- Ronstadt further moved away from her Rock Star image in the 1980s with the recording of Mexican-American Folk music and her Country music collaborations. She released Canciones de Mi Padre
in 1987, which translates as Songs of My Father. It was her first album of mariachi music and for a period of time was the biggest selling non-English album in the United States. She won a Grammy for Best Mexican-American Performance in 1988 and in 1998, Mas Canciones
won the Grammy for Best Mexican-American Album. Her collaboration with Emmy Lou Harris and Dolly Parton, "After the Gold Rush," on the Trio II
album, won a Grammy in 1999 and to further show her diversity, she was nominated for Grammy awards for her folk music albums in 1999, 2002, and 2006. find out more..