From the age of 12 she performed with bassist and songwriter John Pennell in a band called "Silver Rail", replacing their previous fiddler Andrea Zonn.
and wrote some of her early work including the popular "Every Time You Say Goodbye".
She entered the music industry at an early age, winning local contests by the age of ten and recording for the first time at fourteen.
She signed with Rounder Records in 1985 and released her first solo album in 1987.
I didn't look as good as I do now, and I didn't share the couch with another Leo. Plant: Only last week, I was being grilled again by Alison to get into shape and get it right. CNN: And in the meantime, you've been recognized by the Grammys. We've brought our gifts, and we've shared them, and the whole surrounding musically is so beautiful, that that's our reward. The fact that it wasn't some embarrassing moment of two people trying something out, and saying goodbye, and then meeting at a party years later and saying, "Oh, Christ, there's Alison Krauss!
CNN: That sounds like a man who's looking forward, and not back. I don't want to go around, everybody thinking, "That's what he did." Because this is what I do, and every day, it should be more interesting.
The album also was a notable point in her career as she earned her first Grammy Award, the single "Steel Rails" was her first single tracked by Billboard, and the title single "I've Got That Old Feeling" was the first song for which she recorded a music video.
Clearly, they're both having the time of their lives, and are excited about their current musical journey -- which pushes each out of their respective comfort zones and into new territory. Even the band was kind of going, "Oh wow, how is this going to work? And then we both agreed that because we both produced records ourselves, that we needed an intermediary to guide -- somebody to separate us, or to make the journey more clear. With Alison, it's letting go, and with you, Robert, it's kind of containing things. She then joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1993 at the age of 21.She also collaborated on a project with the Cox Family in 1994, a bluegrass album called I Know Who Holds Tomorrow.Now, he's a little bit country and she's a little bit rock 'n' roll. We are in Coldplay's vacated dressing room, two nights before Plant and Krauss swept the evening at the 51st annual Grammy Awards. " It was great when we kicked in together, and I could just feel the room -- I don't want to say it, but the room lifted! And Alison knew T Bone Burnett from "O Brother, Where Art Thou," and he kindly enlisted for the gig, and he brought a lot of great songs to the show. I compliment Krauss on her hair as a stylist touches her up. Two feet away, Plant clears his throat loudly and points to his own golden locks. This is an excerpt from our conversation in the basement of Staples Center in Los Angeles the night of their rehearsal. I never sang with anybody before, you know -- only once ever in my life, on "Led Zep IV" with Sandy Denny [the late English folk singer, in 1971]. I've also been coming to the United States for 40 years -- you wouldn't believe it looking at me -- and I've never worked with Americans! CNN: You challenged one another to sing in different ways than you're used to.