Since her debut in 1987 until 2017, when her last album Windy City was released, Alison Krauss has grown from a child prodigy to an established and renowned American bluegrass country singer who has won 27 Grammy Awards.
This artist of all time was born on July 23, 1971, in Decatur, Illinois, as Alison Maria Krauss. Her father is a German immigrant to the United States of America, her mother is of German-Italian descent. Krauss grew up in Champaign.
According to her, she first got involved with music because her mother wanted something else to do besides art and sports, but her mother hardly knew that she was introducing her daughter to something bigger than just a hobby or pastime.
At the age of five, she got to know the classical violin, which she soon left for Bluegrass. By the age of eight she was already competing in local competitions and contests, by ten she had her own band, and by thirteen she won the Illinois State Fiddle Championship and was named the most promising fiddler in the Midwest by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass in America.
This was the right start for Alison Krauss in her music career. She made her professional debut in 1985 when she appeared on the album Different Strokes, which was recorded by her brother Viktor Krauss, Bruce Weiss, and Jim Holies. The album found its way to the independent label Fiddle Tunes, and in the same year, Krauss was signed to Rounder Records.
Her debut album Too Late to Cry, which she recorded with her band The Union Station, was released in 1987 and earned them an award at the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass in America’s National Band Championship. This was followed by a second album within Station, Two Highways, released in 1989, and then another solo album, I’ve Got That Old Feeling, released in 1990.
Her debut album won Krauss her first Grammy Award, while her second album on Union Station – Every Time You Say Goodbye, released in 1992, earned her a second Grammy Award. Regardless of the successes already recorded, it was Krauss’ compilation album Now That I’ve Found You, released in 1995: a collection that brought her remarkable fame and made her a household name. Not only did the album remain at number two in the U.S. country charts for weeks on end, but it also sold over a million copies.
Krauss has released fourteen albums to date, the last one, Windy City, was released in 2017, and she is the recipient of twenty-seven Grammy awards. Below is a list of her Grammys.
Alison Krauss’ Grammy Awards
|2008||T||Killing the Blues||Best Country Collaboration With Vocals|
|2008||T||Please Read the Letter||Record Of The Year|
|2008||A||Raising Sand||Album Of The Year|
|2008||A||Raising Sand||Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album|
|2008||T||Rich Woman||Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals|
|2007||T||Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)||Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals|
|2005||A||Lonely Runs Both Ways||Best Country Album|
|2005||T||Restless||Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal|
|2005||T||Union house Branch||Best Country Instrumental Performance|
|2003||T||Cluck Old Hen||Best Country Instrumental Performance|
|2003||T||How’s the World Treating You||Best Country Collaboration With Vocals|
|2003||A||Live||Best Bluegrass Album|
|2002||A||This Side||Best Contemporary Folk Album|
|2001||T||Lucky One||Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal|
|2001||A||New Favorite||Best Bluegrass Album|
|2001||A||O Brother, Where Art Thou?||Album Of The Year|
|1998||T||Same Old Train||Best Country Collaboration with Vocals|
|1997||T||Little Liza Jane||Best Country Instrumental Performance|
|1997||T||Looking in the Eyes of Love||Best Country Performance By A Duo or Group With Vocal|
|1997||A||So Long So Wrong||Best Bluegrass Album|
|1996||T||High Lonesome Sound||Best Country Collaboration with Vocals|
|1995||T||Baby, Now That I’ve Found You||Best Female Country Vocal Performance|
|1995||T||Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart||Best Country Collaboration with Vocals|
|1994||A||I Know Who Holds Tomorrow||Best Southern Gospel, Country Gospel or Bluegrass Gospel Album|
|1992||A||Every Time You Say Goodbye||Best Bluegrass Album|
|1990||A||I’ve Got That Old Feeling||Best Bluegrass Album|
She has also won other awards such as the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, which she has received fourteen times, nine Country Music Association Awards, Gospel Music Association Awards (twice), Academy of Country Music Awards (twice), one Canadian Country Music Award and two CMT Music Awards.
Alison Krauss was ranked 12th on Country Music Television’s 2012 list of the “40 Greatest Women in Country Music”.
With such a successful career, you will surely wonder how much this diva is really worth. Well, the singer/songwriter is worth $16 million.
Alison Krauss was married to Pat Bergeson from 1997 to 2001, and together they have a son named Sam, born in 1999. She was once in a relationship with John Waite but is currently single.
Height: How Tall Is Alison Krauss?
The music icon can be found at 5′ 7? and is 5’7″ tall. Her body measurements include: 36-26-34 in (91-66-86 cm)