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MEMBERS: Amy Ray ~ Emily Sailers
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BIRTHDAYS: Amy Ray (April 12, 1964) ~ Emily Sailers (July 22, 1963)
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "Shame On You" (1997)
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BIGGEST LP: Indigo Girls (1989)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 1

 
TIMELINE

Indigo Girlsbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Indigo Girls came together as a band in 1984 in Georgia and consist of Amy Ray and Emily Sailers. With a combination of folk, rock, and alternative sounds, the Indigo Girls have become one of the most critically claimed duos of the their genre.

The 1980's...

button.gif (123 bytes) Ray and Sailers first started their musical journey when playing music together while still in high school. There love for music and ear for harmonies eventually led them to nightclub performances under the names The B-Band and Sailers and Ray. While still teenagers, the duo recorded a tape called Tuesday's Children. The duo separated for awhile when they headed off to college (Ray to Nashville and Sailers to New Orleans), but eventually were together again as students at Emory University in Atlanta.
Indigo Girls - Strange Firebutton.gif (123 bytes) By 1985, the duo were performing together again and selected the name Indigo Girls.
button.gif (123 bytes) In 1986, the Indigo Girls released a single "Crazy Game" and their first EP.
button.gif (123 bytes) By 1987, they released their debut LP, Strange Fire. Their efforts made little impact on the music world but led to a contract with Epic Records in 1988 (and was re-released in '89).

1989...# 183 Singles Artist of the Year

February
Indigo Girls - Indigo Girls button.gif (123 bytes) Indigo Girls was released and contained their breakthrough hit "Closer To Fine." Songs such as "Kid Fears" (with help from R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe) helped bring the duo national attention and critical acclaim.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) The Indigo Girls hit the Top 40 with "Closer To Fine."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Indigo Girls was certified gold.

1990...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) The Indigo Girls won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Recording (Indigo Girls) and were also nominated for Best New Artist.

September
Indigo Girls - Nomads Indians Saintsbutton.gif (123 bytes) Nomads Indians Saints was released with the tracks "World Falls," "Hammer And A Nail," "Watershed," and "Girl With The Weight Of The World In Her Hands."

button.gif (123 bytes) A concert video, Live At The Uptown Lounge, was released.
button.gif (123 bytes) Ray started her own independent record label called Daemon Records.

1991...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) The Indigo Girls were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Recording ("Hammer And A Nail").

June
Indigo Girls - Back On The Bus Y'all (EP)button.gif (123 bytes) The Indigo Girls released a live EP, Live - Back On The Bus Y'All which included a cover of Bob Dylan's "All Along The Watchtower" and 7 other live tracks.

1992...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) The Indigo Girls were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album (Live - Back On The Bus Y'All).

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Indigo Girls was certified platinum and Nomads Indians Saints was certified gold.

May
Indigo Girls - Rites Of Passagebutton.gif (123 bytes) Rites Of Passage was released and rejuvenated interest in the duo with the track "Galileo." Guests on the LP included David Crosby and Jackson Browne.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Rites Of Passage was certified gold.

1993...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) The Indigo Girls were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album (Rites Of Passage).

1994...

May
Indigo Girls - Swamp Opheliabutton.gif (123 bytes) Swamp Ophelia was released and debuted in the Top 10.
button.gif (123 bytes) The LP was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Recording.
button.gif (123 bytes) The duo took part in the musical Jesus Christ Superstar in Atlanta with Ray playing Mary Magdalene and Sailers playing Jesus.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Swamp Ophelia was certified gold.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Rites Of Passage was certified platinum.

1995...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Indigo Girls appeared on the Boys On The Side soundtrack with "Power Of Two."

October
Indigo Girls - 1200 Curfewsbutton.gif (123 bytes) 1200 Curfews was released - a 2-CD live set. Ray said of the LP, "...it's indicative of our tour life since we got signed."
button.gif (123 bytes) The video, Watershed, was also released with all the Indigo Girls' video and some concert and interview footage.

1996...

button.gif (123 bytes) Ray said at the Newport Folk Festival: "I always think of (Emily) as the perfect best friend. I guess once of the reasons we've always been like this is that we've always had the same kind of relationship. The nature of it never changed... we never had a sexual encounter... we never had a real conflict... we were always just completely friends."

August
Sweet Relief II compilationbutton.gif (123 bytes) 1200 Curfews was certified gold and Swamp Ophelia was certified platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) The Indigo Girls contributed the track "Free Of Hope" to the Sweet Relief II compilation to benefit the rainforests.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Strange Fire was certified gold.

1997... # 153 Singles Artist of the Year

April
Indigo Girls - Shaming Of The Sunbutton.gif (123 bytes) Shaming Of The Sun was released and debuted in the Top 10.

May
button.gif (123 bytes) The Indigo Girls hit the Top 40 with "Shame On You."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Indigo Girls was certified 2x platinum.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Shaming Of The Sun was certified gold.

button.gif (123 bytes) The Indigo Girls also took part in the highly successful Lilith Fair summer tour and was credited with bringing together the unity and collaboration of the the other artists participating in the tour.

1998...

February
Indigo Girlsbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Indigo Girls were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album category (Shaming Of The Sun).

March
button.gif (123 bytes) At the 2nd annual GLAMA (Gay/Lesbian American Music Awards), the Indigo Girls won Best Duo/Group for "It's Alright."

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Buckling under pressure by "concerned parents," a high school principal cancelled a free concert in May by the Indigo Girls in South Carolina due to their sexuality. Emily Saliers said of the cancellation and controversy: "Despite this particular cancellation, we will play in Columbia, SC and we'd like to thank the people there and elsewhere who support our collective message of respect and justice for all human beings." A week later another principal cancelled a concert by the duo because of bad language in their lyrics - more specifically, the one offensive word used in "Shame On You." Five students from the Columbia school were later suspended for walking out of their classes in protest of the decision to cancel the concert. A week later, the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) offered the 5 students free legal advice. Several other agencies, including Rock Out Censorship and Artists for a Hate-Free America also joined forces to condemn the concert cancellation. The Indigo Girls once again joined the Lilith Fair tour on several dates during the summer

August
button.gif (123 bytes) The Indigo Girls hit 11 cities with the "Suffragette Sessions Tour" - a showcase of diverse female musicians. Ray called the tour a "socialist experiment in rock 'n roll."

1999...

June
button.gif (123 bytes) The Indigo Girls could be heard on the benefit LP No Boundaries: A Benefit For The Kosovar Refugees with "Go."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) VH1: 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll ranked the Indigo Girls at # 79.
button.gif (123 bytes) In the summer, the Indigo Girls performed at some of the Lilith Fair dates.

September
Indigo Girls - Come On Now Socialbutton.gif (123 bytes) Their next LP, Come On Now Social was released and featured help from Joan Osborne, Sheryl Crow, and Me'Shell NdegéOcello.

2000...

March
button.gif (123 bytes) The Indigo Girls had to reschedule some performances in Australia so that Ray could have appendectomy surgery.
button.gif (123 bytes) The duo received 7 Gay/Lesbian American Music Awards (GLAMA) nominations for Out Recording, Rock/Alternative Song, Out Song ("Trouble"), Song of the Year ("Go"), Producer of the Year, Band/Duo/Group of the Year, and Best Album of the Year (Come On Now Social).

April
button.gif (123 bytes) The Indigo Girls were named Producers of the Year at the Gay/Lesbian American Music Awards (GLAMA).

June
button.gif (123 bytes) The Indigo Girls began North America in the summer starting in Atlanta.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) The Indigo Girls released the CD single: Cold Beer And Remote Control.

October
Indigo Girls - Retrospectivebutton.gif (123 bytes) The Indigo Girls released a greatest hits LP, Retrospective.

2001...

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Ray released her solo LP, Stag. The LP allowed Ray to display more of her southern rock roots. Ray also toured as Amy Ray & The Butchies.

2002...

February
Indigo Girls - Become Youbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Indigo Girls embarked on an acoustic tour.

March
button.gif (123 bytes) The Indigo Girls released Become You.
button.gif (123 bytes) Become You topped the Billboard Top Internet Album Sales chart.

2004...

February
Indigo Girls - All That We Let Inbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Indigo Girls released All That We Let In.

2005...

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Amy Ray released her solo LP Prom.

June
Indigo Girls - Raritiesbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Indigo Girls released a set of previously unreleased material, Rarities.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The Indigo Girls could be heard on the soundtrack for
Desperate Housewives with "Mrs. Robinson."

2006...

April
Indigo Girls - Despite Our Differencesbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Indigo Girls could be heard on Pink's LP I'm Not Dead with the track "Dear mr. President."

September
button.gif (123 bytes) The Indigo Girls released Despite Our Differences.

2008...

August
Indigo Girls - Poseiden And The Bitter Bugbutton.gif (123 bytes) Ray released the solo LP Didn't It Feel Kinder.

2009...

March
button.gif (123 bytes) The Indigo Girls released
Poseiden And The Bitter Bug.

2010...

June
Indigo Girls - 'Beauty Queen Sister'button.gif (123 bytes) The Indigo Girls released the live LP Staring Down The Brilliant Dream.

2011....

October
button.gif (123 bytes) The Indigo Girls released
Beauty Queen Sister.

2012...

February
Amy Ray - 'Goodnight Tender'button.gif (123 bytes) Ray released Lung Of Love.

2014...

button.gif (123 bytes) Ray released Goodnight Tender.

2015...



LPs
Indigo Girls - Strange Fire Strange Fire
Released: 1987
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 159
Rolling Stone review: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Strange Fire" - "Crazy Game" - "Left Me A Fool" - "I Don't Wanna Know" - "Hey Jesus" - "Get Together" - "Walk Away" - "Make It Easier" - "You Left It Up To Me" - "Land Of Canaan" - "Crazy Game" (Original Single Version) - "Everybody's Waiting For Someone To Come Home"
Indigo Girls - Indigo Girls Indigo Girls
Released: February, 1989
US: 2x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 22
Rolling Stone review: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Closer To Fine" - "Secure Yourself" - "Kid Fears" - "Prince Of Darkness" - "Blood And Fire" - "Tried To Be True" - "Love's Recovery" - "Land Of Canaan" - "Center Stage" - "History Of Us" - "Land Of Canaan" (Radio Single Remix) - "Center Stage" (live)
Indigo Girls - Nomads Indians Saints Nomads Indians Saints
Released: September, 1990
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 43
Rolling Stone review: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Hammer And Nail" - "Welcome Me" - "World Falls" - "Southland In The Springtime" - "1 2 3" - "Keeper Of My Heart" - "Watershed" - "Hand Me Downs" - "You And Me Of The 10,000 Wars" - "Pushing The Needle Too Far" - "The Girl With The Weight Of The World In Her Hands" - "Welcome Me" (live)
Indigo Girls - Back On The Bus Y'all (EP) Live - Back On The Bus Y'All
Released: June, 1991
Rolling Stone review: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone
Live Tracks: "1 2 3" - "Tried To Be True" - "You And Me Of The 10,000 Wars" - "Prince Of Darkness" - "Kid Fears" - "Left Me A Fool" - "All Along The Watchtower" - "1 2 3" (Studio Version)
Indigo Girls - Rites Of Passage Rites Of Passage
Released: May, 1992
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 21
Tracks: "Three Hits" - "Galileo" - "Ghost" - "Joking" - "Jonas & Ezekial" - "Love Will Come To You" - "Romeo & Juliet" - "Virginia Woolf" - "Chickenman" - "Airplane" - "Nashville" - "Let It Be Me" - "Cedar Tree" - "Three Hits (live) - "Love Will Come To You" (live)
Indigo Girls - Swamp Ophelia Swamp Ophelia
Released: May, 1994
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 9
Rolling Stone review: 4 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Fugitive" - "Least Complicated" - "Language Or The Kiss" - "Reunion" - "Power Of Two" - "Touch Me Fall" - "The Wood Song" - "Mystery" - "Dead Man's Hill" - "Fare Thee Well" - "This Train Revised"
Indigo Girls - 1200 Curfews 1200 Curfews
Released: October, 1995
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 40
Live Tracks: "Joking" - "Least Complicated" - "Thin Line" - "River" - "Strange Fire" - "Power Of Two" - "Pushing The Needle Too Far" - "Virginia Woolf" - "Jonas And Ezekial" - "Tangled Up In Blue" - "World Falls" - "Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee" - "Ghost" - "Dead Man's Hill" - "I Don't Wanna Know" - "Galileo" - "Down By The River" - "Love's Recovery" - "Land Of Canaan" - "Mystery" - "This Train Revised" - "Back Together Again" - "Language Or The Kiss" - "Chicken Man" - "Midnight Train To Georgia" - "Closer To Fine" - "Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee" (Studio Version)
Indigo Girls - Shaming Of The Sun Shaming Of The Sun
Released: April, 1997
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 7
Rolling Stone review: 2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Shame On You" - "Get Out The Map" - "Shed Your Skin" - "It's Alright" - "Cara Mia" - "Don't Give That Girl A Gun" - "Leeds" - "Scooter Boys" - "Everything In Its Own Time" - "Cut It Out" - "Burn All The Letters" - "Hey Kind Friend"
Indigo Girls - Come On Now Social Come On Now Social
Released: September, 1999
Billboard peak: # 34
Rolling Stone review: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Go" - "Soon To Be Nothing" - "Gone Again" (with Sheryl Crow) - "Trouble" (with Joan Osborne) - "Sister" - "Peace Tonight" (with Joan Osborne, Garth Hudson & Natacha Atlas) - "Ozilline" - "We Are Together" (with Me'Shell NdegeOcello & Kate Shellenback) - "Cold Beer And Remote Control (with Sheryl Crow) - "Compromise" (with Me'Shell NdegeOcello & Kate Shellenback) - "Andy" - "Fay Tucker"
Indigo Girls - Retrospective Retrospective
Released: October, 2000
Billboard peak: # 128
Tracks: "Strange Fire" - "Closer To Fine" - "Kid Fears" - "Watershed" - "Three Hits" - "Galileo" - "Ghost" - "Reunion" - "Power Of Two" - "Least Complicated" - "Shame On You" - "Get Out The Map" - "Go" - "Trouble" - "Devotion" - "Leaving"
Indigo Girls - Become You Become You
Released: March, 2002
Billboard peak: # 30
Tracks: "Moment Of Forgiveness" - "Deconstruction" - "Become You" - "You've Got To Show" - "Yield" - "Collecting You" - "Hope Alone" - "Bitter Root" - "Our Delieverance" - "Starkville" - "She's Saving Me" - "Nuevas Senoritas"
Indigo Girls - All That We Let In All That We Let In
Released: February, 2004
Billboard peak: # 35
Rolling Stone review: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Fill It Up Again" - "Heartache For Everyone" - "Free In You" - "Perfect World" - "All That We Let In" - "Tether" - "Come On Home" - "Dairy Queen" - "Something Real" - "Cordova" - "Rise Up"
Indigo Girls - Rarities Rarities
Released: June, 2005
Billboard peak: # 159
Tracks: "Clampdown" - "I Don't Wanna Talk About It" - "Mona Lisas & Mad Hatters" (live) - "Let Me Go Easy" (live) - "Winthrop" - "Free Of Hope" - "Shed Your Skin" (Tom Morello Remix) - "Never Stop" - "Ghost" (demo) - "Uncle John's Band" - "I'll Give You My Skin" (with Michael Stipe) - "Free In You" (Dave Cooley Remix) - "Point Hope" - "Ramblin' Round" (live) - "Cold As Ice" (live) - "Walk Your Valley" - "It Won't Take Long" - "Finlandia" (live)
Indigo Girls - Despite Our Differences Despite Our Differences
Released: September, 2006
Billboard peak: # 44
Tracks: "Pendulum Swinger" - "Little Perennials" - "I Believe In Love" - "Three County Highway" - "Run" - "Rock & Roll Heaven's Gate" - "Lay My Head Down" - "Money Made You Mean" - "Fly Away" - "Dirt & Dead Ends" - "All The Way" - "They Won't Have Me" - "Last Tears"
Indigo Girls - Poseiden And The Bitter Bug
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Poseiden And The Bitter Bug
Released: March, 2009
Billboard peak: # 29
Tracks: "Digging For Your Dream" - "Sugar Tongue" - "Love Of Our Lives" - "Driver Education" - "I'll Change" - "Second Time Around" - "What Are You Like" - "Ghost Of The Gang" - "Fleet Of Hope" - "True Romantic"
Indigo Girls - 'Staring Down The Brilliant Dream' (live)
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Staring Down The Brilliant Dream
Released: June, 2010
Live Tracks: "Heartache For Everyone" - "Closer To Fine" - "Go" - "Come On Home" - "Devotion" - "Cold Beer And Remote Control" - "Moment Of Forgiveness" - "Fill It Up Again" - "Sugar Tongue" - "Fly Away" - "Ozilline" - "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" - "Kid Fears" - "Watershed" - "Shame On You" - "Get Out The Map" - "Salty South" - "The Wood Song" - "Three County Highway" - "Digging For Your Dream" - "Rock & Roll Heaven's Gate" - "Believe In Loev" - "Fugitive" - "Cordova" - "Waht Are You Like" - "Second Time Around" - "Love Of Our Lives" - "Become You" - "Prince Of Darkness" - "Tether" - "Wild Horses"
Indigo Girls - 'Beauty Queen Sister' Beauty Queen Sister
Released: October, 2011
Tracks: "Share The Moon" - "John" - "Beauty Queen Sister" - "We Get To Feel It All" - "War Rugs" - "Mariner Moonlighting" - "Birthday Song" - "Feed And Water The Horses" - "Making Promises" - "Damo" - "Able To Sing" - "Yoke"
Indigo Girls - 'One Lost Day'
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One Lost Day
Released: June 2, 2015
Tracks: "Elizabeth" - "Happy In The Sorrow Key" - "Southern California Is Your Girlfriend" - "Texas Was Clean" - "Alberta" - "Olympia Inn" - "If I Don't Leave Here Now" - "Spread The Pain Around" - "Learned It On Me" - "The Rise Of The Black Messiah" - "Findlay, Ohio 1968" - "Fishtails" - "Come A Long Way"
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