• Record of the Year
• Album of the Year
• Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
• Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
• Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album
Alison Krauss is simply the best thing out there right now.
And I’m conflicted about that.
I don’t “get” Raising Sand. I don’t dislike the CD. I’m a long-time fan of Robert Plant from Led Zeppelin days. I just don’t “get it”. The plethora of gold record players gives me an idea why and it’s as obvious as the beard on my face.
I like to keep my music close to the roots. Songwriter. Guitar. Maybe a stand-up bass. Tell me a story, maybe one I can do a two-step to. I like my Alison closer to her roots—her high lonesome done-me-wrong songs. But she’s been there and done that. …