"Trio": An Album in the Works for Two Decades

Posted by Record Vision - Edward on 4/14/2014 to Linda Ronstadt
Trio
Longtime friends and admirers of one another, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris first attempted to record an album together in the mid-70s, but scheduling conflicts and other difficulties (like each recording on different record labels) prevented any of their combined efforts from coming to fruition. Some aborted recording sessions did make it onto some solo recordings. For example, Parton and Ronstadt recorded a version of the traditional ballad I Never Will Marry, which appeared on Ronstadt's 1977 Simple Dreams album. The women continued to show their admiration for one another by including cover versions of each others  music on their various solo projects, Harris covered Parton's Coat of Many Colors, Ronstadt recorded Parton's I Will Always Love You, just to name a few. 

Finally, in 1987, the three got to record their dream project...together! When Trio was released, it spawned four huge Country hit singles - including the Country #1 remake of Phil Spector's 1958 hit by The Teddy Bears, To Know Him Is To Love Him. The album hit #1 on the US Country album chart - where it took up residence for five consecutive weeks - and #6 on the main Billboard album chart. It won Grammy Awards for "Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group" and "Best Country Collaboration with Vocals." It was also nominated for the Album of the Year Grammy alongside Michael Jackson, U2, Prince, and Whitney Houston. It was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

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(some information in this blog was taken from wikipedia)
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