Mary Clementine Ronstadt
Mary Clementine Ronstadt is an amazing artist and daughter of legendary singer Linda Ronstadt. She has been active in her field for almost 10 decades now.
She operates Collaboration Artz by mary Ronstadt on Facebook and undertakes commission work as well. In the past, Ronstadt has worked alongside high-profile figures like former California Governor Jerry Brown and Star Wars creator George Lucas.
Early Life and Education
Mary Clementine Ronstadt, commonly referred to as Linda Ronstadt’s adopted child, was raised as one. Her mother Linda Ronstadt won multiple Grammy Awards playing various genres including country, rock and light opera music genres; Carlos, her older brother also works in art.
By the late 1970s, Ronstadt had rocketed to the top of the charts with her albums Living in the USA and Silver Threads and Golden Needles. Living in the USA became the first female album to ever go double platinum; selling over 2 million copies within its initial year of release alone in America alone.
She experimented with big band jazz and mariachi music with arranger Nelson Riddle before creating three traditional pop standards albums: What’s New (1983), Lush Life (1984) and For Sentimental Reasons (1986). Additionally, during this period she starred as Mabel in Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance on Broadway production which called upon her coloratura soprano voice.
Ronstadt first rose to fame as lead vocalist of folk-oriented band the Stone Poneys. Following their disbandment in 1968, she released solo albums including 1974’s Heart Like a Wheel which quickly rose in popularity as one of the first “arena-class rock divas” of that decade.
Her success continued with Simple Dreams (1977), which held onto the #1 spot on Billboard’s Country Albums chart for five weeks – knocking Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours from its position atop that chart. Later recordings included Dedicated to the One I Love (1996; classic rock songs reinvented as children’s lullabies) and Frenesi (1996), her first Spanish-language release.
Ronstadt earned 27 Grammy nominations across genres such as rock, country, pop and Tropical Latin during her career; 11 were won. Additionally, Ronstadt collaborated with artists from diverse musical fields like Billy Eckstine, Flaco Jimenez Paul Simon Aaron Neville and classical minimalist Philip Glass to earn even more Grammy recognition.
Achievement and Honors
Mary Ronstadt has earned numerous accolades and awards in her long career as an American singer-songwriter and ten-time Grammy Award recipient. Additionally, she is known for her contributions in genres such as rock, country and Latin music.
She has worked with artists such as the Chieftains, Eagles, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, and Dolly Parton, producing albums such as Cristal: Glass Music Through the Ages and Trio II for them.
She released a mariachi album, Canciones de Mi Padre. In 2019, she was honored to receive one of five entertainers to receive the Kennedy Center Honors. Additionally, she is an art enthusiast who supports Los Cenzontles Performing Arts Academy, a non-profit group which taught Mexican classical music to San Francisco’s children.
Mary Clementine Ronstadt is an American celebrity offspring who has managed to keep her personal life away from public scrutiny. She is adopted daughter of Linda Ronstadt, an accomplished retired musician who won 10 Grammy Awards.
Early childhood memories for her are most prevalently tied to Novato, California where she discovered art at an early age with the support of her mother who helped foster her as an emerging talent.
Bette Midler, Billy Eckstine, Rosemary Clooney, Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash have all collaborated with Ronstadt over her long career; as has Nelson Riddle who collaborated on many albums. “Blue Bayou” became one of the most beloved songs from 1977. Following 2000, Ronstadt reduced her activities before ultimately announcing in 2011 she could no longer sing due to progressive supranuclear palsy which prevented her from singing again.
As Linda was one of the biggest music stars during Mary’s childhood years, her upbringing was extremely privileged. Linda amassed an estimated net worth of $130 Million due to her successful singing career.
She has been nominated for 27 Grammy Awards across categories such as Rock, Country, Pop and Tropical Latin; of these nominations she won 11!
Mary Clementine and Carlos Ronstadt are her adopted children; Mary has previously dated several celebrities such as Jerry Brown (former California Governor), Jim Carrey and George Lucas (Star Wars director). However, Mary prefers keeping her personal life out of the media spotlight.