"I don't look for bliss, just contentment."

  • Born Alison Maria Krauss on July 23, 1971, in Decatur, Illinois
     
  • Alison Krauss achieved mainstream recognition with her contributions to the hit 2000 film soundtrack for O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and she extended her artistic and commercial reach in 2007 when she recorded the album Raising Sand with Robert Plant, which reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200. 
     
  • Krauss earned her first award at the 33rd GRAMMYs for 1990 for Best Bluegrass Recording for "I've Got That Old Feeling."
     
  • She debuted as a GRAMMY telecast performer at the 39th GRAMMYs, performing with Union Station and GRAMMY winner Vince Gill on "High Lonesome Sound" as well as participating in a tribute to bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe. 
     
  • Krauss is a top GRAMMY winner of all time with 27 wins, making her the female artist with the most GRAMMY wins.
     
  • Did you know? At age 13, Krauss won the Walnut Valley Festival Fiddle Championship. As a result of that win, she was named "Most Promising Fiddler in the Midwest" by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass in America.
     
  • Krauss and Union Station performed "No More Lonely Nights" at the 2012 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute gala honoring Paul McCartney. The annual Person of the Year gala raises funds for MusiCares, which provides services and resources that cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies for music people.
     
  • In 2016 Krauss performed as part of a telethon organized by Dolly Parton to assist victims of the Gatlinburg, Tennessee, wildfires.

 

Alison Krauss

"I don't look for bliss, just contentment."

  • Born Alison Maria Krauss on July 23, 1971, in Decatur, Illinois
     
  • Alison Krauss achieved mainstream recognition with her contributions to the hit 2000 film soundtrack for O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and she extended her artistic and commercial reach in 2007 when she recorded the album Raising Sand with Robert Plant, which reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200. 
     
  • Krauss earned her first award at the 33rd GRAMMYs for 1990 for Best Bluegrass Recording for "I've Got That Old Feeling."
     
  • She debuted as a GRAMMY telecast performer at the 39th GRAMMYs, performing with Union Station and GRAMMY winner Vince Gill on "High Lonesome Sound" as well as participating in a tribute to bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe. 
     
  • Krauss is a top GRAMMY winner of all time with 27 wins, making her the female artist with the most GRAMMY wins.
     
  • Did you know? At age 13, Krauss won the Walnut Valley Festival Fiddle Championship. As a result of that win, she was named "Most Promising Fiddler in the Midwest" by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass in America.
     
  • Krauss and Union Station performed "No More Lonely Nights" at the 2012 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute gala honoring Paul McCartney. The annual Person of the Year gala raises funds for MusiCares, which provides services and resources that cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies for music people.
     
  • In 2016 Krauss performed as part of a telethon organized by Dolly Parton to assist victims of the Gatlinburg, Tennessee, wildfires.

 

GRAMMY Award Results for Alison Krauss

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Nominations
Best Country Solo Performance
Losing You
Best American Roots Performance
I Never Cared For You
 
Nominations
Best American Roots Performance
And When I Die
 
Nominations
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
I Just Come Here For The Music
 
Wins
Best Bluegrass Album
Paper Airplane
 
Wins
Best Classical Crossover Album
Yo-Yo Ma & Friends: Songs Of Joy And Peace
 
Wins
Record Of The Year
Please Read The Letter
Album Of The Year
Raising Sand
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
Rich Woman
Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
Killing The Blues
Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album
Raising Sand
 
Wins
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)
Nominations
Best Female Country Vocal Performance
Simple Love
 
Wins
Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Restless
Best Country Instrumental Performance
Unionhouse Branch
Best Country Album
Lonely Runs Both Ways
 
Nominations
Best Female Country Vocal Performance
You Will Be My Ain True Love
Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
Coat Of Many Colors
 
Wins
Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
How's The World Treating You
Best Country Instrumental Performance
Cluck Old Hen
Best Bluegrass Album
Live
 
Wins
Best Contemporary Folk Album
This Side
Nominations
Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Glory, Glory)
 
Wins
Album Of The Year
O Brother, Where Art Thou? - Soundtrack
Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
The Lucky One
Best Bluegrass Album
New Favorite
Nominations
Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
Didn't Leave Nobody But The Baby
Best Country Instrumental Performance
Choctaw Hayride
 
Nominations
Best Female Country Vocal Performance
Forget About It (Track)
Best Country Album
Forget About It (Album)
 
Wins
Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
Same Old Train
 
Wins
Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Looking In The Eyes Of Love
Best Country Instrumental Performance
Little Liza Jane
Best Bluegrass Album
So Long So Wrong
 
Wins
Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
High Lonesome Sound
Nominations
Best Female Country Vocal Performance
Baby Mine (Track)
 
Wins
Best Female Country Vocal Performance
Baby, Now That I've Found You
Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
Somewhere In The Vicinity Of The Heart
 
Wins
Best Southern Gospel, Country Gospel Or Bluegrass Gospel Album
I Know Who Holds Tomorrow
Nominations
Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
When You Say Nothing At All (Track)
Best Country Vocal Collaboration
Teach Your Children
 
Wins
Best Bluegrass Album
Every Time You Say Goodbye
 
Wins
Best Bluegrass Recording
I've Got That Old Feeling
 
Nominations
Best Bluegrass Recording
Two Highways (Album)