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'Duck Dynasty' family to release Christmas album

'Duck Dynasty' family to release Christmas album

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The family behind A&E reality series "Duck Dynasty" are releasing a Christmas music album featuring George Strait and Alison Krauss, Billboard reported.
Taylor Swift and Vince Gill to perform together at CMA Awards

Taylor Swift and Vince Gill to perform together at CMA Awards

NASHVILLE, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Taylor Swift, Alison Krauss and Vince Gill are to perform together at next month's 47th annual CMA Awards ceremony in Nashville, ABC announced.
Willie Nelson to release new album of duets Sept. 24

Willie Nelson to release new album of duets Sept. 24

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Willie Nelson's next album "To All the Girls" will feature duets with U.S. singers Dolly Parton, Mavis Staples, Sheryl Crow, Loretta Lynn and Wynonna Judd.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 23, 2013.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, July 23, 2012.
By United Press International
White House features country music

White House features country music

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Dierks Bentley, Alison Krauss, Kris Kristofferson and Lyle Lovett performed at the White House Monday as President Barack Obama celebrated country music.
'21' tops U.S. album chart

'21' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, April 27 (UPI) -- Adele's "21" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart for a fifth non-consecutive week, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
'Light' tops U.S. album chart

'Light' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, April 20 (UPI) -- The Foo Fighters' "Wasting Light" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
Dean, Williams make Country Hall of Fame

Dean, Williams make Country Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- The late Jimmy Dean and ailing Don Williams have been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Nashville.
Stars come out for White House music event

Stars come out for White House music event

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama welcomed Alison Krauss, Union Station, Brad Paisley and Charley Pride to the White House Tuesday for a night of country music.
Paisley, Krauss to perform for Obama

Paisley, Krauss to perform for Obama

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- Brad Paisley, Alison Krauss and Union Station agreed to perform a special concert for President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle in Washington, officials say.
Mandrell makes Country Hall of Fame

Mandrell makes Country Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, May 18 (UPI) -- Barbara Mandrell was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.
'Sand' named Grammy Album of the Year

'Sand' named Grammy Album of the Year

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Robert Plant and Alison Krauss's "Raising Sand" was named album of the year at the 51st annual Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles Sunday night.
U2, Rihanna to perform at Grammys

U2, Rihanna to perform at Grammys

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Kid Rock, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Rihanna and U2 have agreed to perform at the upcoming 51st Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles, organizers said.
Queen names Robert Plant CBE

Queen names Robert Plant CBE

LONDON, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Queen Elizabeth II has named singer Robert Plant a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
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Alison Krauss
Alison Krauss performs as part of the "Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay" summer entertainment series in San Diego on June 30, 2008. (UPI Photo/Roger Williams)
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Alison Krauss (born July 23, 1971) is an American bluegrass-country singer, songwriter and fiddler. She entered the music industry at an early age, winning local contests by the age of ten and recording for the first time at fourteen. 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 (AKUS), and later released her first album with them as a group in 1989.

She has released twelve albums, appeared on numerous soundtracks, and helped renew interest in bluegrass music in the United States. Her soundtrack performances have led to further popularity, including the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, an album also credited with raising American interest in bluegrass, and the Cold Mountain soundtrack, which led to her performance at the 2004 Academy Awards. As of the 2011 Grammy Awards, she has won 26 Grammy Awards, making her the most awarded singer, the most awarded female artist, and tied for the third most awarded artist overall in Grammy history. At the time of her first award, at the 1991 Grammy Awards, she was the second youngest winner ever (currently tied as third youngest).

Alison Maria Krauss was born in Decatur, Illinois. Her parents are originally from Columbus, Mississippi. Krauss was raised in Champaign, Illinois. She began studying classical violin at age five but soon switched to bluegrass. Krauss said she first became involved with music because " mother tried to find interesting things for me to do" and "wanted to get me involved in music, in addition to art and sports." At the age eight she started entering local talent contests, and at ten she had her own band. At 13 she won the Walnut Valley Festival Fiddle Championship, and the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass in America named her the Most Promising Fiddler in the Midwest. Krauss first met Dan Tyminski around 1984 at a festival held by the Society. Every current member of her band, Union Station, first met her at these festivals.

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