Linda Ronstadt was one of the first true multi-genre female superstars, and her impact on country music is so great that she ranks No. 23 on Taste of Country's list of Country Music's Most Powerful Women of All Time.
Linda Ronstadt is one of several musical icons who will be honored for her lifetime of achievements in the music industry. Ronstadt is the latest artist to be announced as a recipient of a 2016 Special Merit Award from the Recording Academy.
Grammy Award winner Linda Ronstadt, best known for her pop and rock hits in the '70s and '80s, also turned out several hit country singles and one unforgettable country album before announcing the end of her career this week. The 67-year-old has Parkinson's disease.