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Raising Sand, the collaboration between Led Zeppelin legend Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, is on track to sell between 80,000 and 90,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 2 on The Billboard 200 chart (behind "American Idol" and Grammy Best New Artist winner Carrie Underwood), according to Hits Daily Double.

According to Tennessean.com, Plant and Krauss taped an episode of CMT Crossroads last Thursday at The Mill at Lebanon in Tennessee that will air at a later date.

Produced by T-Bone Burnett, Raising Sand includes versions of the Everly Brothers' Gone, Gone, Gone (Done Moved On), Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan's Trampled Rose and Please Read the Letter, first released on the 1998 Plant/Jimmy Page album Walking Into Clarksdale.

Listen to the first single, Gone, Gone, Gone (Done Moved On), at this location (Real media). Additional samples are available at Amazon.com.

According to Billboard.com, Plant and Krauss first performed together on November 7, 2004 at a Leadbelly tribute at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, but it took several years before they found time to team up in the studio with Burnett in Nashville and Los Angeles.

Watch an eight-minute EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for Raising Sand:

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Led Zeppelin History

November 21, 1968 - Robert becomes a father to a baby girl named Carmen Jane.
November 09, 1968 - Robert marries Maureen in London. Their reception is a performance at the Roundhouse in London
November xx, 1969 - Tempers flare over Atlantic in the UK wanting to release singles
November xx, 1969 - Recording for Led Zeppelin III begins at Olympic Studios in London
November xx, 1970 - Plans are in motion for a Yardbirds reunion
November 08, 1971 - Finally after much anticipation, Untitled is released
November xx, 1972 - Houses Of The Holy is mixed and completed
November 10, 1972 - Led Zeppelin sell out 120,000 tickets in one day
November xx, 1973 - Initial recordings for Physical Graffiti commences at Headley Grange
November 04, 1973 - Led Zeppelin finalize the purchase of Headley Grange to be their new corporate headquarters
November xx, 1974 - The band makes plans and rehearses for the tenth North American tour
November xx, 1975 - Led Zeppelin records Presence in a mere 18 days
November xx, 1976 - Led Zeppelin book into Ezyhire Studios to rehearse new material for an upcoming tour
November 04, 1976 - The Song Remains The Same movie premieres in Europe
November xx, 1977 - Jimmy dispells rumors of Led Zeppelin’s break up
November 06, 1978 - Led Zeppelin purchase and ship new gear to Polar Studios to begin work on a new album
November 10, 1979 - Led Zeppelin and their entire entourage attend an ABBA concert
November 07, 1980 - The band meets with Peter Grant to announce the retirement of Led Zeppelin
November 29, 1999 - The RIAA announced that Led Zeppelin were only the third act in music history to achieve four or more Diamond albums, a Diamond album being awarded for accredited sales of more than 10 million units in the US.
November 01, 2007 - An announcement was made that Jimmy Page had fractured his finger on his left hand after a fall in his garden and the reunion show would be postponed to December 10, 2007.
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