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Lucinda Williams is an American rock, folk, and country music singer and songwriter. A three-time Grammy Award winner, she was named "America's best songwriter" by TIME magazine in 2002.
The daughter of poet and literature professor,
she showed an affinity for music at an early age,
and was playing guitar when she was 12.
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In the 1980s, Lucinda Williams moved to Los Angeles, California, where - performing both backed by a rock band and in acoustic settings - she developed a following and a critical reputation. Nevertheless, it was not until 1988 that Rough Trade Records released the self-titled Lucinda Williams. The single "Changed the Locks", about a broken relationship, received radio play around the country and gained fans among music insiders, including Tom Petty, who would later cover the song.
Its follow-up, Sweet Old World (1992), was a melancholy album dealing with themes of suicide and death. Lucinda Williams' biggest success during the early '90s was as a songwriter. Mary Chapin Carpenter recorded a cover of "Passionate Kisses" in 1992, and the song became a smash country hit for which Lucinda Williams received the Grammy Award for Best Country Song in 1994.
The long-awaited release, 1998's Car Wheels on a Gravel Road was Lucinda Williams' breakthrough to the mainstream. Containing the single "Still I Long for Your Kiss" from the Robert Redford film The Horse Whisperer, the album received wide critical notice and soon went gold. It received a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. Lucinda Williams toured with influence Bob Dylan, as well as on her own in support of the album.