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?

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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.