Alison Krauss (b. 1971) is a renowned American bluegrass-country singer and fiddle player.
She has thus far released more than ten albums, appeared on numerous soundtracks, and has been credited by audiophiles with helping to usher in a new interest in bluegrass music in the United States. Her soundtrack performances have led to further popularity, including the Grammy-winning O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, an album also credited with raising American interest in bluegrass, and the Cold Mountain soundtrack, which led to her performance at the 2004 Academy Awards. During her career she has won 20 Grammy Awards—more than any other female artist and tied for seventh-most among all artists—along with numerous other awards.
Krauss featured in two segments that appeared in Sesame Street Episode 4089: the show's Healthy Moment cold open with Baby Bear, and a song insert performing "Sesame Jamboree" with her band, Union Station, and the Count. The latter segment also appeared on the 2007 direct-to-video release, Kids' Favorite Country Songs.