Alison Krauss (1971) American bluegrass singer
Bluegrass singer Alison Krauss (Born July 23, 1971 in Champaign, IL) already signed her first record deal at the age of 14, when Rounder Records fell for her voice. By then, she had already won various bluegrass fiddle contests, but her voice was even more captivating. Her first release Too Late To Cry came out at age 16. Early on, John Pennell invited her to tour with his band Union Station.
Alison Krauss was only just 18 when she won her first Grammy Award. It would be the start of an impressive list of Grammy's:
In 1993, Krauss joined the cast of the Grand Ole Opry. Two years later she released Now That I’ve Found You: A Collection which has sold more than two million copies and earned Alison four Country Music Association awards, including Female Vocalist of the Year.
Alison Krauss also recorded songs for film and television. The O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack includes her Down to the River to Pray, Didn't Leave Nobody But the Baby (with Emmylou Harris and Gillian Welch) and I’ll Fly Away (with Gillian Welch). Her songs are also in Twister, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Providence, Annabelle's Wish, Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil and Happy, Texas.
Krauss had musical sessions with a lot of famous artists including Kenny Rogers, Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt. She's the biggest example of popular Dutch country singer Ilse de Lange.