Release date: February 26, 2013
Label: Nonesuch Records
Produced by: Brian Ahern
Old Yellow Moon is a collaborative studio album by American artists Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, released on February 26, 2013 through Nonesuch Records. It is the twenty-seventh and tenth studio albums for both Harris and Crowell, respectively, as well as Harris' fifth album for Nonesuch Records. Old Yellow Moon is the first official collaboration from the duo since Crowell joined Harris' Hot Band as guitarist and harmony singer in 1975. In addition to Harris and Crowell, the album features world-renowned musicians including Stuart Duncan, Vince Gill, and Bill Payne, as well as members of the original Hot Band.
Produced by Harris' ex-husband and longtime producer Brian Ahern, Old Yellow Moon was recorded in 2012 at Eastern Island Sounds and Ronnie's Place in Nashville. The album features four songs written by Crowell as well as interpretations of songs such as Hank DeVito's "Hanging Up My Heart," Roger Miller's "Invitation to the Blues," and Allen Reynolds' "Dreaming My Dreams," among others.
The album won Best Americana Album at the 56th annual Grammy Awards as well as two awards at the 2013 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards Show, for Album of the Year and Duo/Group of the Year. The album also debuted at number 4 on the Billboard's Top Country Albums chart.