Lucinda Williams

Lucinda Williams



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



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

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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 & Singles98


Spotify - Appears On32


Spotify - Top Tracks10


News Articles15

BENT NIGHTS Velcro Lewis, Amnesia Haze; Lucinda Williams
  –  December 28, 2017
Hearing Coleman's five-octave voice unleashed in front of a crowd at high pitch is a brisk experience in itself ( he is clearly not your mama's soul singer ), but with ... left the packed room speechless. Lucinda Williams, who knows a thing or two about ...
BENT NIGHTS Velcro Lewis, Amnesia Haze; Lucinda Williams
  –  December 28, 2017
Lucinda Williams, who knows a thing or two about subtly and restraint ... with Hugh Jackman ) has joined the cast of Harmony Korine's new film, ... Hedy Lamarr Story at Music Box Jan. 19 2017-12-22 - BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY opens on Friday ...
Lucinda Williams looks back in a transfixing Park West show
  –  November 7, 2017
Lucinda Williams made the most of the intimate ... Williams’ insightfulness ventured beyond what she brought to the music. The 64-year-old talked at length about song histories, contexts and inspirations. She discussed the craft of writing and saluted ...
Obituary: Funeral Service for Sadie E. Tallie to be Held Jan. 4
  –  December 29, 2017
Mrs. Tallie was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie Williams and Lucinda Williams. Online condolences may be left on her Tribute Wall at
How Ashley McBryde Made a Fan of Eric Church, Became Country's Rawest Writer
  –  December 29, 2017
Strumming her father's guitar since her toddler years, she loved musicals and Dead Poets Society, and found herself as a songwriter in the perfect imperfections of Lucinda Williams. At Arkansas State, she played in the marching band, and moved Nashville in ...
2017 YEAR IN REVIEW: pop music — the album as art form
  –  December 29, 2017
It’s not all weepy maudlin ballads, though, with rave-ups like the opener “Don’t Say It” channeling the dynamic charm of Dolly Parton with the steely-eyed vision of the great Lucinda Williams. Price’s voice is fresh and disarming and there is ...
BENT NIGHTS Velcro Lewis, Amnesia Haze; Lucinda Williams
  –  December 28, 2017
Local supergroup Velcro Lewis have made a career out of serving a particularly volatile mix of gutbucket soul and searing acid rock while putting on some of the wildest shows in the city. It's a little unsettling to realize that these guys ( Andy Slater on ...
The Ten Best Songs By St. Louis Artists in 2017
  –  December 27, 2017
bluesy rock & roll that recalls a young Lucinda Williams backed up by the Heartbreakers. Coming at the end of the garage-pop duo’s latest full-length, “Wanderlust” borrows a little from Santo & Johnny's guitar tones and Phil Spector's signature drum ...
Jordan Peele’s X-Ray Vision
  –  December 26, 2017
When I spoke to Peele’s mother, Lucinda Williams, on the phone, stories from her life and life with her son poured out. She tried to keep Peele’s father connected to their son, first through visits, but she learned not to count on those after he stood ...
The Lone Bellow, The Jayhawks, Amanda Shires to perform at 2018 Amplify Decatur Music Festival
  –  December 20, 2017
The 2017 concert series featured Lucinda Williams and raised $40,000 for DCM. Amplify Decatur is part of Amplify My Community, which was founded in 2010 and is based in Decatur. Its mission is to leverage the universal love of music to fight poverty at the ...
Dec. 21: Family Affair in Mill Valley
  –  December 20, 2017
Children, grandchildren, siblings, cousins and friends of Hellman take the stage in several bands, including country-rock revelers Well Known Strangers, Lucinda Williams tribute act Lake Charlatans, Americana group Marco & the Polos and swinging outfit ...
Review: Lucinda Williams revisits ‘This Sweet Old World’
  –  December 20, 2017
Lucinda Williams rerecorded and rereleased her iconic album "This Sweet Old World," to mark the 25th anniversary of the original recording. Photo: David McClister
Minnesotan's civil rights documentary nominated for Grammy
  –  December 20, 2017
"Music naturally fills the film," reviewer Robert Abele wrote in the Los Angeles Times in September, "including appearances by Gary Clark Jr., Buddy Guy, Lucinda Williams and others, and mesmerizing archival footage of House and James in their late phase ...
How to Make a Road-Trip Playlist (With Help From Ed Helms and Owen Wilson)
  –  December 19, 2017
“Precious Angel” by Bob Dylan (Wilson) Wilson: I think that’s a Townes Van Zandt cover? I’m pretty sure Lucinda Williams covered it too. [Editor’s note: It was originally written by Bob Dylan. Lucinda Williams never covered it.] Helms: Townes has ...
Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa Announce New Album, 'Black Coffee'
  –  December 17, 2017
The album pays tribute to, among others, Lucinda Williams, Edgar Winter, Etta James, Ike & Tina Turner, Ella Fitzgerald and Howlin' Wolf. You can preorder Black Coffee here and check out the album's title track (and tracklist) below.


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