Willie Nelson Alison Krauss
Willie Nelson, the poet, actor, singer and songwriter has been active since the 50s and is highly regarded for his years of experience in the field of music. He began playing the guitar at the age of six and sang gospel songs at the local church. At the age of nine, he joined the band “Bohemian Polka” as their lead guitarist. Throughout his teens, young Willie performed at taverns and dance halls and by the time he entered his adulthood, he was working as a disk jockey for a popular radio station, KWMF. Later, he also worked as a guitar instructor at a children’s school. Apart from shifting jobs, Nelson kept on recording songs and was soon approached by the record producer, Hank Cochran, from Pamper Music. During the time spent recording with Cochran, Nelson’s song, “Crazy” became one of the biggest jukebox hits of all time, earning him immense fame and respect across the world.
After a few years of struggle, Willie Nelson was offered a record deal by Liberty Records and the artist soon released his debut album, And Then I Wrote. One of the main reasons for Willie Nelson’s fame in the 60s was his distinctive blend of country music that consisted of a variety of musical styles, including jazz, rock, blues, folk and pop. As far as his singing and guitar playing is concerned, Nelson has always enthralled his audience with his relaxed singing style and unique guitar playing. Today, he is a country music icon and has received multiple awards, including eleven Grammys, nine CMAs, seven American Music Awards and an induction in the Country Music Hall of Fame. In October, 2013, he released his latest album titled, To All the Girls…. In his upcoming concert alongside Alison Krauss, he will sing some of his latest tracks. So, catch all the new hits there.
Alison Krauss, one of the most awarded living singers, second only to the late classical conductor, Sir Georg Solti, has been a part of the American music industry since the 80s and specializes in bluegrass and country music. Apart from being an exceptional singer/songwriter, Krauss also plays multiple instruments including, piano, fiddle, mandolin and bass guitar. From the age of twelve, she has been performing alongside bassist and songwriter John Pennell, in the band “SilverRails”. In the late 80s, Alison went on to pursue a solo career and released her debut album, Too Late to Cry.
In the meantime, she also worked alongside the band Union Station, with which she is working actively to this date. Alison Krauss has won a record amount of Grammy Awards, which is a total of 27. The artist has also been honored with eight CMA Awards, 14 IBMA Awards, two ACM Awards and two CMT Music Awards. She is highly admired and respected for providing the music industry with a variety of award winning songs such as, “When You Say Nothing at All,” “Baby, Now That I’ve Found You,” “I’ve Got That Old Feeling” and “Whiskey Lullaby.” Both Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss are experienced when it comes to country music. To see them sharing the stage, you need to get your Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss tickets right away.