Iris DeMent

Top Albums by Iris DeMent


CD: £10.70  |  MP3: £7.49
CD: £18.01  |  MP3: £7.49
CD: £12.10  |  MP3: £7.49
CD: £19.95  |  MP3: £7.49
CD: £11.74  |  MP3: £7.49

All downloads by Iris DeMent
Sort by:
Bestselling
1-10 of 70
Song Title Album  
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30

Image of Iris DeMent
Community contributed image

At a Glance

Born: Jan 05 1961


Biography

One of the most celebrated country-folk performers, Iris Dement was born in rural Paragould, AR. At the age of three, her devoutly religious family moved to California, where she grew up singing gospel music; during her teenage years, she was first exposed to country, folk, and R... Read more

One of the most celebrated country-folk performers, Iris Dement was born in rural Paragould, AR. At the age of three, her devoutly religious family moved to California, where she grew up singing gospel music; during her teenage years, she was first exposed to country, folk, and R&B, drawing influence from Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and Joni Mitchell.

Dement first began composing songs at the age of 25. In 1988 she moved to Nashville, where producer Jim Rooney helped her land a record contract. Dement did not make her recording debut until 1992, when her independent label offering, Infamous Angel, won almost universal acclaim thanks to her pure, evocative vocal style and spare, heartfelt songcraft. Despite a lack of support from radio, the record's word-of-mouth praise earned her a deal with Warner Bros., which reissued it in 1993 and its follow-up My Life. She followed it with 1996's eclectic The Way I Should, and in 1999 she collaborated with John Prine on his album, In Spite of Ourselves. Dement recorded four duets with Prine that earned her a Grammy nod the following year before going on hiatus. After 2005’s Lifeline, she returns with new album Sing the Delta Oct. 2, 2012.

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

One of the most celebrated country-folk performers, Iris Dement was born in rural Paragould, AR. At the age of three, her devoutly religious family moved to California, where she grew up singing gospel music; during her teenage years, she was first exposed to country, folk, and R&B, drawing influence from Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and Joni Mitchell.

Dement first began composing songs at the age of 25. In 1988 she moved to Nashville, where producer Jim Rooney helped her land a record contract. Dement did not make her recording debut until 1992, when her independent label offering, Infamous Angel, won almost universal acclaim thanks to her pure, evocative vocal style and spare, heartfelt songcraft. Despite a lack of support from radio, the record's word-of-mouth praise earned her a deal with Warner Bros., which reissued it in 1993 and its follow-up My Life. She followed it with 1996's eclectic The Way I Should, and in 1999 she collaborated with John Prine on his album, In Spite of Ourselves. Dement recorded four duets with Prine that earned her a Grammy nod the following year before going on hiatus. After 2005’s Lifeline, she returns with new album Sing the Delta Oct. 2, 2012.

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

One of the most celebrated country-folk performers, Iris Dement was born in rural Paragould, AR. At the age of three, her devoutly religious family moved to California, where she grew up singing gospel music; during her teenage years, she was first exposed to country, folk, and R&B, drawing influence from Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and Joni Mitchell.

Dement first began composing songs at the age of 25. In 1988 she moved to Nashville, where producer Jim Rooney helped her land a record contract. Dement did not make her recording debut until 1992, when her independent label offering, Infamous Angel, won almost universal acclaim thanks to her pure, evocative vocal style and spare, heartfelt songcraft. Despite a lack of support from radio, the record's word-of-mouth praise earned her a deal with Warner Bros., which reissued it in 1993 and its follow-up My Life. She followed it with 1996's eclectic The Way I Should, and in 1999 she collaborated with John Prine on his album, In Spite of Ourselves. Dement recorded four duets with Prine that earned her a Grammy nod the following year before going on hiatus. After 2005’s Lifeline, she returns with new album Sing the Delta Oct. 2, 2012.

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

Improve This Page

If you’re the artist, management or record label, you can update your biography, photos, videos and more at Artist Central.

Get started at Artist Central

Feedback

Check out our Artist Stores FAQ
Send us feedback about this page