In discussing the obvious talents of Alison Krauss , where does one even begin? You could start with her virtuosity on the fiddle, which initially brought her to the attention of the country and bluegrass worlds in the mids -- when she was just in her middle teens. You could talk about her artistic flair and dominance at the award shows over the years. She has tallied seven CMA wins and an astounding 27 Grammys -- with likely a few more coming, thanks to her sterling disc Windy City. In one three-minute performance, the singer can be grown woman and little girl, wringing every ounce of power out of a lyric. In picking 10 of the greatest Alison Krauss song performances, we limited ourselves to her solo performances -- or those that just included Union Station.
Between her solo work including her exquisite covers album Windy City and collaboration with Union Station, she has tremendously shifted the country landscape, as well as that of bluegrass, through the years. Her voice is unmistakable and her musicianship is equally as marvelous. One Country takes a look back at her extensive songbook to curate her 10 finest moments.
A look at her best work with and without Union Station
Alison Maria Krauss born July 23, is an American bluegrass - country singer and musician. She entered the music industry at an early age, winning local contests by the age of 10 and recording for the first time at She signed with Rounder Records in and released her first solo album in
As of , she has won 27 Grammy Awards from 41 nominations, tying her with Quincy Jones as the most awarded living recipient, second only to the late classical conductor Sir Georg Solti who holds the record for most wins of all time with What is particularly amazing is that she began recording with her band, Union Station, in at the age of She has been recording since the age of