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Alison Krauss is an American bluegrass-country singer and musician. She signed with Rounder Records in 1985 and released her first solo album in 1987.

Relationship Facts of Alison Krauss

Alison Krauss is having an affair.
Her sexual orientation is straight.

10 Years of marriage ended with Divorced!!

Alison Krauss was married to Pat Bergeson from 1991 to 2001.

The couple divorced due to irrecoverable differences. They have a son (Sam Bergeson) together.

Alison dating her boyfriend John Waite presently. John is an English musician. They started to see each other in 2007.

Who is Alison Krauss?

Alison Krauss is an American Bluegrass-Country singer, musician, producer, and bandleader.

Alison was a child prodigy and thus joined the music scene at quite a young age.

She was winning local competitions when she was just 10 and recorded her first song at the age of fourteen.

She found her mainstream popularity with her compilation, “Now That I’ve Found You“.

Some of her biggest hits are: When you say nothing at all(1994), Wishkey Lullaby(2003), and Down to the river to pray (2000).

Alison Krauss: Age, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity

Krauss was born into German-Italian descent immigrant parents in Decatur, Illinois on July 23, 1971( currently 50).

Her mother’s name is Louise Krauss and her father’s name is Fred Krauss.

She has a brother, Viktor Krauss who is a musician as well.

She started learning classical violin at the age of 5 but later changed to bluegrass. Krauss says that her mom got her involved in music.

She was a music prodigy as from the age of 8 she was going into local fiddle competitions and music shows.

Krauss holds American citizenship and was born and raised in the U.S.A. Her ancestry is German and Italian.

Education, School/College university

Krauss finished high school at Champaign Central High School.

Alison Krauss: Professional Life, Career

Alison’s career started very early as she signed with one of the most reputable folk music labels Rounder Records only at the age of 14.

Krauss formed a band called “union station” with Pennell at the age of 12.

In 1987, at the age of 16, she released her debut album Too Late to Cry.

Later in 1989 Union Station also released its first group album Two Highways.

In 1990, she released “I’ve Got That Old Feeling” which was the first song by Krauss to rise on Billboard charts.

She then joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1993 at the age of 21.

She also collaborated with the Cox Family in 1994 on a bluegrass album called I Know Who Holds Tomorrow.

Further, she collaborated with Crosby, Stills, and Nash to contribute “Teach Your Children” to the AIDS benefit album Red Hot + Country produced by the Red Hot Organization.

She released “Now That I’ve Found You: A Collection”, in 1995, which is a compilation of older releases and some covers of her favorite works by other artists.

The album peaked in the top fifteen on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart and is Krauss’ first double-platinum album.

Alison worked with Brad Paisley, in 2003,  for his album Mud on the Tire. They performed a duet with the single “Whiskey Lullaby”.

Krauss and Robert Plant released a collaborative album in 2007, “Raising Sand”. The album got RIAA-certified platinum.

Again in October 2007, Krauss and Plant recorded a Crossroads special for the Country Music Television network, which first aired on February 12, 2008.

Krauss is still active and is making television visits along with going around tours. She released her latest solo album in 2017 called “Windy City,”

Awards, Nomination

Krauss shocked the whole music industry in 1990 when she walked away with the Grammys at the age of 19.

She has 20 Grammys in total. The Recording Academy (which presents the Grammy Awards) honored her with a special musical achievement honor in 2005.

Furthermore, she has won 14 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, 9 Country Music Association Awards, 2 Gospel Music Association Awards, 2 CMT Music Awards, 2 Academy of Country Music Awards, and 1 Canadian Country Music Award.

In 2002, Country Music Television ranked Krauss 12th on their “40 Greatest Women of Country Music” list.

The Berklee College of Music awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music to Alison Krauss in May 2012.

Her hometown of Champaign, Illinois designated the 400 blocks of West Hill Street as “Honorary Alison Krauss Way” in March of 2015.

Alison Krauss: Net worth, Salary

This successful country singer has a net worth of $16 million as of 2022.

She has had a successful career as a country singer-songwriter thus she has earned a fortune.

Rumors, Controversy/Scandal

In 2001, Alison reported that she and her then-husband Pat Bergeson were splitting up.

The news was true as they divorced in the same year.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Alison Krauss is 5 ft 5 inches tall and weighs almost 57 kgs. She has blonde hair and green eyes.

Health Issues

Krauss possesses Saprano’s voice which is the reason she gets called angelic voice however in 2013, she was diagnosed with a condition called dysphonia.

She canceled several performances with her bluegrass band Union Station.

She reported her frustration of not being able to sing and having severe pain in the neck.

Social Media- Instagram, Twitter

Alison’s Facebook page has a following of almost 800.7K. Alison is also active on Instagram with almost 52.3k and on Twitter with almost 112k.

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What has happened to Alison Krauss?

  • Krauss' doctor diagnosed her with dysphonia, a condition that affects the vocal chords. The National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association website describes the condition as follows: “A neurological voice disorder that involves 'spasms' of the vocal cords causing interruptions of speech and affecting the voice quality.

Does Alison Krauss still record?

  • She signed with Rounder Records in 1985 and released her first solo album in 1987. She was invited to join the band with which she still performs, Alison Krauss and Union Station, and later released her first album with them as a group in 1989.

Is Alison Krauss married to Robert Plant?

  • No, Alison Krauss did not date Robert Plant. The two have known each other for almost two decades, and they owe their strong chemistry to their great teamwork. 

What band was Alison Krauss in?

  • Alison Krauss & Union Station

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