Ronstadt is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during the 29th induction ceremony.
It wasn’t anything I ever thought about. I never thought of myself as a rock’ n’ roll singer; I sang it, (but) it’s just one of the things I sang. I sang a lot of different stuff. I didn’t go the last two times I was nominated for a Grammy, either. I don’t have anything against it; you just don’t do things for those reasons. If you’re working for prizes, you’re in trouble. There’s nothing wrong with it. I don’t mind it. It’s just not anything I ever gave a thought to.
After struggling with symptoms of the disease for nearly eight years Ronstadt is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. She says the disease has stopped her singing:
I can’t sing a note. I knew it was mechanical. I knew it had to do with the muscles, but I thought it might have also had something to do with the tick disease that I had. And it didn’t occur to me to go to a neurologist…In fact, I couldn’t sing for the last five or six years I appeared on stage, but I kept trying. I kept thinking, ‘What if I tried singing upside down? Or standing on my head? Or while juggling? [Laughs] Maybe I’d be able to sing better then.’ So I didn’t know why I couldn’t sing — all I knew was that it was muscular, or mechanical. Then, when I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, I was finally given the reason.
Neville and Ronstadt wins the Grammy for Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for All My Life.
Neville and Ronstadt wins the Grammy for Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for Don’t Know Much.
Ronstadt wins the Grammy for Best Mexican-American Performance for Canciones De Mi Padre.
Ronstadt, Parton, and Harris wins the Grammy for Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for Trio.