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Alison Krauss to Release “Windy City” February 17

Alison Krauss - Windy CityAlison Krauss announced the release date of her latest solo album, Windy City. The album will be released on February 17 and will feature Alison performing 10 classic cover songs that she and produceer Buddy Cannon hand picked for this project. The album includes some of her favorites including "Poison Love," "Losing You" and "Gentle on My Mind." While members of Union Station perform on this release, it is not an Alison Krauss and Union Station album.

Bluegrass and the Younger Generation

Fiddlin’ Carson PetersGo to a Bluegrass festival today and observe the audience. It is comprised of people from all walks of life. It is also comprised of people of all age groups. This is encouraging and is probably the result of the new young talent which keeps the Bluegrass blood flowing. This generation of Bluegrass musicians are bringing with them a new generation of listeners.

Ricky Skaggs and Sammy Shelor Join Lineup for A Show for Joe

Sammy ShelorGalax, VA -- Some of the biggest names in folk, bluegrass, and Americana, including the finest dobro player in contemporary acoustic music and the most highly decorated female musician of all time, will come together to honor the late Joe Wilson on Friday, September 2, 2016, at the Blue Ridge Music Center, milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Jerry Douglas, The Whites, and Alison Krauss Play Blue Ridge Music Center

Joe Wilson, Credit Tom PichGalax, VA -- Some of the biggest names in folk, bluegrass, and Americana, including the finest dobro player in contemporary acoustic music and the most highly decorated female musician of all time, will come together to honor the late Joe Wilson on Friday, September 2, 2016, at the Blue Ridge Music Center, milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. This one-day festival will include performances by Jerry Douglas, The Whites, and special guest Alison Krauss, as well as musical tributes from Wayne Henderson & Friends, The Jeff Little Trio, Linda & David Lay, Elizabeth LaPrelle, Phil Wiggins, The Barr Family & Tony Ellis, The Hurdle Brothers, and Frank Newsome.

The Cox Family Album Debuts #1 on Billboard Bluegrass Chart

Gone Like the CottonThe GRAMMY®-winning The Cox Family’s long-awaited new album Gone Like the Cotton, 17 years in the making, has debuted on Billboard’s Bluegrass Chart at #1. The album, their first since 1996’s acclaimed Just When We’re Thinking It’s Over, has been exceptionally well received by critics.

After 17 Years, The Cox Family "Gone Like the Cotton" Released

Gone Like The CottonThe GRAMMY®-winning Cox Family is back with an album 17 years in the making. Produced by Rounder recording artist Alison Krauss, this record was unearthed in 2015 and brought to completion, bringing a nearly two decade-old project to fruition. Just released October 23, 2015. The album’s release also marks a reunion with their original label, Rounder Records. Alison Krauss brought The Cox Family to the attention of Rounder Records in the late 1980s, where they released a string of critically acclaimed and commercially successful projects for the label, including 1994’s Grammy-winning I Know Who Holds Tomorrow (a collaboration with Krauss).

Cox Family Reunites with Alison Krauss for Album 17 Years in the Making

Gone Like The CottonNashville, TN -- The Cox Family is proud to announce the release of Gone Like The Cotton, a remarkable album that has been 17 years in the making, on October 23, 2015. The album’s release also marks a reunion with their original label, Rounder Records. Alison Krauss brought The Cox Family to the attention of Rounder Records in the late 1980s, where they released a string of critically acclaimed and commercially successful projects for the label, including 1994’s Grammy-winning I Know Who Holds Tomorrow (a collaboration with Krauss).

Artist-In-Residence Ricky Skaggs Performs Bluegrass

Ricky SkaggsNashville, TN -- Ricky Skaggs is the current Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s 2013 Artist-in-Residence. Skaggs will present two intimate evening country and bluegrass music performances on November 18 and 19, at 7:00 p.m. The concerts will be the museum’s first public programs in the new CMA Theater. The performances will be Country Boy at Heart on the 18th and Bluegrass Rules on the 19th.

Taylor Swift, Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Sam Bush - Red

Taylor Swift CMA PerformanceTaylor Swift brought out some of the best to join her in a liver performance of "Red" at the 47th Annual CMA awards show. As Alison and Vince performed their segments, the audience came alive as the cheers raised above the music. Alison Krauss, Sam Bush, Vince Gill, Edgar Meyer, and Eric Darken performed the collaboration segment at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

Alison Krauss Unable to Perform at Wide Open Bluegrass Festival

Alison KraussNashville, TN -- Performer Alison Krauss will be unable to perform, as previously announced, as part of the “epic collaboration” set planned for Friday, September 27 during IBMA’s Wide Open Bluegrass Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina, at Red Hat Amphitheater. As per the artist’s representative: “Alison Krauss was recently diagnosed with a vocal condition called dysphonia. Alison has been advised to have vocal rest, and therefore will not be performing at Wide Open Bluegrass next weekend. We anticipate a smooth, quick recovery given proper treatment and adequate rest.”

Hit Songwriter Larry Cordle to Release All Star Duets Album

Larry CordleNashville, TN -- The long-awaited, highly-anticipated new album by iconic Nashville songwriter, Larry Cordle, is scheduled to be released on October 8th, 2013 on his own label, MightyCord Records. Already being touted as the pinnacle recording of his career, The Cord Files: All-Star Duets features 13 artists joining him on songs they put on their own previous albums (in all cases possible), but this time done with bluegrass or acoustic instrumentation. Duet partners include Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Alison Krauss, Kenny Chesney, Dierks Bentley, Terry Clark, Del McCoury, Diamond Rio, Ricky Skaggs, Travis Tritt, Kathy Mattea, Daryle Singletary, and Kevin Denney.

Ron Block Releases Third Solo Album, "Walking Song"

Walking SongRon Block, long regarded as one of the leading lights of contemporary acoustic music, released Walking Song, his third solo set for Rounder Records, this week. While Block is best known as a two-decade veteran of Alison Krauss & Union Station, he is also a highly regarded songwriter, singer and producer. In recent years, he has also come to prominence for his writings about Christian theology and spirituality.

Alison Krauss Celebrates 20th Anniversary As Grand Ole Opry Member

Alison Krauss & Jamie JohnsonNashville, TN -- /Opry.com/ The Grand Ole Opry® presented by Humana® honored Alison Krauss on her 20th anniversary as an Opry member July 3rd at the Wednesday Night Opry with performances by Alison Krauss and Union Station, bluegrass great Larry Sparks, multi-award-winner Jamey Johnson, and more. Krauss was inducted as an Opry member on July 3, 1993. When Krauss joined the Opry at 21, she brought with her the hot pickers of Union Station. Krauss became the first bluegrass artist in 29 years to be inducted and the youngest cast member at the time.

Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas Gather Friends for Americana

(L-R) - Jed Hilly, Executive Director, Americana Music Association; Randy Goodman, Nashville Music Council; Alison Krauss; Jerry Douglas; Jon Brancheau, Vice President/Marketing, Nissan; Lenore Kinder, Talent Buyer, AEG Live /The Messina Group. Photo by Erika GoldringAlison Krauss and Jerry Douglas gathered friends Shawn Colvin, Amos Lee, Teddy Thompson, Angel Snow and Sarah Jarosz this past weekend (6/1) for "Cross County Lines," a preview concert for Americana Music Association's new one-day festival to be held in Franklin, TN during the Spring 2014. The new festival will complement the Association's week-long festival and conference, now in its 14th year, held in the Fall (Sept. 18-22).

Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas to perform for Americana June 1st

Alison Krauss and Jerry DouglasNashville, TN -- The Americana Music Association announced today plans to produce “Cross County Lines,” a one day festival/celebration of Roots inspired music to take place in Middle Tennessee during the early summer of 2014. A kickoff event has been planned, hosted by Alison Krauss and Jerry Douglas, to raise awareness and funds to support the not for profit music association’s mission and will take place Saturday June 1, 2013 at Liberty Hall at The Factory in Franklin, Tennessee.

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