Alison Krauss is on the phone from her home in Nashville, so it’s impossible to tell if she’s cracking a smile or maybe cringing just a little. She’s definitely kidding. When congratulated for recently celebrating her 20th anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry, Krauss is then asked if such a milestone makes her feel older than she is.
“I just look older than I really am,” she says. “I told my son, just call me ‘Memaw.’ I’m so old now.”