Since the late-1980s, the Athens, Georgia, the duo of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, collectively known as the Indigo Girls, have been creating gentle, yet passionate harmonies, un-fragile alternative folk crafted with an uncompromising DIY aesthetic. In 1989, MTV caught wind of the pair and pushed the single "Closer to Fine" onto the pop charts. Strange Fire, the album it was taken from won the 1990 Grammy Award for Best Folk Album. Their fanbase grew and remained dedicated. From the 1990s into the 21st century Indigo Girls released near a constant stream of critically acclaimed (and often charting) albums, including Rites Of Passage, Swamp Ophelia, Shaming Of The Sun and Beauty Queen Sister for a variety of labels. In 2007 they formed their own IG Recordings.