About Alison Krauss
Alison signed her first record deal at age 14 and released her first album at age 16.
∙ She began playing classical violin at age five, but she switched to bluegrass upon attending her first fiddle contest seven years later.
∙ She cites Shawn Colvin, Sandy Denny, and Eva Cassidy among her vocal influences.
∙ In 2000, her backing vocals for Kenny Rogers’ “Buy Me a Rose” yielded Krauss her only No. 1 Billboard Hot Country Singles hit.
∙ Krauss contributed an a cappella version of the spiritual “Down to the River to Pray” to the Coen brothers’ film O Brother, Where Art Thou?
∙ Her 2007 collaboration with Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant, Raising Sand, earned five Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year.
∙ She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee College of Music.
∙ She received the National Medal of Arts in 2019.
∙ Krauss has won 27 Grammy Awards, more than any other woman in history, and is only four short of tying the all-time record.
BORNJuly 23, 1971