Alison Krauss

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Alison Maria Krauss
  • Birth Place: Decatur, Illinois, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/23/1971, Cancer
  • Profession: Bluegrass singer; fiddler
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Alison Krauss Fast Facts:
  • Encouraged by her parents to pursue music, she started playing classical violin at the age of 5.
  • Won the Illinois State Fiddle Championship when she was 12 years old; that same year she was voted Most Promising Fiddler in the Midwest by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America.
  • Signed first record contract at age 14 with Rounder Records; two years later released her first solo album, 1987's Too Late to Cry.
  • In 1993, at age 21, became the youngest member of the Grand Ole Opry. 
  • With her win at the 2012 Grammy Awards, she became the most awarded living artist, passing Quincy Jones for the feat.
  • Alison Krauss Relationships:
  • Louise Krauss - Mother
  • Pat Bergeson - Ex-husband
  • Sam Patrick Bergeson - Son
  • Fred Krauss - Father
  • Victor Krauss - Brother
  • Alison Krauss Awards:
  • 2003 Grammy: Best Bluegrass Album - Winner
  • 1996 Grammy: Best Country Collaboration With Vocals - Winner
  • 2011 Grammy: Best Bluegrass Album - Winner
  • 2002 Grammy: Best Contemporary Folk Album - Winner
  • 1997 Grammy: Best Country Instrumental Performance - Winner
  • 1995 Grammy: Best Country Collaboration With Vocals - Winner
  • 2005 Grammy: Best Country Instrumental Performance - Winner
  • 1997 Grammy: Best Bluegrass Album - Winner
  • 1994 Grammy: Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album - Winner
  • 1992 Grammy: Best Bluegrass Album - Winner
  • 2001 Grammy: Best Bluegrass Album - Winner
  • 1997 Grammy: Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal - Winner
  • 2005 Grammy: Best Country Album - Winner
  • 2001 Grammy: Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal - Winner
  • 2008 Grammy: Record of the Year - Winner
  • 2007 Grammy: Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals - Winner
  • 2003 Grammy: Best Country Instrumental Performance - Winner
  • 1995 Grammy: Best Female Country Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 2008 Grammy: Best Country Collaboration With Vocals - Winner
  • 2008 Grammy: Album of the Year - Winner
  • 2008 Grammy: Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals - Winner
  • 2005 Grammy: Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal - Winner
  • 1990 Grammy: Best Bluegrass Album - Winner
  • 2002 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Group/Duo Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2009 CMT Music Awards: CMT Performance of the Year - Nominee
  • 2005 CMT Music Awards: Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2008 Grammy: Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album - Winner
  • 2005 CMT Music Awards: Collaborative Video of the Year - Winner
  • 2004 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Collaborative Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2008 CMT Music Awards: Wide Open Country Video of the Year - Winner
  • 2009 CMT Music Awards: Wide Open Country Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2002 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Hottest Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2003 Grammy: Best Country Collaboration With Vocals - Winner
  • 2009 Grammy: Best Classical Crossover Album - Winner
  • 2001 Grammy: Album of the Year - Winner
  • 1998 Grammy: Best Country Collaboration With Vocals - Winner

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