Image634647365204702882The Grammys® are not usually a big night for Bluegrass.  The genre is just too small compared to all the others and this year with everything being overshadowed by the tragic news of Whitney Houston’s premature death just the night before, this little historical significance almost went unnoticed.

Rounder Records is pleased to announce that Alison Krauss & Union Station won two Grammy® Awards at last night’s 54th Annual Grammy® Awards ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. This latest accomplishment brings the band’s total Grammy® award count to 13 and is the 27th personal win for Alison Krauss.

Thanks to Alison Krauss and Union Station, the little genre most often relegated to the back pages when it comes to Grammy® reporting is now front page news.

Krauss and Union Station accepted the 2012 Grammy® Awards for 'Best Bluegrass Album' forPaper Airplane” and the 'Best Engineered Album, Non Classical' category for the work with Mike Shipley, Neal Cappellino and Brad Blackwood on Paper Airplane.

Since signing with Rounder Records at the age of 14, Krauss has sold in excess of 12 million albums and garnered 27 Grammy® Awards, making her the most awarded singer, the most awarded female artist and tied second for the most awarded artist overall in Grammy® history. 

Krauss and Union Station saw some stiff competition, including that from IBMA Entertainers of The Year Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, who were nominated for Rare Bird Alert.  Martin later tweeted his congratulations to Krauss, joking that she had beaten "a field of incredible nominees".

At the time of her first award, in 1991, she was the second youngest winner ever.

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