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I also didn't want to embrace the values that have been so completely embraced by that city. It became Ronstadt's tenth Top 10 album on the Billboard chart, reaching number 7 and being certified triple-platinum[92] (over three million copies sold in the U.S.). Her first album in Spanish was 1987’s Canciones de Mi Padre, which went double platinum in the U.S. Having been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, she has retired from singing. It reached number 2 on Billboard's Top Jazz Albums chart but peaked at number 166 on the main Billboard album chart. Which makes Linda 1/8 or 12½% Mexican. She has 15 albums on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, including four that hit number 1. In 2001, it was certified double-platinum by the RIAA for shipments of over 2 million copies in the United States, making it the best-selling non-English-language album in U.S. music history. Ronstadt has also appeared on albums by a vast range of artists including Emmylou Harris, the Chieftains, Dolly Parton, Neil Young, J. D. Souther, Gram Parsons, Bette Midler, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Earl Scruggs, the Eagles, Andrew Gold, Wendy Waldman, Hoyt Axton, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Ann Savoy, Karla Bonoff, James Taylor, Jimmy Webb, Valerie Carter, Warren Zevon, Maria Muldaur, Randy Newman (specifically his musical adaptation of Faust), Nicolette Larson, the Seldom Scene, Rosemary Clooney, Aaron Neville, Rodney Crowell, Hearts and Flowers, Laurie Lewis and Flaco Jiménez. But Adieu False Heart was a commercial failure, peaking at number 146 in the U.S. despite her touring for the final time that year. The same year, she completed a concert tour around Europe. Linda’s paternal grandfather was Frederico/Frederick Jose Maria Augustus Ronstadt (the son of Friedrich/Friederich August Ronstadt and Margarita Redondo y Vasquez). Selling over three million copies in the U.S. and winning them a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, it produced four Top Ten Country singles including "To Know Him Is to Love Him" which hit number 1. [93] Featured in the animated film An American Tail, the sentimental duet with James Ingram was nominated for several Grammy Awards, ultimately winning the Grammy Award for Song of the Year. She returned to her rock 'n' roll roots with vivid interpretations of songs by Bruce Springsteen, Doc Pomus, Bob Dylan, and John Hiatt. "[52] She also drew influence from country singer Hank Williams. Linda’s paternal grandfather, Frederick Augustus Ronstadt, was married to Sara Levin, who was the sister of Henry Levin, the maternal great-grandfather of actress Natalia Livingston. After living in Los Angeles for 30 years, Ronstadt moved to San Francisco because she said she never felt at home in Southern California. [159], In 2013, Simon & Schuster published her autobiography,[160][161] Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir, as well as the Spanish version, Sueños Sencillos – Memorias Musicales. Linda Ronstadt Finds the Time, at Last, Is Now", "Linda Ronstadt Rocks Highest-Charting Album in 24 Years", "Ronstadt Facts, Investigative International Sales", "Linda Ronstadt Singing the National Anthem at Game three of World Series", "Ronstadt and Rolling Stones, July 21, 1978", "Why Linda Ronstadt Still Matters to Tucson", "Linda Ronstadt: Black & White Photo Aug 16, 1978 New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum (New Haven, CT)", "Artist: Linda Ronstadt, Venue: New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, CT, USA August 16, 1978", "The Queens of Rock: Ronstadt, Mitchell, Simon and Nicks talk of their men, music and life on the road", "On the Charts and in Men's Hearts Linda Ronstadt is No. She believes she managed to escape the scourge of internalized prejudice because of her light skin and German surname. He's so silly onstage, he knocks you over. When the albums ... were successful, Joe congratulated me, and I never said 'I told you so.'. As part of the album's promotion, a live concert was recorded for an HBO special in April. Linda is the daughter of Ruth Mary (Copeman) and Gilbert Ronstadt. Rolling Stone put Ronstadt on its cover in March 1975. Linda’s grandfather Frederico was born in Las Delicias, Sonora, Mexico, and was a business and cultural leader in early 20th century Tucson, Arizona. ... Now the fact that we were lied to about the reasons for entering into war against Iraq and thousands of people have died‍—‌it's just as immoral as racism." John was born in Galt, Ontario, Canada, and was the son of Baldwin C. Copeman and Elizabeth Smith, who was from Jersey, Ontario. [36] In 1976 and 1977, she appeared on the covers of Rolling Stone and Time, respectively. rcds.appendChild(rcel); In 1998, Ronstadt released We Ran, her first album in over two years. In an August 14, 2007, interview, she commented on all her well-publicized, outspoken views, in particular the Aladdin incident, by noting, "If I had it to do over I would be much more gracious to everyone ... you can be as outspoken as you want if you are very, very respectful. Ronstadt felt deceived by the photographer, not realizing that the photos would be so revealing. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. [97], Ronstadt has remarked that she felt as though she was "artificially encouraged to kinda cop a really tough attitude (and be tough) because rock and roll is kind of tough (business)," which she felt wasn't worn quite authentically. Plow" and sang a duet, "Funny How Time Slips Away," with Homer Simpson on The Yellow Album. As Country Music magazine wrote in October 1978, Simple Dreams solidified Ronstadt's role as "easily the most successful female rock and roll and country star at this time. Meanwhile, the album became Ronstadt's most successful up to that time, selling 300,000 copies by the end of 1974. We Ran did not chart any singles but it was well received by critics. [125] Paul Simon was criticized for including her on his 1986 album Graceland, recorded in South Africa, but defended her: "I know that her intention was never to support the government there ... She made a mistake. At the time, she admired singers like Maria Muldaur for not sacrificing their femininity but says she felt enormous self-imposed pressure to compete with "the boys" at every level. Are you important? Espinel's father was Fred Ronstadt, Linda Ronstadt's grandfather, and the songs she had learned, transcribed, and published were some of the ones he had brought with him from Sonora. Ronstadt elected to return to the Broadway stage, four years after she performed in La bohème, for a limited-run engagement. [156] Ronstadt has never married. Asylum pulled the "Love Is a Rose" single and issued "Heat Wave" with "Love Is a Rose" on the B-side. On Radio [advertisement]", "Linda Ronstadt to Play at Fantasy Springs", "What's New with Linda Ronstadt? “He’s a natural teacher and muse.” In the trailer, Browne adds, “Look, if Linda Ronstadt invites you to go to Mexico, I don’t need any more than that. However, as early as 1970, Ronstadt was being criticized by music "purists" for her "brand of music" which crossed many genres. The album was also a nominee for overall Album of the Year, in the company of Michael Jackson, U2, Prince, and Whitney Houston. What's New brought Riddle to a younger audience. The album earned Ronstadt two Grammy Award nominations: one for Best Rock Vocal Performance/Female for the title track and another for Best Pop Vocal Performance/Female for the album. I was so enamored by her that I carried a picture of her in my wallet for all four years of college. Like her two previous Latin recordings ventures, it won Ronstadt a Grammy Award, this time for Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album. [24], On April 10, 2014, Linda Ronstadt was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Ronstadt incorporated the sounds of the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Tower of Power horns, the Skywalker Symphony, and numerous musicians. [118], In 1988, Ronstadt returned to Broadway for a limited-run engagement in the musical show adaptation of her album celebrating her Mexican heritage, Canciones De Mi Padre – A Romantic Evening in Old Mexico.[119]. rcel.async = true; "Blue Bayou" was at #3 while "It's So Easy" was at #5. "My mother's side of my soul was the Nelson Riddle stuff. It showed Ronstadt in a vintage dress lying on shimmering satin sheets with a Walkman headset. III. [38] She had six platinum-certified albums, three of which were number 1 on the Billboard album chart, and numerous charted pop singles. It was the first of six Rolling Stone covers shot by photographer Annie Leibovitz. [29] Of Maria Callas, Ronstadt says, "There's no one in her league. She announced her retirement in 2011 and revealed shortly afterwards that she is no longer able to sing as a result of a degenerative condition later determined to be progressive supranuclear palsy. The recording was produced by Glyn Johns. I mean you have to be on your toes or you wind up falling on your face. I now realize I was taking a tremendous risk, and that Joe Smith (the head of Elektra Records, and strongly opposed) was looking out for himself, and for me. [137] In fact, in 1976, Ronstadt had collaborated with her father to write and compose a traditional Mexican folk ballad, "Lo siento mi vida" – a song that she included on Hasten Down the Wind. An album track entitled "The Blue Train" charted 10 weeks in Billboard's Adult Contemporary Top 40. The film also showed Ronstadt performing the songs "Poor, Poor Pitiful Me", "Love Me Tender", and "Tumbling Dice". "[166], Following the concert, news accounts reported that Ronstadt was "evicted" from the hotel premises. [83] Explaining that rock and roll music is part of her culture, she says that the songs she sang after her rock and roll hits were part of her soul. The album's critical and commercial success was due to a fine presentation of country and rock, with Heart Like a Wheel her first of many major commercial successes that would set her on the path to being one of the best-selling female artists of all time. In 1994, the three performers recorded a follow-up to Trio. He's an idiot. According to jazz historian Peter Levinson, author of the book September in the Rain – a Biography on Nelson Riddle, Joe Smith, president of Elektra Records, was terrified that the Riddle album would turn off Ronstadt's rock audience. ... You exorcise that emotion ... and diminish sadness and feel joy. Now, with the release of Linda and the Mockingbirds (Shout! [162], In August 2013, Ronstadt revealed she has Parkinson's disease, leaving her unable to sing due to loss of muscular control, which is common to Parkinson's patients. Not having the mass distribution that Warner Music Group gave her, Hummin' To Myself had sold over 75,000 copies in the U.S. as of 2010. But being on the road took its toll both emotionally and professionally. In January 1946, the University of Arizona published a booklet by Luisa Espinel entitled Canciones de mi Padre. She made a guest appearance onstage with the Rolling Stones at the Tucson Community Center on July 21, 1978, in her hometown of Tucson, where she and Jagger sang "Tumbling Dice". [46] Her album Living in the USA was the first album by any recording artist in U.S. music history to ship double platinum (over two million advanced copies). Beginning in the mid-1970s, Ronstadt's private life became increasingly public. Place of Birth: Tucson, Arizona, U.S. Photo: Shout Factory. [146], As of 2019, Ronstadt has earned three number 1 pop albums, 10 top-ten pop albums and 38 charting pop albums on the Billboard Pop Album Charts. With fair skin and a German surname, her Mexican heritage wasn’t always apparent. Lloyd was born in Michigan, and was a well-known inventor. The album harkened back to Ronstadt's country-rock and folk-rock heyday. [37] Although fame eluded her during these years, Ronstadt actively toured with the Doors, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, and others, appeared numerous times on television shows, and began to contribute her singing to albums by other artists. [157] Speaking of finding an acceptable mate, in 1974 she told Peter Knobler in Crawdaddy, "... he's real kind but isn't inspired musically and then you meet somebody else that's just so inspired musically that he just takes your breath away but he's such a moron, such a maniac that you can't get along with him. [44] In August 2013, she revealed to Alanna Nash, writing for AARP, that she has Parkinson's disease and "can no longer sing a note. [148] Her RIAA certification (audits paid for by record companies or artists for promotion) tally as of 2001 totaled 19 Gold, 14 Platinum and 7 Multi-Platinum albums. "The (Mariachi music) was my father's side of the soul," she was quoted as saying in a 1998 interview she gave at her Tucson home. By the end of the decade, Ronstadt had outsold her female competition; no other female artist to date had five straight platinum LPs – Hasten Down the Wind and Heart Like a Wheel among them. According to Levinson, "the younger audience hated what Riddle had done with Frank Sinatra,[133] which in 1983 was considered 'Vintage Pop'". [54] Ronstadt also received telegrams of support from her rock 'n' roll friends around the world like the Rolling Stones, the Eagles and Elton John. It was one of her final concerts. She has also scored two number 1 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, and two number 1 hits on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. [55] An infrequent songwriter, Ronstadt co-composed only three songs over her long career. Many of these rhythms and sounds were part of her Southwestern roots. The following year, she stepped outside of the mariachi genre and decided to record well-known Afro-Cuban songs. The song also received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Song and achieved high sales, earning a million-selling gold single in the U.S. – one of the last 45s ever to do so. .. get people to go and see them, and make a record that you think properly presents their music to the public and some of which you can get on the radio. These canciones were a big part of Ronstadt's family tradition and musical roots. As was the case with their aborted 1978 effort, conflicting schedules and competing priorities delayed the album's release indefinitely. In February 1980, Ronstadt released Mad Love, her seventh consecutive platinum-selling album. In the 1980s, Ronstadt performed on Broadway and received a Tony nomination for her performance in The Pirates of Penzance,[42] teamed with the composer Philip Glass, recorded traditional music, and collaborated with the conductor Nelson Riddle, an event at that time viewed as an original and unorthodox move for a rock-and-roll artist. She has received a total of 27 Grammy Award nominations in various fields that include rock, country, pop and Tropical Latin, and has won 11 Grammy Awards in the categories of Pop, Country, Tropical Latin, Musical Album for Children and Mexican-American. A commercial failure, the album stood at 57,897 copies sold at the time of its deletion in 2008. III, I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love with You), Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program, Grammy Award for Best Musical Album for Children, We All Love Ella: Celebrating the First Lady of Song, Recording Industry Association of America, Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, United States Congress House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment & Related Agencies, Evangeline Made: A Tribute to Cajun Music, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, "2014 Induction Ceremony The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum", "President Obama Honors Linda Ronstadt, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Others in Art and Humanities Ceremony", "Ronstadt Booted After Pro-Moore Comment", "Interview: Linda Ronstadt defends her politics", "Linda Ronstadt rocks with jazz sophistication", "Linda Ronstadt lets wisdom strike notes", "Linda Ronstadt plays NPR's: Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! [37][38][39][40] Referred to as the "First Lady of Rock"[29][41] and the "Queen of Rock", Ronstadt was voted the Top Female Pop Singer of the 1970s. Her three biggest-selling studio albums to date are: her 1977 release Simple Dreams, 1983's What's New and 1989's Cry Like A Rainstorm, Howl Like The Wind. 1 With a Bullet", "Years after giving up singing, Linda Ronstadt is back on the charts with 'Live in Hollywood, "Pat Benatar: Rock's Reluctant Sex Symbol", "Rock Queen Conquers Broadway and Lives Happily Ever After", "Linda Ronstadt Live. Photo: Shout Factory She said that her singing style was shaped by the music she grew up with, even on her 1970s and ’80s pop hits such as “Blue Bayou,” “When Will I Be Loved” and “You’re No Good.” She continued to tour, collaborate, and record celebrated albums, such as Winter Light and Hummin' to Myself, until her retirement in 2011. [38] She remained a highly successful touring artist into the 1990s, at which time she decided to scale back to smaller venues. In 2012, the category was merged back into, Most successful female singer of the 1970s, Returning to the contemporary music scene, Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame. At the end of that year, Billboard magazine crowned Ronstadt with three number-one Awards for the Year: Pop Female Singles Artist of the Year, Pop Female Album Artist of the Year, and Female Artist of the Year (overall).[103]. She has two children. [by whom?] She published an autobiography, Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir,[25] in September 2013. In 1984, Ronstadt and Riddle performed these songs live, in concert halls throughout Australia, Japan, and the United States, including multi-night performances at historic venues Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, and Pine Knob. [24][a] Since then, Ronstadt has continued to make public appearances, going on a number of public speaking tours in the 2010s. I tend to bury myself in one thing for years at a time. [64] In a 1976 Rolling Stone interview with Cameron Crowe, Ronstadt said, "they haven't invented a word for that loneliness that everybody goes through on the road. [147] The 2012 revision kept only the compilation, but raised it to the place once occupied by Heart Like a Wheel. She has won 11 competitive Grammy Awards and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Grammy in 2011. })(); Ethnicity of Celebs | What Nationality Ancestry Race © 2021. [50], At age 14, Ronstadt formed a folk trio with her brother Peter and sister Gretchen. In 1975, Ronstadt performed shows with Jackson Browne, the Eagles, and Toots and the Maytals. ... People see me in my 'girl-singer' suit. The duo won both the 1989 and 1990 Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal awards. The family was featured in Family Circle magazine in 1953. Period. [184][185] On March 31, 2009, in testimony that the Los Angeles Times termed "remarkable",[186] Ronstadt spoke to the United States Congress House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment & Related Agencies, attempting to convince lawmakers to budget $200 million in the 2010 fiscal year for the National Endowment of the Arts. Heart Like a Wheel's first single release, "You're No Good" – a rockified version of an R&B song written by Clint Ballard, Jr. that Ronstadt had initially resisted because Andrew Gold's guitar tracks sounded too much like a "Beatles song" to her[73] – climbed to number 1 on both the Billboard and Cash Box Pop singles charts. In 2006, recording as the ZoZo Sisters, Ronstadt teamed with her new friend, musician and musical scholar Ann Savoy, to record Adieu False Heart. It included her as the featured artist with a full photo layout and an article by Ben Fong-Torres, discussing Ronstadt's many struggling years in rock n roll, as well as her home life and what it was like to be a woman on tour in a decidedly all-male environment. I learn more ... about singing rock n roll from listening to Maria Callas records than I ever would from listening to pop music for a month of Sundays. An album resulted, titled Happy Birthday, John. "[99], Her 1977 appearance on the cover of Time magazine under the banner "Torchy Rock" was also upsetting to Ronstadt, considering what the image appeared to project about the most famous woman in rock. It was a straightforward rock and roll album with post-punk, new wave influences, including tracks by songwriters such as Elvis Costello, the Cretones, and musician Mark Goldenberg who played on the record himself. [154], In December 1990, she adopted an infant daughter, Mary Clementine. The project continued her streak of Top 10 hits with "How Do I Make You", originally recorded by Billy Thermal, and "Hurt So Bad", originally a Top 10 hit for Little Anthony & the Imperials. This venture paid off,[43] and Ronstadt remained one of the music industry's best-selling acts throughout the 1980s, with multi-platinum-selling albums such as Mad Love, What's New, Canciones de Mi Padre, and Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind. Genealogies of Linda Ronstadt – Ronstadt is considered an "interpreter of her times",[79] and has earned praise for her courage to put her "stamp" on many of her songs. In that song, there is a verse dedicated to Ronstadt, her voice and harmonies and her birth in Tucson, Arizona. She never categorized herself and stuck to her genre-crossing brand of music.[78]. Ronstadt has remarked that in the beginning of her career she "was so focused on folk, rock and country" that she "got a bit bored and started to branch out, and ... [has] been doing that ever since. "Heat Wave" hit the Top Five on Billboard's Hot 100 while "Love Is A Rose" hit the Top Five on Billboard's country chart. "[56], Also in 1977, she was asked by the Los Angeles Dodgers to sing the U.S. National Anthem at game three of the World Series against the New York Yankees. But needing someone willing to work with her as an equal, Ronstadt asked Peter Asher, who came highly recommended to her by James Taylor's sister Kate Taylor, to help produce two of them: "Sail Away" and "I Believe in You".[73]. She also participated in a benefit concert for her friend Lowell George, held at The Forum, in Los Angeles. However, Ronstadt's displeasure with the final result led her, with regrets, to scrap the project. "[114], In the summer of 1980, Ronstadt began rehearsals for the first of several leads in Broadway musicals. With the release of Heart Like a Wheel‍—‌named after one of the album's songs, written by Anna McGarrigle‍—‌Ronstadt reached number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart;[91] it was also the first of four number 1 Country Albums, and the disc was certified double-platinum[92] (over two million copies sold in the U.S.). "[120] By 1983, her estimated worth was over $40 million[121] mostly from records, concerts and merchandising. By 1979, Ronstadt had collected eight gold, six platinum, and four multi-platinum certifications for her albums, an unprecedented feat at the time. [46], In 1981, Ronstadt produced and recorded an album of pop standards (later marketed in bootleg form) titled Keeping Out of Mischief with the assistance of producer Jerry Wexler. Linda Ronstadt has received a total of 27 Grammy Award nominations in various fields including Rock, Country, Pop, Tropical Latin, Contemporary Folk, Mexican-American, and Children's. ... which teaches traditional Mexican music and dance to … *mother – English, German, Dutch. certified gold, platinum or multiplatinum, Linda Ronstadt, Stone Poneys and Friends, Vol. It's sort of like 6/8 time signature ... very hard driving and very intense. It was climbing the pop and country charts but "Heat Wave", a rockified version of the 1963 hit by Martha and the Vandellas, was receiving considerable airplay. Although "Dreams to Dream" failed to achieve the success of "Somewhere Out There", the song did give Ronstadt an Adult Contemporary hit in 1991. It included New Age arrangements such as the lead single "Heartbeats Accelerating" as well as the self-penned title track and featured the glass harmonica. Her father was of five eighths Mexican, two eighths German, and one eighth English, descent. In 1996, Ronstadt produced Dedicated to the One I Love, an album of classic rock and roll songs reinvented as lullabies. In the United States we spend millions of dollars on sports because it promotes teamwork, discipline, and the experience of learning to make great progress in small increments. 1.3 million as of 2010). Toward the end of the show, as she had done across the country, Ronstadt spoke to the audience, praising Fahrenheit 9/11, Michael Moore's documentary film about the Iraq War; she dedicated the song "Desperado" to Moore. It was an album of roots music incorporating pop, Cajun, and early-20th-century music and released on the Vanguard Records label. [55] Ronstadt's professional relationship with Asher allowed her to take command and effectively delegate responsibilities in the recording studio. The world is tearing by you, real fast, and all these people are looking at you. Mad Love entered the Billboard Album Chart in the Top Five its first week (a record at that time) and climbed to the number 3 position. I really think that you're just hard-wiring (synapses) in your brain up until the age of maybe 12 or 10, and there are certain things you can't learn in an authentic way after that. In the 1970s, Cashbox magazine, a competitor of Billboard during that time period, named Ronstadt the "#1 Female Artist of the Decade". Growing up, she listened to many types of music, including Mexican music, which was sung by her entire family and was a staple in her childhood. [96] Simple Dreams also made Ronstadt the most successful international female touring artist. "[174], On January 16, 2010, Ronstadt converged with thousands of other activists in a "National Day of Action". By December of that year, both "Blue Bayou" and "It's So Easy" had climbed into Billboard's Top 5 and remained there for the entire month. [27], Ronstadt was raised on the family's 10-acre (4 ha) ranch with her siblings Peter (who served as Tucson's Chief of Police for ten years, 1981–1991), Michael J., and Gretchen (Suzy). The album featured Ronstadt's first country hit, "Silver Threads and Golden Needles", which she had first recorded on Hand Sown ... Home Grown – this time hitting the Country Top 20. [145] In July 2019, Ronstadt was selected as a Kennedy Center Honoree. In 2008, Ronstadt was appointed Artistic Director of the San José Mariachi and Mexican Heritage Festival. I didn't have a trace of stage fright. Ethnicity: *father – Mexican [Spanish, possibly other], one quarter German, one eighth English, 1/16th Italian *mother – English, German, Dutch. Establishing her professional career in the mid-1960s at the forefront of California's emerging folk rock and country rock movements – genres which defined post-1960s rock music – Ronstadt joined forces with Bobby Kimmel and Kenny Edwards and became the lead singer of a folk-rock trio, the Stone Poneys. Whoops I just looked more closely into the family tree, I guess she isn’t related to Alex Levin, I wish we could delete comments on here. var referer="";try{if(referer=document.referrer,"undefined"==typeof referer||""==referer)throw"undefined"}catch(exception){referer=document.location.href,(""==referer||"undefined"==typeof referer)&&(referer=document.URL)}referer=referer.substr(0,700); It earned a nomination for the Grammy Award for the Best Contemporary Folk Album, and made the Top 10 of Billboard's Country Albums chart. 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