Album of the Day
The Complete Trio Collection
Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt had long been a mutual admiration society when they announced, on this day in 1979, that they would record together. But each was already an established solo artist, and the demands of separate careers delayed an album release until 1987. TRIO was well worth the wait, however; with stellar instrumental support from the likes of guitarists Albert Lee and David Lindley and Little Feat keyboardist Bill Payne, the threesome harmonize beautifully on such hits as “Making Plans” and “To Know Him Is To Love Him.” TRIO topped the Country album chart for five consecutive weeks, eventually selling more than 4 million copies worldwide and earning a pair of Grammy awards; the Warner Bros. collection remains a highlight of all three artists’ catalogs.