publication date: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 (part of Winter 2019)

category: Music

clue: This double Grammy nominee spent two albums tracing the through line of her life.

explanation: DeMent's albums include My Life and Lifeline. more…

difficulty: very hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm and Samir Mehta

trivia: Incorrect guesses included Tracy Bonham, Julia Michaels, and Jane Bunnett.

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