Emmylou Harris has been charged with hit and run following an incident in October 2012 in Los Angeles.
The LA County District Attorney charged the country and folk music star on January 30. If she is found guilty of the charges, then she could be placed in jail for up to six months.
After the incident, Harris’ agent stated that it was a “garden-variety accident that happens every day on the 405” as the incident occurred on one of Los Angeles’ busiest freeways. They even went on to state that Harris drove away from the accident as she didn’t actually realize she had hit another vehicle.
Harris has won a dozen Grammys for her work and in the past has collaborated with the likes of Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, and Alison Krauss. She is even set to release a new album of duets in February.
Her last album was 2011’s Hard Bargain and saw the female musician pay tribute to Gram Parsons, who discovered Harris in a Washington DC folk club in 1971. He then decided to invite her to sing on his 1973 album, GP, but in the same year he died of a drug overdose.
Harris recently recorded the song, “The Road for Hard Bargain,” which discussed her relationship with the singer. Harris stated about the track, “It’s terrible that Gram died so young, but I’m grateful that our paths crossed. It’s a thank you to him and kind of a tip of the hat to the universe to say ‘I’m still here and I was given all these wonderful things because of that meeting with this person.’ It’s just a reflection.”