Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2006 Alison Krauss + Union Station picked up a whopping 11 nominations as finalists were announced for the International Bluegrass Music Association awards?

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Here are 5 little known truths about Alison Krauss.

  • She began studying classical violin at age five but soon switched to bluegrass.
  • When she was just 12 years old she won the Illinois State Fiddle Championship.
  • She signed her first record contract with Rounder Records when she was 14 year old.
  • In 1993, at age 21, she became the youngest member of the Grand Ole Opry.
  • Musicians she enjoys include vocalists Lou Gramm of Foreigner and Paul Rodgers of Bad Company.