Iris DeMent Biography
Iris DeMent, an American singer, and composer was born in Paragould, Arkansas, on January 5, 1961. Her music has elements of gospel, country, and folk music.
Iris DeMent Age
As of 2023, she is 62 years old. DeMent was born in Paragould, Arkansas, in the U.S., on January 5, 1961. Every year on January 5th, she has a birthday party.
Iris DeMent Education
She has not revealed the location of her high school or college or university. But as soon as new information becomes available, the material will be updated.
Iris DeMent Height
She weighs about 60 kilograms and has an average height of 5 feet 4 inches.
Iris DeMent Family
Pat DeMent (her father) and Flora Mae gave birth to her (mother). Her father had wed two different women. DeMent is Pat DeMent’s youngest kid from his second marriage. She is the eighth child of Flora Mae and Pat DeMent, and the fourteenth overall. She grew up in a Pentecostal family.
Iris DeMent Husband
Elmer McCall and she got divorced in 1991 after getting married. On November 21, 2002, she became engaged to another husband, Greg Brown. They reside in a rural area of southeast Iowa.
Iris DeMent children
She has one adopted daughter who was born in Russia. Regarding her child, she has remained mum. It is being reviewed right now and will be updated soon.
Iris DeMent Career
When DeMent was five years old, she first began singing. When she was 25 years old, a drive through a boarded-up Midwest hamlet gave her the idea for her debut song, “Our Town.” She didn’t need to rewrite the song’s words because they came to her “just as it is today.” At that point, she understood that songwriting was her vocation. The concluding scene of Northern Exposure’s final episode, which aired on July 26, 1995, featured the song “Our Town.” Jody Stecher and Kate Brislin have recorded the song.
Her debut album, Infamous Angel, was published in 1992 on the Rounder-Philo label and included topics including small-town life, religious skepticism, and human weakness. In the opening sequences of the movie Little Buddha, “Let the Mystery Be” was covered by a number of musicians, including 10,000 Maniacs and Alice Stuart. In the fall of 2015, “Let the Mystery Be” from the Transatlantic Sessions replaced the original “Main Title Theme” written by Max Richter as the musical theme for the opening credits of the HBO series The Leftovers. It would also serve as the opening theme for the series finale.
Iris DeMent Singer
She proceeded to take a personal and reflective approach with the publication of her second album, My Life, in 1994. Her father, who passed away two years prior, is honored on the album. She claimed that her album Life was a nominee for the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. The Way I Should, the third album, was released in 1996. It is DeMent’s most political work and features the protest song “Wasteland of the Free.” It addresses issues like sex abuse, religion, politics, and Vietnam. In 1997, she participated in The Beautiful South’s Much Later with Jools live special by singing the duet “Bell Bottomed Tear.”
She released a new song in 1998 called Iris, which was written about her by the rock group Goo Goo Dolls. John Rzeznik, a singer and songwriter, had already completed the song’s lyrics but was having trouble naming it. When he founded the LA Weekly, he saw that she was performing there and thought her name was lovely, so he chose to name the publication after her. John Rzeznik, a singer and songwriter, was having trouble titling the song even though he had already written the lyrics.
DeMent was performing in town when he set up the LA Weekly, and he thought her name was lovely, so he chose to name it after her. On John Prine’s 1999 album In Spite of Ourselves, she performed four duets with him, including the album’s lead song.
Iris DeMent Achievements
She made an appearance in the 2000 movie Songcatcher, as Rose Gentry and contributed to the music. DeMent and Ralph Stanley collaborated on the song “Ridin’ That Midnight Train,” which served as the album’s first track in 2001. She launched her gospel music CD Lifeline in 2004. Twelve covers and one original song (“He Reached Down”) were included. It was her debut record for the Flariella Records label, which she founded and named for her mother. Later, the Coen brothers’ movie True Grit included a condensed version of her performance of “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms.”
Sing the Delta, DeMent’s first album of original music in 16 years, was released on October 2, 2012. She sang duets with Steve Earle and Emmylou Harris and was a featured artist on numerous other artists’ albums. On the album Tulare Dust: A Songwriters’ Tribute to Merle Haggard, DeMent performed the Merle Haggard classic “Big City.” She frequently appears on the radio program A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. DeMent provided harmony vocals for the song “Pallbearer” on Josh Turner’s Punching Bag album, a 2012 release by the country singer. On her own Flariella record label, she released the song from the album Trackless Woods in 2015, which was based on and influenced by the writings of Russian poet Anna Akhmatova.
For his second duet album For Better, or Worse in 2016, she reconnected with John Prine and contributed to two of the songs. At the 2017 Americana Music Honors & Awards, she was given the Americana Trailblazer Award.
Iris DeMent Net worth
She is thought to make between $70,000 and $125,000 per year in compensation, while her singing career contributes between $1 million and $5 million to her estimated net worth.
Iris DeMent Songs
Let The Mystery Be-Infamous Angel · 1992
Leaning On The Everlasting Arms-Lifeline · 2004
Our Town-Infamous Angel · 1992
Mama’s Opry-Infamous Angel · 1992
Wasteland of the Free-The Way I Should · 1996
No Time to Cry-My Life · 1994
Easy’s Gettin’ Harder Every Day-My Life · 1994
Sweet Is The Melody-My Life · 1994
When My Mornin’ Comes Around-The Way I Should · 1996
After You’re Gone-Infamous Angel · 1992
Go On Ahead and Go Home-Sing the Delta · 2012
He Reached Down-Lifeline · 2004
I Don’t Want To Get Adjusted-Lifeline · 2004
These Hills-Infamous Angel · 1992
The Shores of Jordan-My Life · 1994
The Night I Learned How Not to Pray-Sing the Delta · 2012
You’ve Done Nothing Wrong-My Life · 1994
God Walks The Dark Hills-Lifeline · 2004
Childhood Memories 1994
Fifty Miles of Elbow Room 1992
Sweet Forgiveness 1992
Hotter Than Mojave in M… 1992
I Never Shall Forget The… 2004
Fill My Way With Love 2004
Mom & Dad’s Waltz 1994
Out of the Fire 2012
When Love Was Young 1992
I’ve Got That Old Time R… 2004
Walki’n Home 1996
That Glad Re union 2004
There’s a Wall in Washington
Iris DeMent Albums
Wounded Heart Of Am.. 2007
Crown Jewels 1998
Live At The Freight & Sa.. 2017
Live in Our town 2016
Infamous Angel 1992
My Life 1994
Sing the Delta 2012 The Way I Should 1996
Wounded Heart Of Am.. 2007
The Trackless Woods 2015
Bleecker Street Gree.. 1999
I’m a Lonesome 1967
Let The Mystery Be (Rem.. 2016)
Iris DeMent Tour
Fri, 1 Mar-00:00-Omaha, NE, United States, The Waiting Room Lounge
Fri, 22 Mar-19:30-Jasper, IN, United States, Astra Theatre
Sat, 23 Mar-20:00-St. Louis, MO, United States, The Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries
Fri, 17 May-19:00-Fort Collins, CO, United States, Armory Event Center
Sat, 18 May-19:00-Fort Collins, CO, United States, Armory Event Center
Sun, 30 Jun-Holyoke, MA, United States
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Sat, 5 Oct-20:00-Bethlehem, NH, United States, The Colonial Theatre