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Birthday
5, 1961
Birthplace
Paragould, AR
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
5, 1961 (age 58)
Birthplace
Paragould, AR

About

Folk and country musician whose music probed such topics as religion, small-town America, and the perils of politics.

Before Fame

She once was a waitress. Her first album, 1992's Infamous Angel, featured Let the Mystery Be, one of her most-covered songs.

Trivia

She was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album for her second album, My Life, from 1994, which was dedicated to her late father.

Family Life

She was born the youngest child of Pat DeMent and Flora Mae, his second wife. Her Pentecostal upbringing rooted her musical tastes in country, folk, and gospel.

Associated With

She performed with John Prine on In Spite of Ourselves, his album from 1999 on which he sang four duets with her.