Birth Place: Decatur, Illinois, USA
Years Active: 1984–present
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Soundtracks
Alison Krauss (born July 23, 1971) is an American bluegrass-country singer, songwriter and fiddler. She entered the music industry at an early age, winning local contests by the age of ten and recording for the first time at fourteen. She signed with Rounder Records in 1985 and released her first solo album in 1987. She was invited to join the band with which she still performs, Alison Krauss and Union Station in 1989. Krauss made her recording debut in 1985 on the independent album, “Different Strokes,” featuring her brother Viktor, Swamp Weiss and Jim Hoiles. From the age of 12 she performed with bassist and songwriter John Pennell in a band called “Silver Rail.” Pennell later form...
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