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 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]

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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.
Six Blocks Away
Song
Six Blocks Away is a song by musical artist Lucinda Williams, released on August 18, 2017.
Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
 
Car Wheels on a Gravel Road is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams.

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Popular Albums20

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Popular Songs21

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TV Shows2

Musical Groups1

Minor Film Appearances & References3

Book References & Influences1

Collaborators & Influencers31

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Personal & Professional Relationships1

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Spotify - Albums & Singles100

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On35

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Lucinda Williams – This Sweet Old World
  –  March 30, 2018
Lucinda Williams has crafted an argument both for and against revisiting ... The only sonic quality that has technically waned would be the singer’s voice, but it’s a controversial point: Williams has always been a vocalist of a grittier ilk and ...
Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and Dwight Yoakam Announce "LSD Tour"
  –  March 25, 2018
Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and Dwight Yoakam will share a bill for the very first time this summer, calling it the LSD Tour. And while each singer has had illustrious careers of their own, this tour marks an exciting opportunity for fans to hear overlap ...
Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Dwight Yoakham Join Up For LSD Tour
  –  March 22, 2018
The three icons of Americana: Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and Dwight Yoakam are hitting the road together for the first time this summer for a joint North American tour, titled “LSD”, a playful nod to all their names. The acclaimed singer-songwriters ...
Singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams is writing a memoir
  –  February 12, 2018
Lucinda Williams, the Louisiana-born singer-songwriter known for her distinctive voice and introspective lyrics, is writing a memoir. The New York Times reports that the book, as yet untitled, is set for publication by Henry Holt and Company in 2020.
Lucinda Williams writing a memoir
  –  February 12, 2018
Singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams will open up about her life and career in her first memoir. The untitled book will be published in 2020 through Henry Holt and Company and will centre on her childhood and her rise to fame over the past five decades.
Lucinda Williams working on memoir for 2020
  –  February 12, 2018
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams is working on a memoir about her life from her childhood in the South to how she became a late bloomer success in the music industry. Henry Holt and Company says Sunday that the untitled book is ...
Lucinda Williams working on memoir for 2020
  –  February 11, 2018
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams is working on a memoir about her life from her childhood in the South to how she became a late-bloomer success in the music industry. Henry Holt and Company said Sunday that the untitled book is ...
Lucinda Williams working on memoir for 2020
  –  February 11, 2018
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams is working on a memoir about her life from her childhood in the South to how she became a late bloomer success in the music industry. Henry Holt and Company says Sunday that the untitled book is ...
Lucinda Williams working on memoir for 2020
  –  February 11, 2018
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams is working on a memoir about her life from her childhood in the South to how she became a late bloomer success in the music industry. Henry Holt and Company says Sunday that the untitled book is ...
Lucinda Williams working on memoir for 2020
  –  February 11, 2018
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams is working on a memoir about her life from her childhood in the South to how she became a late bloomer success in the music industry. Henry Holt and Company says Sunday that the untitled book is ...

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