Iris DeMent

About Iris DeMent

A late bloomer, Iris DeMent released her first album in 1992 at the age of 31, but quickly established herself as a respected songwriter in the Americana mode. Her music is a patchwork of country, folk, and gospel influences, sung in a breathtaking soprano twang that evokes mountain streams, county fairs, and midnight train whistles. Fans have embraced her as torch-bearer for a lineage that has been frustratingly compromised by the more commercial strains of contemporary country music. DeMent has won a Grammy for her work with John Prine, and in 2003 married fellow roots-music aficionado Greg Brown.

  • HOMETOWN
    Paragould, AR
  • BORN
    January 5, 1961

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