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Alison Krauss & Union Station

It was bad enough that bluegrass singer Alison Krauss felt the need to dip into adult contemporary repertoire on her 1999 solo album, Forget About It, covering tunes by Todd Rundgren and Michael McDonald. But then, as producer, she made choices that nearly suffocated the natural sweetness of her own voice with saccharine arrangements and […]

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Alison Krauss & Union Station With the Cox Family

Country music’s close ties with gospel are nothing new; everyone from the Carter Family to Johnny Cash has praised the Lord with twang. So bluegrass fiddler Alison Krauss’s recent recording with the smoothly harmonizing country gospel group the Cox Family makes perfect sense. Grammy winner Krauss is contemporary bluegrass’s high priestess; the 22-year-old Champaign native’s […]