Alison Krauss was slated for greatness at an early age. At 12, the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America named her Most Promising Fiddler in the Midwest; just two years later, in 1985, she signed to Rounder Records. But even those honors barely foretold the success Krauss would eventually enjoy, breaking out of the bluegrass scene to become a bona-fide pop star with 26 Grammys to her name. Krauss' biggest record to date has been 2007's Raising Sand, which might have something to do with the participation of a certain Robert Plant. Produced by T-Bone Burnett, the unlikely project turned out to be a natural pairing, with the singers' voices hanging sweetly together over an easy, supple backdrop of rootsy Americana. The album, a critical and commercial success, followed shortly after A Hundred Miles or More, a collection of Krauss' collaborations with artists like Brad Paisley, James Taylor and Sting. Beyond singing and songwriting, Krauss also produces other artists' records, such as Alan Jackson's acclaimed 2006 release, Like Red on a Rose.
Alison Krauss Concert Films
Live at Soundstage
Runtime: 54 minRounder recording artists Alison Krauss + Union Station are a remarkable collaboration of five stellar musicians, who together have been instrumental in bringing bluegrass music to its now widely accepted and popular commercial status. They come together on Soundstage to perform a selection of songs outlining their storied careers. Included are songs from the multi-platinum soundtrack, "Oh Brother Where Art Thou." Other highlights during the hour include "Baby Now That I Found You," "The Lucky One," "Maybe," and the Grammy Award-winning "Man Of Constant Sorrow."
Life & Songs Of Kris Kristofferson
Runtime: 1 hr 30 minThe Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson concert film includes performances from the historic, one-night concert event on March 16, 2016 at the Bridgetsone Arena that honored the songs of one of the most beloved musical heroes of our time, considered a true songwriters’s songwriter. Produced by Blackbird Presents blackbirdpresents.com
The Life And Songs Of Emmylou Harris: An All Star Concert Celebration
Runtime: 1 hr 52 minA once-in-a-lifetime concert celebrating 15 million record-selling 13 time Grammy Award-winning, three-time CMA Award recipient, and two-time Americana Awards winner, Emmylou Harris. Performers include Harris Alison Krauss, Kris Kristofferson, Lee Ann Womack, Martina McBride, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill & more. Highlight tracks: “Two More Bottles of Wine,” “Born to Run” and “Boulder to Birmingham.” Musical direction by Don Was & Buddy Miller. Produced by Blackbird Presents blackbirdpresents.com
Volunteer Jam: A Tribute To Charlie Daniels
Runtime: 1 hr 38 minThis unforgettable concert event features performances by Charlie Daniels and The Charlie Daniels Band, Alison Krauss, Billy F Gibbons of ZZ Top, Blackberry Smoke, Bobby Bare, Chris Janson, Chuck Leavell, Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry, Jamey Johnson, Justin Moore, The Oak Ridge Boys, and Ricky Skaggs with many more special guests.
Alison Krauss Top Tracks
Beyond the Interview
Runtime: 1 hr 34 minThis exciting documentary about country music legend Lorrie Morgan includes segments of her childhood, growing up backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, her road to stardom, and her much publicized personal life. Also included are interviews with Lorrie's closest confidants, celebrities whose lives she has influenced, and a candid look behind the scenes of her life. In addition to Lorrie's mother, siblings, and children, some of the other people interviewed for the documentary include artists Kellie Pickler, Mike Love from the The Beach Boys, and Barbara Mandrell; industry executives Joe Galante, James Stroud, Steve Moore, and Tony Conway; and music industry veterans Robert K. Oermann and Ralph Emery. Also features unique photos from Lorrie's personal collection.
Queen of Country
Runtime: 1 hr 1 minDolly Parton is the most honoured female country performer of all time. She has had 25 songs reach No1 on the Billboard Country chats, a record for a female artists. She has 41 career top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career charted singles over the past 40 years. Her career began at an early age. She started as a child performer on the radio, then went on to record a few singles at the age of just 13. She had a stream of hit singles in the 80â€™s, the most success being her 1981 hit â€˜9 to 5â€™, and her duet with Kenny Rogers â€˜Island in the Streamâ€™, both of which topped the U.S pop and country charts. She has won an incredible amount of awards, including 8 Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Association awards, 7 Academy of Country Music Awards, and 3 American Music Awards. She is quite simply the reigning queen of Country Musicâ€¦this is her story.
Runtime: 48 minPrecious Memories is the thirteenth studio album, and the first gospel album by American country music artist Alan Jackson. It was released on February 28, 2006 on the Arista Nashville label. Unlike his previous albums, this is a side project composed of traditional gospel songs. Although no singles were released from it, Precious Memories earned a Platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Live at Soundstage
Runtime: 56 minLucinda Williams is widely considered to be one of America's best singer/songwriters working today. An artist who completely defies categorization, her honest lyrics are often compared to fine poetry as she sings her narrative tales of Southern Gothic and heart-wrenching songs of love, heartbreak and desire. On this episode of Soundstage, Lucinda and her band perform favorites from her catalogue, as well as tunes from her newest album: World Without Tears.
Revolution: Live By Candlelight
Runtime: 27 minRevolution: Live by Candlelight features acoustic performances of songs from Miranda Lambert’s 2010 ACM Album of the Year Revolution, including #1 hits "White Liar" and "The House That Built Me" plus "Love Is Looking For You" from her Kerosene album.
Outlaws and Angels
Runtime: 1 hr 28 minOutlaws And Angels is a very special celebration of the music of Willie Nelson. The concert recorded at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles in early 2007. It follows on from the Stars And Guitars and Live And Kickin concerts of 2002 and 2003 but is the first to be released on film. Hosted by actor James Caan, it features inspired performances of many of his best known tracks, such as Shotgun Willie, Midnight Rider, Pancho And Lefty and On The Road Again, with a truly extraordinary line up of guest artists including Joe Walsh, Merle Haggard, Bob Dylan, Shelby Lynne, Carole King, Rickie Lee Jones, Keith Richards and Jerry Lee Lewis among many others.
An Evening with the Dixie Chicks
Runtime: 1 hr 31 minAlthough the Dixie Chicks have technically been making music since 1989, it wasn't until 1995, with the addition of singer Natalie Maines, that the band truly took off. Maines joined Martie Seidel and Emily Erwin Robison to complete a hyper-talented, multi-dimensional trio that seamlessly blends blues, bluegrass, country, pop, and a bit of Irish jig. Their double-Grammy-winning debut, Wide Open Spaces, is the bestselling album in country music history, and their follow-up, Fly, took home two Grammys of its own. An Evening with the Dixie Chicks is a live concert performance from L.A.'s Kodak Theater that aired on NBC in December 2002, featuring tunes from Wide Open Spaces, Fly, and the band's latest release, Home. For both diehard Dixie Chicks fans and the uninitiated, this one is a can't-miss.
Nash Lights Live
Runtime: 20 minShawn Parr brings the Party when Nash Nights Live hits the airwaves coast-to-coast; follow the iconic tune taste-maker as he and his co-host Elaina hang with the brightest stars in Music City.
Live at Soundstage
Lee Ann Womack
Runtime: 54 minTwo-time Grammy winner Lee Ann Womack's Soundstage performance spans music from her 1997 platinum-selling eponymous debut through 2005. The setlist includes Never, Never Again and I Hope You Dance, a song dedicated to her two daughters, Womack delivers a compelling performance sure to please fans and newcomers alike.
Joy to the World: Live at Soundstage
Runtime: 53 minWorking with producers Dann Huff and Byron Gallimore, engineer Allen Sides and Grammy-winning arranger David Campbell, Faith Hill has crafted a one-of-a-kind Christmas record with Joy to the World, freshly conceived yet anchored in tradition. It is a loving tribute to both the spirit and the music of Christmas, one that pays homage to the classics.
Recorded over a two-year period, the album features reworked classics along with the only original song on the track and her single, "A Baby Changes Everything." The arrangements are diverse. From the big band orchestration of songs like "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, "Winter Wonderland" and "Holly Jolly Christmas," to the a cappella "The Little Drummer Boy" and the Appalachian feel of "Away In A Manger." The CD opens with "Joy To The World," and, says Hill, "From the very first note you hear, I wanted it to be joyous. I wanted to give you (the listener) the impression of what the song meant before a word was ever uttered."
Over the course of the past two years Faith has spent much of her time on the road. 2006’s Soul2Soul II Tour and Soul2Soul Tour 2007, which she did with
her husband Tim McGraw, was and still is the highest grossing country tour of all
time. It was selected as Pollstar Magazine’s "Major Tour of 2006" over industry powerhouses Madonna and the Rolling Stones. With the wrap up of the tour in 2007, they have the highest grossing multi-year North American tour in country music history.
That tour became one of the many highlights of a career that includes five Grammy Awards and countless other awards, the sale of more than 30 million albums, and hit singles including "Wild One," "It Matters To Me," "This Kiss," "Breathe," "The Way You Love Me" "Cry" and "Mississippi Girl." And perhaps most impressive of all the accomplishments, Faith Hill is the only female artist to celebrate three consecutive album debuts atop both Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart and Country Chart. With a voice that is soulful and powerful, there is simply no question that Faith is one of the music industry’s top vocalists.
As one of this generation’s most credible and visible talents, Faith Hill has based her career on dedication, passion and commitment.
Live at Soundstage
Runtime: 45 minTrisha Yearwood could be considered a Triple Threat in the country music genre. Having garnered the trifecta of three Grammys, an Oscar-nominated song, and being the first female country singer to sell a million copies of her 1991 self-titled debut, she is indeed the marker of success to which all country female singers aspire. As a Garth Brooks protge, Yearwood began her career singing backup on his 89 debut. Appearing again on Brooks follow-up, No Fences, soon she was sought out by MCA who released her self-titled debut. More than a decade later with nine blockbuster albums and a string of chart-topping singles under her talented belt Yearwood returns with her 10th album, Jasper County. The album will premiere in September 2005.
Yearwood joins the Soundstage ranks, bringing with her a few special guests. Launching the show is Billy Currington, who performs the title track to his forthcoming sophomore album, Doin Somethin Right, which will see its release in October 2005. The trio Sugarland follows him. Performing songs from 2004s Twice The Speed Of Light, the talented Jennifer Nettles, Kristen Hall, and Kristian Bush are a fine lead in to the highlight of the show. Yearwood takes the stage performing some of her finest hits, including her very first single, Shes In Love With A Boy, Xxxs And Oooos (An American Girl) from 95s Thinking About You, and the Diane Warren-penned How Do I Live.