Alison Krauss Celebrates 20 Years on the Grand Ole Opry
Alison Krauss has just celebrated her 20 year anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. The sweet-voiced singer marked the occasion with a performance at the Opry House in Nashville on Wednesday night (June 3).
Krauss was joined by her Union Station band mates for the performance, which also featured a guest appearance by Jamey Johnson. The pair sang a duet on the recent 'Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran' album.
“We all feel so lucky to get to do this together,” Krauss observed (quote via Country Weekly). “And I feel the luckiest of all to get to play with these guys.”
After the performance, Opry executives presented Krauss with a commemorative print.
Krauss was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on June 3, 1993, at the age of 21. She has contributed heavily to exposing bluegrass to a younger and more mainstream audience, winning 27 Grammy awards in the process. Her most recent album is 'Paper Airplane,' which she released with Union Station in 2011.