New Favorite

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New Favorite
Studio album by Alison Krauss & Union Station
Released August 14, 2001
Genre Bluegrass
Length 45:28
Label Rounder
Producer Alison Krauss & Union Station
Alison Krauss chronology
Forget About It
(1999)
New Favorite
(2001)
Live
(2002)
Singles from New Favorite
  1. "The Lucky One"
    Released: 2001
  2. "Let Me Touch You For A While"
    Released: 2002
  3. "Sitting in the Window of My Room"
    Released: 2002
  4. "New Favorite"
    Released: 2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link
Country Standard Time Not rated link
Rolling Stone favorable link

New Favorite is the ninth album by bluegrass music group Alison Krauss & Union Station, released August 14, 2001. The album peaked in the top 50 of the Billboard 200 and within the top 5 of the Billboard charts for both Country and Bluegrass and was certified gold. This album was released in the same year as the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, which Krauss appeared on, that had a large effect on bluegrass in the United States. At the 44th Grammy Awards, New Favorite would go on to win the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album and the single "The Lucky One" won the Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal as well as Best Country Song.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Let Me Touch You for Awhile" (Robert Lee Castleman) – 3:21
  2. "The Boy Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn" (Traditional) – 4:40
  3. "The Lucky One" (Castleman) – 3:10
  4. "Choctaw Hayride" (Jerry Douglas) – 3:10
  5. "Crazy Faith" (Mark Simos) – 3:47
  6. "Momma Cried" (Bob Lucas) – 3:20
  7. "I'm Gone" (Eric Kaz, Wendy Waldman) – 3:28
  8. "Daylight" (Lucas) – 4:03
  9. "Bright Sunny South" (Traditional) – 3:00
  10. "Stars" (Dan Fogelberg) – 2:54
  11. "It All Comes Down to You" (Ron Block) – 2:44
  12. "Take Me for Longing" (Simos) – 2:51
  13. "New Favorite" (David Rawlings, Gillian Welch) – 4:34

Singles[edit]

A total of four singles were released from the "New Favorite" era. The single "Sitting In The Window Of My Room", was taken from the original motion picture soundtrack, "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood". After the release of "Sitting In The Window Of My Room", Alison Krauss & Union Station released their final single from the album, "New Favorite".

Chart performance[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200[1] 35
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums[1] 3
U.S. Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums[1] 2

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