Barry Turner Bales 1 (born August 23, 1969 in Kingsport, Tennessee) is the longtime bass player and harmony vocalist for Alison Krauss and Union Station. He has been on this band for 24 years more or less. He has won a total of 14 Grammys. Career: Barry grew up in Colonial Heights, Tennessee outside of Kingsport, Tennessee and attended Sullivan South High School (Tennessee). Early memories of music include listening to the records of Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, the Stanley Brothers, Bob Wills, Buck Owens and Hank Thompson from his father's extensive collection. He started experimenting with various instruments at the age of 10, starting with guitar. By age 15, Barry had found the bass and was playing regionally in various groups. Bales attended East Tennessee State University, participating in the Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music program, as did future Union Station members Tim Stafford and Adam Steffey. Over the years, Barry has become one of the most in-demand session players in acoustic music. He has recorded and performed with such artists as Reba McEntire, Susan Ashton, Merle Haggard, Ronnie Bowman, the Cox family, Vince Gill, Dolly Parton, Dan Tyminski, Patty Loveless and many others. Barry currently resides in Kingsport with his wife Aliceson (née Osborn) and their young son. v, t, e, Alison Krauss & Union Station Alison Krauss, Barry Bales, Ron Block, Jerry Douglas, Dan Tyminski, John Pennell, Jeff White, Brent Truitt, Mike Harman, Adam Steffey, Tim Stafford, Studio albums Different Strokes, Too Late to Cry, Two Highways, I've Got That Old Feeling, Every Time You Say Goodbye, I Know Who Holds Tomorrow, So Long So Wrong, Forget About It, New Favorite, Lonely Runs Both Ways, Paper Airplane, Compilation albums Now That I've Found You: A Collection, Live, Home on the Highways: Band Picked Favorites, A Hundred Miles or More: A Collection, Essential Alison Krauss, With Robert Plant Raising Sand, Singles "When You Say Nothing at All", "Baby Now That I've Found You", "Baby Mine", "The Lucky One", "Missing You", "Please Read the Letter", "Rich Woman", Featured singles "Teach Your Children", "Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart", "Buy Me a Rose", "Whiskey Lullaby", Related articles Discography, Awards and nominations, Alison Brown, Robert Plant, Viktor Krauss, Up! Close and Personal, v, t, e, Grammy Award for Album of the Year (2000s) Year Album Artist(s) Producer(s)* 2000 Supernatural Santana (Rodney Holmes, Tony Lindsay, Karl Perazzo, Raul Rekow, Benny Rietveld, Carlos Santana, Chester Thompson) engineered/mixed by Alvaro Villagra, Andy Grassi, Anton Pukshansky, Benny Faccone, Chris Theis, Commissioner Gordon, David Frazer, David Thoener, Glenn Kolotkin, Jeff Poe, Jim Gaines, Jim Scott, John Gamble, John Karpowich, John Seymour, Matty Spindel, Mike Couzzi, Steve Farrone, Steve Fontano, T-Ray, Tom Lord-Alge, Tony Prendatt & Warren Riker; produced by Alex Gonzales, Art Hodge, Charles Goodan, Clive Davis, Dante Ross, Dust Brothers, Fher Olvera, Jerry 'Wonder' Duplessis, K. C. Porter, Lauryn Hill, Matt Serletic, Stephen M. Harris & Wyclef Jean 2001 Two Against Nature Steely Dan (Walter Becker, Donald Fagen) engineered/mixed by Dave Russell, Elliot Scheiner, Phil Burnett & Roger Nichols; produced by Donald Fagen & Walter Becker 2002 O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Soundtrack Alison Krauss & Union Station (Barry Bales, Ron Block, Jerry Douglas, Alison Krauss, Dan Tyminski), Chris Sharp, Chris Thomas King, Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch, Harley Allen, John Hartford, Mike Compton, Norman Blake, Pat Enright, Peasall Sisters (Hannah Peasall, Leah Peasall, Sarah Peasall), Ralph Stanley, Sam Bush, Stuart Duncan, The Cox Family (Evelyn Cox, Sidney Cox, Suzanne Cox, Willard Cox), The Fairfield Four (Nathan Best, Isaac Freeman, Robert Hamlett, James Hill, Joseph Rice, Wilson Waters, Jr.), The Whites (Buck White, Cheryl White, Sharon White) & Tim Blake Nelson engineered/mixed by Mike Piersante & Peter Kurland; master engineered by Gavin Lurssen; produced by T Bone Burnett 2003 Come Away with Me Norah Jones engineered/mixed by Jay Newland & S. Husky Höskulds; master engineered by Ted Jensen; produced by Arif Mardin, Craig Street, Jay Newland & Norah Jones 2004 Speakerboxxx/, The Love Below OutKast (André 3000, Big Boi) engineered/mixed by Brian Paturalski, Chris Carmouche, Darrell Thorp, Dexter Simmons, John Frye, Kevin Davis, Matt Still, Moka Nagatani, Neal H. Pogue, Padraic Kernin, Pete Novak, Reggie Dozier, Robert Hannon, Terrence Cash & Vincent Alexander; master engineered by Bernie Grundman & Brian Gardner; produced by André 3000, Big Boi & Carl Mo 2005 Genius Loves Company Ray Charles and various artists engineered/mixed by Al Schmitt, Ed Thacker, Joel W. Moss, John Harris, Mark Fleming, Pete Karam, Robert Fernandez, Seth Presant & Terry Howard; master engineered by Doug Sax & Robert Hadley; produced by Don Mizell, Herbert Waltl, John R. Burk, Phil Ramone & Terry Howard 2006 How to Dismantle, an Atomic Bomb U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen, Jr.) engineered/mixed by Carl Glanville, Flood, Greg Collins, Jacknife Lee, Nellee Hooper, Simon Gogerly & Steve Lillywhite; master engineered by Arnie Acosta; produced by Brian Eno, Chris Thomas, Daniel Lanois, Flood, Jacknife Lee & Steve Lillywhite 2007 Taking the Long Way Dixie Chicks (Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, Emily Robison) engineered/mixed by Chris Testa, Jim Scott & Richard Dodd; master engineered by Richard Dodd; produced by Rick Rubin 2008 River: The Joni Letters Herbie Hancock featuring Norah Jones, Joni Mitchell, Corinne Bailey Rae, Tina Turner; produced by Herbie Hancock & Larry Klein; engineered/mixed by Helik Hadar; master engeineered by Bernie Grundman 2009 Raising Sand Robert Plant & Alison Krauss produced by T Bone Burnett; engineered/mixed by Mike Piersante; master engineered by Gavin Lurssen Complete list, (1960s), (1970s), (1980s), (1990s), (2000s), (2010s), *Engineers/Mixers hidden unless notable Persondata Name Bales, Barry Alternative names Short description American guitarist Date of birth August 23, 1969 Place of birth Date of death Place of death

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