Music is a wide industry that has a lot to offer. At the same time, it can be said to be a wide field that can never be full no matter how many musicians rise up. However, to succeed in this industry, you need to be unique ensure your music caries your identity. Alison Krause is one among the many successful people in the music industry. Below is more about her early life and net worth in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Alison Krauss was born on 23rd July 1971 as Alison Maria Krauss and she hails from Decatur Illinois. Her parents are known as Fred and Louise Krauss. Fred Krauss is a German immigrant and moved to US in 1952 as a teacher of his native language. On the other hand, Louise Krauss is of German and Italian descent.
Alison started studying classical violin at a very young age of five. She however, studied violin for a short time before switching to bluegrass music. She got into music as her mum was trying to her something fun to do. As an addition to music, Alison’s mum got her involved in art and sports as well. The rest however became insignificant when her prowess in music became noticeable and she started participating in different local talent contests and managed to create her own band at the age of 10.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Krauss started off her music career in 1985 when she released her first single album Different Strokes which featured her brothers Swamp Weiss, Victor Krauss and Jim Hoiles. She also started performing songwriter and bassist John Pennel at the age of 12. In the same year, Alison signed to Rounder records.
Alison released her debut album titled “Too Late to Cry” in 1987 at the age of 16 and took Union Station to back her up. This was later followed by her group album”Two Highways” which she released with Union Station band in 1989. The two albums built her foundation in the music career as she started becoming popular and getting more contracts.
Alison Krauss has done several other albums between 1992 and 1999 which include: Every Time You Say Goodbye, Cox Family, I Know Who Holds Tomorrow, Teach Your Children among others. Between 2000 to date she has done a number of albums including: New Favorite, The Lucky One, Lonely Runs Both Ways, Country Music Television, Paper Airplane among others.
During her career she has received 41 Grammy Award nominations and 17 Awards. Some of these awards include the recently received nomination as the Best Country Solo Performance as well as Best American Roots Performance awarded on 17th February 2017 at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards
Net Worth & Earnings
Alison Krauss has an estimated net worth of $18 million. Although she has other many income generating activities, her major source of income is her musical career as both a songwriter and a singer. She has released very many solo albums, won a number of Grammy awards and earned a lot of fame as Country Music performer in Bluegrass genre.
Apart from the 14 solo albums she has released during her music career, Alison has also performed a number of movie soundtracks like “O Brothers”, “Cold Mountains”, and “Where Art Thou”. These movie albums played a very big role in increasing her popularity.