Doors : 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 pm
Born in Champaign, Illinois, Alison Krauss grew up listening to everything from folk to opera to pop and rock music, but quickly fell in love with bluegrass – when she began playing fiddle at the age of five. Shortly after, Krauss began entering fiddle contests. At the age of 14, Rounder Records signed her to her first record deal and she went on to release her debut solo album two years later. The accomplished bluegrass musician become a member of the Grand Ole Opry at age 21.
Since 1985, Krauss has released 14 albums, including five solo, seven with her longtime band and musical collaborators Union Station, and the Robert Plant collaboration Raising Sand, which was certified platinum and won five GRAMMYs, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year. She’s sold more than 12 million records to date, and her honors include 27 GRAMMYs, nine Country Music Association awards, 14 International Bluegrass Music Association awards, two Academy of Country Music awards and two Gospel Music Association awards.
Windy City, her latest solo album, debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums and Top Bluegrass Albums charts and received two GRAMMY nominations. The album was produced by Buddy Cannon, whose vocal harmonies Krauss grew up listening to and were the soundtrack to her childhood.
Krauss frequently collaborates with artists from numerous genres, including Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift, Kenny Rogers, Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch, Vince Gill, The Chieftains, James Taylor, The Cox Family, Yo-Yo Ma, Johnny Mathis, Cyndi Lauper, Heart, Bad Company and Phish. She has recorded and toured with Willie Nelson, whom she honored with a performance during the 2015 Gershwin Prize Tribute Concert. She will reunite with Nelson this summer on a co-headlining tour throughout North America. “Whiskey Lullaby,” a duet which she performed with Brad Paisley, won two CMA Awards in 2004. She has also produced albums for Alan Jackson, Nickel Creek and The Cox Family.
Krauss has contributed songs to numerous films, including “Down to the River to Pray” in the cult classic O Brother, Where Art Thou? and “You Will Be My Ain True Love” and “The Scarlett Tide” in the film Cold Mountain. She has also provided the voice for several cartoon movie characters, including Bambi’s mother in Bambi II and Annabelle in Annabelle’s Wish, as well as the singing voice of Davey’s girlfriend in the Adam Sandler movie Eight Crazy Nights.
In 2013, she performed at the Kennedy Center’s “American Voices” festival that was created and hosted by Renee Fleming, and also honored Dolly Parton and Paul Simon with performances during the Kennedy Center Honors. She has performed for three presidents – George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.
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