In the late 80s and early 90s, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, and Emmylou Harris recorded two albums together: “Trio” in 1987 and “Trio II” in 1999. These two albums, along with a third that includes unreleased recordings and alternate takes from those years, were remastered and released in September 2016 under the name “The Complete Trio Collection,” which was also Emmylou Harris’s production.
Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, and Emmylou Harris have three unmatched achievements in the music industry, selling more than 200 million records among them, so it is not surprising that when they recorded those two albums, they were able to sell more than five million copies. and take home three Grammys.
Let’s not forget that this project was conceived in 1970 to start the recording of “Trio,” but owing to various reasons, it did not come to fruition until the end of the 1980s. Two Grammy Awards were given to “Trio,” which topped the sales charts for five weeks in a row. One million copies of their second album, “Trio II,” which features covers of the Carter Family’s “Lover’s Return” and Neil Young’s “After The Gold Rush,” were sold, and the record won a Grammy that year.
Watch Harris, Parton, and Ronstadt perform on the Late Show with David Letterman in 1999 in the video below: