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Alison Krauss and Union Station Add to their Grammy Collections

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Alison KraussThis year's Grammy® Awards program was an emotional one with the death of Whitney Houston just as the celebration was unfolding. This year, however, was also exciting as we saw some of our favorites being honored by the Recording Academy. Alison Krauss' latest project Paper Airplane captured Best Bluegrass Album and the album also captured the Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical award. This latest accomplishment brings the band's total Grammy® award count to 13 and is the 27th personal win for Alison Krauss.

The Best Bluegrass Album nominations also included Reason And Rhyme: Bluegrass Songs by Robert Hunter & Jim Lauderdale by Jim Lauderdale on Sugar Hill records, Rare Bird Alert by Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers (Rounder), A Mother's Prayer by Ralph Stanley (Rebel), Old Memories: The Songs of Bill Monroe by the Del McCoury Band, and Chris Thile & Michael Daves' Sleep With One Eye Open. All of these albums are winners in their own right.

Here is a short clip of Alison Krauss & Union Station on the Red Carpet prior to the show...

Here is a List of all of Alison Krauss' Awards on the Grammy web site.

The Best Americana Album was awarded to Ramble at the Rymanby Levon Helm. Others nominated in the category were Blessed by Lucinda Williams, Hard Bargain by Emmylou Harris, Pull UpSome Dust and Sit Down by Ry Cooder and linda Chorney's Emotional Jukebox.

In the Folk category, the Best Folk Album was The Civil Wars' Barton Hollow which also captured the Best Country Duo/Group Performance award. This album competed with Gilliam Welch's The Harrow & The Harvest, Steve Earle's I'll Never Get Out of this World Alive, Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes, and Ukulele Songs by Eddie Vedder.

The Bristol Sessions, 1927-1928: The Big Bang of Country Music failed to capture the Best Historical album or Best Album Notes awards but none the less, this collection is beyond outstanding. This is the history of country music and definitely was the "Big Bang" that created the roots of the music we all admire.

For a complete list of awards and winners, please visit The Grammy Nominations and Winner's web page. Hard Bargain

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