Lucinda Williams is a folk-rock, blues, and country music singer-songwriter and musician. She released her self-titled album, Lucinda Williams in 1988 featuring “Passionate Kisses,” a song later recorded by Mary Chapin Carpenter, which garnered Williams her first Grammy Award for Best Country Song in 1994.
Her commercial breakthrough came in 1998 with Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, which included the Grammy-nominated track “Can’t Let Go.” The album was certified Gold by the RIAA and earned Williams a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album.
She has won 3 Grammy Awards, from 15 nominations, and received 2 Americana Awards, from 12 nominations. Williams’ also ranks at No. 97 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Women in Rock & Roll list in 1998, and was named “America’s best songwriter” by Time magazine in 2002.