Alison Krauss At Grand Ole Opry
Alison Krauss is a bluegrass-country singer, songwriter, and fiddler. During her childhood in Champaign, Illinois, she began studying classical violin at age five but soon fell for the sound of bluegrass. At age eight, she started entering local talent contests, and at ten she already had her own band. When she was 13 she won the Walnut Valley Festival Fiddle Championship and was named the “Most Promising Fiddler in the Midwest” by the Society for Preservation of Bluegrass in America. At age 12, she started performing with bassist and songwriter in his band Union Station.
In 1985, at age 14, she made her recording debut with an independent album, Different Strokes, featuring her brother and a couple of friends. A couple of years later, at age 16, she signed to Rounder Records and released her debut album Too Late To Cry with Union Station to back her up. 1989 was a good year for Krauss, that year I've Got That Old Feeling was her first album to rise onto the Billboard charts and the album earned her first Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album. She also made her debut on the Grand Ole Opry stage with Union Station that year.
By the time, the 90's rolled around, Krauss was a veteran star and she was only in her 20's. In 1992, she took the Best Bluegrass Album Grammy Award again with the group's album, Every Time You Say Goodbye. In 1993, she was made the youngest member of the Grand Ole Opry at just 21. Over the next 18 years, she released 9 more albums, apeeared on numerous soundtracks, became the most awarded Grammy female artist with 27 awards, and performed with hot artists like Brad Paisley and Robert Plant. Most recently, she released Paper Airplane in 2011.