Alison Krauss biography

Alison Krauss

Country, Musical Artist

1971 –

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Who is Alison Krauss?

Alison Maria Krauss is an American bluegrass-country singer-songwriter and musician. She entered the music industry at an early age, winning local contests by the age of ten and recording for the first time at fourteen. She signed with Rounder Records in 1985 and released her first solo album in 1987. She was invited to join the band with which she still performs, Alison Krauss and Union Station, and later released her first album with them as a group in 1989.

She has released fourteen albums, appeared on numerous soundtracks, and helped renew interest in bluegrass music in the United States. Her soundtrack performances have led to further popularity, including the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, an album also credited with raising American interest in bluegrass, and the Cold Mountain soundtrack, which led to her performance at the 2004 Academy Awards.

As of 2012, she has won 27 Grammy Awards from 41 nominations, making her tied as the most awarded living recipient, four behind classical conductor Sir Georg Solti. She is the most awarded singer and the most awarded female artist in Grammy history. At the time of her first, the 1991 Grammy Awards, she was the second youngest winner.

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Born
Jul 23, 1971
Decatur
Also known as
  • Alisson Krauss
  • Allison Krauss
  • Alison Maria Krauss
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Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Champaign
  • Decatur

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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