Facts of Alison Krauss
|Date of Birth :|
|Age :||48 years old|
|Family Name :||Krauss|
|Birth Place :||United States|
|Height :||5 Feet 7 Inch|
|Birth Place/City||Decatur, Illinois, United States|
|Net Worth||$16 Million USD|
|Body Measurements||36-26-32 (Bust-Waist-Hip)|
|Weight in KG||56 kg|
|Breast Size||36 in|
|Waist size||26 in|
|Hip Size||32 in|
Alison Krauss is a very renowned and popular American bluegrass-country singer-songwriter and a musician who is best known for her song 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?'. She is also a winner of 27 Grammy Awards having 41 nominations. She grew up in Chapaign and completed her study there in. She started studying classical violin when she was 5 and later switched to bluegrass. She debut in music since her early age winning at the local contests by the age of ten and recorded her first song when she was 14.
Early Life And Education Of Alison Krauss
Alison Krauss was born on July 23, 1971, in Decatur, Illinois to Louise Krauss and Fred Krauss. Her mother is of Italian and German descent. She started learning classical violin at the age of five but soon found interest in Bluegrass. Her mother is the main reason for her to choose music as a career.
"[my] mother tried to find interesting things for me to do and wanted to get me involved in music, in addition to art and sports".
She started taking part in the singing competitions at the age of eight and by the time she was sixteen, she signed a contract with Rounder Records in 1985.
She made her recording debut in the year 1895 on the independent album Different Strokes, featuring Jim Hoiles, Swamp Weiss and her brother Vildor Krauss.
Krauss released her solo debut album in 1985 at the age of eighteen and formed the band Alison Krauss and Union Station (AKUS). The band released their first album in 1989.
Alison Krauss' Professional Career
Krauss won her first Grammy Award for her single Steel Rails from the album I've Got That Old Feeling in 1991 making her second-youngest winner at the time.
Some of her all-time hit albums are I Know Who Holds Tomorrow, So Long So Wrong, New Favorite, Lonely Runs Both Ways and Paper Airplane.
Her most recent album is Windy City which is released on February 17, 2017, after seventeen years for which she received two nominations at 60th Annual Grammy Awards for Best American Roots Performance and Best Country Solo Performance.
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As of 2018, Krauss has won 27 Grammy awards altogether form 42 nominations making her the most awarded living musician and second in the history-Georg Solti holds the record with 31 Grammys.
Alison Krauss' Net Worth
Krauss' net worth is estimated to be around $16 million. Her music career is her main source of income. Most of her albums were the best selling albums of the respective year.
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Similarly, she also earned from several concerts, brand endorsements, music videos, and advertisements.
Alison Krauss' Personal Life
Krauss was married to American guitarist and harmonica player Pat Bergeson. The couple tied the knot in 1997 after dating for few years in an intimate ceremony. They welcomed their son named Sam Bergeson in July 1999.
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The pair, however, divorced in 2001 citing irreconcilable differences. As of 2018, she is possibly single as she has not introduced anyone as her boyfriend to the media. On the other hand, her former husband is married to singer Annie Sellick.