A new trailer for Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice teases the story of the rock and country legend, covering her eclectic catalog and the struggle with Parkinson's that ended her career.
Ronstadt, a native of Tuscon, Arizona, began her career as a teenage member of a sibling trio. She later participated in the rise of folk-rock and country-rock before charting the solo career that added "Blue Bayou" to the great American songbook.
Eventually, Ronstadt broke her own pop star mold by performing with country supergroup The Trio alongside Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris. Ronstadt also began embracing Latin music in honor of her Mexican and German heritage.
Along the way, Ronstadt used her platform to champion marriage equality and undocumented immigrants' rights.
The documentary, directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, will be narrated by Ronstadt and will feature interviews with artists who've been inspired by the singer, including Parton, Don Henley, Harris, Aaron Neville, Jackson Browne and more. The Sound of My Voice was produced by James Keach, who directed the 2014 Glen Campbell documentary, I'll Be Me.
The film is expected to arrive in theaters this September.
In other Ronstadt news, she's among the 2019 Kennedy Center Honors recipients. The list of inductees revealed on July 18 also includes the band Earth, Wind & Fire, the children's television show Sesame Street, San Francisco Symphony music director Michael Tilson Thomas and Smokey and the Bandit star Sally Field.
The awards will be presented on Dec. 7, and the recipients will be honored at a gala the following evening. A CBS broadcast of the festivities airs on Dec. 15.