Member Since 1993
Alison Krauss learned violin at age 5, started fiddling at 8, and was winning contests with her bow a few years later. Now, the multi-talented Krauss has sold more than 7 million records, making deep inroads in the pop culture world for the American string music she plays and sings so well.
At 14, she recorded her first album, Too Late To Cry. By age 18, she earned a Grammy nomination for her 1989 release Two Highways featuring Union Station. The following year, Alison won the Grammy for Best Bluegrass Recording for I've Got That Old Feeling.
At just 17, Krauss was already a veteran performer when she and Union Station made their first Opry appearance in 1989. They've performed on the show numerous times, charming Opry audiences with tight harmonies, superb musicianship, and the leader's delicate, captivating voice.
When Krauss joined the Opry at 21, she brought with her the hot pickers of Union Station. Krauss became the first bluegrass artist in 29 years to be inducted and the youngest cast member at the time.
Lonely Runs Both Ways put Krauss in the 2005 Grammy record books as the most awarded Grammy female artist in history with an astounding twenty-seven awards.