Alison Krauss

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Alison Krauss on the cover of her album Forget About It

Alison Krauss, born July 23, 1971 in Decatur, Illinois, is a bluegrass singer and virtuoso fiddle player who grew up in Champaign, Illinois. Almost certainly the most successful bluegrass musician ever, Krauss has had several platinum-selling albums, has received seventeen Grammy Awards (more than any other woman in the history of country music), and been a featured performer in the Oscars. In 1995 she was awarded Female Vocalist of the Year by the Country Music Association.

A protégé of Bill Monroe, her music has wide appeal, beyond its traditional popularity within country and folk circles. Best known for her work on the O Brother, Where Art Thou? movie soundtrack, as well as its companion album, Down from the Mountain, Krauss's music is also featured prominently on the Cold Mountain soundtrack, for which she was nominated for an Oscar. Her band, Union Station, is a traditional bluegrass ensemble, but Krauss is not a complete purist, having covered songs by, among others, the Beatles.

Discography

  • Too Late to Cry 1987
  • Two Highways 1989
  • I've Got That Old Feeling 1990
  • Every Time You Say Goodbye 1992
  • I Know Who Holds Tomorrow (with The Cox Family) 1994
  • Now That I've Found You: A Collection 1995
  • So Long So Wrong 1997
  • Forget About It 1999
  • New Favorite 2001
  • Live 2002
  • Lonely Runs Both Ways 2004

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