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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 and Union Station Add to their Grammy Collections

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.

AKUS to Fly Their Paper Airplane to The Ryman Aug 26 and 27

Alison Krauss and Union StationAlison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas will bring their Paper Airplane Summer Tour 2011 to Nashville at the historic Ryman Auditorium on August 26 and 27. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, May 13 at 10:00 a.m. and will be available at all Ticketmaster outlets, Kroger, Ryman Auditorium box office, ryman.com or (800) 745-3000. Ticket prices are $88.00, $68.00, $48.00 and $38.00.

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