Alison Krauss Celebrates 20 Years as Grand Ole Opry Member

Angel-voiced singer marks Grand Ole milestone.

photos By Chris Hollo/Hollo Photographics/Grand Ole Opry

Alison Krauss, the angel-voiced singer who regularly fronts bluegrass outfit Union Station, celebrated her 20th anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry on Wednesday night (July 3) at the Opry House in Nashville.

Alison and Union Station performed during the newly launched Wednesday night Opry shows and was then presented with a commemorative print by Opry executives. Alison was also joined onstage by Jamey Johnson, with whom she duetted on Jamey’s Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran album.

“We all feel so lucky to get to do this together,” she remarked about performing at the hallowed venue with her Union Station mates. “And I feel the luckiest of all to get to play with these guys.”

Alison, whose last studio release was Paper Airplane with Union Station in 2011, was inducted as a Grand Ole Opry member on July 3, 1993. She can next be heard singing on folk-country artist Amos Lee’s upcoming album, Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song.

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