February 10, 2014

Music legends and Grammy Award winning artists WILLIE NELSON AND FAMILY and Alison Krauss & Union Station Featuring Jerry Douglas will be touring together throughout the spring and summer.  The 35 city US tour will kick off May 1 in Murray, KY at the CFSB Center at Murray State University and run through July 18 in Toledo, OH.   The tour will mark the first time that Willie Nelson and Family & Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas have shared the stage together. The two groups’ unique personalities combined with impeccable musicianship and decades of award-winning songs are sure to create a show full of unforgettable moments.   Joining them for separate portions of the tour will be folk trio THE DEVIL MAKES THREE, two-time Grammy winner KACEY MUSGRAVES, and celebrated songwriter JASON ISBELL.   Find a complete list of current tour dates and upcoming additions HERE.

December 04, 2013
Enter to win one of three copies of "Musical Gifts" from Joshua Bell, featuring many special guests, including Alison on "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen." Winners will be chosen randomly on December 13th, 2013.

Thank you so much to all who entered. This contest is currently closed.

  The album is also available at Amazon HERE.

November 08, 2013

Alison's CMA performance of RED with Taylor Swift, Vince Gill, Sam Bush, Edgar Meyer and Eric Darken is now available on iTunes. Get it here: http://smarturl.it/tsakred

October 31, 2013

Alison will be performing with Ricky Skaggs at the new CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, TN on November 19th. Doors open at 6:15PM, show starts at 7:00pm. Special guests include Alison Krauss, Bruce Hornsby, Martin Hayes and Dennis Cayhill, Del McCoury and The Whites. Find tickets HERE.

October 21, 2013

Taylor Swift will be joined by Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Sam Bush, bassist Edgar Meyer and percussionist Eric Darken for a special version of her hit song "Red" for her appearance on next month's Country Music Association Awards.   Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will co-host the ABC broadcast live from Nashville, Tenn.   The show airs live on November 6th on ABC.

September 20, 2013

Alison Krauss was recently diagnosed with a vocal condition called dysphonia.  Alison has been advised to have vocal rest, and therefore will not be performing at Wide Open Bluegrass next weekend. We anticipate a smooth, quick recovery given proper treatment and adequate rest. The “epic collaboration” performance will continue with the previously announced superstar lineup of Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Béla Fleck, Del McCoury, Tony Rice and Mark Schatz. Tickets for Friday’s schedule are nearly sold out; it was announced last week that no tickets remain for Saturday’s shows at the Red Hat Amphitheater/Raleigh Convention Center. For more information on the IBMA and Wide Open Bluegrass, visit IBMA.ORG.

July 12, 2013

The Grand Ole Opry® presented by Humana® honored Alison Krauss on her 20th anniversary as an Opry member last week at the Wednesday Night Opry with performances by 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. Following performances by Krauss and Union Station and collaborations with Johnson and Sparks, Opry Vice President and General Manager Pete Fisher honored the 20-year member with a commemorative print and words about her career. “Alison truly is the artist’s artist,” Fisher said. “She is looked up to by some of the finest performers in the music industry as truly the best. … For those of us who are destined to go to heaven, you give us a sneak peek of what an angel sounds like.”

May 08, 2013

Barry Bales will be performing a series of dates this year with an extraordinary group of musicians and friends. Noam Pikelny from Punch Brothers on banjo; Bryan Sutton - the first-call recording session ace on guitar; Ronnie McCoury from the Del McCoury Band on mandolin; and Luke Bulla from Lyle Lovett’s band on fiddle. Considering the astonishing level of talent gathered for this tour, fans are in store for an amazing night of music and fun. More information, on the Evening of Bluegrass tour including dates and tickets can be found HERE.

May 01, 2013

Many great Nashville based artists lend their talents to songs written by patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt through its Music Therapy Program. Everybody Has a Story is a CD that celebrates the patients’ creativity and shows how music can be a vehicle for healing. Each song was a result of a clinical music therapy session involving the patient and a music therapist. Everybody Has a Story was released on May 14, 2013 and is available on iTunes HERE. Read the full story and preview the song Alison recorded HERE.

April 22, 2013

Alison Krauss and Jerry Douglas, to host "Cross County Lines" on Saturday June 1st at Liberty Hall  in Franklin, Tennessee.

Krauss and Douglas will host and perform at the premiere event with special guests Shawn Colvin, Amos Lee, Sarah Jarosz, Angel Snow and Teddy Thompson for what is sure to be a memorable night of music.  In addition to the aforementioned artists, a triple scale house band of Gabe Dixon, Shannon Forrest, Viktor Krauss, Andy Leftwich and Bryan Sutton will perform throughout the evening with all of the artists.
All proceeds benefit the Americana Music Association.  Tickets on sale Friday, April 26 at www.americanamusic.org with seating at $65 per ticket and General Admission at $45. Premier seating to those purchasing patron tables.
Find tickets HERE.

February 26, 2013

Alison recently took part in an amazing tribute honoring the musical legacy of Ron Davies. Ron is best known for having written "It Ain't Easy" for David Bowie's album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and "Long Hard Climb" for Helen Reddy and Maria Muldaur. His songs have been recorded by a host of iconic artists including Long John Baldry, Joe Cocker, Joan Baez, Three Dog Night, Dave Edmunds, Anne Murray and Steppenwolf's John Kay, to name a few. Proceeds from this tribute will benefit The W.O. Smith Music School and provide musical instruments and lessons to underprivileged children. The tribute is due out March 25, 2013. More information about the album HERE.

January 22, 2013

Alison will perform at the Linden Waldorf School's 8th Annual Spring Gala on March 16th at 6pm. The music in the round style event features: Tony Lane (Letters from Home), Jimmy Rankin (Here In My Heart), Gordie Sampson (Jesus Take the Wheel) and special guests. Find tickets and information HERE. *This is an Alison Krauss performance only.

December 14, 2012

In the spirit of the Christmas and holiday seasons Alison Krauss and Union Station are giving away CDs and vinyl LPs for the next 5 days. One lucky winner will be announced daily. Prizes will be chosen randomly from the AKUS Grab Bag, some items will be autographed. Winners will receive 2 CDs and an LP. All entrants will be eligible to win the Complete Album Collection on Day 5. For a chance to win enter below. You may enter once per day.

December 07, 2012

Alison's duet with Jamey Johnson on "Make The World Go Away" from Living For A Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran, was featured as one of NPR's 100 Favorite Songs of 2012.  NPR had this to say about the track: The centerpiece of Johnson's tribute to Hank Cochran, one of country music's most sophisticated songwriters, this duet unfolds in the warm, sad light of a velvet morning, when two cracked hearts give love one last desperate chance. Listen to "MAKE THE WORLD GO AWAY" View NPR's Favorite Songs of 2012 HERE.

November 30, 2012

Just in time for the Christmas season, Alison Krauss and Union Station's complete catalog is now available. Formats available include CD, Vinyl, and digital download. In addition, from Alfred Publishing, re-released songbooks are available for "Now That I've Found You" and "So Long So Wrong".

November 26, 2012

Alison will perform at the 2012 Ten Man Jam on December 12th at the Bayou Music Center in Houston, TX. The all-star line up includes: Dierks Bentley, Eli Young Band, Brantley Gilbert, Randy Rogers Band, Chris Young, Rodney Atkins, Jake Owen, Roger Creager, and Lee Brice. Find tickets and information HERE.

October 26, 2012

Beginning Sunday evening on AXS TV, Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas will come together to perform a selection of songs including favorites from the soundtrack to Oh Brother Where Art Thou. Broadcast times vary by location, so be sure to set your DVRs.   Sunday, October 28th 10:10 PM ET / 7:10 PM PT Monday, October 29th 2:20 AM ET / 11:30 PM PT Tuesday, October 30th 1:35 PM ET / 10:35 AM PT Find channel information for your area HERE Dish# 362, DirecTV #340, AT&T U Verse #1106, Verizon FiOS #596

October 05, 2012

Alison Krauss and Union Station feat. Jerry Douglas wrapped up the Paper Airplane Tour earlier this week in Sonoma, CA. They were the first non-classical performance in Weill Hall at the recently completed Green Music Center. Nothing will ever sound better than inside this hall. This is quite possibly the best-sounding band, the most professional engineers, in the most gorgeous acoustic space I will ever experience. -Nicolas Grizzle  Read the full review HERE.

August 16, 2012

Alison Krauss & Union Station have been collectively nominated for eight International Bluegrass Music Awards.  Nominations were announced last night at a special ceremony, held at the Loveless Barn in Nashville. The awards show will be held Sept. 27 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Nominations include: Entertainer of the year Album of the year Song of the year Female vocalist Male vocalist (Dan Tyminski) Best Banjo player (Ron Block) Best Bass player (Barry Bales) Best Dobro player (Jerry Douglas) Read the full story HERE.

June 27, 2012

Jerry Douglas' brand new album, "Traveler" is available now. The album features an incredible list of special guests including Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, Mumford & Sons, Keb' Mo', Marc Cohn, Bela Fleck, Del McCoury and Sam Bush.  The album also features the Alison Krauss and Union Station track, "Frozen Fields." The album can be purchased from the following retailers:ITUNES AMAZON

May 11, 2012

World-renowned musician Jerry Doulas will release a brand new solo record,Traveler on June 26th.  The album features an incredible list of special guests including Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, Mumford & Sons, Keb' Mo', Marc Cohn, Bela Fleck, Del McCoury and Sam Bush.  The album also features the Alison Krauss and Union Station track, "Frozen Fields." More information about the project can be found HERE. Jerry will continue to tour with AKUS and will also be touring in support of the album throughout the summer and into the fall.

February 16, 2012

"The Simpsons" 500th episode is coming up on Sunday, February 19th and Alison Krauss and Union Station are featured on a special theme song for the historic show. This week's installment, "At Long Last Leave," follows the family as they are evicted from their hometown of Springfield and join a community on the outskirts of town, with an appearance by special guest Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder.

Preview the track HERE.

The Simpsons 500th episode is available at iTunes and Hulu.

Need more Alison Krauss and Union Station? Get the latest, two-time grammy winning album, "Paper Airplane" at ITUNES HERE.


February 13, 2012

(L-R) Alison Krauss & Union Sation members Jerry Douglas, Alison Krauss, Ron Block, Dan Tyminski, Barry Bales, and engineers Neal Cappellino, Mike Shipley, and Brad Blackwood Alison Krauss & Union Station have a lot to celebrate this week, with two Grammy awards for "Paper Airplane" in the Best Bluegrass Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, which was given to the sound engineers of the album. Mike Shipley and Neal Cappellino were honored for their work as the primary engineers and Brad Blackwood from Euphonic Masters was awarded for his role as the mastering engineer.  Over the years, these individuals have worked with everyone from AC/DC, to Maroon 5, to Del McCoury, to Vince Gill.  All three were instrumental in the making of Paper Airplane, and we're thrilled with their win.

February 01, 2012

Alison Krauss and Union Station are part of an "impressive star-studded cast that will come together to honor 2012 MusiCares Person of the Year honoree Paul McCartney" during the annual sold-out event on February 10th in Los Angeles. Just two days prior to the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, The MusiCares Person of the Year tribute is one of the most prestigious events held during GRAMMY Week. Proceeds from the dinner and concert will provide essential support for MusiCares, which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need. READ MORE HERE.

November 17, 2011

Alison Krauss will perform along with James Taylor, Kris Kristofferson, Lyle Lovett, Dierks Bentley, Darius Rucker, The Band Perry, Lauren Alaina and Mickey G at the White House on Monday night, November 21st, at the seventh "In Performance at the White House" program. The concert will stream live on WWW.WHITEHOUSE.GOV/LIVE and air on PBS on Nov. 23rd. More details can be found here:"COUNTRY MUSIC TO GET ITS DAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE"

October 25, 2011

Please Note: This concert has been postponed. More updates to follow soon. Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas will be performing at Keith Urban's "We're All For The Hall" benefit concert to be held at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, January 18th.  The All for the Hall fundraising campaign addresses the not-for-profit, Country Music Hall of Fame's need to support its work preserving the enduring beauty and cultural importance of Country Music.  This work is accomplished through ongoing exhibit schedules, scholarly publications and hundreds of school and family music programs annually. Other performers on the all-star lineup include Keith Urban, Vince Gill, The Oak Ridge Boys, Rascal Flatts and Little Big Town, with additional artists to be added. Reserved seat tickets, priced at $25 and $35 (plus service charges), will be available at 10 a.m. CT on Dec. 2 via TICKETMASTER. A limited number of VIP ticket packages will also go on sale the same day.

August 23, 2011

The 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack is available now. O Brother, Where Art Thou? is one of the 10 top-selling soundtracks of all time (according to the RIAA), the No. 1-selling soundtrack and the 17th biggest album of the 21st Century, with more than nine million albums sold. On August 23, UMe will celebrate this 10th Anniversary with an expanded two-CD set,O Brother, Where Art Thou? – Deluxe Edition, with legendary original producer T Bone Burnett personally involved in all aspects of this release. The album that rocketed bluegrass, roots and even Americana music from the 20th Century into the new millennium features a 14-track bonus disc.  Twelve of these newly-released songs were recorded during original sessions for the film, most of which went unheard on-screen. This release marks the first time these tracks have been made available in any format. PURCHASE ON ITUNES >> PURCHASE ON AMAZON >>

August 19, 2011

Following up their wildly successful summer tour, Alison Krauss and Union Station Featuring Jerry Douglas will be performing three very special concerts in early October. All net proceeds from these concerts will benefit local charities in each of the cities.Wednesday, October 5 - The Virginia Theatre - Champaign, IL To benefit:  CRISIS NURSERY Thursday, October 6 - Niswonger Performing Arts Center - Greeneville, TN To benefit:  AIDNET and FREE WILL BAPTIST FAMILY MINISTRIES Friday, October 7 - W.D. Packard Music Hall - Warren, OH To benefit:  CAMELOT CENTERWARREN FAMILY MISSION, and The Jimmy Franks & Jim Hillman Scholarship Fund of LaBrae High School Tickets for each show go onsale next week, and full show information can be found on the events page HERE >>

July 25, 2011

The latest edition of our Paper AirplaneSongwriter Series is now posted.  The Songwriter Series was created to provide an intimate glimpse into some of the songs recorded by Alison Krauss & Union Station.  New entries will be added over the coming weeks, so please continue to check back for updates. The second installment in the series is from Sidney Cox, the writer of "Bonita and Bill Butler." READ SIDNEY'S BLOG & WATCH THE VIDEO NOW >>

July 13, 2011

Alison Krauss & Union Station Featuring Jerry Douglas will be playing a seven date tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland this November. This will be the band's first international tour in six years. Ticket information is available by clicking on the venue. November 4       Birmingham, UK      SYMPHONY HALL  November 5       Gateshead, UK       THE SAGE  November 7       Belfast, Ireland        BELFAST WATERFRONT HALL  November 8       Dublin, Ireland        GRAND CANAL THEATRE  November 10     Glasgow, Scotland    CLYDE AUDITORIUM November 12     London, UK            LONDON ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL November 13     London, UK            LONDON ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL

June 17, 2011

This week we are launching our new Songwriter Series on AlisonKrauss.com.  The Songwriter Series was created to provide an intimate glimpse into some of the songs recorded by Alison Krauss & Union Station.  New Entries will be added over the coming weeks, so please continue to check back for updates. The first of our Songwriter's Series installments is from Robert Lee Castleman, the writer of the title track off the new ablum, Paper AirplaneRead Robert's Blog and Watch His Video HERE >>

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