Iris DeMent — former Kansas City folk hero — is featured in True Grit

If you didn’t make the requisite holiday pilgrimage to the movie theaters this weekend, shame on you. (If you did, and went to see Little Fockers, even more shame is directed your way.) However: those of you who went to see True Grit couldn’t have missed the haunting tune that accompanied the movie’s closing credits. Turns out that it’s none other than Iris DeMent, the singer and songwriter that passed many years in Kansas City as a local folk hero. 

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