499. Lucinda Williams
About as acclaimed a songwriter as they come, the music of Lucinda Williams was as meticulous and carefully considered as they came. With heart felt music that was part Country, part Folk, a dash of Alternative and a large helping of Americana, Williams was an original and has received abundant praise through the years, even as high as calling her the “female Bob Dylan”. Williams’ infrequent recordings and her inability to crack the mass populace kept her from becoming a major star, but fame never seemed to be what she sought anyway.