Awards & Milestones

‘After the Gold Rush’ GRAMMY Win

Published January 13, 1999 / Last Updated August 23, 2015

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‘After the Gold Rush’ wins GRAMMY for Best Country Collaboration

Dolly, along with Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt, won the 1999 GRAMMY Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals for their version of the song “After the Gold Rush” from their album “Trio 2.” The song, a cover tune written by Neil Young, originally appeared on his 1970 album “After the Gold Rush.”  Emmylou Harris accepted the award on February 23, 2000, in a pre-show ceremony. This is Dolly’s fifth GRAMMY win.

 

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‘Trio II’

Published November 17, 1998 / Last Updated August 16, 2016

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‘Trio II’ – featuring Dolly, Emmylou Harris, and Linda Ronstadt

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.” Working for so many years to collaborate on an album created unique challenges when they finally started to record the album as Ronstadt explained,

“Dolly had taken her tracks and put other harmonies on them, and I had taken my tracks and done the same…When we took the record apart, we changed the harmony parts around, so they existed on backup reels, but they weren’t in completed forms…We had to find all those reels and reassemble the songs the way the harmonies had been and recombine them. That was a lot of work.”

“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.

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“Trio”

Published March 2, 1987 / Last Updated August 16, 2016

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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

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Dolly, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt record GRAMMY Winning “Trio”

On March 2, 1987, Dolly and fellow country music legends Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt released their album “Trio” on the Warner Brothers Nashville Label. “Trio” became one of the most honored and loved albums of 1987, including the remake of the Ronnie Spector single performed originally by the Teddy Bears, “To Know Him is to Love Him.” The song reached No. 1 on the Country Singles Charts.

Dolly, Harris and Ronstadt had tried since the 70’s to come together to make an album, but 1987 was the first window where all of the superstars’ schedules matched up.

The album won the GRAMMY for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and was nominated for Album of the Year. The win marked Dolly’s fourth GRAMMY award.

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