Iris DeMent(born January 5,1961)is an American singer and songwriter.
DeMent's musical style encompasses the genres country music and folk music.
She writes "storyteller" songs about everyday experiences in simple language.
Her first album Infamous Angel,was released in 1992 and explored themes like religious skepticism,living in a small town,"where nothing good ever lasts",and forgiving human frailty.
In her second album,My Life,released in 1994,she continues the personal and introspective approach."My life" was nominated for a Grammy in the "Best Contemporary Folk Album"category.
DeMent's third album,The Way I Should,was released in 1996.It is DeMent's most political work,and covers topics like sexual abuse,religion,government policy,and Vietnam.
Her most recent album,Lifeline,was released in 2004.