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Steve Earle
Steve Earle at the City Winery Chicago 2015-02-03 23.07.07 (16414924106).jpg
Steve Earle performing on a mandolin at the City Winery Chicago in February 2015
Background information
Birth name Stephen Fain Earle
Born January 17, 1955 (1955-01-17) (age 66)
Hampton, Virginia, United States
Origin San Antonio, Texas, United States
Genres Country, rock, folk, roots rock, rockabilly, Americana
Occupation(s) Musician, singer-songwriter, writer, actor
Instruments Vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, banjo, bouzouki, bass guitar
Labels Uni. MCA Nashville, New West, E² Records, Warner Bros.
Associated acts Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Del McCoury Band, Lucinda Williams, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Mary Cutrufello

Stephen Fain "Steve" Earle (born January 17, 1955 in Hampton, Virginia) is an American country/rock singer-songwriter. He has received a total of fourteen nominations for Grammy Awards and has won three; one for Best Contemporary Folk Album for The Revolution Starts Now, one for Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album (Vocal or Instrumental) for Washington Square Serenade and one for Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album for Townes.

He is also known for being a political activist and his views towards anti-war and anti-death penalty policies.


Year Album
1986 Guitar Town
1987 Exit 0
1988 Copperhead Road
1990 The Hard Way
1995 Train a Comin'
1996 I Feel Alright
1997 El Corazón
1999 The Mountain
2000 Transcendental Blues
2002 Jerusalem
2006 The Revolution Starts Now
2006 Washington Square Serenade
2008 Townes
2010 I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive

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