Happy Birthday: Alison Krauss

Today is the birthday of Alison Krauss. She was born July 23, 1971 in Decatur, IL.

Alison has won more Grammys than any female artist in history, has sold millions of records, and is credited with helping to bring bluegrass music to new audiences. She had her first band when she was ten, won the Illinois State Fiddle Championship when she was twelve, and was named the “Most Promising Fiddle Player in the Midwest” by the Society for the Preservation for Bluegrass Music when she was fourteen.

Now 37, Krauss is still going strong. She just won her 21st Grammy for her recent collaboration with Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant. The project is also nominated for three awards at this year’s American Music Awards.

In honor of Alison Krauss on her birthday… Here is a track from the Plant/Krauss collaboration, Raising Sand. I’ve also posted Alison’s appearance on Jerry Douglas’ 2005 release Best Kept Secret, and a duet with James Taylor from a Louvin Brothers tribute album that came out back in 2003.

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss: Please Read the Letter (Buy Album)
Jerry Douglas feat. Alison Krauss: Back in Love (Buy Album)
James Taylor and Alison Krauss: How’s the World Treating You (Buy Album)

2 Responses to “Happy Birthday: Alison Krauss”

  1. It makes me happy that I’m not the only one making “happy birthday Alison!” posts on my blog. One thing, though: she’s 37, not 38. =)

  2. You’re right, ladyanneboleyn. My math is off.Sorry.

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