Chanteuse Country US née le 23 Juillet 1971 à Decatur (Illinois). Alison Krauss commence l'étude du violon classique dès l'âge de cinq ans. Elle est rapidement attirée par la musique country et bluegrass. À huit ans, elle participe à des concours de jeunes talents. Deux ans plus tard, elle fonde son propre groupe. En 1983, elle remporte à douze ans un concours de fiddle Illinois State Fiddle Championship.
En 1985, elle participe à son premier enregistrement pour le disque de son frère Viktor, Different Strokes. Elle enregistre son premier disque en 1987, Too Late To Cry. Elle devient connue en Europe grâce à sa participation aux musiques de la série Buffy contre les vampires et à la bande originale du film O'Brother des frères Coen.
Depuis 1989, elle joue accompagnée de son groupe Union Station, composé de Dan Tyminski (guitare, mandoline, chant), Ron Block (Banjo, guitare, chant), Jerry Douglas (Dobro) et Barry Bales (basse, chant).
Elle est l'artiste féminine ayant reçu le plus de Grammy Awards (vingt-six jusqu'à présent).

Alison Krauss helped bring bluegrass to a new audience in the '90s. Blending bluegrass with folk, Krauss was instantly acclaimed from the start of her career, but it wasn't until her platinum-selling 1995 compilation Now That I've Found You that she became a mainstream star. Between her 1987 debut Too Late to Cry and Now That I've Found You, she matured from a child prodigy to a versatile, ambitious, and diverse musician and, in the process, made some of the freshest bluegrass of the late '80s and early '90s.
When she was five years old, Krauss began playing the violin, taking classical lessons. She soon tired of the regimen of classical playing and began performing country and bluegrass licks. At the age of eight, she began entering talent contests in and around her native Champaign, IL. Two years later, she had her own band. In 1983, when she was 12 years old, she won the Illinois State Fiddle Championship and the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass in America named her the Most Promising Fiddler in the Midwest. In 1985, Krauss made her recording debut on an album, playing on a record made by her brother Viktor, Jim Hoiles, and Bruce Weiss. The album was called Different Strokes and appeared on the independent Fiddle Tunes label. Later that year, she signed to Rounder Records. She was 14 years old at the time.
Too Late to Cry, Krauss' debut album, appeared in 1987 to very positive reviews. The album was recorded with Krauss' backup band, the Union Station, which featured guitarist Jeff White, banjoist Alison Brown, and bassist Viktor Krauss; the following year, the group won the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass in America's National Band Championship contest. In 1989, Krauss and Union Station released Two Highways, which was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Recording. Although the album didn't win the award, her next album, 1990's I've Got That Old Feeling, did. The success of I've Got That Old Feeling was unprecedented for bluegrass acts in the '80s and it laid the groundwork for Krauss' breakthrough in the '90s. By this time, Union Station's lineup had more or less settled. It now featured mandolinist Adam Steffey, banjoist/guitarist Ron Block, bassist Barry Bales, and guitarist Tim Stafford; Stafford later left the group and was replaced by Dan Tyminski.
In 1992, Alison Krauss & Union Station released Every Time You Say Goodbye, which featured a typically eclectic array of material. The album appeared in the country charts and Krauss' videos were shown on Country Music Television. I Know Who Holds Tomorrow was released in 1994 and was even more successful. But it was the 1995 compilation Now That I've Found You: A Collection that made Krauss a star. The album reached number two on the country charts and -- even more remarkably -- went into the pop Top Ten and sold over a million copies. Its success confirmed her status as bluegrass' leading light in the '90s.
Krauss & Union Station followed the unexpected success of Now That I've Found You with So Long, So Wrong in spring 1997. Forget About It followed in mid-1999. A year later, Krauss & Union Station joined the likes of John Hartford, Ralph Stanley, and others for the multi-million-selling soundtrack O Brother, Where Art Thou? A North American tour showcasing some of the album's stellar musicians followed in summer 2002, allowing Krauss and her band's popularity to soar. New Favorite appeared in November and went gold within four months. A live album followed soon after, and in 2004 Krauss released Lonely Runs Both Ways. A Hundred Miles or More, a collection drawn from Krauss' Rounder albums, along with sides recorded for various soundtrack projects and five previously unreleased tracks, appeared in 2007. Also appearing in 2007 was Raising Sand, an acclaimed, multi-platinum collaboration with Robert Plant. She was back with Union Station for 2011’s Paper Airplane, which was self-produced by the band and engineered by Mike Shipley.
In 2013, Krauss began work on a solo album with producer Buddy Cannon, but between dealing with vocal problems and extensive touring with Union Station, it wasn't until 2017 that the album was released. A collection of classic tunes performed in the countrypolitan style, Windy City was also Krauss' first album for Capitol after a long association with Rounder.

Talents : Vocals, Fiddle, Piano, Mandolin, Songwriter, Producer, Bandleader

Style musical : Bluegrass, Contemporary Country

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10 20


Singles & EP

1992 SP ROUNDER 4585 (US) . Alison Krauss & Union Station - New Fool / Steel Rails
10/1994 SP LIBERTY S7-18484 (US) . Somewhere In The Vicinity Of Heart (with SHENANDOAH) / + SHENANDOAH
04/1995 SP BNA 64277-7 (US) . When You Say Nothing At All (Alison Krauss & Union Station) / Charlotte's In North Carolina (Keith Whitley)
1995 CD ROUNDER CRCDS 7 (EUR) When You Say Nothing At All / Baby, Now That I've Found You / I Will
07/1995 SP ROUNDER 4601 (US) . Baby Now That I've Found You / ?
03/1996 SP MCA MCAS7-55188 (US) . High Lonesome Sound (Vince GILL) / High Lonesome Sound (Vince GILL featuring Alison Krauss & Union Station)
1996 CD Walt Disney 03MS27100 (US) (promo) . Baby Mine
1996 CD Continental P&C 1996 (NL) (promo) . Alison Krauss & Union Station - Interview Disc 1996
12/1997 SP MCA S7-72036 (US) . It's Not Over (with Vince GILL & Mark CHESNUTT / Useless
1998 CD DreamWorks PRO-CD-5099 (US) (promo)

I Give To You His Heart / I Give To You His Heart / I Give To You His Heart


Forget About It / Never Got Off The Ground

1999 CD ROUNDER CD PR1168P (US) (promo) Stay
2000 CD ROUNDER CRCDS 15 (EUR) . Maybe / That Kind Of Love
2007 CD ROUNDER 1166190752PS101 (US) (promo) Gone, Gone, Gone (Done, Moved On)
2007 CD ROUNDER 11661-0555-2PS101 (US) (promo)

Alison Krauss & John Waite - Missing You 2007 - Missing You (radio edit) / Missing You (radio edit) / Missing You (album version)

2007 CD ROUNDER 11661-0555-2PSI03 (US) (promo) Simple Love
2007 CD ROUNDER DINT0173 (US) (promo) Robert Plant / Alison Krauss - Stick With Me Baby
2007 CD ROUNDER DINT0173 (UK) (promo)

Rich Woman (edit) / Rich Woman (album version)

2007 CD ROUNDER ? (EUR) (promo) A Hundred Miles Or More Sampler - How's The World Treating You / Missing You / Down To The River To Pray / Whiskey Lullaby
2008 CD ROUNDER DINT0231 (UK) (promo) Gone, Gone, Gone (Done, Moved On)
2008 CD ROUNDER 1166190752PSI04 (US) (promo)

Rich Woman (radio edit) / Rich Woman (album version)

2008 CD UNIVERSAL 478 0531 (AUS) Robert Plant / Alison Krauss - Raising Sand - Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On) / Please Read The Letter / Through The Morning, Through The Night
2009 CD DECCA ? (UK) (promo) The Lucky One


1985 LP 12" Hoiles LPS-1874 (US)

Different Strokes - Jim Hoiles & friends, Alison Krauss & Swamp Weiss - Sally Goodin' / One Hundred Pipers / Swamp's Reel / Dusty Miller / Nate's Waltz / Go Hither To Go Yonder / Grey Eagle / Morrison's Reel / Song For Norman / Nick's Noodle / Stack Of Barley / Daybreak In Dixie

08/1987 CD ROUNDER CD-0235 (US) TOO LATE TO CRY - Too Late To Cry / Foolish Heart / Song For Life / Dusty Miller / If I Give My Heart / In Your Eyes / Don't Follow Me / Gentle River / On The Borderline / Forgotten Pictures / Sleep On
06/1989 CD ROUNDER CD-0265 (US) TWO HIGHWAYS - Two Highways / I'm Alone Again / Wild Bill Jones / Beaumont Rag / Heaven's Bright Shore / Love You In Vain / Here Comes Goodbye / As Lonely As You / Windy City Rag / Lord Don't Forsake Me / Teardrops Will Kiss The Morning Dew / Midnight Rider
08/1990 CD ROUNDER CD-0275 (US) I'VE GOT THAT OLD FEELING - I've Got That Old Feeling / Dark Skies / Wish I Still Had You / Endless Highway / Winter Of A Broken Heart / It's Over / Will You Be Leaving / Steel Rails / Tonight I'll Be Lonely Too / One Good Reason / That Makes One Of Us / Longest Highway
08/1992 CD ROUNDER CD-0285 (US) EVERY TIME YOU SAY GOODBYE - ALISON KRAUSS & UNION STATION - Every Time You Say Goodbye / Another Night / Last Love Letter / Cluck Old Hen / Who Can Blame You / It Won't Work This Time / Heartstrings / I Don't Know Why / Cloudy Days / New Fool, Shield Of Faith / Lose Again / Another Day Another Dollar / Jesus Help Me To Stand
02/1994 CD ROUNDER CD -0307 (US) I KNOW WHO HOLDS TOMORROW - Alison KRAUSS & The COX FAMILY - Walk Over God's Heaven / Will There Be Any Stars In My Crown / Where No One Stands Alone / Never Will Give Up / Remind Me Dear Lord / I Know Who Holds Tomorrow / Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven / I'd Rather Have Jesus / Far Side Banks Of Jordan / In The Palm Of Your Hand / Loves Me Like A Rock / Jewels
02/1995 CD ROUNDER CD-0325 (US) NOW THAT I'VE FOUND YOU - Baby Now That I've Found You (Alison KRAUSS) / Oh Atlanta (Alison KRAUSS) / Broadway (Alison KRAUSS) / Every Time You Say Goodbye (Alison KRAUSS & UNION STATION) / Tonight I'll Be Lonely Too (Alison KRAUSS) / Teardrops Will Kiss The Morning Dew (Alison KRAUSS & UNION STATION) / Sleep On (Alison KRAUSS) / When God Dips His Pen Of Love In My Heart (The COX FAMILY) / I Will (Tony Furtado) / I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby (Jerry Douglas) / In The Palm Of Your Hand (Alison KRAUSS & The COX FAMILY) / When You Say Nothing At All (Alison KRAUSS & UNION STATION)
03/1997 CD ROUNDER CD-0365 (US) SO LONG SO WRONG - ALISON KRAUSS & UNION STATION - So Long So Wrong / No Place To Hide / Deeper Than Crying / I Can Let Go Now / Road Is A Lover / Little Liza Jane / It Doesn't Matter / Find My Way Back To My Heart / I'll Remember You Love In My Prayers / Looking In The Eyes Of Love / Pain Of A Troubled Life / Happiness / Blue Trail Of Sorrow / There Is A Reason
08/1999 CD ROUNDER 82161-0465-2 (US) FORGET ABOUT IT -Stay, Forget About It / It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference / Maybe / Empty Hearts / Never Got Off The Ground / Ghost In This House / It Don't Matter Now / That Kind Of Love / Could You Lie / Dreaming My Dreams With You
08/2001 CD ROUNDER 82161-0495-2 (US) NEW FAVORITE - Let Me Touch You For A While / Boy Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn / Lucky One / Choctaw Hayride / Crazy Faith / Momma Cried / I'm Gone / Dayligh / Bright Sunny South / Stars / It All Comes Down To You / Take Me For Longing / New Favorite
11/2002 CD ROUNDER 82161-0515-2 (US) LIVE - Let Me Touch You For A While / Choctaw Hayride / Lucky One / Baby Now That I've Found You / Bright Sunny South / Every Time You Say Goodbye / Tiny Broken Heart / Cluck Old Hen / Stay, Broadway / Ghost In This House / Forget About It / Faraway Land / Tribute To Peador O'Donnell / Boy Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn / Take Me For Longing / I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow / Maybe / We Hide And Seek / But You Know I Love You / When You Say Nothing At All / New Favorite / Oh Atlanta / Down To The River To Pray / There Is A Reason
11/2004 CD ROUNDER 11661-0525-2 (US)

Lonely Runs Both Ways - ALISON KRAUSS & UNION STATION - Gravity / Restless / Rain Please Go Away / Goodbye Is All We Have / Unionhouse Branch / Wouldn't Be So Bad / Pastures Of Plenty / Crazy As Me / Borderline / Poor Old Heart / This Sad Song / Doesn't Have To Be This Way / I Don't Have To Live This Way / If I Didn't Know Any Better / A Living Prayer

05/2005 CD ROUNDER / Cracker Barrel 13 (US)

Home On The Highways / Band Picked Favorites - ALISON KRAUSS & UNION STATION - Crazy As Me/ Daylight / Rain Please Go Away / Ghost In This House / Never Got Off The Ground / Unionhouse Branch / Momma Cried / Let Me Touch You For Awhile / It All Comes Down To You / Borderline / I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow / Sin City

04/2007 CD ROUNDER 11661-0555-2 (US) HUNDRED MILES OR MORE - A COLLECTION - You're Just A Country Boy / Simple Love / Jacob's Dream / Away Down The River / Sawing On The Strings / Down To The River To Pray / Baby Mine / Molly Bán / How's The World Treating You (with James TAYLOR) / The Scarlet Tide / Whiskey Lullaby (with Brad PAISLEY) / You Will Be My Ain True Love / I Give You To His Heart / Get Me Through December / Missing You (with John WAITE) / Lay Down Beside Me (previously unreleased duo with John WAITE)
10/2007 CD ROUNDER 11661-9075 (US) RAISING SAND - Robert PLANT / Alison KRAUSS - Rich Woman / Killing The Blues / Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us / Polly Come Home / Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On) / Through The Morning, Through The Night / Please Read The Letter / Trampled Rose / Fortune Teller / Stick With Me Baby / Nothin' / Let Your Loss Be Your Lesson / Your Long Journey
06/2009 CD ROUNDER 610 6552 (EUR)

Essential - Simple Love / Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us / Let Me Touch You For Awhile / Lucky One / So Long, So Wrong / Empty Hearts / Every Time You Say Goodbye / Wish I Still Had You / Broadway / Baby, Now That I've Found You / Sawing On The Strings / Restless / When You Say Nothing At All / Living Prayer

04/2011 CD ROUNDER 11661-0665-2 (US) PAPER AIRPLANE - Paper Airplane / Dust Bowl Children / Lie Awake / Lay My Burden Down / My Love Follows You Where You Go / Dimming Of The Day / On The Outside Looking In / Miles To Go / Sinking Stone / Bonita And Bill Butler / My Opening Farewell
02/2017 CD Capitol / Decca 5703753 (US) Windy City - Losing You / It’s Goodbye And So Long To You / Windy City / I Never Cared For You / River In The Rain / Dream Of Me / Gentle On My Mind / All Alone Am I / Poison Love / You Don’t Know Me

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