Lucinda Williams

~ Person

Legal name: Lucinda Gayl Williams


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

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) before her greatest success 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 more distinctive style that still managed to remain consistent and commercial in sound. It went gold and earned Williams another Grammy while being universally acclaimed by critics. Since Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, she has released a string of albums that have also been critically acclaimed, though none has sold in the numbers of her 1998 breakthrough. She was also named "America's best songwriter" by Time magazine in 2002.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1979 Ramblin' Lucinda Williams 2
1980 Happy Woman Blues Lucinda Williams 4
1988 Lucinda Williams Lucinda Williams 5 4
1992 Sweet Old World Lucinda Williams 1
1998 Car Wheels on a Gravel Road Lucinda Williams 4.65 7
2001 Essence Lucinda Williams 3 2
2003 World Without Tears Lucinda Williams 6
2007 West Lucinda Williams 4
2008 Little Honey Lucinda Williams 5
2011 Blessed Lucinda Williams 6
2014 Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone Lucinda Williams 3 4
2016 The Ghosts of Highway 20 Lucinda Williams 4 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Dark Side of Life: Loose Ends & Scattered Songs Lucinda Williams 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Live @ the Fillmore Lucinda Williams 1
2011 iTunes Live: SXSW Lucinda Williams 1
1998-09-26: Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, USA Lucinda Williams 1
2003-05-16: Essence in Berlin: Universal Hall, Berlin, Germany Lucinda Williams 1
2003-05-27: Bowery Ballroom, New York City, NY, USA Lucinda Williams 1
2003-10-03: Beacon Theatre, New York City, NY, USA Lucinda Williams 1
CMT Crossroads Radio Show Lucinda Williams and Elvis Costello 1
Live at HOB Lucinda Williams 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 The Night’s Too Long / Price to Pay Lucinda Williams 1
2001 Get Right With God Lucinda Williams 1
2003 Righteously Lucinda Williams 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 I Just Wanted to See You So Bad Lucinda Williams 1
1989 Passionate Kisses Lucinda Williams 1
2005 Live @ The Fillmore EP Lucinda Williams 1
2008 Lu In '08 Lucinda Williams 1

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