STEVE EARLE Biography - Musicians


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Name: Steve Earle                                                                           
Born: 17 January 1955 USA                                                                   
Steve Earle (born Stephen Fain Earle January 17, 1955) is an American singer-songwriter,   
well known for his rock and country music, as well as for his many political               
views. He is also a published writer, a political activist and has written and             
directed a play. In his early career, he was seen as a savior of country music             
and labeled by some as the "new Bruce Springsteen". In the later part of his               
career, after troubles with the law and drug addiction and due to his                       
uncompromising viewpoints, he has become known as "the hardcore troubadour".               
Stephen Fain Earle was born on January 17, 1955, at Fort Monroe in Hampton,                 
He was the eldest son of Jack Earle, an air traffic controller, and Barbara                 
Earle. Although his parents moved around the U.S. often during his childhood, he           
spent several of his formative years in Schertz, Texas. He dropped out of school           
in the 8th grade to move to Houston and learn more about the music business.               
Earle released his first album, Guitar Town, in 1986. His sister, Stacey Earle,             
is a musician herself, having toured with Steve in the 1990s and sung on the               
song "When I Fall" on Steve's 2000 album Transcendental Blues.                             
Earle has been married seven times, including twice to the same woman. His wives           
were Sandra (Sandy) Henderson, Cynthia Dunn, Carol Hunter (with whom he had his             
first child, Justin), Lou-Anne Gill (with whom he had a second son, Ian), Maria             
Teresa Ensenat, Lou-Anne Gill a second time, and finally, in 2005, singer-songwriter       
Allison Moorer. He also has a daughter. His first son, Justin Townes Earle, was             
named for Townes Van Zandt.