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Lucinda Williams Discusses Turning Dad’s Poetry Into New Song ‘Compassion’

Lucinda Williams' latest album, 'Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone,' was a daunting undertaking. The two-disc project covers myriad subjects and styles, from religion to her childhood to her almost 40-year career in country music. But of all the 23 tracks, perhaps none is quite as poignant as the song 'Compassion,' which is based on a poem by her father, famed poet Miller Williams, and inspired the title of the album.

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Lucinda Williams Says She Doesn’t Pay Attention to Modern Country

Lucinda Williams says that she doesn't pay much heed to mainstream country music, but that it doesn't mean modern artists aren't talented.

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Lucinda Williams Announces New Double Album

Lucinda Williams is set to release a new double album this fall.

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Rodney Crowell, Lucinda Williams + More Americana Artists to Showcase at SXSW

Rodney Crowell and Lucinda Williams will be appearing with several other Americana musicians in a special SXSW showcase from the Americana Music Association.

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Lucinda Williams to Re-Release Self-Titled Debut Album

Lucinda Williams fans who have been dying to get their hands on her critically-acclaimed, self-titled debut album will finally get their wish.

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Florida Georgia Line, Nelly ‘Cruise’ Together; Steel Magnolia Breakup May Not Be Permanent + More: Country News Roundup

The Boot rounds up today's country music news from around the web.

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Charlie Louvin Documentary Celebrates Singer’s Legacy

Ira and Charlie Louvin, who performed together as the Louvin Brothers in the '50s and '60s, became one of country music's most heralded duos. From the late Gram Parsons to George Jones and the rock band Cake, countless musicians acknowledge the brothers' "blood harmonies"

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2011 Americana Lifetime Achievement Recipients Revealed

The Americana Music Association is gearing up for their annual conference and awards ceremony next month in Nashville, during which they'll add a quintet of names to those honored with their prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award

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Bob Dylan Recruits Country & Rock Greats to Resurrect Hank Williams Songs

Bob Dylan is no stranger to unearthing lost tomes of music. As the music legend details in his 'Chronicles' autobiography, he trekked through miles of swamps and folklore in order to track down his hero Woody Guthrie's unfinished notebooks of lyrics. Though Dylan failed to obtain and turn those lyrics into song, Wilco and Billy Bragg completed that task on 'Mermaid Avenue.'

Now, Rolling Stone (via Spinner) reports that Dylan is back on the trail of lost songs, this t

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Lucinda Williams Teams With Amos Lee for Summer Tour

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Lucinda Williams and Amos Lee will hit the road together this July for nine co-headlining tour dates. The two recently collaborated on the tune 'Clear Blue Eyes,' which can be found on Amos' 'Mission Bell' album, released earlier this year.

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