Justin Townes Earle

Justin Townes Earle (Born January 4, 1982 in Nashville, Tennessee), son of Steve Earle, stepson of Allison Moorer, and named for songwriter Townes Van Zandt is an AMA winning, Americana musician based in Nashville, Tennessee. Earle is signed to Bloodshot Records and has four released albums from 2007–2010. He currently resides in New York City's East Village. In his teens he began playing and singing with two different Nashville bands, a rock band called the Distributors and a bluegrass-influenced acoustic combo, the Swindlers. Earle spent some time as guitarist and keyboardist for his father's touring band the Dukes. He released his first album, “Yuma” on February 8, 2007 via the Chicago based independent record label, Bloodshot Records. He followed in 2008 with “The Good Life” which reached #70 on the Billboard U.S. Country Albums chart. Earle released “Midnight at the Movies” in 2009 reaching #41 on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart and #15 on the U.S. Heatseakers chart. In September 2009, Earle received an Americana Music Award for Emerging Artist of the Year. He also received nominations for album of the year (Midnight at the Movies) and for artist of the year. He had been previously nominated for Emerging Artist of the Year in 2008. His 2010 album, “Harlem River Blues” was his first to chart on the Billboard 200 peaking at #47, the album also charted at #18 on the U.S. Rock chart and #9 on the Independent Albums chart.

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