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Alison Krauss

Country Singer and Musician Alison Krauss
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Profession: Country Singer and Musician

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Biography: Tied with Quincy Jones as the most awarded living recipient of Grammys - 27 in total - Krauss performs bluegrass and country with her band Union Station.

Her soundtrack to the hit film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" sparked a revival in American blugrass, and in 2007 she won Album of the Year for "Raising Sand", a duet with Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant.

Born: July 23, 1971
Birthplace: Decatur, Illinois, USA
Age: 50 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo

Married Life

  • 1997-11-08 Bluegrass musician Alison Krauss marries Pat Bergeson

Historical Events

  • 1995-02-07 Bluegrass and country musician Alison Krauss releases her compilation album "Now that I've Found You"
  • 2007-10-23 Rounder Records releases "Raising Sand", a collaborative album by American bluegrass singer Alison Krauss and British rock vocalist Robert Plant; tops the chart in Norway, peaks at #2 in US, UK, and Sweden
  • 2009-02-08 51st Grammy Awards: Best Album "Raising Sand" and Record of the Year "Please Read The Letter", both by Robert Plant & Alison Krauss win
  • 2016-09-17 Farm Aid held in Bristow, Virginia; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Alabama Shakes, Sturgill Simpson, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Jamey Johnson & Alison Krauss, Margo Price, and The Wisdom Indian Dancers
  • 2021-11-19 Rounder Records releases "Raise The Roof", the 2nd collaborative album by American bluegrass singer Alison Krauss and British rock vocalist Robert Plant