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Watch Alison Krauss Sing Pleading ‘Windy City’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel’

Vocalist performs title cut from latest album, joined by the Cox Family’s Sidney and Suzanne on harmony

Alison Krauss was joined by singers Suzanne and Sidney Cox of the Cox Family on Jimmy Kimmel Live this week, rendering a sweet, pleading version of “WindyCity,” the Bobby Osborne-penned title cut from Krauss’ latest LP, released early this year.

Krauss, who often also plays fiddle while singing, needed only piano, light drums and a mournful steel guitar, in addition to the Cox siblings’ sparkling harmonies to bring the tune, about a woman desperate not to lose her love to the gale-force pull of the metropolitan locale.

Krauss was introduced by special guest host Kristen Bell, who sat in for Kimmel as the funnyman spent time at home with his wife, daughter and newborn son, Billy. The youngest Kimmel was born April 21st with a congenital heart defect and underwent emergency surgery shortly after he was born. He went home six days after having surgery. On Monday’s show, a tearful Kimmel revealed details of the ordeal to the studio audience and viewers, and made a plea for donations to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where his son was treated. He also urged politicians on both sides of the aisle to make sure all Americans, especially those with pre-existing conditions, have access to healthcare.

Krauss is among the artists on the upcoming tribute LP Gentle Giants: The Songs of Don Williams, performing the Country Music Hall of Fame member’s “Till the Rivers All Run Dry.” The album, which also features GarthBrooks, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Dierks Bentley, Brandy Clark, John Prine, Chris Stapleton and Pistol Annies, among others, is now available for pre-order.

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