Amy Ray and Emily Saliers began singing together during high school and have remained partners ever since, adopting the moniker Indigo Girls in 1985. That partnership has proven profitable for the folk rock duo. Epic records signed them to a recording contract in 1988. The following year, they released the eponymously titled Indigo Girls (1989), featuring the hit single “Closer to Fine.” The album earned Grammy nominations for Best New Artist and Best Contemporary Folk Recording—they received the Grammy in the latter category. Indigo Girls have subsequently released Nomads*Indians*Saints (1990), Rites of Passage (1992), Swamp Ophelia (1994), Shaming the Sun (1997), as well as the live discs Back on the Bus, Y'all (1991) and 1200 Curfews (1995). In addition, Indigo Girls have appeared as themselves in the feature film Boys on the Side (1995) and on the television situation comedy Ellen (1994).
Birthplace: Decatur, Georgia
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut