Steve Earle grew up in Texas, USA and influenced by folk rock performers of the time, was a skilled guitar player by the age of 13 and aged 20 he moved to Nashville to pursue a career in music. He performed in small Nashville venues and his strong musical abilities and unique country-rock style won him a good following and today, Steve Earle is regarded for successfully bridging the rock-country music gap.
His breakthrough album was the 1986 album Guitar Town. Since then Earle has released 15 other studio albums and received three Grammy awards. His songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, Vince Gill, Patty Loveless, Shawn Colvin, Ian Stuart Donaldson and Emmylou Harris. He has appeared in film and television, and has written a novel, a play, and a book of short stories.