Country Pop Bites: Alison Krauss – February 11
Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2008 a "CMT Crossroads" episode matching Alison Krauss with vocalist Robert Plant made its TV debut?
It's true! The set list included "Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)," plus the Led Zeppelin classics "Black Dog" and "When The Levee Breaks." Check out the video!
Here are 5 interesting facts about Alison Krauss.
- She was encouraged by her parents to pursue music, she started playing classical violin at the age of 5.
- She won the Illinois State Fiddle Championship when she was 12 years old; that same year she was voted Most Promising Fiddler in the Midwest by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America.
- She signed first record contract at age 14 with Rounder Records; two years later released her first solo album, 1987's Too Late to Cry.
- In 1993, at age 21, she became the youngest member of the Grand Ole Opry.
- With her win at the 2012 Grammy Awards, she became the most awarded living artist, passing Quincy Jones for the feat.