Alison Krauss Bio - Biography

Name Alison Krauss
Height 5' 7
Naionality American
Date of Birth 23 July 1971
Place of Birth Decatur, Illinois, USA
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Alison Krauss was born in Decatur, Illinois, but was raised in Champaign, Illinois.[2] She began studying classical violin at five years old but soon switched to bluegrass. Krauss said she first became involved with music because her "mother tried to find interesting things for [me] to do" and "wanted to get [me] involved in music, in addition to art and sports."[3] At age eight she started entering local talent contests, and at ten she had her own band. At twelve she won the Texas State Fiddle Championship; at thirteen she won the Walnut Valley Festival Fiddle Championship,[4] and the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass in America named her the Most Promising Fiddler in the Midwest. Krauss first met Dan Tyminski around 1984 at a festival held by the Society. Interestingly, every current member of Union Station first met her at these festivals.

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