Justin Townes Earle, Son of Steve Earle, Dead at 38

Photo Courtesy Justin Townes Earle
Photo Courtesy Justin Townes Earle
Photo Courtesy Justin Townes Earle

Americana musician/singer/songwriter Justin Townes Earle, son of singer/songwriter Steve Earle, has died.

The family revealed the news via social media on Sunday evening (Aug. 23). He was 38 years old.

“It is with tremendous sadness that we inform you of the passing of our son, husband, father and friend Justin,” the family’s statement reads. So many of you have relied on his music and lyrics over the years and we hope that his music will continue to guide you on your journeys. You will be missed dearly Justin .”

Justin Townes Earle was a celebrated artist. The singer/songwriter took home the Americana Music Award for New and Emerging Artist of the Year in 2009 and in 2011, he received the Song of the Year award for “Harlem River Blues.”

Named in honor of country artist Townes Van Zandt, Earle wed in 2013 and welcomed a daughter in 2017.

His cause of death has yet to be revealed.

This story is developing and more information will be added as it is received.

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