Alison Krauss & Union Station


Alison Krauss, at the age of 35, has achieved more career milestones than most people do in their lifetime. Her first album was released when she was 16. She has released a total of eleven albums, all on Rounder Records, with her long time band of highly acclaimed musicians, Union Station. Their most recent release is Lonely Runs Both Ways, which has already been certified Gold by the RIAA, with their two-disc recording Live and their two-disc Live DVD being certified Platinum. To date, she has earned 20 Grammy Awards and multiple Country Music Association Awards, International Bluegrass Music Awards and countless others. Her album releases have been critical and commercial successes, with multiple RIAA platinum and gold certified records and more than a combined 7 million albums sold.

Alison has been involved in several movie soundtracks and in 2004 had the opportunity to sing Golden Globe nominated songs "My Ain True Love" and "The Scarlet Tide" both from Cold Mountain and "What'll I Do" from Mona Lisa Smile. Alison recorded three songs for the blockbuster soundtrack O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and Union Station member Dan Tyminski sang the Soggy Bottom Boys' hit "Man of Constant Sorrow". Dan with other bandmates Jerry Douglas, Barry Bales and Ron Block, contributed heavily to that soundtrack and also appeared in the movie. Alison Krauss and Union Station were also part of the award winning documentary film and soundtrack Down From the Mountain and the subsequent tour. Other film projects that Alison has contributed to include: Twister, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and The Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood.

In 2004, Alison Krauss and Union Station made more than a dozen major television appearances, were featured in countless national magazines and publications and completed a US tour supporting their Live release, as well as touring as part of the critially acclaimed Down From the Mountain tour. AKUS is currently touring in support of their latest release Lonely Runs Both Ways with tour sponsor Cracker Barrel Old Country Store.

Alison is also recognized as an acclaimed record producer (Alan Jackson, Nickel Creek, The Cox Family) and has contributed as an instrumentalist or vocalist on albums of every genre-classical, jazz, pop, country, bluegrass and even polka.

From Lastfm:

Union Station is the / band behind powerhouse singer and violinist Alison Krauss. Krauss has alternated between recording solo records and records with Union Station as a part of her contract with Rounder Records.

While membership has varied over the years, the current band lineup includes:

Barry Bales on stand-up bass

Ron Block on banjo and guitar

Jerry Douglas on Dobro

Dan Tyminski on guitar and vocals

Former members include Adam Steffey and Tim Stafford.

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