27-time Grammy Award winner Alison Krauss recently performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, delivering a stellar live version of the title track of her brand new album, ‘Windy City’, which is out now on Decca/Capitol. The album was her first solo release in 17 years which focuses on ten particular classics, selected with veteran producer Buddy Cannon. Read our review of the album here.
Following ‘Raising Sand’, her platinum 2007 album with Robert Plant that won six Grammy Awards including Album of the Year, and 2011’s ‘Paper Airplane’ with her longtime collaborators Union Station, which won the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album and topped Billboard’s Folk, Country and Bluegrass charts, Alison began to feel the tug of inspiration.
“Usually it’s just all songs first,” she says. “It was the first time I’d ever not had songs picked out, and it was just about a person.” That person was veteran Nashville producer Buddy Cannon. Alison had always enjoyed the occasional recording sessions she did for Buddy. But something else happened when she came in to sing her lead lines on Hank Cochran’s ‘Make The World Go Away’ for Jamey Johnson’s 2012 album ‘Living For A Song’. “That was absolutely the moment,” she says. “Wow! Buddy really makes me want to do a good job.”
Windy City is Out Now