Alison Krauss received two Grammy nominations for songs on the Buddy Cannon-produced album Windy City, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard country albums chart.
“Losing You” was nominated in Best Country Solo Performance category and “I Never Cared for You” was nominated in the Best American Roots Performance category.
Krauss has won 27 Grammys, many of which were awarded to her and longtime musical partners, Union Station, as well as five Grammys for Raising Sand, the collaboration with Robert Plant that won Album and Record of the Year in 2009.
She learned of her nominations when her parents called to congratulate her on the nomination for Best Country Solo Performance. “My mom and dad always call together,” she says. “They said congratulations, then I heard about the second one and got to call and tell them, so that was sweet. They liked that.”
Krauss says there is one reason Windy City was made and that reason was producer Buddy Cannon. “He was really the muse for it. How often do you get to have the muse be your producer?”
“You can never second-guess his instincts and his taste. He’s always right; he just is. He has such an incredible sensitivity. I can just hear him laughing as I am talking about this. When you’re lucky enough to work with somebody who has such incredible instincts, you can’t help but want to do your best for them.”