How much is Alison Krauss worth?
|Net Worth:||$17 Million|
|Date of Birth:||July 23, 1971|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Alison Krauss
Alison Krauss + Union StationRuss Harrington Alison Krauss started playing the violin when she was five. She quickly grew tired of the rigors of classical music and started playing bluegrass. By the age of eight, she was playing in talent contests, and by 12 had won Illinois State Fiddle Championship. She was signed to Rounder Records by 14. Her debut album Too Late To Cry, was recorded in 1987, two years later, with her band Union Station (Jeff White, Alison Brown, and Viktor Krauss), and released to critical acclaim. In ’88, the band won Society’s National Band Championship, and in ’89, they won a Grammy.
It wasn’t until 1995, with the release of Now That I’ve Found You, that Alison achieved mainstream success with her unique blend of bluegrass and folk, and her exquisite, soaring soprano voice. She continues to record with Union Station, although the lineup has changed somewhat (Adam Steffey, Ron Block, Barry Bales, and Dan Tyminski), they recorded the breakout hit “Man of Constant Sorrow” from the movie O Brother Where Art Thou (with Tyminski on vocals), which put them firmly in the public eye. New Favorite followed in 2002. Krauss and Union Station are very likely the most popular traditional group recording today.
Bass player and harmony vocalist BARRY BALES’ first memory growing up in Kingsport, Tenn. was listening to albums of Flatt & Scruggs, Bill Monroe and the Stanley Brothers. After experimenting with various instruments by the age of 10, Bales settled on the bass at 15. He has recorded with artists including Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, Reba McEntire and more. RON BLOCK joined Union Station as banjo and guitar player in 1991. Before that he was a member of the Lynn Morris Band and Weary Hearts. Growing up around music in Lawndale, Calif., Block received his first guitar at age 11 and his first banjo at 14. He has recorded with artists including Clint Black, Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton and released his debut solo album on Rounder in 2001. J
ERRY DOUGLAS was a member of The Country Gentlemen at 17. In 1975, Douglas teamed up with Ricky Skaggs to form Boone Creek and later joined Union Station in 1998. When not playing dobro for Union Station, Douglas has a very successful solo recording career and is an accomplished producer. Douglas is also nominated for CMA Musician of the Year. Acoustic guitarist, lead and harmony vocalist DAN TYMINSKI gained national recognition as the singing voice for George Clooney‘s character in the movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” The soundtrack to the movie provided Tyminski with his first CMA Award for Single of the Year for “I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow” as part of the Soggy Bottom Boys. Before becoming a member of Union Station in 1994, the Vermont native played mandolin and sang in the Lonesome River Band.