Claire and her then-husband Larry Lynch disbanded the Front Porch String Band in 1982. Claire's songs continued to make the rounds, however, and were soon covered by Stephanie Davis ("Moonlighter"), Patty Loveless ("Some Morning Soon"), and Kathy Mattea ("Hills of Alabam'"), and Lynch was signed by Polygram to a staff writing contract. The Front Porch String Band came back together in a revamped version in 1990, and the following year the band released its comeback album, Lines & Traces. Claire Lynch's second solo album, Friends for a Lifetime, released in 1993 and reissued in 1995, was a celebration of gospel music. Her 1995 album, Moonlighter, was nominated for a Grammy Award as Best Bluegrass Album. Silver and Gold was released in 1997, Lovelight followed in the spring of 2000, and Out in the Country was issued a year later.
She formed her own Claire Lynch Band in 2005, and in March of 2006, after a six-year hiatus, she released New Day on Rounder Records, following it up three years later in 2009 with a second Rounder release, Whatcha Gonna Do. In January 2013, after a long stint with Rounder, Lynch signed a recording deal with Nashville label Compass Records, releasing the ninth solo recording of her career, Dear Sister, on the imprint later that same year. ~ Craig Harris & Steve Leggett, Rovi