“Three Girls and Their Buddy” is a touring collaboration comprised of Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin and Buddy Miller. The special bond this group has formed is evident on stage, having been in each other's bands, produced and played on each other's albums, covered each other's songs, and guested on each other's shows for years.
Most recently, Harris released All I Intended to Be to critical acclaim. Miller was featured on the album, and a year later started producing Griffin’s first-ever gospel album, Downtown Church. The album also features vocals from Miller, Harris and Colvin and was released in 2010.
Individually each artist’s career is littered with accomplishments and awards for their work as singers, songwriters and producers. Emmylou is a twelve-time Grammy winner, Billboard Century Award recipient, Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, and has released over 25 albums. Shawn Colvin has won three Grammys and been nominated for 7, the most recent for her 2009 release, Shawn Colvin Live. Miller has also been nominated for a Grammy and received the Americana Music Association Album of the Year Award in 2005 and then the AMA Instrumentalist of the Year Award in 2008. In 2007, Griffin won the AMA Artist of the Year Award and is a three-time Grammy nominee. The list of accolades is endless and deserved.
Over the years, all four artists have left an indelible mark on Americana and folk music and continue to influence and shape a niche all their own in contemporary music.