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“Over the past three decades, Steve Earle has established himself as a kind of rootsy Renaissance man: The Texas-bred songwriter is also a political activist, radio host, rocker, actor, and playwright.” – Rolling Stone
“His songs, with their sturdy old four-chord structures, have always been fondest of characters who live with tough circumstances and their own bad choices. He sang about ramblers, outlaws, hard-luck characters and inconstant lovers, himself among them.” – The New York Times
A protg of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, Steve Earle quickly became a master storyteller in his own right, with his songs being recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, The Pretenders, Joan Baez and countless others.
1986 saw the release of his debut record, Guitar Town, which shot to number one on the country charts and immediately established the term New Country. What followed was an extremely exciting and varied array of releases including the biting hard rock of Copperhead Road (1988), the minimalist beauty of Train A Comin\’ (1995), the politically charged masterpiece, Jerusalem (2002) and the Grammy Award Winning albums The Revolution StartsNow (2004), Washington Square Serenade (2007) and Townes (2009).
I\’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive (2011) is Steve Earle\’s 14th Studio Album and shares the same name with his 2011 debut novel. Of the novel, Patti Smith stated, Steve Earle brings to his prose the same authenticity, poetic spirit and cinematic energy he projects in his music. I\’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive is like a dream you can\’t shake, offering beauty and remorse, redemption in spades.
Earle has received fourteen nominations and three Grammy Awards.
2012 Nominated “Best Folk Album” for I\’ll Never Get Out of this World Alive.
2010 Won “Best Contemporary Folk Album” for Townes.
2008 Won “Best Contemporary Folk Album” for Washington Square Serenade.
2005 Won “Best Contemporary Folk Album” for The Revolution Starts…Now.
He was named Country Artist of the Year for 1986 by Rolling Stone magazine.