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Alison Krauss and Union Station Win Two More Grammy Awards

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Alison Krauss & Union StationBurlington, MA -- Rounder Records is pleased to announce that Alison Krauss & Union Station won two Grammy® Awards at last night's 54th Annual Grammy® Awards ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The bluegrass greats took home Best Bluegrass Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for their sixth album Paper Airplane. This latest accomplishment brings the band's total Grammy® award count to 13 and is the 27th personal win for Alison Krauss.

Paper Airplane is Alison Krauss & Union Station's fastest selling and highest charting release to date. The album - the band's first in seven years - debuted on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart at #3 and at #1 on the Country, Bluegrass and Folk Albums Charts, a career best for the band.

On April 12th, 2011, Rounder Records released the eagerly anticipated Alison Krauss and Union Station album, Paper Airplane. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart, Bluegrass Albums Chart and #3 on the Top 200 Album Chart. A truly breathtaking collection of 11 exquisite songs, Paper Airplane is Krauss' 14th album and the band's follow-up to 2004's triple Grammy® winning Lonely Runs Both Ways (Rounder). It is Krauss' first release since her 2007 internationally acclaimed, multi-platinum collaboration with Robert Plant, Raising Sand, which won six Grammys including "Record Of The Year" and "Album Of The Year."

Alison Krauss and Union Station features the talents of Krauss (fiddle and lead vocals), Dan Tyminski (guitar, mandolin and lead vocals), Barry Bales (bass and harmony vocals), Ron Block (banjo, guitar and harmony vocals), and Jerry Douglas (Dobro and harmony vocals). Paper Airplane was produced by the band and recorded in Nashville with engineer Mike Shipley (Maroon 5, The Cars, Def Leppard, Joni Mitchell). As bluegrass virtuosos the members of Union Station are beyond compare, and the music they create together transcends all genres. Their work on films such as Cold Mountain and O Brother, Where Art Thou? has contributed immeasurably to a renaissance of American roots music.

Since signing with Rounder Records at the age of 14, Krauss has sold in excess of 12 million albums and garnered 27 Grammy® Awards, making her the most awarded singer, the most awarded female artist and tied second for the most awarded artist overall in Grammy® history.

Part of Alison Krauss' incontestable talent is how effortlessly she bridges the gap between roots music and country, rock and pop. A highly sought-after collaborator, Krauss has worked with some of the biggest names in popular music, including James Taylor, Phish, Dolly Parton, Yo Yo Ma & Bonnie Raitt. Since signing with Rounder Records at the age of 14 in 1985 Krauss has sold in excess of 12 million albums and garnered 26 Grammy® Awards, the most for any female and the third most of any recording artist in Grammy® history. Her breathtaking live performances should not be missed.

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