This is Emmylou Harris. She's a singer and songwriter. You may have heard of her. Over the course of a 40-year career she's recorded 20+ albums, nearly all of them very good, a few of them astoundingly great, and she's responsible, more than any other person, for introducing all the rock 'n rollers to the wonders of country music. She thinks nothing of mixing up Bruce Springsteen and Stanley Brothers songs, back to back. She has a brand new album out (yes, another very good one) called All I Intended to Be.
But that's not what I wanted to write about. It's not her fault that she's beautiful. We work with the cards we're dealt, but man, she was dealt a bunch of aces. This woman is 61 years old. And she's flat-out beautiful.
On numerous occasions people have met my wife Kate and commented, "Wow, you kind of look like Emmylou Harris." She doesn't really, or if she does it's a vague resemblance. But I'm no fool. Can I just say that I'm a lucky guy?