Parton, Ronstadt, Harris Trio Earn Hollywood Star

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Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris, who collaborated on two Trio albums, were among the names announced on June 25 to receive a 2019 star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They’ll receive their star as an ensemble. For Parton, that’ll make it a pair: she received the honor in 1984.

Among the many celebrities who’ll receive stars next year: film actors Robert De Niro and Daniel Craig, TV stars Candice Bergen and Alvin and the Chipmunks, and recording artists Jackie Wilson and Faith Hill.

The three mega-popular singers first convened in the ’70s but did not begin working on a full album together until Trio. With Parton, Ronstadt and Harris sharing lead vocals, Trio was released in 1987 to enormous success. The Platinum album was #1 on the country chart and #6 on the pop albums chart, earning a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. The recording featured such acclaimed musicians as Leland Sklar, Herb Pedersen, Albert Lee, Russ Kunkel and Ry Cooder. More than a decade later, a follow-up, Trio II, was not quite as successful but still went Gold.

A collection of the two albums, with previously unreleased material, was issued in 2016.

Related: Our interview with Ronstadt

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a series of stars on a public sidewalk which stretches on both sides of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, in the heart of Hollywood. More than 2600 stars have been honored since it was established in the 1960s, including such luminaries as David Bowie, Don Rickles, Sonny & Cher, Steve McQueen, and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.

“The Walk of Fame Selection Committee is pleased to announce our newest honorees to the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” said the organization’s Chairman Vin Di Bona. “The Committee always tries to select a group of talented honorees that appeal in various genres of the entertainment world. I feel the Committee has outdone themselves and I know the fans, tourists and the Hollywood community will be pleased with our selections. We are excited to see each and every honoree’s face as they unveil that majestic star on Hollywood’s most famous walkway.”


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