Bluegrass-country singer Alison Krauss will take the stage at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center July 8.
She’s an accomplished bluegrass musician, who became a member of the Grand Ole Opry at age 21.
Her latest album received two Grammy nominations. “Wind City” was released in February of 2017 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums and Top Bluegrass Albums charts.
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.
Plant told The Guardian (read the article at www.theguardian.com) that he discovered Krauss on the radio while driving. “I remember pulling over and writing the name down: who the hell was that?” In 2004, they sang live together at a Lead Belly tribute in Cleveland, Ohio, and Plant got Krauss’s number from her manager to see if she wanted to collaborate.
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.
Krauss entered the music industry at an early age, winning local contests by the age of 10 and recorded for the first time at age 14. 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 (AKUS), and later released her first album with them as a group in 1989.
As of 2018, she has won 27 Grammy Awards from 42 nominations, making her the most awarded living recipient, second only to classical conductor Georg Solti, who holds the record for most wins with 31.
She is the most awarded singer and the most awarded female artist in Grammy history.
- What: Alison Krauss in concert.
- When: 8 p.m. July 8.
- Where: Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center
- Tickets: $49.75 to $119.75 at wagnernoel.com