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Willie Nelson & Family & Alison Krauss

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    An American icon and legend of country music, Willie Nelson is one of the most recognized performers in music history. With songs like "On the Road Again", "To All the Girls I've Loved Before", and "Pancho and Lefty", along with "Funny How Time Slips Away", "Hello Walls", "Pretty Paper", and "Crazy", Nelson found extraordinary success throughout decades of growth and change in the 70s and 80s. His outlaw country style marks his unique ability to hold a sound and presence unlike any other musician, which shows from his unprecedented 60-plus years of writing, singing and performing. Among his multitude of accolades and recognition, Nelson was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1993.
    Joining Nelson is acclaimed bluegrass-country singer Alison Krauss, who has performed since the young age of ten. With 27 Grammy Awards she holds the title of the most awarded female artist in Grammy history. Starting her career as a solo artist and releasing her first album in 1987, she later joined what is her current band, Alison Krauss and Union Station. The band released its first album in 1989 and over the last 30 years, has continued to bring popularity to bluegrass with records that showcases Krauss’ angelic voice. Krauss is well-known for her soundtrack contribution to the film O Brother, Where Art Thou (2000), with songs "I'll Fly Away" (with Gillian Welch), "Down to the River to Pray", and "I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow", as well as the film Cold Mountain, which landed her a performance at the 2004 Academy Awards.