Justin Townes Earle Biography, Age, Family, Wife, Songs And Net Worth

Justin Townes Earle Biography

Justin Townes Earle is an American singer-songwriter and musician. He is a son of alternative country artist Steve Earle and is named after Townes Van Zandt. He played in two Nashville bands: the Distributors, a rock band, and a ragtime and bluegrass combo the Swindlers. 

Justin Townes Earle Age

Justin Townes Earle was born in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. on January 4, 1982. He is 37 years.

Justin Townes Earle Family

Earle was born and brought up in South Nashville, Tennessee. He was born to his mother, Carol Ann Hunter Earle, and his father, Steve Earle, who gave him his middle name in honor of his own mentor, Townes van Zandt. At the age of two, he was left with his mother but returned to live with his father after Steve got clean in 1994.

He dropped out of school, occasionally touring with and working for his father, eventually moving to eastern Tennessee with other songwriters. Like his father, he battled addiction beginning in his early teens. He is the nephew of Stacey Earle who is also a singer and song – writer.

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At age twelve, he began using drugs which continued for many years. He spent time in a rehabilitation clinic followed by a period of sobriety then was reported to have relapsed in September 2010.

He spent a month in an alcohol rehabilitation center after the fight he caused with a club owner and was also jailed overnight. He has been sober since then.

Justin Townes Earle Wife

Earle is a married man and a dad. In 2013, he married his wife with whom he has a child. Etta St. James Earle, was born on July 2017. Currently, they live on the west coast.

Justin Townes Earle Career

Earle played in two Nashville bands: the Distributors, a rock band, and a ragtime and bluegrass combo the Swindlers. Also, he spent some time as guitarist and keyboardist for his father’s touring band the Dukes. Earle developed a hybrid style of music mixing folk, blues, and country.

In 2007, he released a six-song EP called Yuma. He then went on to sign a contract with Chicago’s Bloodshot Records and he released an album called The Good Life in 2008.

In 2009 Earle co-billed The Big Surprise Tour with Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Old Crow Medicine Show and The Felice Brothers and released the album Midnight at the Movies. In September 2009, Earle received an Americana Music Award for New and Emerging Artist of the Year.

He released the album Harlem River Blues in 2010, followed by the album Nothing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now in 2012. He also appeared in an episode of the HBO television series Treme with his father.

In 2011 Earle received the Americana Music Award in the Song of the Year category for “Harlem River Blues”. His album of the same name has been described as having a “gently flowing, urban Americana sound, with horns, organ and tangy electric guitar”. Additionally, he contributed a cover of Maybe Baby on the 2011 tribute album Rave On Buddy Holly. and played Newport Folk Festival and the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.

The song Nothing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now was listed at album number 37 on Rolling Stone’s list of the top 50 albums of 2012, with the annotation as follows: “The son of country-rock renegade Steve Earle has grown into a songwriter to rival his dad.”

In 2012, he produced Wanda Jackson’s album Unfinished Business. Also, in 2018, Earle opened up for California rock band Social Distortion.

Justin Townes Earle Net Worth

Earle is an American singer-songwriter and musician. His primary source of income is his musical career. However, his estimated net worth is still under review but will be updated as soon as it is clear.

Justin Townes Earle Discography


  • 2007: Yuma
  • 2008: The Good Life
  • 2009: Midnight at the Movies
  • 2010: Harlem River Blues
  • 2012: Nothing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now
  • 2014: Single Mothers
  • 2015: Absent Fathers
  • 2017: Kids in the Street
  • 2019: The Saint of the Lost Causes

Note: This biography is based on the available information as of 2023, and real-time updates or developments are being updated by our editorial team.