Alison Krauss was signed to Rounder Records as a 13-year-old fiddler from
Champaign, IL. Over the past two decades she has become the most recog-
nized face in contemporary bluegrass; a critically acclaimed artist who has
brought modern sophistication to the genre while respecting its traditions.
After launching her recording career with the 1987 solo album, Too Late to
Cry, Krauss released 1989’s Two Highways with Union Station. She
followed this pattern of alternating solo and band records for her next two
releases. In 1990 I’ve Got That Old Feeling brought her a wider audience
with the release of the first bluegrass video of the title track; the Union
Station album Every Time You Say Goodbye followed in 1992.
Alison made bluegrass sales history with the 1995 release of Now That I’ve
Found You: A Collection which achieved double platinum sales status
(2,000,000 copies). That same year, Krauss won an astounding four
CMA Awards, including those for Female Vocalist, Single (“When You Say
Nothing at All”), Vocal Event (“Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart,”
with Shenandoah), and the Horizon Award.
Her next three projects, So Long So Wrong, Forget About It, and New
Favorite, were each certified gold for sales of 500,000 copies. The band’s
2002 concert album, Live, was certified double platinum.
In 2004, Alison Krauss & Union Station delivered the exquisite album, Lonely
Runs Both Ways. The project was awarded three Grammys®, bringing her
total to 20 -- the most of any woman in history. She also picked up two more
CMA Awards in 2004 for “Whiskey Lullaby,” her duet with Brad Paisley.
Alison’s Grammy® total is now 26 after winning 6 more, including Album
of the Year, and Record of the Year, for Raising Sand with rock legend
Robert Plant.
Union Station members Dan Tyminski, Ron Block and Jerry Douglas have
all released solo projects on Rounder including Wheels (Dan Tyminski’s
2009 IBMA Album of the year), DoorWay and Far Away Land (Ron Block),
and Every Thing Is Going to Work Out Fine (Jerry Douglas). Ron Block
produced rising bluegrass star Sierra Hull’s debut album on Rounder,
Secrets, and has penned 10 songs that have been recorded by Union
Station including the 2006 Dove Award winning song “A Living Prayer.”
When not pulling double duty as the bass player in both Union Station and
The Dan Tyminski Band, Barry Bales is often pursuing his hobby of duck
and turkey hunting, and caring for the East Tennessee farm given to him
by his Grandmother.
Barry Bales – bass & vocals
Ron Block – banjo, guitar & vocals
Jerry Douglas - Dobro
Alison Krauss – fiddle & vocals
Dan Tyminksi – guitar & vocals