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Birthname: Joseph Henry Burnett
Nationality: American
Born: Jan 14 1948


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T Bone Burnett's 40 years of experience in music and entertainment have earned him an unparalleled reputation as a first-rate innovative artist, songwriter, producer, performer, concert producer, record company owner and artist advocate. Burnett's highly sought-after involvement in music, film, television and stage projects is marked by his uncanny ability to successfully combine his unique artistic sensibilities with massive commercial appeal. Just as importantly, T Bone Burnett is a champion for artistic freedom and independence, and a driving force in the elevation of our popular culture.

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T Bone Burnett's 40 years of experience in music and entertainment have earned him an unparalleled reputation as a first-rate innovative artist, songwriter, producer, performer, concert producer, record company owner and artist advocate. Burnett's highly sought-after involvement in music, film, television and stage projects is marked by his uncanny ability to successfully combine his unique artistic sensibilities with massive commercial appeal. Just as importantly, T Bone Burnett is a champion for artistic freedom and independence, and a driving force in the elevation of our popular culture.

He is a 12-time Grammy Award winner, earning numerous statues in 2009 -- including Album of the Year and Record of the Year -- for his production work on Raising Sand, the worldwide smash album from Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. That same year, he was also awarded a Grammy for Best Traditional Blues Album for his work on B.B. King'sOne Kind Favor. He received two Grammys in 2011 for his work on the music for the film Crazy Heart, in the categories of Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media, for "The Weary Kind" and Best Compilation Soundtrack Album. He previously earned five Grammys for his work on the 8-times Platinum release, O Brother Where Art Thou?, which also spawned two highly successful national concert tours: Down From The Mountain and The Great High Mountain. Further Grammys followed for his work on the platinum soundtrack to the Johnny Cash biopic, Walk The Line, and the platinum Tony Bennett / k.d. lang duets album, A Wonderful World.

T Bone produced the critically acclaimed hit film Crazy Heart, starring Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Colin Farrell and Robert Duvall, which was released by Fox Searchlight in December 2009. He also composed the film's score and co-wrote many of its original songs, including "The Weary Kind," which earned T Bone and co-writer, Ryan Bingham, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Grammy Award (plus an additional Grammy for Crazy Heart as Best Compilation Soundtrack album). T Bone's work on that film also garnered him awards from the Broadcast Film Critics Association (for Best Original Song for "The Weary Kind"), as well as numerous other critics organizations throughout the U.S.

He was nominated for an Academy Award in 2004, along with Elvis Costello in the category of Best Original Song for "The Scarlet Tide" from the film, Cold Mountain. For his work on that film, Burnett also earned the BAFTAs Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music.

Burnett's work as an in-demand music producer spans three decades and has resulted in some of music's biggest-selling and most critically-lauded releases. His most recent music productions include bestsellerThe Union from Elton John and Leon Russell, which received universal critical raves and became the highest charting album for either artist in more than two decades; Low Country Blues from Gregg Allman, which became the artist's first Top 5 album, and garnered countless critical kudos; Willie Nelson's Grammy-nominated Country Music; Steve Earle'sI'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive; Elvis Costello's National Ransom, John Mellencamp's No Better Than This and Women & Country from Jakob Dylan.

He is currently producing album projects for Lisa Marie Presley and Jeff Bridges, which will be released in the second half of 2011. Burnett is also collaborating with Mellencamp and author Stephen King on Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County, a play with music set in the fictional town of Lake Belle Reve, Mississippi.

Other major productions include best-selling albums from Counting Crows, The Wallflowers, Los Lobos, Cassandra Wilson, Roy Orbison and Ralph Stanley.

T Bone's first major foray into film was his 1999 collaboration with the Coen Brothers on The Big Lebowski, for which he served as "Musical Archivist." He has since served as Executive Music Producer on numerous additional films, including Across The Universe, the aforementioned Walk The Line (for which he also composed the score) and The Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood.

He conceived and staged The Speaking Clock Revue in October 2010 that resulted in three special shows to benefit arts and music education programs in U.S. public schools. The shows featured performances from a stellar lineup of artists that included Elton John and Leon Russell, Elvis Costello, John Mellencamp, Gregg Allman, Ralph Stanley, Neko Case, Jim James, Jeff Bridges and newcomers Punch Brothers, Karen Elson and The Secret Sisters. Burnett is planning a new edition of The Speaking Clock Revue that will tour North America in the Fall of 2011.
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Born Joseph Henry Burnett in St. Louis, Missouri in 1948, T Bone grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, where he first began making records in 1965. His big break came in 1975, when he was asked by Bob Dylan to play guitar in his band on the now-legendary Rolling Thunder Revue tour.

From that experience, he formed the Alpha Band with David Mansfield and Steven Soles, and the group made three acclaimed albums before Burnett went solo with the arresting Truth Decay in 1980, followed by the Trap Door EP (1982), Proof Through the Night (1983), the Behind the Trap Door EP (1984), an acoustic collection, T Bone Burnett (1986),The Talking Animals (1988), and The Criminal Under My Own Hat(1992).

T Bone emerged from a self-imposed 14-year hiatus as a recording artist in 2006 to release two highly-anticipated collections of music simultaneously: The True False Identity, his first album of original songs since 1992, and Twenty Twenty - The Essential T Bone Burnett, a 40-song retrospective spanning his entire career of music-making. In 2008, he released the album Tooth Of Crime, a vibrant outgrowth of his long-running collaboration with playwright Sam Shepard.

T Bone is married to Academy Award-winning screenwriter and director Callie Khouri (Thelma & Louise). They make their home in Los Angeles.

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

T Bone Burnett's 40 years of experience in music and entertainment have earned him an unparalleled reputation as a first-rate innovative artist, songwriter, producer, performer, concert producer, record company owner and artist advocate. Burnett's highly sought-after involvement in music, film, television and stage projects is marked by his uncanny ability to successfully combine his unique artistic sensibilities with massive commercial appeal. Just as importantly, T Bone Burnett is a champion for artistic freedom and independence, and a driving force in the elevation of our popular culture.

He is a 12-time Grammy Award winner, earning numerous statues in 2009 -- including Album of the Year and Record of the Year -- for his production work on Raising Sand, the worldwide smash album from Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. That same year, he was also awarded a Grammy for Best Traditional Blues Album for his work on B.B. King'sOne Kind Favor. He received two Grammys in 2011 for his work on the music for the film Crazy Heart, in the categories of Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media, for "The Weary Kind" and Best Compilation Soundtrack Album. He previously earned five Grammys for his work on the 8-times Platinum release, O Brother Where Art Thou?, which also spawned two highly successful national concert tours: Down From The Mountain and The Great High Mountain. Further Grammys followed for his work on the platinum soundtrack to the Johnny Cash biopic, Walk The Line, and the platinum Tony Bennett / k.d. lang duets album, A Wonderful World.

T Bone produced the critically acclaimed hit film Crazy Heart, starring Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Colin Farrell and Robert Duvall, which was released by Fox Searchlight in December 2009. He also composed the film's score and co-wrote many of its original songs, including "The Weary Kind," which earned T Bone and co-writer, Ryan Bingham, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Grammy Award (plus an additional Grammy for Crazy Heart as Best Compilation Soundtrack album). T Bone's work on that film also garnered him awards from the Broadcast Film Critics Association (for Best Original Song for "The Weary Kind"), as well as numerous other critics organizations throughout the U.S.

He was nominated for an Academy Award in 2004, along with Elvis Costello in the category of Best Original Song for "The Scarlet Tide" from the film, Cold Mountain. For his work on that film, Burnett also earned the BAFTAs Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music.

Burnett's work as an in-demand music producer spans three decades and has resulted in some of music's biggest-selling and most critically-lauded releases. His most recent music productions include bestsellerThe Union from Elton John and Leon Russell, which received universal critical raves and became the highest charting album for either artist in more than two decades; Low Country Blues from Gregg Allman, which became the artist's first Top 5 album, and garnered countless critical kudos; Willie Nelson's Grammy-nominated Country Music; Steve Earle'sI'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive; Elvis Costello's National Ransom, John Mellencamp's No Better Than This and Women & Country from Jakob Dylan.

He is currently producing album projects for Lisa Marie Presley and Jeff Bridges, which will be released in the second half of 2011. Burnett is also collaborating with Mellencamp and author Stephen King on Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County, a play with music set in the fictional town of Lake Belle Reve, Mississippi.

Other major productions include best-selling albums from Counting Crows, The Wallflowers, Los Lobos, Cassandra Wilson, Roy Orbison and Ralph Stanley.

T Bone's first major foray into film was his 1999 collaboration with the Coen Brothers on The Big Lebowski, for which he served as "Musical Archivist." He has since served as Executive Music Producer on numerous additional films, including Across The Universe, the aforementioned Walk The Line (for which he also composed the score) and The Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood.

He conceived and staged The Speaking Clock Revue in October 2010 that resulted in three special shows to benefit arts and music education programs in U.S. public schools. The shows featured performances from a stellar lineup of artists that included Elton John and Leon Russell, Elvis Costello, John Mellencamp, Gregg Allman, Ralph Stanley, Neko Case, Jim James, Jeff Bridges and newcomers Punch Brothers, Karen Elson and The Secret Sisters. Burnett is planning a new edition of The Speaking Clock Revue that will tour North America in the Fall of 2011.
________________________________________

Born Joseph Henry Burnett in St. Louis, Missouri in 1948, T Bone grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, where he first began making records in 1965. His big break came in 1975, when he was asked by Bob Dylan to play guitar in his band on the now-legendary Rolling Thunder Revue tour.

From that experience, he formed the Alpha Band with David Mansfield and Steven Soles, and the group made three acclaimed albums before Burnett went solo with the arresting Truth Decay in 1980, followed by the Trap Door EP (1982), Proof Through the Night (1983), the Behind the Trap Door EP (1984), an acoustic collection, T Bone Burnett (1986),The Talking Animals (1988), and The Criminal Under My Own Hat(1992).

T Bone emerged from a self-imposed 14-year hiatus as a recording artist in 2006 to release two highly-anticipated collections of music simultaneously: The True False Identity, his first album of original songs since 1992, and Twenty Twenty - The Essential T Bone Burnett, a 40-song retrospective spanning his entire career of music-making. In 2008, he released the album Tooth Of Crime, a vibrant outgrowth of his long-running collaboration with playwright Sam Shepard.

T Bone is married to Academy Award-winning screenwriter and director Callie Khouri (Thelma & Louise). They make their home in Los Angeles.

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

T Bone Burnett's 40 years of experience in music and entertainment have earned him an unparalleled reputation as a first-rate innovative artist, songwriter, producer, performer, concert producer, record company owner and artist advocate. Burnett's highly sought-after involvement in music, film, television and stage projects is marked by his uncanny ability to successfully combine his unique artistic sensibilities with massive commercial appeal. Just as importantly, T Bone Burnett is a champion for artistic freedom and independence, and a driving force in the elevation of our popular culture.

He is a 12-time Grammy Award winner, earning numerous statues in 2009 -- including Album of the Year and Record of the Year -- for his production work on Raising Sand, the worldwide smash album from Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. That same year, he was also awarded a Grammy for Best Traditional Blues Album for his work on B.B. King'sOne Kind Favor. He received two Grammys in 2011 for his work on the music for the film Crazy Heart, in the categories of Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media, for "The Weary Kind" and Best Compilation Soundtrack Album. He previously earned five Grammys for his work on the 8-times Platinum release, O Brother Where Art Thou?, which also spawned two highly successful national concert tours: Down From The Mountain and The Great High Mountain. Further Grammys followed for his work on the platinum soundtrack to the Johnny Cash biopic, Walk The Line, and the platinum Tony Bennett / k.d. lang duets album, A Wonderful World.

T Bone produced the critically acclaimed hit film Crazy Heart, starring Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Colin Farrell and Robert Duvall, which was released by Fox Searchlight in December 2009. He also composed the film's score and co-wrote many of its original songs, including "The Weary Kind," which earned T Bone and co-writer, Ryan Bingham, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Grammy Award (plus an additional Grammy for Crazy Heart as Best Compilation Soundtrack album). T Bone's work on that film also garnered him awards from the Broadcast Film Critics Association (for Best Original Song for "The Weary Kind"), as well as numerous other critics organizations throughout the U.S.

He was nominated for an Academy Award in 2004, along with Elvis Costello in the category of Best Original Song for "The Scarlet Tide" from the film, Cold Mountain. For his work on that film, Burnett also earned the BAFTAs Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music.

Burnett's work as an in-demand music producer spans three decades and has resulted in some of music's biggest-selling and most critically-lauded releases. His most recent music productions include bestsellerThe Union from Elton John and Leon Russell, which received universal critical raves and became the highest charting album for either artist in more than two decades; Low Country Blues from Gregg Allman, which became the artist's first Top 5 album, and garnered countless critical kudos; Willie Nelson's Grammy-nominated Country Music; Steve Earle'sI'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive; Elvis Costello's National Ransom, John Mellencamp's No Better Than This and Women & Country from Jakob Dylan.

He is currently producing album projects for Lisa Marie Presley and Jeff Bridges, which will be released in the second half of 2011. Burnett is also collaborating with Mellencamp and author Stephen King on Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County, a play with music set in the fictional town of Lake Belle Reve, Mississippi.

Other major productions include best-selling albums from Counting Crows, The Wallflowers, Los Lobos, Cassandra Wilson, Roy Orbison and Ralph Stanley.

T Bone's first major foray into film was his 1999 collaboration with the Coen Brothers on The Big Lebowski, for which he served as "Musical Archivist." He has since served as Executive Music Producer on numerous additional films, including Across The Universe, the aforementioned Walk The Line (for which he also composed the score) and The Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood.

He conceived and staged The Speaking Clock Revue in October 2010 that resulted in three special shows to benefit arts and music education programs in U.S. public schools. The shows featured performances from a stellar lineup of artists that included Elton John and Leon Russell, Elvis Costello, John Mellencamp, Gregg Allman, Ralph Stanley, Neko Case, Jim James, Jeff Bridges and newcomers Punch Brothers, Karen Elson and The Secret Sisters. Burnett is planning a new edition of The Speaking Clock Revue that will tour North America in the Fall of 2011.
________________________________________

Born Joseph Henry Burnett in St. Louis, Missouri in 1948, T Bone grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, where he first began making records in 1965. His big break came in 1975, when he was asked by Bob Dylan to play guitar in his band on the now-legendary Rolling Thunder Revue tour.

From that experience, he formed the Alpha Band with David Mansfield and Steven Soles, and the group made three acclaimed albums before Burnett went solo with the arresting Truth Decay in 1980, followed by the Trap Door EP (1982), Proof Through the Night (1983), the Behind the Trap Door EP (1984), an acoustic collection, T Bone Burnett (1986),The Talking Animals (1988), and The Criminal Under My Own Hat(1992).

T Bone emerged from a self-imposed 14-year hiatus as a recording artist in 2006 to release two highly-anticipated collections of music simultaneously: The True False Identity, his first album of original songs since 1992, and Twenty Twenty - The Essential T Bone Burnett, a 40-song retrospective spanning his entire career of music-making. In 2008, he released the album Tooth Of Crime, a vibrant outgrowth of his long-running collaboration with playwright Sam Shepard.

T Bone is married to Academy Award-winning screenwriter and director Callie Khouri (Thelma & Louise). They make their home in Los Angeles.

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

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