artist
Alison Krauss
Connections
1.5k
Wins
27
Nominations
42

"I don't look for bliss, just contentment."

  • Born Alison Maria Krauss on July 23, 1971, in Decatur, Illinois
     
  • Alison Krauss achieved mainstream recognition with her contributions to the hit 2000 film soundtrack for O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and she extended her artistic and commercial reach in 2007 when she recorded the album Raising Sand with Robert Plant, which reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200. 
     
  • Krauss earned her first award at the 33rd GRAMMYs for 1990 for Best Bluegrass Recording for "I've Got That Old Feeling."
     
  • She debuted as a GRAMMY telecast performer at the 39th GRAMMYs, performing with Union Station and GRAMMY winner Vince Gill on "High Lonesome Sound" as well as participating in a tribute to bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe. 
     
  • Krauss is a top GRAMMY winner of all time with 27 wins, making her the female artist with the most GRAMMY wins.
     
  • Did you know? At age 13, Krauss won the Walnut Valley Festival Fiddle Championship. As a result of that win, she was named "Most Promising Fiddler in the Midwest" by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass in America.
     
  • Krauss and Union Station performed "No More Lonely Nights" at the 2012 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute gala honoring Paul McCartney. The annual Person of the Year gala raises funds for MusiCares, which provides services and resources that cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies for music people.
     
  • In 2016 Krauss performed as part of a telethon organized by Dolly Parton to assist victims of the Gatlinburg, Tennessee, wildfires.


 


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