Alt-country star Lucinda Williams has announced a March 1 release date for her 10th studio album, 'Blessed.' The critically acclaimed songwriter will be hitting the road in support of the follow-up to 2008's 'Little Honey' beginning Feb. 18 in Iowa City, Iowa.

'Blessed' features 12 songs, including the uptempo 'Seeing Black,' which reportedly includes lead guitar by none other than Elvis Costello. As a special bonus, the deluxe version of the album will include 'The Kitchen Tapes,' a collection of the original demos for the album, as recorded by Williams, literally at her kitchen table.

The release of 'Blessed' and its accompanying tour ends a relatively quiet year for Williams, although she still manages to record her version of 'The Ballad of Lucy Jordan' to a tribute album for poet and children's author Shel Silverstein.

Lucinda Williams 2011 Tour Dates:

02/18 - Iowa City, Iowa
02/20 & 21 - Minneapolis, Minn.
02/23 - Milwaukee, Wis.
02/25 - Bloomington, Ind.
02/26 - Nelsonville, Ohio
02/27 - Charleston, W.V.
03/01 - Erie, Pa.
03/02 - Ann Arbor, Mich.
03/04 & 05 - Toronto, ON
03/07 - Ithaca, N.Y.
03/08 - Portsmouth, N.H.
03/09 - Boston, Mass.
03/11 & 12 - New York, N.Y.
03/14 - Red Bank, N.J.
03/15 - Washington, D.C.
03/16 - Asheville, N.C.
05/08 - Austin, Texas