More About Alison Krauss
Alison Krauss 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 14. She signed with Rounder Records in 1985 and released her first solo album in 1987. She was invited to join the band with which she still performs, Alison Krauss and Union Station, and later released her first album with them as a group in 1989. She has released fourteen albums, appeared on numerous soundtracks, and helped renew interest in bluegrass music in the United States. Her soundtrack performances have led to further popularity, including the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, an album also credited with raising American interest in bluegrass, and the Cold Mountain soundtrack, which led to her performance at the 2004 Academy Awards.
As of 2018, she has won 27 Grammy Awards from 42 nominations, ranking her third behind Quincy Jones and classical conductor Georg Solti for most Grammy Award wins. She is the most awarded singer and the most awarded female artist in Grammy history. At the time of her first, the 1991 Grammy Awards, she was the second-youngest winner (currently tied as the ninth-youngest).
Capitol Records released Windy City, an album of country and bluegrass classics, produced by Buddy Cannon and her first solo release in 17 years, on February 17, 2017. Alison Krauss received two nominations at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards for Best Country Solo Performance and Best American Roots Performance.
Alison Krauss possesses a soprano voice, which has been described as “angelic”. She has said her musical influences include J. D. Crowe, Ricky Skaggs, and Tony Rice. Many of her songs are described as sad, and are often about love, especially lost love. Though Krauss has a close involvement with her group and a long career in music, she rarely performs music she has written herself. She has also described her general approach to constructing an album as starting with a single song and selecting other tracks based on the first, to give the final album a somewhat consistent theme and mood. She most commonly performs in the bluegrass and country genres, though she has had two songs on the adult contemporary charts, has worked with rock artists such as Phish and Sting, and is sometimes said to stray into pop music.
Alison Krauss 2019 Tour Dates
With Willie Nelson:
Jun 19 | Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md.
Jun 25 | Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre in Sterling Heights, Mich.
Aug 1 | Resch Center Complex in Green Bay, Wis.
Aug 2 | Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn.
Aug 3 | Pinewood Bowl Theater in Lincoln, Neb.
Aug 5 | Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Aug 7 | Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio
Aug 9 | Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Aug 10 | Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington, W.Va.
Aug 12 | Florence Center in Florence, S.C.
Aug 14 | JOHN PAUL JONES ARENA in Charlottesville, Va.
Aug 16 | Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, S.C.
Aug 17 | Greensboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro, N.C.
Solo concert dates:
Jul 1 | Stiefel Theatre For The Performing Arts in Salina, KS
Oct 9 | Robinson Center Performance Hall in Little Rock, AR
Oct 12 | Little Rock, AR in Mobile, AL
Oct 13 | Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium in Shreveport, LA
Oct 15 | Classic Center Theatre in Athens, GA
Oct 16 | Johnny Mercer Theatre in Savannah, GA
Oct 19 | Dr. Phillips Center – Walt Disney Theater in Orlando, FL
Oct 20 | Coachman Park in Clearwater, FL
Oct 22 | North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston, SC
Oct 23 | Township Auditorium in Columbia, SC