From the time she debuted in 1987 to 2017 when her latest album Windy City penetrated the market, Alison Krauss has evolved from a child prodigy to a well established and renowned American bluegrass-country singer, with 27 Grammy Awards to her credit.

Age

This female artist of all time was born on July 23, 1971, in Decatur, Illinois as Alison Maria Krauss. Her father is a German migrant to the United States of America and her mother is of German-Italian descent. Krauss was raised in Champaign.

According to her, she first got involved with music because her mother wanted something else to keep her busy asides arts and sports but little did her mom know she was actually launching her daughter into something bigger than just a hobby or something to do at her leisure.

At the age of five, she was introduced to classical violin which she soon left for bluegrass. At eight, she was already taking part in local contests and competitions, at ten, she had her own band and at thirteen, she won the Illinois State Fiddle Championship and was named by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass in America as the Most Promising Fiddler in the Midwest.

This properly launched Alison Krauss into her music career. In 1985, she made her debut professionally, appearing on a record album Different Strokes which was made by her brother Viktor Krauss, Bruce Weiss and Jim Holies. The album made its way to independent Fiddle Tunes label and that same year, Krauss was signed to Rounder Records.

Her debut album Too Late to Cry, which she did with her band, The Union Station was released in 1987 and earned them a  the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass in America’s National Band Championship contest. 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, which came in 1990.


Her debut album got Krauss, her first Grammy Award, while her second album with Union Station – Every Time You Say Goodbye released in 1992, earned her a second Grammy Award. Irrespective of the successes already recorded, it was Krauss’ 1995 compilation album Now That I’ve Found You: A Collection that got her a remarkable fame and made her a household name. The album didn’t only remain second on the U.S country Chart for weeks but also sold over a million copies.

Krauss has so far released fourteen albums, the latest one, Windy City came in 2017. She is a recipient of twenty-seven Grammy awards. Below is a list of her Grammies.

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Alison Krauss’ Grammy Awards

YearAlbum/TrackAward
2008TKilling the BluesBest Country Collaboration With Vocals
2008TPlease Read the LetterRecord Of The Year
2008ARaising SandAlbum Of The Year
2008ARaising SandBest Contemporary Folk/Americana Album
2008TRich WomanBest Pop Collaboration With Vocals
2007TGone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
2005ALonely Runs Both WaysBest Country Album
2005TRestlessBest Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
2005TUnionhouse BranchBest Country Instrumental Performance
2003TCluck Old HenBest Country Instrumental Performance
2003THow’s the World Treating YouBest Country Collaboration With Vocals
2003ALiveBest Bluegrass Album
2002AThis SideBest Contemporary Folk Album
2001TLucky OneBest Country Performance By A Duo or Group With Vocal
2001ANew FavoriteBest Bluegrass Album
2001AO Brother, Where Art Thou?Album Of The Year
1998TSame Old TrainBest Country Collaboration with Vocals
1997TLittle Liza JaneBest Country Instrumental Performance
1997TLooking in the Eyes of LoveBest Country Performance By A Duo or Group With Vocal
1997ASo Long So WrongBest Bluegrass Album
1996THigh Lonesome SoundBest Country Collaboration with Vocals
1995TBaby, Now That I’ve Found YouBest Female Country Vocal Performance
1995TSomewhere in the Vicinity of the HeartBest Country Collaboration with Vocals
1994AI Know Who Holds TomorrowBest Southern Gospel, Country Gospel or Bluegrass Gospel Album
1992AEvery Time You Say GoodbyeBest Bluegrass Album
1990AI’ve Got That Old FeelingBest Bluegrass Album

She has also won other awards like the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, which she got 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 12 on Country Music Television’s 2012 list of “40 Greatest Women of Country Music”.

Alison Krauss Husband, Age, Height, Net Worth, Children, Wiki
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Net Worth

With such a successful career, you surely will be wondering how much this diva is worth right? Well, the singer and songwriter is worth $16 million.

Husband, Children

Alison Krauss was married to Pat Bergeson from 1997 to 2001, they have a son together called Sam who was born in 1999. She was once in a relationship with John Waite but she is currently single.

Height: How Tall Is Alison Krauss?

The music icon stands at  5′ 7″ that is  1.70 meters tall. Her body measurements include: 36-26-34 in (91-66-86 cm).

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