Today must be Alison Krauss Day somewhere. Last night, Krauss’ video with Brad Paisley for Whiskey Lullaby (off of his latest album – Mud on Tires) picked up prizes for Collaborative Video of the Year and Video Director of the Year at the CMT Music Awards. If it wasn’t clear that country music is all about the drinkin’, other awards went to Kenny Chesney for Keg in the Closet and Toby Keith for Whiskey Girl. Jeff Foxworthy hosted the event, which also honored Loretta Lynn with the Johnny Cash Visionary Award.
In other Alison Krauss news, she and her band, Union Station, are releasing a new compilation disc – Home on the Highways – that will be available exclusively at Cracker Barrel restaurants (sponsors of the band’s latest tour). And, Krauss and Union Station were recently joined by Sesame Street‘s Count von Count to record an update of the song Sesame Jamboree.