Alison Krauss Celebrates 20th Anniversary as Grand Ole Opry Member (from the mailbag)

Alison Krauss 20th cake and Pete by Chris Hollo-1408 7-3-13
The Grand Ole Opry® presented by Humana® honored Alison
Krauss on her 20th anniversary as an Opry member last night at the
Wednesday Night Opry with performances by Krauss and Union Station, bluegrass
great Larry Sparks, multi-award-winner Jamey Johnson, and more. Krauss was
inducted as an Opry member on July 3, 1993.
 
Following performances by Krauss and Union
Station and collaborations with Johnson and Sparks, Opry Vice President and
General Manager Pete Fisher honored the 20-year member with a commemorative
print and words about her career.  
 
“Alison truly is the artist’s artist,” Fisher
said. “She is looked up to by some of the finest performers in the music
industry as truly the best. … For those of us who are destined to go to heaven,
you give us a sneak peek of what an angel sounds like.”

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Country stars share their 4th of July memories

4th of julyPhoto courtesy My Nice Profile

Happy Independence Day my fellow Americans, and happy Thursday to the rest of my readers from the rest of the world. Today is the day of beer, barbecue, fireworks, a day off from work (for most of us) national independence, national pride, and all that other jazz. 

In honor of the 4th of July, Capitol Records Nashville recently asked a bunch of their artists to take time to talk about their own traditions, memories and what the holiday really means to them. 

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