Even if you profess to dislike country music, you probably love Emmylou Harris.
Since her ground-breaking work with Gram Parsons in the early '70s, to her collaborations with Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Rodney Crowell, Beck and innumerable others, and through her decades-long solo career Harris has helped refine country music with her sweet singing and impeccable taste.
And, at age 66, she rocks gray hair better than almost anyone ever.
She's playing solo show in Tampa on Wednesday in the gorgeous Tampa Theatre.
Harris' latest release was last year's "Old Yellow Moon," with Crowell. It was as popular and as highly acclaimed as any album in her career, reaching No. 4 on the county charts and winning the Grammy Award for Best Americana Album.
The opening act should be worth seeing. Jacksonville native Walter Parks is a bluesy rock guitarist. He only has one solo album out, but he's had several with his alternative-folk duo the Nudes back in the '90s, and he still records with his great country blues band Swamp Cabbage.
He's opening for Harris on this whole tour, performing with singer Lee Hunter.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12, Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St., Tampa. Tickets: $53.50, $73.50 and $93.50 plus service charge. Information: 813-274-8981, tampatheatre.org.
-- Marty Clear