Country Pop Bites: Alison Krauss – February 8
Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2004 Alison Krauss won three times in the 46th annual Grammy Awards at Los Angeles' Staples Center?
It's true! "Alison Krauss + Union Station - Live" won Best Bluegrass Album, "Cluck Old Hen" took Best Country Instrumental Performance, and she shared Best Country Collaboration with James Taylor, for "How's The World Treating You".
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Here are 5 interesting facts about Alison Krauss.
- She was encouraged by her parents to pursue music, and 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.