Lucinda Williams

Lucinda Williams

 

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Lucinda Williams (born January 26, 1953)[1] is an American rock, folk, blues, and country music singer, songwriter ans musician.

She recorded her first albums in 1978 and 1980 in a traditional country and blues style and received very little attention from radio, the media, or the public. In 1988, she released her self-titled album, Lucinda Williams. This release featured "Passionate Kisses," a song later recorded by Mary Chapin Carpenter, which garnered Williams her first Grammy Award for Best Country Song in 1994.

Known for working slowly, Williams recorded and released only one other album in the next several years, Sweet Old World, in 1992. Her commercial breakthrough came in 1998 with Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, an album presenting a broader scope of songs that fused rock, blues, country and Americana into a distinctive style that still managed to remain consistent and commercial in sound. Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, which includes the Grammy nominated track "Can't Let Go", became Williams' greatest commercial success to date. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA and earned Williams a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album, while being universally acclaimed by critics. Williams released the critically acclaimed Essence three years later, and the album also became a commercial success. One of the album's tracks, "Get Right With God," earned Williams the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance in 2002.

Williams has released a string of albums since that have earned her more critical acclaim and commercial success. She has won 3 Grammy Awards, from 15 nominations, and received 2 Americana Awards, from 12 nominations. Additionally, Williams was named "America's best songwriter" by Time magazine in 2002,[2] and ranked No. 97 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Rock & Roll in 1998.[3]

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Highlights10

Six Blocks Away
Song
Six Blocks Away is a song by musical artist Lucinda Williams, released on August 18, 2017.
Sidewalks Of The City
Song
Sidewalks Of The City is a song by musical artist Lucinda Williams, released on September 8, 2017.
Sidewalks of the City
Song
Sidewalks of the City is a song by musical artist Lucinda Williams, released on September 8, 2017.
Can’t Close The Door On Love
Song
Can’t Close The Door On Love is a song by musical artist Lucinda Williams, released on January 20, 2017.

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Popular Albums20

Album Appearances & References46

Popular Songs21

Song Appearances & References4

TV Shows2

Musical Groups1

Minor Film Appearances & References3

Book References & Influences1

Collaborators & Influencers30

Other Music-Related Relationships24

Personal & Professional Relationships1

Awards & Nominations19

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Spotify - Albums & Singles100

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Upcoming Concerts3

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Lucinda Williams This Sweet Old World
  –  October 22, 2017
In 1992, Lucinda Williams transformed herself from primarily a songwriter to a bona fide force in the singer/songwriter country, Americana world with Sweet Old World. On This Sweet Old World her songs share traits with Tennessee Williams’ plays in that ...
Concert review | Lucinda Williams: Singer-songwriter weaves personal stories into moving performance
  –  August 9, 2017
Lucinda Williams’s songs are so incisive and well-crafted they nearly sing themselves, reaching emotional undercurrents apart from their delivery. As her set in the Valley Dale Ballroom on Tuesday night illustrated, though, the most moving these days are ...
Lucinda Williams This Sweet Old World
  –  October 22, 2017
In 1992, Lucinda Williams transformed herself from primarily a songwriter to a bona fide force in the singer/songwriter country, Americana world with Sweet Old World. On This Sweet Old World her songs share traits with Tennessee Williams’ plays in that ...
Lucinda Williams talks new music, tour, more ahead of Westhampton show
  –  August 11, 2017
Lucinda Williams likes being unpredictable. The singer-songwriter, who has helped define Americana with classic albums like “Car Wheels on a Gravel Road,” says she isn’t sure what she will play on her current tour, which stops at Westhampton Beach ...
Concert review | Lucinda Williams: Singer-songwriter weaves personal stories into moving performance
  –  August 9, 2017
Lucinda Williams’s songs are so incisive and well-crafted they nearly sing themselves, reaching emotional undercurrents apart from their delivery. As her set in the Valley Dale Ballroom on Tuesday night illustrated, though, the most moving these days are ...
Stars At The Shell With Los Lobos and Lucinda Williams (Ticket Giveaway!)
  –  October 25, 2017
The starry nights continue on Saturday, November 4th with Americana songstress and hit-maker Lucinda Williams. Her repertoire includes American rock, folk, blues, and country music, so I have no doubt she has an extraordinary show prepared for Memphis.
Lucinda Williams This Sweet Old World
  –  October 22, 2017
In 1992, Lucinda Williams transformed herself from primarily a songwriter to a bona fide force in the singer/songwriter country, Americana world with Sweet Old World. On This Sweet Old World her songs share traits with Tennessee Williams’ plays in that ...

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