Many moons ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing Emmylou Harris for a music magazine. It was midsummer then, too, and the conversation wandered beyond music. We talked about baseball (she’s a huge Atlanta Braves fan) and also about touring and taking care of your voice on the road, which is when she brought up an interesting theory about people getting sick (think “summer colds”) in the warmer months.
Well, I’m just going to tell you straight up: The legendary singer sort of blamed it on the air conditioning. Specifically, it’s not the actual chilly indoor temperatures in some climate-controlled spaces that she saw as the culprit — it’s the jarring transitions between outdoor and indoor temps, and a few to several times a day.