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Robert Plant didn't actually have a romance with bluegrass diva Alison Krauss, but between their tender harmonies and the intimate slant of the material, it often sounds that way. They're haunting and heavenly when they join voices on the gospel number "Your Long Journey". Though the stripped-down, acoustic-based sound is a long way from Led Zeppelin, they rock on a slinky version of Allen Toussaint's "Fortune Teller". And when they cover a pair of lesser-known Everly Brothers songs, they sound remarkably like the brothers themselves.


Born: 23 July 1971 in Decatur, IL

Genre: Country

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Alison Krauss helped bring bluegrass to a new audience in the '90s. Blending bluegrass with folk, Krauss was instantly acclaimed from the start of her career, but it wasn't until her platinum-selling 1995 compilation Now That I've Found You that she became a mainstream star. Between her 1987 debut Too Late to Cry and Now That I've Found You, she matured from a child prodigy to a versatile, ambitious, and diverse musician and, in the process, made some of the freshest bluegrass of the late '80s and...
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