A protégé of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, Steve Earle quickly became a master storyteller in his own right, with his songs being recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, The Pretenders, Joan Baez and countless others. 1986 saw the release of his debut record, Guitar Town, which shot to number one on the country charts and immediately established the term “New Country.” What followed was an extremely exciting and varied array of releases including the biting hard rock of Copperhead Road (1988), the minimalist beauty of Train A Comin’ (1995), the politically charged masterpiece, Jerusalem (2002) and the Grammy Award Winning albums The Revolution Starts…Now (2004), Washington Square Serenade (2007) and Townes (2009). Earle’s latest release, I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive is his 14th Studio Album and also received a Grammy Nomination for the 2012 Grammy Awards (Airing Sunday, February 12th). 2011 saw the release of Earle’s critically acclaimed debut novel, also titled I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The novel imagines the troubled life of Doc Ebersole as he is haunted by the ghost of his former patient and friend, Hank Williams. Patti Smith stated, “Steve Earle brings to his prose the same authenticity, poetic spirit and cinematic energy he projects in his music. I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive is like a dream you can’t shake, offering beauty and remorse, redemption in spades.” Additionally, Earle has been a featured actor on the HBO Original Series The Wire and Treme and has also been seen on Law & Order as well as the major motion picture Leaves of Grass. He is married to the critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Allison Moorer and the couple live in New York City.