Folk and nation musician whose music probed such topics while religious beliefs, small-town America, as well as the perils of politics. She was previously a waitress. Her 1st recording, 1992’s Infamous Angel, presented Let the Secret Be, among her most-covered tracks. She was nominated to get a Grammy Honor for Best Modern Folk Album on her behalf second recording, MY ENTIRE LIFE, from 1994, that was focused on her late dad. She was created the youngest kid of Pat DeMent and Flora Mae, his second wife. Her Pentecostal upbringing rooted her musical likes in nation, folk, and gospel. She performed with John Prine on Regardless of Ourselves, his recording from 1999 which he sang four duets with her.