However, she was too busy day-dreaming about Bill Monroe and Flatt and Scruggs to pay attention to her studies, and subsequently left college as well.
Just this past May, she, along with the Eagles and Astatke Mulatu, was given an Honorary Doctorate of Music degree from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
1991 saw the first award-that-shall-not-be-mentioned. Since then, she has accumulated 27 Door Stoppers, as well as various other International Paper Weights and Country Music Things-You-Throw-at-the-Neighbor’s-Dog-When-It-Poops-in-Your-Yard.
Report This Page Born and Birth Alison Maria Krauss was born on July 23, 1971 in Decatur, Illinois, U. Her mother, of German and Italian descent, is the daughter of artists.
Her father was a German immigrant who came to the United States in 1952 and taught his native language.
Krauss said she first became involved with music because her mother tried to find interesting things for her to do and wanted to get her involved in music, in addition to art and sports.
When she was five years old, Krauss began playing the violin, taking classical lessons.
In 1989, Krauss and Union Station released Two Highways, which was nominated for the for Best Bluegrass Recording.
Although the album didn't win the award, her next album, 1990's I've Got That Old Feeling, did.It now featured mandolins Adam Steffey, banjoist/guitarist Ron Block, bassist Barry Bales, and guitarist Tim Stafford; Stafford later left the group and was replaced by Dan Tyminski.So Long So Wrong Krauss & Union Station followed the unexpected success of Now That I've Found You with So Long, So Wrong in spring 1997. A year later, Krauss & Union Station joined the likes of John Hartford, Ralph Stanley, and others for the multi-million-selling soundtrack O Brother, Where Art Thou?In 1985, Krauss made her recording debut on an album, playing on a record made by her brother Viktor, Jim Holies, and Bruce Weiss. Two Highways Too Late to Cry, Krauss' debut album, appeared in 1987 to very positive reviews.The album was called Different Strokes and appeared on the independent Fiddle Tunes label. The album was recorded with Krauss' backup band, the Union Station, which featured guitarist Jeff White, banjoist Alison Brown, and bassist Viktor Krauss; the following year, the group won the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass in America's National Band Championship contest.She soon tired of the regimen of classical playing and began performing country and bluegrass licks.