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Iris DeMent

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Born: 1961/01/05
Birth Place: Paragould, Arkansas, United States
Years Active: 1991-present
Genres: Country, Folk, Alternative Country

Iris DeMent (born January 5, 1961) is an American singer and songwriter whose musical style includes elements of country and folk music. DeMent was born near the town of Paragould, Arkansas and with her family moved from Arkansas to the Los Angeles area in 1964. While growing up, she was exposed to and influenced by country and gospel music. Dement began writing songs at the age of 25. Her first album, “Infamous Angel,” was released in 1992 and explored such themes as religious skepticism, living in a small town and forgiving human frailty. The album’s lead track, “Let the Mystery Be,” has been covered by a number of artists, including 10,000 Maniacs and Alice Stuart, and was used ... Continue Bio >>

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