2020 is just not ready to stop giving us bad news. Here is another piece of news which might break your heart. Justin Townes Earle, the singer-songwriter known for his mix of old-timey roots music and modern-day Americana, has died at age 38.
This news was confirmed by a representative for Earle’s label New West Records. Although the cause of the singer’s death was not revealed immediately.
Justin Townes Earle’s Instagram post informed everyone about his death. The post was captioned as, “It is with tremendous sadness that we inform you of the passing of our son, husband, father and friend Justin. 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.”
Fans are completely heartbroken to hear this unfortunate news and the comments sections were filled with condolences.
Earle was a favourite in the Americana music circles and he was named as the Emerging Act of the year at the 2009 Americana Honors & Awards and nominated as Artist of the Year in 2012.
“Had a lot of good times and made a lot of good music with JTE. So sad for his family tonight,” Jason Isbell tweeted. “He was always kind to me and he’s gone too soon,” wrote Margo Price.
Justin Townes Earle was born on 4th January 1982 and he was the son of the country-rocker Steve Earle. According to reports in Rolling Stones, Justin was named after his father’s friend, the songwriter Townes Van Zandt.
“My mother hated Townes Van Zandt. My first name was supposed to be Townes, but my mother would not have it,” said the late singer. “She hated him because of the trouble that Dad and him got into, but she still played his music.”
Justin Townes Earle will surely be missed by all his fans across the globe.