Bruce Hornsby Net Worth

Bruce Hornsby Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Bruce Hornsby & The Range net worth is
$5 Million

Bruce Hornsby & The Range Wiki Biography

Bruce Randall Hornsby was born on 23 November 1954, in Williamsburg, Virginia USA, and is a keyboardist and singer, best known for his various bands and solo performances. He’s won numerous awards and has been known to draw music from various genres. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Bruce Hornsby? As of mid-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $5 million, mostly earned through a successful career in the music industry. He’s won three Grammy Awards over the course of his career and has also toured around the world. He’s also collaborated with numerous artists, and all of these activities have helped ensure the position of his wealth.

Bruce Hornsby Net Worth $5 million

Bruce was born into a music-oriented family, with their father being a former musician. He and his siblings would soon learn music, before Hornsby matriculated from James Blair High School in 1973. Afterwards, he went to the University of Richmond to study music, eventually moving to Berklee College of Music and the University of Miami. From 1974, Bruce played with his older brother Bobby in a band called “Bobby Hi-Test and the Octane Kids”. They performed various covers mostly from the Grateful Dead, and then Bruce graduated in 1977. He returned home and played in local clubs before moving to Los Angeles three years later. There, he started writing for 20th Century Fox, and then spent time as a session musician for Sheena Easton.

In 1984, he formed Bruce Hornsby and the Range and was signed to RCA Records the following year. Two years later he released the hit “The Way It Is” which reached the top of the US charts; the song’s popularity would help it become part of various rap songs later on, as well as achieving multi-platinum status, and Bruce would then make “Mandolin Rain” which became another hit. In 1987, he was awarded the Grammy Award for Best New Artist, becoming known for his mixture of bluegrass, jazz, and rock. They released their second album, “Scenes from the Southside” which drew critical acclaim. Soon after, Hornsby started appearing with the Grateful Dead, and it led to the eventual dissolution of Bruce Hornsby and the Range.

He played over 100 shows with the Grateful Dead until the death of Jerry Garcia in 1995, playing various instruments such as the piano and accordion. The experience proved to be beneficial for Bruce as he was soon improving his musical style and incorporating the genre of the Grateful Dead to his own music. Even after the end of their touring run, he continued to perform their songs at live shows. He also presented the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame award to the band in 1994.

In 1993, Bruce released his first solo album entitled “Harbor Lights” and it featured collaborations with various artists in a more jazz-oriented setting, which would lead to another Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental thanks to “Barcelona Mona”, which was used for the Barcelona Olympics. Two years later he released “Hot House” which featured music legends such as Charlie Parker and Bill Monroe, and then started working with various Grateful Dead projects which led to the formation of The Other Ones and their live album “The Strange Remain”.

Hornsby then worked on his double album “Spirit Trail” which tackled topics such as religion and race. He continued to improve, and formed the band The Noisemakers, releasing a compilation album “Here Come The Noise Makers”. In 2002, he released another solo album “Big Swing Face” which relied on a lot of modern recording tools such as electronica beats. Two years later, he returned to the successful acoustic sound he was known for, and continued releasing albums with the Noisemakers with one of their latest in 2011 entitled “Bride of the Noisemakers”.

For his personal life, it is known that Bruce married Kathy Yankovic in 1983, and they have twin sons. Aside from that, he is a fan of basketball and regularly plays the sport.

Full NameBruce Hornsby
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthNovember 23, 1954
Place Of BirthWilliamsburg, Virginia, United States
Height1.93 m
EducationUniversity of Miami, Berklee College of Music, University of Richmond
SpouseKathy Yankovic
ChildrenKeith Hornsby, Russell Hornsby
ParentsLois Saunier, Robert Stanley Hornsby
SiblingsJohn Hornsby, Robert Saunier Hornsby
AwardsGrammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album, Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction And Composition, The Way It Is, Mandolin Rain, Look Out Any Window, Saint Petersburg, FL, USA, Boca Raton, FL, United States, Coral Gables, FL, USA
Music GroupsGrateful Dead, Ambrosia, The Other Ones, The Way It Is, Mandolin Rain, Look Out Any Window, Saint Petersburg, FL, USA, Boca Raton, FL, United States, Coral Gables, FL, USA
NominationsGrammy Award for Song of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance, Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media, The Way It Is, Mandolin Rain, Look Out Any Window, Saint Petersburg, FL, USA, Boca Raton, FL, United States, Coral Gables, FL, USA
MoviesWorld's Greatest Dad, Bonnie Raitt: Road Tested, Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers: Three Nights on the Town, Bruce Hornsby and Friends, All Star Bluegrass Celebration, Grateful Dead: View from the Vault 2, Bruce Hornsby and the Range: Rockpalast, Saint Petersburg, FL, USA, Boca Raton, FL, United St...
1Living with his wife and children in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA. Still records and performs music. [2001]
2Cousin of Charlie Hornsby and David Hornsby.
3His uncle, Charles Hornsby, is on the cover of his studio album Spirit Trail.
4Been nominated for 10 Grammy Awards, winning 4 total.
5Co-wrote "Sunlight Moon", from Spirit Trail with his twin sons, Keith and Russell.
6Co-wrote "Resting Place", from Spirit Trail with his older brother.
7Co-writes many of his songs with his older brother, John Hornsby.
8Has twin sons named Russell and Keith. They were named after Leon Russell and Keith Jarrett.
9Was a backup keyboard player for Grateful Dead for 18 months.
10Father founded Hornsby Reality, located in Williamsburg, VA. and died December 1998.
11Played basketball for the University of Miami, before they went from Div III to Div I.
12He won a Grammy in 1987-Best New Artist.


The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Chi-Raq2015producer: "Born in Chicago"
Get Hard2015writer: "Changes"
The Goldbergs2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Coach Trip2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Match of the Day at 502014TV Movie documentary writer: "The Way It Is" - uncredited
Oldboy2013performer: "Mysteries of Crimea", "Mia Cello 1", "Mia Cello 2", "Mia Cello 3", "Joe's Cell Phone Ringtone - School Cue" / writer: "Mysteries of Crimea", "Mia Cello 1", "Mia Cello 2", "Mia Cello 3", "Joe's Cell Phone Ringtone - School Cue"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2010TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Formula 1: BBC Sport2010TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Community2009-2010TV Series writer - 2 episodes
World's Greatest Dad2009/Iperformer: "Invisible", "Sneaking Up on Boo Radley", "Is You Is, Or Is You Ain't My Baby", "Song C", "Shadow Hand", "Mandolin Rain" / writer: "Invisible", "Sneaking Up on Boo Radley", "Song C", "Shadow Hand", "Mandolin Rain"
Game Boys2008performer: "The Way It Is" / writer: "The Way It Is"
Waist Deep2006writer: "Reason"
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found2005TV Special documentary performer: "The Way It Is" / writer: "The Way It Is"
The SopranosTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2004
Cold CaseTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
Smallville2001TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bamboozled2000performer: "Shadowland" / writer: "Shadowland"
Tin Cup1996performer: "Big Stick", "Nobody There But Me" / producer: "Big Stick", "Nobody There But Me" / writer: "Big Stick", "Nobody There But Me" - as B.R. Hornsby
Clockers1995performer: "Love Me Still" / writer: "Love Me Still"
BaseballTV Mini-Series documentary performer - 2 episodes, 1994 arranger - 1 episode, 1994
Geld oder Liebe1993TV Series performer - 1 episode
Backdraft1991writer: "Set Me In Motion", "The Show Goes On" - as B.R. Hornsby
Switch1991producer: "Barren Ground" / writer: "Barren Ground"
Love Hurts1990writer: "THE WAY IT IS"
DerrickTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 1990 performer - 1 episode, 1990
Roger & Me1989Documentary writer: "The Way It Is"
White Water Summer1987writer: "Wild Frontier", "On The Western Skyline"
Fame1987TV Series writer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops1986TV Series writer - 1 episode
Twice Upon a Time1983performer: "Heartbreak Town" / producer: "Heartbreak Town" / writer: "Heartbreak Town"
Making Love1982lyrics: "Take Me Higher", "It's Your Love" / music: "Take Me Higher", "It's Your Love"


Billy Yeager the Ineffable Enigma2016Documentary
NBA 2K162015Video Game
Da Sweet Blood of Jesus2014
Red Hook Summer2012
Kobe Doin' Work2009TV Movie documentary
CBS Schoolbreak Special1987TV Series 1 episode


World's Greatest Dad2009/IBruce Hornsby
Arli$$2002TV SeriesBruce Hornsby
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1995TV SeriesMusical Guest

Music Department

Red Hook Summer2012score produced by / score recorded and mixed by


Johnnie Be GoodannouncedHimself
Billy Yeager the Ineffable Enigma2016DocumentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest Musician
Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead2015Himself
Fare Thee Well: Rainbows Are Real2015Documentary shortHimself
The Film that Changed the World2014DocumentaryHimself
The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir2014DocumentaryHimself
Conan2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Skum Rocks!2013DocumentaryHimself
Love for Levon: A Benefit to Save the Barn2012TV MovieHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Message of Love2009VideoHimself
The Jay Leno Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Haden2009DocumentaryHimself
The Early Show2007TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2001-2007TV SeriesHimself
CMT Crossroads2007TV SeriesHimself - Performer
Three Nights on the Town2005VideoHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993-2004TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
Mountain Stage2003TV Series
Bruce Hornsby: Live at Villa Montalvo2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
View from the Vault II2001VideoHimself
Austin City Limits1999-2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1993-1998TV SeriesHimself
Bonnie Raitt: Road Tested1996TV Movie documentary
The Concert for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame1995TV Special documentaryHimself
The Jackson Family Honors1994TV Special documentaryHimself
Crossroads1994TV SeriesHimself - Performer (1994)
Geld oder Liebe1993TV SeriesHimself
ABC in Concert1993TV Series documentaryHimself
John & Leeza from Hollywood1993TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1993TV SeriesHimself
Grateful Dead: Backstage Pass1992Video shortHimself
Branford Marsalis: The Music Tells You1992DocumentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live1987-1992TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
Two Rooms: A Tribute to Elton John & Bernie Taupin1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
A Comedy Salute to Michael Jordan1991TV MovieHimself
The 32nd Annual Grammy Awards1990TV SpecialHimself
Na sowas!1986TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found2005TV Special documentaryHimself

Won Awards

1988Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Music Direction and CompositionCBS Schoolbreak Special (1984)

Nominated Awards

2013Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Original ScoreRed Hook Summer (2012)
1996GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for TelevisionClockers (1995)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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