Personnel: Alison Krauss (vocals, fiddle, viola); Alison Krauss (background vocals); John Waite (vocals, bass instrument); James Taylor Jr., James Taylor (vocals); Tom Bukovac (guitar, guitars); Ron Block (guitar, electric guitar, background vocals); Steve Buckingham (dulcimer); Sam Bush (mandolin, background vocals); Matt Rollins, Keith Ciancia, Matt Rollins, Keefus Ciancia (piano); Jim Cox (Hammond b-3 organ); Viktor Krauss, Dennis Crouch (bass instrument); Harry Stinson (drum set); Cheryl White, Sting (background vocals); Brad Paisley (vocals, acoustic guitar, baritone guitar); Stuart Duncan (guitar, baritone ukulele, violin, fiddle); Gordie Sampson, Tony Rice (guitar); Carl Jackson (acoustic guitar, gut-string guitar); Dan Tyminski (acoustic guitar, mandolin, background vocals); Jeff White, Michael Spriggs, B. James Lowry (acoustic guitar); Mike Johnson (steel guitar); Jerry Douglas (lap steel guitar, dobro); Bill Piburn (classical guitar); B‚la Fleck (banjo); David Schnaufer (dulcimer); Adam Steffey (mandola); Bryan Sutton (mandolin); Chris Carmichael (violin, viola, cello); Natalie MacMaster, Justin Williamson (fiddle); Martin Tillman (cello); The Nashville String Machine (strings); Gordon Mote (piano, Fender Rhodes piano); Catherine Marx (piano); Patrick Warren (harmonium); Scott Baggett (keyboards); Kevin Grantt (bass instrument, upright bass); Abraham Laboriel, Sr. (bass instrument, drums); Barry Bales (acoustic bass, electric bass); Shannon Forrest (drums, percussion); Greg Morrow, Larry Atamanuik, Tony Creasman, Andy Peake, Ben Sesar (drums); Eric Darken, Kenny Malone (percussion); David Rawlings, Porter McLister, First Baptist Church Choir of White House, TN, Dub Cornett, Gillian Welch, Kenny Lewis, Maura O'Connell, Norman Blake, Sam Phillips , Tim O'Brien, Pat Enright (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Paddy Moloney; Jeff Wolpert; Justin Niebank; Mike Piersante; Mike Shipley; Brian Masterson.
Audio Remixer: Gary Paczosa.
Liner Note Author: Jim Bessman.
Recording information: Blackbird, Nashville, TN; Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA; Emerald Studio A, Nashville, TN; Ocean Way, Nashville, TN; Seventeen Grand, Nashville, TN; Sound Emporium, Nashville, TN; Steerpike Studio; The Brown Cloud, Nashville, TN; The Castle, Franklin, TN.
Photographers: Gary Paczosa; Pamela Springsteen; Robert Alford; Russ Harrington; Michael Wilson ; Randee Saint Nicholas; Matt Barnes.
Arrangers: Paddy Moloney; Gordie Sampson.
Although the subtitle suggests that A HUNDRED MILES OR MORE is just a standard greatest hits set, this anthology is actually something far more useful. The career-spanning 16-track set gathers nearly all of Alison Krauss's soundtrack appearances, guest shots on other folks' albums, tribute songs, and a handful of other rarities. By gathering all this material in one place, it's a hugely useful album for fans, but on its own musical merits, A HUNDRED MILES OR MORE contains some of Alison Krauss's best work. Highlights include "Down to the River to Pray," her haunting a cappella addition to the Grammy winning O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU soundtrack, and her version of Elvis Costello's "The Scarlet Tide" from the soundtrack to the Civil War romance COLD MOUNTAIN.