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Steve Earle

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One of the most celebrated singer/songwriters of his generation, Steve Earle first won an audience as a country artist, though it didn't take long for him to demonstrate that designation was too narrow for him. Earle's music runs the gamut from country (1986's Guitar Town), bluegrass (1999's The Mountain), and rock (1988's Copperhead Road) to folk (2007's Washington Square Serenade, and blues (2015's Terraplane). His populist lyrical stance, literate yet down to earth, finds room for the personal and the political, writing about the stuff of everyday lives as well as the forces that shape and define their existence. Earle's naturally rebellious nature had an impact on his personal and professional lives; his most popular and celebrated work has a strong outlaw streak, and his unwillingness to play nice with record companies (as well as his struggles with addiction and his history of stormy marriages) attracted a certain breed of fans while alienating others. However, his versatility, the strength of his work, and consistent critical acclaim helped him attract a loyal following happy to follow his stylistic evolution. He staked his claim to country stardom with 1986's Guitar Town, and displayed a harder rock sound on 1988's commercial breakthrough Copperhead Road. Toward the early '90s, his career was thrown off track by personal problems and substance abuse, but he re-emerged stronger and healthier with two of his most critically acclaimed albums, 1995's Train A Comin' and 1996's I Feel Alright. Earle celebrated his love for bluegrass on 1999's The Mountain, while his progressive political views dominated his work from the 2000s. He returned to personal themes on 2011's I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive, and made a full-bodied return to country sounds with 2017's So You Wannabe an Outlaw and 2020's Ghosts of West Virginia, the latter of which chronicled the 2010 mining explosion that killed 29 workers. Earle has also recorded a handful of albums paying homage to songwriters who influenced him including Townes Van Zandt (2009's Townes), Guy Clark (2019's Guy), and Jerry Jeff Walker (2022's Jerry Jeff).

Born in Fort Monroe, Virginia, but raised near San Antonio, Texas, Earle received his first guitar at the age of 11 and, by the time he was 13, had become proficient enough to win a school-sponsored talent contest. Despite his knack for music, he proved to be a wild child, often getting in trouble with local authorities. Furthermore, his rebellious, long-haired appearance and anti-Vietnam War stance were scorned by local country fans. After completing the eighth grade, Earle dropped out of school and, at the age of 16, left home with his uncle Nick Fain to travel across the state. Eventually, he settled in Houston at the age of 18, where he married his first wife, Sandie, and began working odd jobs. While in Houston, he met singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt, who would become Earle's foremost role model and inspiration. A year later, Earle moved to Nashville.

Earle worked blue-collar jobs during the day in Nashville; at night, he wrote songs and played bass in Guy Clark's backing band, appearing on a cut on Clark's 1975 album Old No. 1. He stayed in Nashville for several years, making connections within the industry and eventually landing a job as a staff writer for the publisher Sunbury Dunbar. He eventually grew tired of the city, however, and returned to Texas, where he assembled a backing band called the Dukes and began playing local clubs. A year later, he returned to Nashville, where he married his second wife, Cynthia. The marriage was short-lived and he quickly married Carol, who gave birth to Earle's first child, a son named Justin Townes Earle. Carol helped straighten Earle out, at least temporarily; for a while, he cut back on substances and concentrated on music.

Publishers Roy Dea and Pat Clark signed Earle as a songwriter in the early '80s. Dea and Clark brought "When You Fall in Love" to Johnny Lee, who took the song to number 14 on the country charts in 1982. Additionally, Carl Perkins cut a version of Steve Earle's own "Mustang Wine," and Zella Lehr recorded two of his songs as well. With his reputation as a songwriter growing, Earle expressed a desire to become a recording artist in his own right. Dea and Clark had recently formed an independent record label called LSI, and the pair signed Earle to their roster.

Earle's first release was an EP, Pink & Black, issued in 1982. The record featured a formative version of the Dukes and found a warm reception among critics, one of whom -- John Lomax -- sent the EP to Epic Records. Impressed with the songs, Epic signed Earle in 1983; meanwhile, Lomax became his manager. After releasing the Pink & Black track "Nothin' But You" as a single, however, Epic sat on the song and refused to promote it. They concentrated on their new signing instead, and relations between Earle and his label began to sour. Earle then entered the studio and cut an album of neo-rockabilly songs that the label was reluctant to send to radio. They refused to release the record, suggesting instead that Earle re-enter the studio with a new, more commercially oriented producer, Emory Gordy, Jr. The pair cut four more songs that were released as two singles, but the records failed.

With his recording career quickly going nowhere, Earle lost his publishing contract with Dea and Carter. He moved over to Silverline Goldline, where he met Tony Brown, a producer at MCA Records. When Epic dropped Earle from their roster in 1984, Brown persuaded MCA to sign Earle instead, and the songwriter further severed connections to his Epic days by firing Lomax as his manager. He issued his debut album, Guitar Town, in 1986. Although Earle was grouped into the new traditionalist movement begun by Dwight Yoakam and Randy Travis, he also gained the attention of rock critics and fans who saw similarities between Earle's populist sentiments and the heartland rock of Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp. Guitar Town became a hit, with its title track becoming a Top Ten single in the summer of 1986 and "Goodbye's All We've Got Left" reaching the Top Ten in early 1987. Following the album's success, Epic quickly assembled a compilation of previously unreleased Earle tracks; the collection was titled Early Tracks and released in early 1987. Later that year, the songwriter released his second album, Exit 0, which bore a shared credit for his backing band the Dukes. Exit 0 signaled a more rock-oriented direction and, like its predecessor, received critical acclaim, even if it didn't sell as well as Earle's debut.

Though his career was taking off, Earle's personal life was becoming a wreck. He had divorced his third wife, married a fourth named Lou, whom he quickly divorced, and then married an MCA employee named Teresa Ensenat. He was also delving deeper and deeper into drug and alcohol abuse. With his third album, 1988's Copperhead Road, Earle's rock & roll flirtations came to the forefront and country radio responded in kind, as none of the album's songs charted or received much airplay. However, rock radio embraced him, sending the album's title track into the album rock Top Ten, which helped make the album his highest charting effort to date. Not only had Copperhead Road been accepted by AOR, but it established him as a star in Europe, as it included a duet with Irish punk-folk group the Pogues that signaled his affection for the area. In the late '80s, Earle frequently toured England and Europe and even produced the alternative rock band the Bible.

Earle's acceptance by the rock community didn't please the country establishment in Nashville. Although it briefly seemed as if Earle wouldn't need Nashville's help anyway, his newfound success quickly began to collapse. Uni, a division of MCA Records, had released Copperhead Road; just before the album went gold, the tiny Uni went bankrupt, taking Copperhead Road along with it. Meanwhile, Earle's addictions and fondness for breaking rules began spinning out of control. On New Years' Eve, he was arrested in Dallas for assaulting a security guard at his own concert. He was charged with aggravated assault, fined 500 dollars, and given a year's unsupervised probation. Sandie, his first wife, sued for more alimony, and he was served with a paternity suit by a woman in Tennessee. The title of his 1990 album, The Hard Way, reflected such problems, as did the record's tough, dark sound. Though the release was critically acclaimed and spawned a minor AOR hit with "The Other Kind," it received no support from the country market and quickly fell off the charts.

The commercial failure of The Hard Way was just the beginning of a round of serious setbacks for Earle. Later in 1990, he recorded an album of material that MCA refused to release. Instead, the label decided to issue the live album Shut Up and Die Like an Aviator in 1991. They terminated Earle's record contract shortly thereafter, and Earle delved deep into cocaine and heroin addiction in the following years. He had several run-ins with the law, including a 1994 arrest in Nashville for possession of heroin. Although sentenced to a year in jail, Earle served time in rehab instead, and the treatment worked.

Earle was released from the rehab center in late 1994 and began working again. In 1995, he signed to Winter Harvest and released the acoustic Train A' Comin', his first studio album in five years. Train A' Comin' received terrific reviews and strong sales, despite Earle's claim that the label botched the album's song sequence. The attention led to a new record contract with Warner Bros., who released I Feel Alright in early 1996 and El Corazon in 1997; both garnered strong reviews and respectable sales. Earle had returned from the brink and reestablished himself as a vital artist. In the process, he won back the country audience he had abandoned in the late '80s. The Mountain, a bluegrass record cut with the Del McCoury Band, followed in 1999, and a year later Earle returned with Transcendental Blues, produced by T-Bone Burnett.

While Earle had long displayed a strong political streak (particularly in his opposition to the death penalty), his leftist views took center stage on his 2002 album, Jerusalem. Written and recorded in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Jerusalem dealt openly with Earle's divided feelings about America's "war on terror" and the West's ignorance of the Islamic faith, and included a song about John Walker Lindh, a young American who was discovered to be fighting with Taliban forces, called "John Walker's Blues." Earle's refusal to condemn Lindh in his lyrics quickly made the song (and the album) a political hot potato, but Earle embraced the controversy and became a frequent guest on news and editorial broadcasts, defending his work and clarifying his views on terrorism, patriotism, and the role of popular artists in a time of crisis. Earle's tour in support of Jerusalem was documented in the 2003 concert film and live album Just an American Boy, and in the summer of 2004, as the American occupation of Iraq dragged on and an upcoming presidential election loomed in the minds of many, Earle released The Revolution Starts...Now, an album of songs informed by the war in Iraq and the abuses of the George W. Bush administration.

Live at Montreux, recorded at a 2005 show, was released in 2006, followed by Washington Square Serenade (his first release for New West Records) in 2007. He also wrote two songs -- "God Is God" and "I Am a Wanderer" -- for Joan Baez's 2008 album, The Day After Tomorrow, and produced the sessions. Earle remained with New West for his follow-up release, an album of Townes Van Zandt covers entitled Townes, which was issued in 2009 and won a Grammy for Best Folk Recording. Earle spent most of the year's remainder and all of 2010 writing and recording new songs while playing the role of the musician Harley in HBO's acclaimed television series Treme. A song he wrote for the series, "This City," was nominated for both Grammy and Emmy awards.

In early 2011, Earle emerged with his first new recording of original material since 2007, I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive, which found the songwriter re-teaming with producer T-Bone Burnett and New West. In the spring of 2013, Earle re-teamed with longtime collaborator and co-producer Ray Kennedy and his road band called the Dukes (And Duchesses) to release The Low Highway. He also inked a two-book publishing deal with Twelve. The first will be a memoir, while the second will be a novel. As he worked on his literary efforts, Earle didn't neglect his musical career; he and his latest edition of the Dukes cut a blues-based album, Terraplane, which was released by New West in February 2015. In 2016, Earle teamed up with fellow singer and songwriter Shawn Colvin for a collaborative album. Colvin & Earle featured the friends and colleagues sharing vocals on a few new originals and a handful of covers.

In 2017, Earle returned to the major labels with the release of So You Wannabe an Outlaw, which also found him returning to the rough-hewn mix of rock and country that marked his best-known work. The album, released by Warner Bros., included guest appearances from Willie Nelson, Miranda Lambert, and Johnny Bush. Earle's association with Warner Bros. proved to be short lived, and he rejoined the New West roster for 2019's Guy. In the tradition of Townes, Guy found Earle covering 16 songs from the pen of mentor and Texas songwriting legend Guy Clark; Emmylou Harris, Jerry Jeff Walker, Rodney Crowell, and Terry Allen lent their vocal talents to the recordings.

When playwrights Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen penned Coal Country, a play about the 2010's Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster in which 27 West Virginia miners lost their lives, they invited Earle to write a set of songs to accompany the production. Earle performed his songs on-stage during the play's brief run in 2020 at New York's Public Theater, which was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic. Earle recorded the songs with his group the Dukes, and they appeared on his acclaimed 2020 release Ghosts of West Virginia. The following year saw Earle issue the moving J.T., which paid tribute to his son Justin Townes Earle, who passed away the year prior. In 2020, Earle launched an online video series, Steve Earle's Guitar Town, where he showed off some of the items in his sizable guitar collections, as well as discussing the finer points of each instrument. In 2021, he guested on The Day the Earth Stood Still, an album from veteran songwriter Willie Nile, contributing vocals to the song "Blood On Your Hand." In 2022, Earle released the fourth (and what he said would be the last) in his series of tributes to songwriters important to him, Jerry Jeff, featuring ten numbers from the songbook of Jerry Jeff Walker. Earle also tipped his hat to tunesmith Ray Wylie Hubbard, duetiing with Hubbard on the song "Hellbent for Leather" on the LP Co-Starring Too. Earle also hosts an annual songwriting retreat, Camp Copperhead, in Big Indian, New York, and is writing songs for an upcoming stage musical based on Horton Foote's novel Tender Mercies.~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine & Mark Deming

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599.3 million
Updated on 2024-07-21

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United States

Monthly listeners

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Followers

289,227

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303,753 4:27 2015-02-20
Over Yonder (Jonathan's Song)
Over Yonder (Jonathan's Song)
302,826 3:56 2000-06-06
Srinivas
Srinivas
301,337 6:09 2018-06-27
The Girl on the Mountain
The Girl on the Mountain
299,282 2:52 2017-06-16
White Freight Liner Blues
White Freight Liner Blues
298,537 3:28 2009-05-12
I Still Carry You Around (with the Del McCoury Band)
I Still Carry You Around (with the Del McCoury Band)
298,495 2:45 1997-09-26
Baby’s Just as Mean as Me
Baby’s Just as Mean as Me
298,458 2:35 2015-02-20
Walkin' in LA
Walkin' in LA
297,937 3:40 2017-06-16
Maria
Maria
293,588 2:47 2021-01-04
Home to Houston
Home to Houston
291,999 2:41 2004-08-24
State Trooper - 1986/Live At The Park West
State Trooper - 1986/Live At The Park West
291,640 5:13 1986-01-01
The Unrepentant
The Unrepentant
288,833 4:31 1996-03-01
Mr. Bojangles
Mr. Bojangles
284,654 5:17 2022-05-06
Fastest Man Alive
Fastest Man Alive
280,909 2:51 2020-05-22
Burnin' It Down
Burnin' It Down
280,442 2:58 2013-04-15
Lone Pine Hill
Lone Pine Hill
279,440 2:43 2021-01-04
Black Water
Black Water
278,047 5:35 2021-08-10
Molly-O
Molly-O
275,535 3:21 2011-04-26
I Remember You
I Remember You
274,047 2:53 2002-09-24
Guitar Town - Live In Calgary / 1989
Guitar Town - Live In Calgary / 1989
273,524 2:36 2008-04-29
Acquainted with the Wind
Acquainted with the Wind
272,655 2:20 2015-02-20
Loretta
Loretta
272,570 3:14 2009-05-12
Ain't Glad I'm Leaving
Ain't Glad I'm Leaving
272,271 2:52 2021-01-04
Gamblin’ Blues
Gamblin’ Blues
272,020 2:05 2015-02-20
I Am a Wanderer
I Am a Wanderer
270,691 2:53 2011-04-26
Calico County
Calico County
267,558 3:01 2013-04-15
Black Lung
Black Lung
267,254 3:19 2020-05-22
Rich Man's War
Rich Man's War
267,191 3:26 2004-08-24
Bring Them Home (If You Love Your Uncle Sam)
Bring Them Home (If You Love Your Uncle Sam)
266,271 3:44 2018-10-19
Turn Out My Lights
Turn Out My Lights
264,997 2:35 2021-01-04
Better Now (feat. Steve Earle)
Better Now (feat. Steve Earle)
264,652 2:53 2021-04-16
Invisible
Invisible
263,679 4:22 2013-04-15
Outlaw's Honeymoon
Outlaw's Honeymoon
261,574 2:02 1999-02-23
Here I Am
Here I Am
260,158 2:38 1997-09-26
Down Here Below
Down Here Below
258,263 4:03 2007-09-25
If You Fall
If You Fall
254,838 4:10 1997-09-26
Mr. Mudd and Mr. Gold
Mr. Mudd and Mr. Gold
253,026 2:18 2009-05-12
Long, Lonesome Highway Blues
Long, Lonesome Highway Blues
252,348 2:59 1999-02-23
John Walker's Blues
John Walker's Blues
247,763 3:41 2002-09-24
You Broke My Heart
You Broke My Heart
247,538 3:19 2017-06-16
Blood On Your Hands
Blood On Your Hands
246,114 3:44 2021-06-08
Nebraska - Live/1988
Nebraska - Live/1988
240,773 5:21 2008-01-01
I Thought You Should Know
I Thought You Should Know
239,950 3:46 2004-08-24
Johnny Come Lately - Live In Raleigh, NC / 1987
Johnny Come Lately - Live In Raleigh, NC / 1987
239,268 3:55 2008-04-29
Far Away In Another Town
Far Away In Another Town
239,260 3:06 2021-01-04
After Mardi Gras
After Mardi Gras
236,815 4:06 2013-04-15
Angel Is the Devil
Angel Is the Devil
236,352 2:12 1995-01-01
Darlin' Commit Me
Darlin' Commit Me
235,881 3:20 2016-04-16
They Killed John Henry
They Killed John Henry
235,257 2:35 2021-01-04
I Love You Too Much
I Love You Too Much
234,927 3:43 1987-01-01
The Boy Who Never Cried
The Boy Who Never Cried
234,459 3:46 2000-06-06
Nothin' Without You
Nothin' Without You
231,095 3:02 1995-01-01
Leroy's Dustbowl Blues
Leroy's Dustbowl Blues
225,886 3:04 1999-02-23
Marie
Marie
220,489 4:53 2009-05-12
Connemara Breakdown
Connemara Breakdown
219,196 2:18 1999-02-23
Steve's Hammer (For Pete)
Steve's Hammer (For Pete)
216,143 3:16 2007-09-25
All of My Life
All of My Life
215,759 3:28 2000-06-06
Somewhere out There
Somewhere out There
215,684 3:46 1997-09-26
Wheel
Wheel
212,938 4:28 2022-05-27
Time is Never on Our Side
Time is Never on Our Side
209,915 2:55 2020-05-22
Northern Winds
Northern Winds
208,835 1:41 1995-01-01
Jericho Road
Jericho Road
208,446 3:36 2007-09-25
Copperhead Road - Live
Copperhead Road - Live
208,334 5:02 2014-01-01
To Live Is to Fly
To Live Is to Fly
207,052 3:40 2009-05-12
Fearless Heart - Live In Raleigh, NC / 1987
Fearless Heart - Live In Raleigh, NC / 1987
206,484 4:32 2008-04-29
If I Could See Your Face Again
If I Could See Your Face Again
205,998 2:57 2020-05-22
You Know the Rest
You Know the Rest
205,925 2:12 1997-09-26
Rake
Rake
205,875 3:23 2009-05-12
That All You Got?
That All You Got?
205,860 3:01 2013-04-15
The Saint Of Lost Causes
The Saint Of Lost Causes
205,221 5:01 2021-01-04
Texas 1947
Texas 1947
204,821 3:15 2019-03-29
Guitar Town - Live
Guitar Town - Live
202,792 2:36 2004-11-02
Ashes to Ashes
Ashes to Ashes
202,629 4:02 2002-09-24
Paddy On The Beat
Paddy On The Beat
199,244 1:60 1999-02-23
My Baby Worships Me - Live In Raleigh, NC / 1987
My Baby Worships Me - Live In Raleigh, NC / 1987
196,497 3:33 2008-04-29
I Ain't Ever Satisfied - Live In Calgary / 1989
I Ain't Ever Satisfied - Live In Calgary / 1989
194,169 3:52 2008-04-29
Continental Trailways Blues
Continental Trailways Blues
193,674 3:09 1993-01-01
Heaven or Hell
Heaven or Hell
192,929 3:26 2011-04-26
Desperados Waiting For A Train
Desperados Waiting For A Train
190,345 4:35 2019-03-29
Warren Hellman's Banjo
Warren Hellman's Banjo
189,973 1:47 2013-04-15
Where I Lead Me
Where I Lead Me
189,697 3:30 2009-05-12
Times Like These
Times Like These
189,450 3:19 2020-09-29
San Antonio Girl - Live In Raleigh, NC / 1987
San Antonio Girl - Live In Raleigh, NC / 1987
185,920 4:23 2008-04-29
Delta Momma Blues
Delta Momma Blues
184,254 5:14 2009-05-12
Nobody But You/Continental Trailways Blues - Live In Raleigh, NC / 1987
Nobody But You/Continental Trailways Blues - Live In Raleigh, NC / 1987
183,109 6:26 2008-01-01
F the CC
F the CC
181,724 3:12 2004-08-24
No Place to Fall
No Place to Fall
179,742 2:53 2009-05-12
Mercenary Song
Mercenary Song
178,018 2:43 2016-04-16
Don't Take It Too Bad
Don't Take It Too Bad
178,004 3:12 2009-05-12
The Kind
The Kind
176,242 2:04 2002-09-24
The Last Gunfighter Ballad
The Last Gunfighter Ballad
174,898 3:22 2019-03-29
Remember Me
Remember Me
174,220 4:35 2013-04-15
Comin' Around
Comin' Around
173,546 3:41 2004-08-24
Amerika V. 6.0 (The Best We Can Do)
Amerika V. 6.0 (The Best We Can Do)
169,453 4:19 2002-09-24
Pocket Full of Rain
Pocket Full of Rain
164,674 3:14 2013-04-15
A Perfect Hand (feat. Steve Earle)
A Perfect Hand (feat. Steve Earle)