The songs from “Trio II″ were actually recorded in 1994, but the ladies’ schedules and record labels didn’t align until five years later for the album’s release.
Emmylou Harris explained how the album finally got released,
“We always loved the first record, and we got together again, thinking we could deal with those scheduling things. We did get another one finished… but we weren’t able to promote it. So we sort of just let it lie around. Then we finally just said, ‘Oh, let’s just put it out. We won’t worry about the fact that we can’t tour [behind] it, just let it have whatever kind of life it’s going to have on its own.”
Dolly explained the chemistry that makes them sound so good together,
“We do love to sing. Your whole life you wait to find those compatible voices.”
The first five tracks also appear on the 1995 Linda Ronstadt album “Feels Like Home.”
“Trio II” reached No. 62 on the Billboard 200 and No. 4 on the Top Country Albums chart. It received a 1999 GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals.