Jamey Johnson and Alison Krauss have been working together for years.While not an official duo of any kind, the two seem to collaborate whenever possible.
Together, the two sang Cochran’s song “Make the World Go Away,” which had been previously recorded by artists such as Eddy Arnold and Donny and Marie Osmond.
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.
Nearly 30 years into her career, the one-time fiddle-playing child prodigy turned multiplatinum star had lost her ethereal soprano. Krauss made several records during those 18 years, including three studio albums with Union Station and was inspired by two different sources: the photographs of Bob Richardson, and producer Buddy Cannon.
She soon tired of the regimen of classical playing and began performing country and bluegrass licks.
At the age of eight, she began entering talent contests in and around her native Champaign, IL. In 1983, when she was 12 years old, she won the Illinois State Fiddle Championship and the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass in America named her the Most Promising Fiddler in the Midwest.