Literally.”In 2013, she was diagnosed with a condition called dysphonia (a general term that encompasses several vocal issues including hoarseness) and forced to cancel several performances with her bluegrass band Union Station.She’d sung harmony on records Cannon produced for artists including Jamey Johnson, and realized that she wanted to make an album with him at the helm.We had a hunch this was the case; after all, open-minded women have the confidence to know who they are and what they’re looking for — and not settle till they’ve discovered just that. So first, we defined “successful women” as those who deactivated their Ok Cupid profiles because they met someone on the site.
While the Carter Family’s version features a series of claps and stomps, Johnson and Krauss’ takes on a softer, more intimate tone.
Signed to esteemed roots-music imprint Rounder Records when she was 14, this gifted Decatur, Illinois-born fiddler and singer had a residency at the Grand Ole Opry by the time she was 21.
When T-Bone Burnett came to produce the soundtrack for celebrated bluegrass-fuelled comedy film O Brother, Where Art Thou? Another O Brother session player, the singer and guitarist Dan Tyminski, continues to co-front Krauss's band Union Station today, and, at gigs, Krauss jokingly introduces him as "the voice of George Clooney".
Cannon’s response was immediate."I said, 'Hell, yes,'" Cannon remembered.
They fired up the computer in Cannon’s office and began searching for songs to cover.“We talked about only having songs that were older than me, but we ended up changing that when we figured out how old I was,” Krauss, 45, joked.
NASHVILLE — Alison Krauss stepped up to the microphone, opened her mouth and…nothing happened. Frustrated, she sought out a voice teacher, Ron Browning; her sessions with him were “like getting a shot in the arm about singing again.” After working with Browning, Krauss was able to finish (due Friday), her first solo record in 18 years — and a project she started three-and-a-half years ago.