Linda Ronstadt. Born in July 15, 1946, is by far one of the greatest female artist influences in all of pop and rock history.
Sara and I have a love for Linda and so decided to take on Blue Bayou as a vocal demonstration.
So imagine this:
A young girl from Arizona has a dream. Her name is Linda. She pursues that dream and this is the result:
Born in Tucson, Arizona (graduating from University of Arizona).
Linda was the first female artist to have four consecutive albums go platinum.
Nominated for 27 Grammy Awards and won 10. Also awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Nominated for one Tony Award and one Emmy Award. She won the Emmy Award.
February 28, 1976 – Wins the Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Female with “I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You).”
February 19, 1977 – Wins the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Female with “Hasten Down the Wind.”
1987 – Ronstadt releases her mariachi album, “Canciones de Mi Padre,”
It is the biggest-selling non-English album in US history at the time.
March 2, 1988 – Wins the Grammy Award with Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris for Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group, Vocal with “Trio.”
February 22, 1989 – Wins the Grammy Award for Best Mexican-American Performance with “Canciones de Mi Padre.”
September 17, 1989 – Wins an Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program for her PBS concert “Great Performances: Canciones de Mi Padre.”
February 21, 1990 – Wins the Grammy Award with Aaron Neville for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group, Vocal with “Don’t Know Much.”
February 20, 1991 – Wins the Grammy with Aaron Neville for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group, Vocal with “All My Life.”
February 24, 1993 – Wins the Grammy for Best Mexican-American Album with “Mas Canciones,” and Best Tropical Latin Album with “Frenesi.”
February 26, 1997 – Wins the Grammy Award for Best Musical Album for Children with “Dedicated to the One I Love.”
February 23, 2000 – Wins the Grammy Award with Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals with “After the Gold Rush.”
April 10, 2014 – Is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
January 3, 2016 – Is awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
So how could we not accept the challenge to enjoy and celebrate one of the greatest female voices in all of pop and rock history!
We hope you like Blue Bayou (penned by Roy Orbison) as much as we enjoyed singing it!
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