Target Partners With Alison Krauss & Union Station for Deluxe Edition of Paper Airplane

MINNEAPOLIS - April 7, 2011
AlisonKrauss AlbumImage 3-28-11MINNEAPOLIS (April 7, 2011) – Target® Corp. (NYSE: TGT) today announced its partnership with Alison Krauss & Union Station for the exclusive, deluxe edition of Paper Airplane – Krauss’ 14th album and the band’s follow-up to 2004’s triple GRAMMY® Award-winning Lonely Runs Both Ways. The deluxe edition of Paper Airplane is now available for pre-order at Target.com and will be offered at Target retail stores nationwide beginning April 12.
 
“Alison Krauss is a revival figure in the world of bluegrass and roots music with more GRAMMY Awards than any other female recording artist in history,” said John Butcher, vice president of Entertainment for Target. “We know Target’s guests will enjoy this wonderful addition to our diverse roster of exclusive music partnerships.”
 
The Target deluxe edition features six additional songs, including three exclusive studio songs – “These Days” and “A Place Outside,” both written by Angel Snow and Krauss’ brother, Viktor Krauss; and “Frozen Fields,” composed by Jeff Black and Jon Randall. Three bonus tracks also available on the album include Krauss and her band performing live versions of “We Hide & Seek,” “Faraway Land” and “Every Time You Say Goodbye.” 
 
Krauss entered the national spotlight in 1985 at the age of 14 and has been recording music for a quarter of a century. A singer and accomplished fiddler, Krauss has emerged as one of the most prolific and successful artists in the history of bluegrass and country music, having sold more than 12 million albums and receiving a total of 26 GRAMMY Awards, six of which came as a result of her collaboration with Robert Plant for 2007’s Raising Sand. Krauss has collaborated with some of music’s most gifted musicians, from Dolly Parton and Bonnie Raitt to James Taylor. She has contributed to the soundtracks of two major motion picture releases, including “O Brother, Where Art Thou,” which revitalized America’s interest in bluegrass music.
 
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Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,755 stores in 49 states nationwide and at Target.com. In addition, the company operates a credit card segment that offers branded proprietary credit card products. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $3 million a week. For more information about Target’s commitment to corporate responsibility, visit Target.com/hereforgood.
 
 
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