Quote: "All I know is Beyonce is one of the most beautiful, talented, amazing people I've ever seen in my life. If she gets my title, it is well-deserved. She's much more deserving than I could ever be! She's amazing." Country and bluegrass star Alison Krauss expects Beyonce to grab her Grammy wins record within the next couple of years. Krauss has 27 while Beyonce boasts 20 - two more than Aretha Franklin, who is third on the list of female winners.
Fact: Willie Nelson will receive a star-studded tribute when he is presented with the 2015 Gershwin Prize for Popular Song next month (Nov15). Rosanne Cash, Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss, Neil Young and Promise of the Real, the band featuring Nelson's son Lukas, and Paul Simon and his wife Edie Brickell will be among the acts paying tribute to the 82 year old at the annual Library of Congress gala in Washington, D.C. Nelson will be the first country music artist to receive America's prestigious award, named after brothers George and Ira Gershwin.
Quote: "There's various places that they end up but probably my favourite place... my parents would hide one, our first Grammy, in the dirty laundry and then we'd go out of town. Just in case. (They'd say), 'What if something crazy happened?'" Alison Krauss' parents found a unique hiding spot for her very first Grammy Award for her work with Union Station. The celebrated bluegrass-country star now boasts a whopping 26 of the prestigious gramophone trophies, more than any other female artist in history.
Quote: Alison Krauss has won more Grammy Awards than any other woman - the five she won on Sunday night (08Feb09) take her haul to 26.
Fact: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss are to headline a benefit concert in Oklahoma next week (26Sep08) to raise cash for the victims of Hurricane Ike. The touring partners were scheduled to perform at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Houston, Texas on that date but the show has been cancelled because of the devastation in the city.