It was a chance encounter in a Nashville parking lot that did it.
Alice Jones' Arts Diary
US officials have said it is too soon to determine whether prescription drugs were involved in Whitney Houston's death.
The 'Wire in the Blood' killer is back, but his creator Val McDermid tells Danuta Kean there is more to her work than violent crime
Designers are being inspired by music stars this season – Miu Miu's latest heroine certainly knows how to rock a look, says Susannah Frankel
A more-than-defensible collection of Jones's collaborations over the past decade: 18 songs in the company of luminaries as diverse as Ray Charles and Belle & Sebastian, Willie Nelson and OutKast, Dolly Parton and Herbie Hancock.
Asked by: Stephen Ward, Poole
Answered by: Dr John Powell, a Visiting Professor of Materials Science at the University of Nottingham
A little bit country, a little bit rock'n'roll, a hint of Dolly Parton and an avalanche of Carlene Carter.
Work: Presents 'The No Nonsense Breakfast Show With Ian Camfield' on Xfm London 104.9 FM, weekdays from 7am-11am
Life: Aged 31, he lives in Belsize Park, north London
Balance: Going to gigs (Spinal Tap, Steely Dan and Blur in the past week). I’m trying to develop a “gym hobby”
Singer, businesswoman, philanthropist – and now Broadway impresario. It's time to claim the country star as a feminist icon, argues Joan Smith
Socialite Tamara Beckwith used to beg Bob Carlos Clarke to take photos at her parties. Now she’s setting up a gallery in his memory.
Emmylou's Daniel Lanois period is over. She's back in Nashville with Brian Ahern on the other side of the thickened glass, which means that an elegantly chiming country-rock sound replaces the arty false perspectives and cultivated grit of the Lanois vibe.