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After she signed a record deal with Rounder Records at age 14, ALISON KRAUSS' first release, Too Late To Cry, came out when she was 16. A Grammy nomination came at 18, and she has gone on to win, collectively and individually, 14 Grammy awards, the latest as producer of Nickel Creek's This Side. Since her teens, she has toured with Union Station, though the band membership has changed several times since she joined at the invitation of bassist and songwriter John Pennell.

In 1993, Krauss joined the cast of the Grand Ole Opry, and in 1995 she released Now That I've Found You: A Collection, which has sold more than two million copies and garnered Krauss four Country Music Association awards. The band's latest release is Live, a double CD recorded at the Palace Theater in Louisville.

Krauss maintains a heavy touring schedule with each release but always makes time to work in the studio, whether it is at the request of a fellow band member or with artists as diverse as Dolly Parton or Yo-Yo Ma.

Krauss is also in demand as a producer. She produced both of Nickel Creek's albums, as well as, three albums for The Cox Family and Reba McEntire's single "Sweet Music Man."

No stranger to recording for film and television, Krauss has songs in O Brother, Where Art Thou?; Crossing Jordan; Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood; Twister; Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil; and Happy, Texas.