Alison Krauss , (conceived July 23, 1971, Champaign, Illinois, U.S.), American twang fiddler and artist who—alone and as a team with her band, Union Station—performed society, gospel, country, pop, and shake melodies in the unamplified twang style and assumed a noteworthy job in the mid 21st-century restoration of enthusiasm for country music.
Krauss started concentrating old style violin at age five however demonstrated to be a twang wonder. A showy fiddler, she won a few challenges, drove a band when she was 10, won the Illinois State Fiddling Championship two years after the fact, and marked an account contract at age 14. In 1990 she won a Grammy Award for her third collection, I’ve Got That Old Feeling. Krauss’ first manifestation of Union Station incorporated her bass-playing more seasoned sibling, Viktor, who later joined Lyle Lovett’s supporting band. As Union Station advanced and changed, Krauss’ soprano singing turned into an essential component in its prosperity. By 1995 the group was a main twang act with the leap forward collection Now That I’ve Found You and the hit single “When You Say Nothing at All.” Each of Krauss’ progressive endeavors turned out to be blockbusters also, and her exhibitions on the sound tracks for the movies O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) and Cold Mountain (2003) acquainted country with another group of spectators.
In 2004 the million-selling Alison Krauss + Union Station Live was granted the Grammy for best twang collection; “Clack Old Hen,” which displayed Krauss’ fiddle, won best country instrumental; and her two part harmony with pop craftsman James Taylor, “How’s the World Treating You,” was named best country coordinated effort with vocals. With those successes, Krauss passed soul legend Aretha Franklin to turn into the female craftsman with the most Grammys. She earned an extra three Grammy Awards for Lonely Runs Both Ways (2004) and another for the two part harmony “Gone” with Led Zeppelin front man Robert Plant. That solitary showed up on the collection Raising Sand (2007), a venture that united Krauss, Plant, and maker T-Bone Burnett. Burnett, who had worked with Krauss on the O Brother, Where Art Thou? furthermore, Cold Mountain sound tracks, created a sound that was equivalent amounts of Appalachian roots music, control pop, and guitar-driven shake, integrated by the particular vocals of Krauss and Plant. The collection was a gigantic hybrid achievement, hitting number two on the Billboard pop and country diagrams, and it earned five Grammy Awards for the couple, including record of the year and collection of the year.
Krauss got her 27th Grammy Award in 2012, when Paper Airplane (2011), a work that joined her with Union Station just because since 2004, won best twang collection. With that success, Krauss tied with Quincy Jones for the title of living craftsman with the most Grammys. In 2017 she discharged Windy City, her first solo collection since 1999. It exhibited country music tunes from the 1950s and ’60s.