, she was married (to fellow musician Steve Earle) and was just two months away from the birth of the couple's son, John Henry.Now, nearly five years later, as she prepares for the release of her next LP, the brilliant — and extraordinarily candid — It's hardly the first time Moorer has addressed personal struggles (or tragedies) on record., is a collection of blues-based songs he wrote during a difficult separation from his latest wife, songwriter Allison Moorer—with whom he has a five-year-old son.
When did you actually find out about your son having autism?
She skipped the graduation ceremony to move back to Nashville.
There, she met Doyle "Butch" Primm, an Oklahoma-reared musician who soon became her husband and frequent songwriting partner.
Those tragedies include the murder-suicide of her parents in 1986, when Moorer was 14 and older sister, singer Sheby Lynne, was 17.
Moorer was in Nashville last week to debut songs from the new album at the Americana Music Association conference.