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Alison Krauss has won 26 Grammys

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by SnoopyBoy, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. SnoopyBoy

    SnoopyBoy Member

    I'm getting old. I'm 38 and don't watch the Grammys anymore because I've never heard of most of the acts, like the rap acts and many of the rock acts. I don't listen to Coldplay (couldn't tell you what song they sing) and all the rap acts sounds the same -- terrible. Now, back in the '80s, the Grammys had my attention. Phil Collins, Michael Jackson, U2.

    I watched a little bit of them by accident the other night and heard U2 and McCartney were on there, but couldn't tell you what songs they performed. I did hear Adele or something like that, she was fantastic. I switched it off when some pregnant rapper was singing. I'd had enough.

    Anyway, back to my topic. While reading about the Grammys I discovered Alison Krauss has won 26 Grammys, more than any other female ever. 26! That is unbelievable. I'm somewhat familiar with her work being a country music fan, but I had no idea she was so accomplished.
  2. Rough Mix

    Rough Mix Guest

    Tremendous talent. The CMT show with Plant was outstanding. I've posted clips from it here before.

    This is a cover from a Union Station concert. Love it.

    IJAG should be along shortly..
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    She has a great voice, can play the fiddle and isn't boxed into a certain kind of music. She started young and surrounds herself with great talent. Also doesn't appear to have a big ego at all.

    See her if you can.
  4. Flip Wilson

    Flip Wilson Well-Known Member

    A friend of mine posted on her Facebook status, during the Grammys:

    "I don't get Robert Plant and Allison Krause!"

  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Well, he has better hair and a name that's easier to spell.
  6. Rough Mix

    Rough Mix Guest

    The CMT show is great.


    When the Levee Breaks from the show


    Black Dog from the show


    Pass these along to your friend 8)
  7. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    She's a great talent.

    I wonder though, if she's won a lot of these Grammys because there wasn't a lot of competition in the bluegrass genre a few years ago.

    Of course, she deserves every one of those and more.
  8. pallister

    pallister Guest

    I hope one of those Grammys was for "Whiskey Lullaby." What an incredible song.
  9. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Pretty much the only artist I can think of where Mrs. Bubbler and I could go to a concert and both be entertained.
  10. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Ditto. I'm usually not much for concerts but me and the wife saw Krauss and Union Station last summer and really enjoyed it.
  11. StaggerLee

    StaggerLee Active Member

    I love Allison Krauss, but you hit the nail on the head.

    She's won six Grammys for best Bluegrass/Southern Gospel album and three more for best Contemporary Folk album. She's also won 10 Grammys for collaborative work.

    Because most of her wins have come in a category with very little competition, her total number of Grammys is somewhat flukish compared to someone like Aretha (21 Grammys). But the fact that Krauss has won a couple Country Album of the Year Grammys, as well as a Best Female Vocal Performance proves that she's not the typical "one-trick pony".
  12. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Just remember though. Plant blew off a Zeppelin reunion tour for this.

    I admire his artistic integrity for doing so, but damn...what could have been.
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