Alison Maria Krauss (born July 23, 1971), American bluegrass-country singer-songwriter and musician. She entered the music industry at an early age, winning local contests by the age of ten and recording for the first time at fourteen. 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.
Alison Krauss helped bring bluegrass to a new audience in the ’90s. Blending bluegrass with folk, Krauss was instantly acclaimed from the start of her career, but it wasn’t until her platinum-selling 1995 compilation Now That I’ve Found You that she became a mainstream star. (Allmusic)
She has been part of the country music scene for 30 years now. Her output is constantly good and she is true to her musical vision. I really love Alison Krauss, with and without Union Station.
Happy Birthday, Alison Krauss!
Here are my 10 favorites:
When You Say Nothing At All (Performance at the White House 2011):
Down in the river to pray (live, with Berklee Gospel Ensemble):
Man of constant sorrow (live):
Whiskey Lullaby (live, duet with Brad Paisley):
Gone, gone, gone (live, duet with Robert Plant):
Whenever you come around (live, duet with Vince Gill):
Baby, now that I’ve found you (live):
Lay my burden down (live):
Simple Love (live):
Oh Atlanta (live):
Sources: Wikipedia, Allmusic, Spotify, LastFM