What is Alison Krauss' most successful song

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Alison Krauss (Born July 23, 1971 in Decatur, Illinois) is an American singer, violinist and fiddle player who was a major influence on bluegrass music in the 1990s. She also works as a producer.


Krauss learned to play the violin at the age of five and took classical music lessons. However, she soon got tired of classical music and became enthusiastic about country and bluegrass licks. When she was eight, she began participating in talent competitions in and around her hometown of Champaign, Illinois. Two years later she had her own band. In 1984 she won the Illinois State Fiddle Championship as in the two following years.[1][2] The Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass in America named her the "Most Promising Fiddler" in the Midwest. She was sponsored by the Father of Bluegrass, Bill Monroe.

Alison Krauss made her recording debut in 1985 on an album by her brother Viktor, which he recorded with Jim Hoiles and Bruce Weiss. It's called Different strokes and was released on the independent Fiddle Tunes label. The first own album, Too Late To Cry, published by Krauss in 1987 at the age of 16. In Europe she became particularly popular with her work on the soundtrack to the film O Brother, Where Art Thou? known in 2000. 2005 became her duet Whiskey Lullaby with Brad Paisley named "Song of the Year" at the CMA Awards.

Krauss has been working with the backing band Union Station for many years, consisting of Dan Tyminski (guitar, vocals), Ron Block (banjo, guitar, vocals), Jerry Douglas (Dobro) and Barry Bales (bass, vocals). In addition, Krauss is also active as a producer, including for the bluegrass bands Nickel Creek and The Cox Family as well as for Alan Jackson.

In 2007, Alison Krauss met the former Led Zeppelin singer, Robert Plant, while preparing for a joint contribution to a “Tribute to Leadbelly” concert. This collaboration resulted in a joint music project, from which the album in October 2007 Raising sand emerged. It won five Grammys in 2009.

Bertram Eisenhauer characterized Alison Krauss' singing in 2011 in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung:

"Not knowing Alison Krauss and her music is detrimental to mental health, and yet the thirty-nine-year-old is not well known outside of her American homeland."

- Bertram Eisenhauer: FAZ from May 5, 2011[2]


  • Krauss has received 27 Grammys to date, making her the most successful artist. It also received several CMA Awards and International Bluegrass Music Awards.
  • In 2012 she received an honorary doctorate in music from Berklee College of Music.[3]



  • 1985: Different strokes
  • 1987: Too Late To Cry
  • 1989: Two highways
  • 1990: I've Got That Old Feelin
  • 1992: Every Time You Say Goodbye
  • 1994: I Know Who Holds Tomorrow
  • 1995: Now That I've Found You: A Collection
  • 1997: So Long So Wrong
  • 1999: Forget About It
  • 2001: New Favorite
  • 2002: live
  • 2004: Lonely Runs Both Ways
  • 2007: A Hundred Miles or More: A Collection
  • 2007: Raising sand (with Robert Plant)
  • 2009: Essential (Best of album)
  • 2011: Paper airplane
  • 2017: Windy City


  • 1997: It doesn't matter (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • 2003: O Brother, Where Art Thou? (O Brother, Where Art Thou?)
  • 2003: Mona Lisa's smile (Mona Lisa's smile)
  • 2004: In Search Of Cold Mountain (On the Road to Cold Mountain) (Song: You Will Be My Ain True Love)


  • 2002: live
  • 2004: Down From The Mountain
  • 2009: A Hundred Miles Or More: Live From The Tracking Room

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Roberta A. Johnson: Shelbyville - "The Fiddle Capitol of Illinois" for 50 years. Shelbyville Daily Union, accessed January 26, 2015.
  2. abBertram Eisenhauer: She can even become flirtatious. FAZ, May 5, 2011, accessed on November 4, 2015.
  3. ↑ Laudation (YouTube)