Alison Krauss (full name Alison Maria Krauss) was born 23rd July 1971 and is from Illinois, US. She is well regarded as an extremely talented country and Bluegrass singer-songwriter who has been producing music since she was 14 years old.
Alison Krauss has achieved the most female Grammy Awards for the number of nominations during her long career in the music business; and in the early ‘90s, became the youngest recipient of a Grammy (at the time).
Signing a deal with Rounder Records Alison Kraus went on to release four solo albums: Different Strokes, Too Late to Cry, I've Got That Old Feeling and Forget About It, throughout the late ‘80s and early ‘90s.
From 1989 onwards Alison joined up with the band Union Station: Jerry Douglas (Dobro, lap steel, vocals), Dan Tyminski (guitar, mandolin, lead vocal), Ron Block (banjo, guitar) and Barry Bales (bass, vocals).
Six albums later and five out of the six albums achieving the top 10 on the US Billboard Chart and in the UK achieving mild success (So Long So Wrong, New Favorite, Lonely Runs Both Ways and Paper Airplane) all in the top 100 on the UK Album Chart, Alison Krauss has become one of the most significant contributors to Bluegrass music in the US.
Paper Airplane (2011) Alison Krauss’ most recent album to date has been described as her most poignant release to date – an experiment into the depths of Alison Krauss’ thinking and musical mind.