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Mar 10, 2015 5:50 AM

Emmylou Harris and Evelyn Glennie share Polar Music Prize

The Associated Press

STOCKHOLM (AP) Singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris and Scottish percussionist Evelyn Glennie have won the 2015 Polar Music Prize, a prestigious Swedish music award founded by the manager of ABBA.

Harris, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, has won 13 Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.

Glennie, who has been deaf since 12, hails from Aberdeen, Scotland. She's an accomplished classical percussionist and composer of soundtracks for film and television.

They won Tuesday and they have been invited to collect their awards including a cash prize of 1 million kronor ($120,000) each from Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf in Stockholm on June 9.

The award was founded by late ABBA manager Stig Anderson and is typically shared by a pop artist and a classical musician.


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