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Lucinda Williams Memoir To Reveal "What's Behind The Songs"
One of folk, rock, blues, and Americana's most enduring and prolific singer/songwriters, Lucinda Williams announced Sunday she is working on a memoir due out in 2020 from publisher Henry Holt.
"I have a lot to say and a big story to tell," says Williams in a statement. "I want everyone to know what's behind the songs and to know more about me than what people previously thought they knew. It's time to tell my truth."
Williams first began releasing music in 1979 and has lent her authentic brand of songwriting and lyricism to 13 studio albums, highlighted by 1998's Car Wheels On A Gravel Road, which placed at No. 15 on Rolling Stone's 100 Best Album of the '90s and earned her the GRAMMY for Best Contemporary Folk Album, the second of her three career wins.
Williams won her first GRAMMY Award five years earlier for her work as a songwriter, when Mary Chapin Carpenter's version of her song "Passionate Kisses" took home Best Country Song at the 36th GRAMMY Awards. In 2001, Time Magazine named her America's Best Songwriter. Throughout her storied career, Williams has racked up a total of 15 GRAMMY nominations.
Her yet-to-be-titled memoir will explore Williams' Louisiana upbringing, her experiences in the music industry, and her prolific catalog of music.