The Bluegrass Legacy is reporting Rounder Records will release the eagerly anticipated Alison Krauss and Union Station album, Paper Airplane on April 12, 2011.
Paper Airplane is Krauss’ 14th album and the band’s follow-up to 2004’s triple Grammy winning Lonely Runs Both Ways (Rounder).
This is Krauss’ first release since her internationally acclaimed, multi-platinum collaboration with Robert Plant, Raising Sand, (2007) which won six Grammys including “Record Of The Year” and “Album Of The Year.”
Paper Airplane was produced by the band and recorded in Nashville with engineer Mike Shipley (Maroon 5, The Cars, Def Leppard, Joni Mitchell) and will be released on the label she signed to when she was only 14 years old (Rounder Records).
Alison Krauss and Union Station features the talents of the amazing Krauss (fiddle and lead vocals), Man Of Constant Sorrow - Dan Tyminski (guitar, mandolin and lead vocals), Barry Bales (bass and harmony vocals), Ron Block(banjo, guitar and harmony vocals), and the incredible Jerry Douglas (Dobro and harmony vocals).
On the subject of Grammys, Krauss currently holds the record for any female artist, receiving 26, and the third highest number received for any recording artist in the history of the awards.