Musician singer producer band leader .This article is about the bluegrass musician. For her band, see Union Station(band). For the Kent State student, see Alison Krauss
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released her first solo album in 1987
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.Alison Maria Krauss (born July 23, 1971) is an American Bluegrass&Country singer 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 & Union Station (AKUS), and later released her first album with them as a group in 1989.
She is the most awarded singer and the most awarded female artist in Grammy history.
As of 2018 she has won 27 Grammy Awards from 42 nominations, making her the most awarded living recipient, second only to classical conductor Georg Solti, who holds the record for most wins with 31.
At the time of her first, the 1991 grammy awards she was the second-youngest winner (currently tied as the ninth-younges
Early life Alison Maria Krauss was born in Dectatur Illinois to Fred and Louise Krauss. Her father was a German immigrant who came to the United States in 1952 and taught his native language. Her mother, of German and Italian descent, is the daughter of Fred & Louise Kraus, She went to the University of Urbana. Where she began studying Classical violin at age five but soon switched to bluegrass.
At 13 she won the walnut valley festival Fiddle Championship,
Krauss said she first became involved with music because “[my] mother tried to find interesting things for me to do” and “wanted to get me involved in music, in addition to art and sports”.At the age of eight she started entering local talent contests, and at ten had her own band. At 13 she won the walnut valley festival Fiddle Championship, and the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass in America named her the “Most Promising Fiddler in the Midwest”. She was also called “Virtuoso” by Vanity Fair Magazine.
Krauss first met Dan Tyminski around 1984 at a festival held by the Society. Every current member of her band, Union Station, first met her at these festivals.
1985–1991: Early career
Krauss made her recording debut in 1985 on the independent album, Different Strokes featuring her brother Swamp Weiss and Jim Hoiles. From the age of 12 she performed with bassist and songwriter John Pennell in a band called “Silver Rail”, replacing their previous fiddler Andrea Zonn Pennell later changed the band’s name to Union Station after another band was discovered with the name Silver Rail Pennell remains one of her favorite songwriters and wrote some of her early work including the popular “Every Time You Say Goodbye”.
Later that year, she signed to Rounder Records, and in 1987, at 16, she released her debut album To late with Union Station as her backup band.
Krauss’ debut solo album was quickly followed by her first group album with Union Station in 1989, Two highways The album includes the traditional tunes “Wild Bill Jones” and “Beaumont Rag”, along with a bluegrass interpretation of The Allman Brothers”. Midnight Rider
Krauss’ contract with Rounder required her to alternate between releasing a solo album and an album with Union Station, and she released the solo album in 1990. It was her first album to rise onto the Billboard charts ,Ive got that old feeling peaking in the top seventy-five on the country chart The album also was a notable point in her career as she earned her first Grammy awards, the single “Steel Rails” was her first single tracked by Billboard, and the title single “I’ve Got That Old Feeling” was the first song for which she recorded a music video.
.So Long So Wrong, another Union Station album, was released in 1997 and won the Grammy Award for best Bluegrass Album One critic said its sound was “rather untraditional” and “likely [to] change quite a few … minds about bluegrass.” Included on the album is the track “It Doesn’t Matter”, which was featured in the second-season premiere episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and was included on the Buffy soundtrack in 1999.
Her next solo release in 1999, For Get About It included one of her two tracks to appear on the Billboard Adult Contemporary, “Stay”. The album was certified gold and charted within the top seventy-five of the Billboard 200 and in the top five of the country chart.
In addition, the track “That Kind of Love” was included in another episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
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