul. Dayton thanked his supporters before introducing new Lt. Gov. Tina Smith. Several hundred gathered to celebrate. State Auditor Rebecca Otto, new Secretary of State Steve Simon and a handful of legislators and Cabinet members attended.
shooting: Five people were shot early Sunday near a California nightclub where singer Chris Brown was performing for a private party. The shooting happened at around 1:20 a.m. near the Fiesta nightclub in San Jose. The victims are expected to survive.