Alison Krauss can be described as a woman who has devoted her life to music. Krauss picked up her first instrument at age five, recorded music for the first time at age 14 and released her fist solo album two years later. With her angelic voice and penchant for somber ballads of love and loss, Krauss has become the single most decorated woman in Grammy history. In 1989 Krauss and Union Station released their first album together. Over the next two decades they were credited with bringing bluegrass and folk music back into popularity with the American public.
The music of Alison Krauss and Union Station is captivating and soulful, evoking both sadness and joy, sometimes simultaneously. Krauss captures true emotion in her songs saying, "Things have to be true that I sing, or I can't do it."
Krauss and Union Station have had many hits, as evidenced by their collection of Grammy awards. In 1995, their single "When You Say Nothing At All" hit the US country charts at #3. Their first of several albums to breach the top 5 in the country charts came two years later with So Long So Wrong. Masters of instrumental and vocal harmony, Alison Krauss and Union Station continue to perform and write together. Their sixth album, Paper Airplanes, surged to the number one slot on the US country and bluegrass charts in 2011, as well as the third slot in the US overall.