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Alison Krauss

Alison Krauss (born July 23, 1971) is an American bluegrass/country singer and fiddle player. Krauss entered the music industry at a young age, winning local contests by the age of ten and recording for the first time on her brother's album at fourteen. Krauss signed with Rounder Records in 1985 and released her first solo album at sixteen in 1987. Krauss was invited to join the band with which she still performs, Alison Krauss & Union Station (AKUS), and later released her first album with them as a group in 1989. Since then Krauss' contract has dictated that she rotate between releasing albums solo and with Union Station.

She has thus far released more than ten albums, appeared on numerous soundtracks, and has been credited with helping to usher in a new interest in bluegrass music in the United States. Some of her soundtrack performances have led to further notability including the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, an album also credited with raising American interest in bluegrass; and on the Cold Mountain soundtrack, which ultimately led her to perform at the Academy Awards. Over the course of her career she has won twenty ...

Background solo singer
Born July 23 1971
Origin Illinois, United States
Genre Bluegrass music
Occupation Singer-songwriter, record producer
Years active 1987—present
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Alison Krauss

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