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Lucinda Williams' memoir will target 'unfriendly record industry'

The US songwriter’s life story, due for publication in 2020, will also detail her childhood in the deep south

Songwriter Lucinda Williams is to publish a memoir in 2020, detailing her childhood in the American south and her experiences “navigating an unfriendly recording industry”, the New York Times reports.

“I have a lot to say and a big story to tell,” Williams said in a statement. “I want everyone to know what’s behind the songs and to know more about me than what people previously thought they knew. It’s time to tell my truth.” Henry Holt & Co will publish Williams’ memoir in the US. Details of the British publication have yet to be announced.

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DJ who groped Taylor Swift hired by Mississippi radio station

David Mueller previously lost his countersuit accusing Swift of ruining his career

David Mueller, the DJ sacked after Taylor Swift complained he had groped her at a 2013 meet-and-greet, has been hired by a Mississippi radio station.

Mueller lost his job at Denver’s KYGO-FM after Swift’s management and security team told him he would no longer be welcome at the star’s concerts following the incident. He subsequently sued Swift for $3m (£2.1m) in damages, claiming he had been falsely accused and that she had ruined his career. She countersued, claiming that Mueller had assaulted her, and a jury ruled in favour of her. Mueller’s case against the pop star was dismissed.

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