More Country Stars That Struck Gold

Lucinda Williams

Net Worth: $15 million Venture: Sweet Old World. Lucinda Williams is not your typical country singer. She has been around the block since the late ‘70s and her career has been an incredible ride so far with very high peaks and long periods of silence. Her first few albums, which debuted in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s failed to capture attention and were relative flops. She then released a self-titled record in the late ‘80s with the hit single “Passionate Kisses” that would end up winning her a Grammy award.
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Williams is notorious for working at ever-changing paces and taking her time between albums. Her work only began to receive serious commercial and critical success in the last few years. She has since won three Grammys, been nominated over fifteen times, and was even named “America’s best songwriter” in 2002 by Time Magazine. Her most successful singles in recent years have been “Essence,” “Righteously,” and “Are You Alright?”