"I always say if music can't make you cry, you're a hopeless case. I don't cry very much myself, but it's my job to make you cry."

  • Born Linda Maria Ronstadt on July 15, 1946, in Tucson, Arizona
  • After a stint with the Stone Poneys, Linda Ronstadt made an impression as a solo artist in 1974 when her Heart Like A Wheel album rose to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and the hit song "You're No Good" hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • Ronstadt earned her first career GRAMMY win for 1975 for Best Country Vocal Performance, Female for "I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)." She made her GRAMMY stage debut at the 25th GRAMMY Awards in 1983 with a performance of her GRAMMY-nominated song "Get Closer."
  • Did you know? Prior to forming the Eagles, Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner were in Ronstadt's touring band.

 

Linda Ronstadt

"I always say if music can't make you cry, you're a hopeless case. I don't cry very much myself, but it's my job to make you cry."

  • Born Linda Maria Ronstadt on July 15, 1946, in Tucson, Arizona
  • After a stint with the Stone Poneys, Linda Ronstadt made an impression as a solo artist in 1974 when her Heart Like A Wheel album rose to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and the hit song "You're No Good" hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • Ronstadt earned her first career GRAMMY win for 1975 for Best Country Vocal Performance, Female for "I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)." She made her GRAMMY stage debut at the 25th GRAMMY Awards in 1983 with a performance of her GRAMMY-nominated song "Get Closer."
  • Did you know? Prior to forming the Eagles, Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner were in Ronstadt's touring band.

 

GRAMMY Award Results for Linda Ronstadt

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Nominations
Lifetime Achievement Award
Lifetime Achievement Award - 2016
 
Nominations
Best Traditional Folk Album
Adieu False Heart
 
Wins
Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
After The Gold Rush
Nominations
Best Country Album
Trio II (Album)
Best Contemporary Folk Album
Western Wall - The Tucson Sessions (Album)
 
Wins
Best Musical Album For Children
Dedicated To The One I Love
 
Wins
Best Tropical Latin Album
Frenesi
Best Mexican-American Album
Mas Canciones
 
Wins
Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
All My Life
 
Wins
Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Don't Know Much
Nominations
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female
Cry Like A Rainstorm - Howl Like The Wind (Album)
 
Wins
Best Mexican-American Performance
Canciones De Mi Padre
 
Wins
Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Trio
Nominations
Album Of The Year
Trio (Album)
Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Somewhere Out There (Single)
 
Nominations
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female
Lush Life (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female
What's New (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female
Get Closer (Album)
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female
Get Closer (Single)
 
Nominations
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female
How Do I Make You (Single)
 
Nominations
Record Of The Year
Blue Bayou (Single)
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female
Blue Bayou (Single)
 
Wins
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female
Hasten Down The Wind
 
Wins
Best Country Vocal Performance, Female
I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)
Nominations
Album Of The Year
Heart Like A Wheel (Album)
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female
Heart Like A Wheel (Album)
 
Nominations
Best Contemporary Vocal Performance, Female
Long Long Time (Album)