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18. Alison Krauss

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18. Alison Krauss

This angelic voiced bluegrass prodigy may not have charted huge hits, but she has become a legend all her own. With her mother being a banjo player, Alison grew up around bluegrass music. She learned the style well enough that she was winning contests by the time she was 10 and recording her first album at the age of 14 (in 1985). Starting at the age of 12, she connected up with a band that would later be known as Union Station and become her backing band. Union Station was made up of players who were also travelling the music festival circuit and would get accolades all their own through the years. Since that point Alison has recorded whatever she wants,  which means lots of quality music without the worry of the radio system (this includes a critically acclaimed 2007 duets album with Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant). This has allowed her to rack up endless acclaim including the National Medal Of Arts, 9 ACM nominations, 27 CMA nominations, and 44 Grammy nominations. Those 44 Grammy nominations led to 27 Grammy wins, which is the second most wins by a female artist and the fourth most wins of anyone in Grammy history.

The Bullet Points

  • Eligible Since: Thursday, 01 January 2015
  • Country of Origin: Decatur, Illinois, U.S.A.
  • Why they will get in: One of the most awarded female artists in music history
  • Why they won't get in: Zero radio career to speak of, which can be a big factor in the industry
  • Radio Career: 1995
  • Top Twenty Hits: 1
  • Album Sales: Over 8 million
  • Essential Albums: I’ve Got That Old Feeling (From I’ve Got That Old Feeling, 1991)
    When You Say Nothing At All (From Keith Whitley A Tribute Album, 1995)
    Baby, Now That I’ve Found You (From Now That I’ve Found You: A Collection, 1995)
    Down To The River To Pray (From O Brother Where Art Thou: Original Movie Soundtrack, 2000)
    Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On) (From Raising Sand, 2007)

Should Alison Krauss be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 100%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%

ROBERT PLANT & ALISON KRAUSS AT CONSTELLATION BRANDS-MARVIN SANDS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: CMAC IN CANANDAIGUA, NY

Jun 01, 2022

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Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
Robert Plant

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Jun 03, 2022

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Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
Robert Plant

ROBERT PLANT & ALISON KRAUSS AT FOREST HILLS STADIUM IN FOREST HILLS, NY

Jun 04, 2022

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Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
Robert Plant

ROBERT PLANT & ALISON KRAUSS AT PINE KNOB MUSIC THEATRE IN CLARKSTON, MI

Jun 06, 2022

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Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
Robert Plant
 
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