Iris DeMent's version of the hymn "Leaning On The Everlasting Arms" was used at the end of the Coen Brothers' movie True Grit. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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For Iris DeMent, Music Is The Calling That Forces Her Into The Spotlight

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Anna Akhmatova, who lived from 1889 to 1966, was a beacon of artistic courage in the face of repression during Soviet times. Her work is now receiving renewed attention. Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images hide caption

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An Unexpected Revival For A Beloved Russian Poet

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Iris DeMent recorded The Trackless Woods at her home in Iowa. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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13Listening to Singing

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Iris Dement performs at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival. Meagan Beauchemin/NPR hide caption

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Iris DeMent, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013

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Iris DeMent performs live on Mountain Stage. Brian Blauser /Mountain Stage hide caption

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Iris DeMent On Mountain Stage

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Iris DeMent's new album is titled Sing the Delta. Pieta Brown/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Singing Is Praying' For Iris DeMent

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Sing the Delta is Iris DeMent's first album of new songs in 16 years. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Iris DeMent's Emotionally Complex 'Sing The Delta'

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Iris DeMent's 'Sing The Delta' Full Of Paradoxes

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