Women Music March 2021 – Day 19 – Alison Krauss

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Alison Krauss

Alison Maria Krauss (born July 23, 1971) is an American bluegrass-country singer and fiddle player. She entered the music industry at an early age, winning local contests by the age of 10 and recording for the first time at 14. 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 she sparked a renewed interest in bluegrass music in the United States. Her soundtrack performances have led to further popularity, including the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, and the Cold Mountain soundtrack, which led to her performances with Sting, Elvis Costello, T-Bone Burnett, and the Sacred Harp Singers.

As of 2019, she has won 27 Grammy Awards from 42 nominations, ranking her fourth behind Beyoncé, Quincy Jones and classical conductor Georg Solti for most Grammy Award wins. She was the most awarded singer and the most awarded female artist in Grammy history until Beyoncé surpassed her total Grammy Awards in 2021. At the time of her first, the 1991 Grammy Awards, she was the second-youngest winner (currently tied as the ninth-youngest).

Discography: 14 studio albums (although wiki only lists 13)

One thing to share:
Alison was only 21 years old when she was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry in 1993, which was a groundbreaking moment. At that time, Krauss was the youngest member among the ranks of the Opry’s talented cast. In addition, she was the first bluegrass artist in 29 years to be offered membership.

Sources:
wikipedia
Classic Country Music

 

20 Comments Add yours

  1. hanspostcard says:

    great choice. i can’t believe she is about to turn 50.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Hans.

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  2. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    I’ve seen her before with Union Station. I worked in Franklin TN in the early nineties and they played in a few places.
    I loved the album Raising Sand with Robert Plant.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Very awesome you’ve seen her in concert. I saw that album out there in my research and wondered if it was any good. Did you watch that first clip from 2004? How awesome is that?

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        Yes I did and I liked it. I love Please Read The Letter…I listened to the album and their voices really sound good together.

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    2. I love her collaboration with Robert Plant, too, badfinger20! You’d think them an odd pairing, but, wow! 🌞

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        I would never have guessed them pairing up but they sounded great together.

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      2. msjadeli says:

        I will be checking this album out!

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  3. memadtwo says:

    Those old songs always give me the chills. Besides being an accomplished musician, her voice can break your heart. I really like the album she did with Robert Plant as well. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Am going to need to check that album out.

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      1. memadtwo says:

        Yes, you should.

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  4. I really like the clips you featured here and guess I have to add Alison Krauss to my seemingly every growing “pile” of music to explore! 🙂

    Sadly, I’m only aware of Krauss because of her collaboration album with Robert Plant. Shockingly, I agree with Max their voices beautifully blend. I think you’re going to like that album, “Raising Sand.” I also have a feeling I’m going find other music by Krauss I’m going to dig.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      We humans have been blessed with creative spirits that mean we will never run out of creative arts like music.

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  5. She does have a hauntingly beautiful voice! 🌞

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  6. I probably listen to her the most out of all the gals you’ve posted.so far (after Billie). Again it’s her subtle vocals plus her instrumental prowess.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I’m guessing you’ve heard the album with her and Robert Plant? I just listened to the whole thing last week and was totally bowled over by it. So good!

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      1. Yes I have and I can relive it with your take. It’s fantastic. Robert knows a good thing when he hears it. T Bone Burnett I think was the brains behind that. He produced that Orbison thing you watched. I’m dropping names here like I’m some sort of smart guy (Far from it)

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        1. msjadeli says:

          I really enjoyed T Bone Burnett in this. And Elvis Costello, who knows exactly when to come in.

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