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OTRC: Emmylou Harris accident case: Singer pleads not guilty to hit-and-run

Emmylou Harris arrives at the 2012 Songwriters Hall of Fame induction and awards gala at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, in New York on June 14, 2012. ( Evan Agostini / Invision / AP)

Country singer Emmylou Harris pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor hit-and-run charge, which stems from a 2012 car crash.

Prosecutors said in a complaint obtained by OTRC.com that the 65-year-old hit a car on a Los Angeles freeway on October 1 and left the scene of the accident without exchanging information with the vehicle's driver. The accident caused damage to property, they added, without elaborating. Harris' lawyer entered a not guilty plea on her behalf in court on Wednesday, January 30.

A pretrial hearing was set for February 27. A day earlier, the the 12-time Grammy winner plans to release a new album, "Old Yellow Moon," with Rodney Crowell.

Harris star rose to fame in the late 1960s and early 1970s with hit singles such as "If I Could Only Win Your Love" and "To Daddy" and later, a cover of the popular pop tune "Mister Sandman," "High Powered Love" and Phil Spector's "To Know Him Is to Love Him," a 1987 collaboration with Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt.

The three also released other tracks in the 1980s -- "Telling Me Lies," "Those Memories of You," "Wildflowers," "High Sierra" and "After the Gold Rush."

Harris continued her music career throughout the 1990s and 2000s and still tours. She is booked through June.

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