Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

Bob talks to Alison Krauss

In tonight's programme Bob Harris is in conversation with multi CMA and Grammy award-winner Alison Krauss.
Throughout a recording career which started when she was just 14, Alison Krauss has released fourteen albums both as a soloist and with her bluegrass band Union Station, and has collaborated with artists from a range of genres including Gillian Welch, Sting and Michael McDonald. Her 2007 collaboration with Robert Plant, Raising Sand won multiple Grammy and Americana music awards and was shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize.
Alison Krauss is acknowledged as one of the leading forces behind the bluegrass revival of the early 2000s, contributing to the award-winning soundtrack O Brother Where Art Thou, and the subsequent Down from the Mountain live concert tour. She's also a respected producer of artists including Nickel Creek, The Cox Family, Reba McEntire and Alan Jackson. Over her 25 year career she has won 26 Grammy awards, the most for any female artist in music history.
She talks to Bob about her latest album 'Paper Airplane', recorded with her band Union Station which is released on Monday.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Thu 7 Apr 2011 19:00

Radio 2 Country Playlist

Radio 2 Country Playlist

Bob Harris introduces a selection of the hottest Country songs of the week

Discover more Country Music on BBC

Discover more Country Music on BBC

New to Country Music? Listen to a selection of specially selected tracks to get started