Steve Earle Net Worth

Steve Earle Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Stephen Fain Earle net worth is
$10 Million

Stephen Fain Earle Wiki Biography

Stephen Fain Earle was born on 17 January 1955, in Fort Monroe, Virginia USA, and is a rock, country and folk singer/songwriter, record producer, author and actor, who rose to prominence with his 1986 album “Guitar Town” and went on to establish a remarkable career.

So just how loaded is Steve Earle? Sources state that Earle has earned a net worth of over $10 million, as of early 2017, accumulated during his music career which began in the mid-1970s.

Steve Earle Net Worth $10 Million

Earle grew up mainly in San Antonio, Texas. He learned to play guitar at the age of 13, being influenced by acclaimed musicians such as Townes Van Zandt. He reportedly ran away from home at 14, and left school at 16, eventually moving to Houston, and then to Nashville, Tennessee, where he began performing at small venues. He also played bass guitar in Guy Clark’s band and worked as a staff songwriter at a publishing company. Several years later, he left Nashville to return to Texas and form a band called The Dukes. However, he eventually moved back to Nashville to continue his career as a songwriter.

In the early ’80s, Earle began to record his own material, signing with MCA Records and releasing his debut studio album, “Guitar Town”, in 1986. The album immediately became both a commercial and critical success, especially with its title song as well as the song “Goodbye’s All We Got Left”, becoming Top 10 singles. It brought Earle two Grammy Award nominations, earning him a great following and contributing significantly to his net worth.

His second album, “Exit 0”, featuring The Dukes, came out in 1987, and brought Earle two more Grammy nominations. Two more successful albums followed, after which the singer went on a four-year hiatus, battling with severe drug addiction, which even led him to spend some time in prison.

Earle returned in 1995, after overcoming the heroin addiction that derailed his career, and released a new, Grammy-nominated album entitled “Train a Comin'”. The following year he formed his own record label, E-Squared Records, and went on to release several more albums, among them his 2000 release “Jerusalem”, which caused much controversy, due to Earle’s expressing his politically left ideas, his anti-war and anti-death penalty views, but still adding to his net worth.

His 2004 album – “The Revolution Starts Now” – earned Earle his first Grammy Award, and he received two more Grammy Awards with “Washington Square Serenade” and the Van Zandt-tribute, “Townes”, reinforcing his status as a legendary singer, and greatly improving his wealth. His most recent album – one of duets with Shawn Colvin = was released in 2016.

Aside from his career in music, Earle has also written poetry and fiction. He released a collection of short stories, “Doghouse Roses” and a novel entitled “I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive” in 2011. He has also written and produced a play entitled “Karla”, covering the first Texas woman since the Civil War to get the death penalty. Earle has appeared in the HBO series “The Wire” as an ex-addict named Walon, and has gained some radio experience as well, hosting a talk show on the short-lived Air America channel and his “The Steve Earle Show: Hardcore Troubadour Radio” on Sirius Satellite Radio. All added to his wealth.

In his less-than-private personal life, Earle has been married seven times, firstly in 1974 to Sandra Henderson when he was 18 – they divorced in 1977. He later married Cynthia Dunn (1977-80), then Carol-Ann Hunter (1981-87) with whom he has a son, the singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle. His fourth wife was Lou-Anne Gill (1987-88) with whom he also has a son. Earle later married an A&R executive for Geffen Records, Teresa Ensenat, and after their divorce in 1992, he re-married Lou-Anne Gill, but they divorced again in 1997. In 2005 he married singer-songwriter Allison Moorer, with whom he has his third son; the couple separated in 2014.

Full NameSteve Earle
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 17, 1955
Place Of BirthFort Monroe, Virginia USA
ProfessionSinger-songwriter, actor, producer
SpouseSandra Jean Henderson (1974-1977), Cynthia Dunn (1977-1980), Carol-Ann Hunter (1981-1987), Lou-Anne Gill (1987-1988, 1993-1997), Maria Teresa Ensenat (1988-1992), Allison Moorer (2005-2014)
ChildrenJustin Townes Earle
ParentsJack Earle
SiblingsStacey Earle
AwardsShining Star of Abolition award (2010),
Record LabelsUni. MCA Nashville, New West, E² Records, Warner Bros.
Albums"Guitar Town" (1986), "Exit 0" (1987), "Copperhead Road" (1988), "Townes" (2009), "So You Wanna Be An Outlaw" (2017)
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album (1996)
MoviesHeartworn Highways (1975), Dixieland (2015), Misfortune (2016),In Prison My Whole Life (2007)
TV Shows"The Wire", "The Steve Earle Show: Hardcore Troubadour Radio"
1Townes van Zandt is the best songwriter in the whole world and I'll stand on Bob Dylan's coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that.
1Brother-in-law of Shelby Lynne.
2Was a part of the music-going crowd that is seen during the Centennial Park filming sequences of Robert Altman's Nashville (1975), which was filmed in 1974.
3His song "John Walker Blues" ignited controversy for its sympathetic view of convicted terrorist John Walker Lindh, the American who joined the Taliban in 2001.
4Steve is the creator of E squared records.
5Several of Steve's songs are about capital punishment.
6He performs a free concert at "Starvin' for Justice", a four-day fast and vigil held every summer in front of the US Supreme Court.
7Is a dedicated anti-death penalty activist.
9He has married 7 times and divorced 6 times. He married Lou-Anne twice.


Conan2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Honey2016performer: "Copperhead Road" / writer: "Copperhead Road"
Show Me a HeroTV Mini-Series performer - 2 episodes, 2015 writer - 2 episodes, 2015
The Heart of Country: How Nashville Became Music City USA2014TV Movie documentary performer: "Guitar Town"
True Detective2014TV Series 1 episode
The Overnighters2014Documentary performer: "Lonely Are The Free" / writer: "Lonely Are The Free"
ParenthoodTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Late Show with David LettermanTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2011
The Marty Stuart Show2010-2013TV Series writer - 2 episodes
SupernaturalTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
LongmireTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
30 Rock2009-2012TV Series performer - 2 episodes
True BloodTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2011 writer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2011
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
The Early Show2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
P.O.V.TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
TremeTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
The Biggest Loser2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2010TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Friday Night LightsTV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2010 writer - 2 episodes, 2008 - 2010
Leaves of Grass2009performer: "Lonely are the Free" / writer: "Lonely are the Free"
The War Boys2009performer: "Lonelier Than This" / writer: "Lonelier Than This"
The WireTV Series performer - 11 episodes, 2003 - 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2003
P.S. I Love You2007writer: "The Galway Girl"
Californication2007TV Series 1 episode
Slacker Uprising2007Documentary performer: "Rich Man's War" / writer: "Rich Man's War"
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey2007performer: "Nothing But A Child" / writer: "Nothing But A Child"
Bridge to Terabithia2007writer: "Someday"
The Guardian2006/Iperformer: "Home To Houston" / writer: "Home To Houston"
CMT: The Greatest - 40 Greatest Albums2006TV Movie documentary performer: "Guitar Town" / writer: "Guitar Town"
The Last Winter2006performer: "I Thought You Should Know" / writer: "I Thought You Should Know"
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby2006performer: "Hard-Core Troubadour" 1996, "I Feel Alright" 1996, "Valentine's Day" 1996 / writer: "Hard-Core Troubadour" 1996, "I Feel Alright" 1996, "Valentine's Day" 1996
Austin City Limits2006TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Fuck2005Documentary performer: "Revolution Starts Now" / writer: "Revolution Starts Now"
Copperhead Road2005Short performer: "Copperhead Road" / writer: "Copperhead Road"
Brokeback Mountain2005performer: "Devil's Right Hand" / writer: "Devil's Right Hand"
Crossing Jordan2001-2005TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Silver City2004performer: "Amerika v. 6.0" / writer: "Amerika v. 6.0"
The ShieldTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2004
Six Feet UnderTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
Without a Trace2002TV Series 1 episode
Stevie2002Documentary performer: "I Ain't Ever Satisfied" / writer: "I Ain't Ever Satisfied"
The Rookie2002performer: "Some Dreams" / writer: "Some Dreams"
Last Party 20002001Documentary performer: "Over Yonder Jonathan's Song" - uncredited / writer: "Over Yonder Jonathan's Song" - uncredited
Big Bad Love2001performer: "Goodbye"
The Pledge2001/Iperformer: "The Other Side Of Town" / writer: "The Other Side Of Town"
Pay It Forward2000performer: "Open Your Window" / writer: "Open Your Window"
Steal This Movie2000performer: "Time Has Come Today"
You Can Count on Me2000performer: "I'm Still In Love With You", "Harlan Man", "Texas Eagle", "The Mountain", "Pilgrim" / writer: "I'm Still In Love With You", "Harlan Man", "Texas Eagle", "The Mountain", "Pilgrim"
Black Dog1998performer: "Nowhere Road" / writer: "Nowhere Road"
Switchback1997performer: "Feel Alright" / writer: "Feel Alright"
G.I. Jane1997writer: "Goodbye"
Sgt. Bilko1996writer: "Sometimes She Forgets"
The Beverly Hillbillies1993performer: "HONEY DON'T" / producer: "HONEY DON'T"
Distant Thunder1988"The Week Of Living Dangerously" / performer: "The Week Of Living Dangerously"
Betrayed1988writer: "The Devil's Right Hand"
Planes, Trains & Automobiles1987performer: "Continental Trailways Blues" 1987, "Six Days on the Road" 1959 / producer: "Continental Trailways Blues" 1987, "Six Days on the Road" 1959 / writer: "Continental Trailways Blues" 1987
Top of the Pops1981TV Series performer - 1 episode


Dixieland2015/IUncle Randy
The World Made Straight2015Carlton
30 Rock2009-2012TV SeriesSteve Earle Steve Earle - He Needs a Kidney Performed by
Treme2010-2011TV SeriesHarley Watt
Treme Musical Performances2010Video shortHarley
Treme Musical Performances: Gold Watch and Chain2010Video shortHarley
Leaves of Grass2009Buddy Fuller
The Dakota Sessions2009TV Series
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2008TV SeriesMusical Guest
The Wire2002-2008TV SeriesWalon
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2007TV SeriesMr. Ploplis
Nashville1975Concert-goer (uncredited)


Just an American Boy2003Documentary

Music Department

Deadline2004/IDocumentary composer: additional music


Last Party 20002001Documentary special thanks


The Tao of Bluegrass: A Portrait of Peter Rowan2013Documentary post-production
The Life & Songs of Emmylou Harris2016TV MovieHimself
Conan2016TV SeriesHimself - Colvin & Earle
Late Show with David Letterman1998-2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
The Heart of Country: How Nashville Became Music City USA2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem2014DocumentaryHimself
The Hour2013TV SeriesHimself
Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation2012DocumentaryHimself
Democracy Now!2011-2012TV SeriesHimself
Drink 'Em Dry2012DocumentaryHimself
Tavis Smiley2009-2011TV SeriesHimself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2011TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1996-2011TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself
Love Shines2010DocumentaryHimself
Sounds Like a Revolution2010Documentary
American Masters2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Folk America2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Johnny Cash's America2008DocumentaryHimself
Tribute This!2008DocumentaryHimself
Later... With Jools Holland1995-2008TV SeriesHimself / Himself (also Interview)
Slacker Uprising2007DocumentaryHimself
In Prison My Whole Life2007DocumentaryHimself
The Old, Weird America: Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music2007DocumentaryHimself
Music from the Mountain2007Video documentary short
CMT Crossroads2006TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
CMT: The Greatest - 40 Greatest Albums2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Other Voices: Songs from a Room2005TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt2004DocumentaryHimself - Musician
Enough Rope with Andrew Denton2004TV SeriesHimself
Emmylou Harris: From a Deeper Well2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Get Up, Stand Up2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Just an American Boy2003DocumentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1997-2002TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
The Ultimate Song2002Video documentaryHimself
Kelly2002TV SeriesHimself
Last Party 20002001DocumentaryHimself
Austin City Limits1998-2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Nulle part ailleurs2000TV SeriesHimself
The Best of Sessions at West 54th, Volume 22000VideoHimself
Not in Our Name: Dead Man Walking - The Concert1998Video documentaryHimself
The Great Hunger: The Life and Songs of Shane MacGowan1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
On Tour1997TV Series documentaryHimself
Farm Aid '961996TV Movie documentaryHimself
Completely Pogued1991Video documentaryHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1990TV SeriesHimself
The 29th Annual Grammy Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
Farm Aid '871987TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1986TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1981TV SeriesHimself - The Dukes
Heartworn Highways1976DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Bob Harris: My Nashville2014DocumentaryHimself
Democracy Now!2013TV SeriesHimself
Singing Songwriters2004VideoHimself

Nominated Awards

2012GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Folk AlbumFor the album "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive."
2011GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaTreme (2010)
2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Original Music and LyricsTreme (2010)
2008GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Country Collaboration with Vocals
2005GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rock Vocal Solo PerformanceFor the song "The Revolution Starts Now."

Known for movies

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