The Cowboy Junkies are a Canadian folk rock band, formed in Toronto in 1985. The group is comprised of Margo Timmins on vocals, Michael Timmins on guitar, Peter Timmins on drums, and Alan Anton on bass. The three siblings, Margo, Michael, and Peter, added Alan Anton, who was a member of Michael Timmins’ previous bands.The band released their first album, Whites Off Earth Now!! in 1986 to limited success; however, in 1988, the group’s second album, The Trinity Session brought them fame in both Canada and in the United States. The album peaked at number 28 on the Canadian charts and at number 26 on the Billboard 200. The album also achieved double platinum certification in Canada and platinum certification in the United States. This would be the group’s greatest measure of success in the United States; however, their fame in Canada continued to grow.Their next studio album, The Caution Horses, peaked at number 11 in Canada and was the band first album to chart in the United Kingdom, peaking at number 33. The album also was in the top-50 on the Billboard 200 and was certified platinum in Canada. In 1992, the band released Black Eyed Man. The album was the band’s last album to chart in three countries (Canada, United States, and the United Kingdom). The album was also the highest chart position the band ever reached, as it peaked at number 8 on the Canadian charts. The album was certified gold in Canada.The band released three more albums in the 90s, Pale Sun Crescent Moon, Lay It Down, and Miles from Our Home. The first two of those albums were each certified gold in Canada. Miles from Our Home was the band’s first album since 1986 that did not chart in Canada.The band has released nine studio albums since 2001 to mixed success. Only four of these albums have reached the charts, and only 2007’s Trinity Revisited has reached the top-100, peaking at number 94 on the Canadian charts. The band has been nominated for Group of the Year at the Juno Awards in 1990 and 1991, losing both times.