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24 August 2020 08:36

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Singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle dies at 38

Justin Townes Earle, the award-winning singer-songwriter and son of musician Steve Earle, has died at the age of 38. "It is with tremendous sadness that we inform you of the passing of our son, husband, father and friend Justin," the statement reads. Earle would go on to release eight studio albums, including the acclaimed 2019 record The Saint of Lost Causes, which grappled with sociopolitical issues such as the Flint water crisis and environmentalism. King wrote: "It appears that Justin Townes Earle has died. "Sending love and condolences to Steve Earle and the entire family of Justin Townes Earle," Price tweeted.

Musician Samantha Crain wrote: "My friend, Justin Townes Earle, has passed away. Such a tremendous songwriter...he took me on 2 tours and always treated me so kindly....he understood struggle, he understood joy...I saw him at the peaks and valleys of both through the 13 years I knew him...we will miss you JT." Singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle, the son of US musician Steve Earle, has died at the age of 38. A statement posted on his social media channels said: "It is with tremendous sadness that we inform you of the passing of our son, husband, father and friend Justin. Earle, the son of Steve Earle and Carol Ann Hunter, released nine albums beginning with 2007's Yuma on Bloodshot Records. A statement from the record label on Twitter said: "It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Justin Townes Earle.

King tweeted: "It appears that Justin Townes Earle has died. Three-time Grammy winner Steve Earle's singer-songwriter son Justin Townes Earle died, age 38, on Sunday night from undisclosed causes. RIP: Three-time Grammy winner Steve Earle's (L) singer-songwriter son Justin Townes Earle (R) died, age 38, on Sunday night from undisclosed causes (pictured in 2017) His official Facebook page announced: 'It is with tremendous sadness that we inform you of the passing of our son, husband, father, and friend Justin. The Nashville native is survived by his wife of seven years, Gyrotonic instructor Jenn Marie Maynard-Earle, and their three-year-old daughter Etta St. James Earle. 'I find myself a lot more comfortable in life - I have a wonderful wife, and I don't have all the same problems,' Earle told No Depression in 2017.

Family: The Nashville native is survived by his wife of seven years, Gyrotonic instructor Jenn Marie Maynard-Earle, and their three-year-old daughter Etta St. James Earle Earle told No Depression in 2017: 'I find myself a lot more comfortable in life - I have a wonderful wife, and I don't have all the same problems' (pictured September 22) Inner demons: Like his famous 65-year-old father, Justin's long battle with addiction began as early as age 12 and he completed nine rehab stints after surviving five heroin overdoses by age 21 (pictured in 2018) Like his famous 65-year-old father, Justin's long battle with addiction began as early as age 12 and he completed nine rehab stints after surviving five heroin overdoses by age 21. 'The first time I did heroin, all the troubles I had just didn't matter,' The Saint of Lost Causes musician told The Scotsman in 2015. Justin released eight albums and he played in bands like the Distributors and the Swindlers, as well as his father Steve's touring band, the Dukes. Author Stephen King was hoping Earle's death was just a 'hoax' tweeting: 'It appears that Justin Townes Earle has died. Former MTV News anchor Kurt Loder tweeted a video of Justin performing his song Harlem River Blues on The Late Show with David Letterman in 2011 and wrote: 'Make.

Grammy nominee Margo Price tweeted her condolences to his entire family writing: 'He was always kind to me and he's gone too soon.' Choctaw singer Samantha Crain fondly recalled many memories from their two tours together and tweeted: '[Justin] always treated me so kindly. Justin Townes Earle. Justin Townes Earle, the Americana singer-songwriter and son of Nashville songwriter, actor and activist Steve Earle, died on Sunday. "It is with tremendous sadness that we inform you of the passing of our son, husband, father and friend Justin," said a statement on Justin Earle's Facebook page. My father is one of the greatest songwriters who's ever lived, and I couldn't write a song like [revered singer-songwriter] Townes Van Zandt if my life depended on it.

"I always knew there was something different about the way that I used drugs and drank to the way that my friends did, but it's a wild thing to wake up when you're 16 years old and realise you can't stop shooting up," he told the Edinburgh Scotsman in 2015. Though his mom, Carol-Ann Hunter, and dad divorced when he was very young, as a teenager Earle moved in with his father, who had himself survived a years-long addiction. The Grammy-winning alternative country star Jason Isbell drew early attention as a member of Earle's band, part of a new generation of musicians eager to mingle with an Earle. © Bang Showbiz Justin Townes Earle Justin Townes Earle has died aged 38. The cause of death for the singer/songwriter, the son of country music legend Steve Earle, is not yet known, but his passing was confirmed on social media. A status on Justin's Facebook page read: "It is with tremendous sadness that we inform you of the passing of our son, husband, father and friend Justin. Justin - who was named after singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt - battled addiction throughout his life. Several friends and fans took to social media to pay tribute to Justin - who leaves behind a wife and young daughter - including author Stephen King. He wrote: "It appears that Justin Townes Earle has died. Samantha Crain tweeted: "My friend, Justin Townes Earle, has passed away. Such a tremendous songwriter...he took me on 2 tours and always treated me so kindly....he understood struggle, he understood joy...I saw him at the peaks and valleys of both through the 13 years I knew him...we will miss you JT (sic)" Margo Price wrote: "sending love and condolences to Steve Earle and the entire family of Justin Townes Earle...