US country legend Emmylou Harris and Scottish percussionist Evelyn Glennie have won Sweden's Polar Music Prize, organisers said Wednesday. The musicians were seen as fringe picks for an award founded by Swedish super pop group ABBA's late manager Stig Anderson and previously won by the likes of Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney. "As a singer, (Harris) has an unmistakable voice that carries so many emotions it can almost feel unbearable," chairman of the prize committee Alfons Karabuda told reporters.
Singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris and Evelyn Glennie, a deaf percussionist from Scotland, have been named the 2015 Laureates of the Polar Music Prize which recognizes exceptional achievements in music. Harris of Birmingham, Alabama, is credited with charting the history and topography of America in her songs, painting the “contours of the American landscape” through her music. Likewise, “No one in the history of popular music has harmonised like Emmylou Harris,” judges say. Deaf since the age of 12, Glennie is credited with widening the world’s understanding and scope of music as a successful solo percussionist, releasing more than 30 solo albums and playing with some of the world’s top orchestras and artists.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris and Scottish percussionist Evelyn Glennie on Tuesday won the 2015 Polar Music Prize, a prestigious Swedish music award founded by the manager of ABBA.
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