Justin Townes Earle Has Died, Aged 38

Singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle has died at the age of 38. The musician’s passing was confirmed on his official Facebook page earlier today. A cause of death has not yet been announced.

“It is with tremendous sadness that we inform you of the passing of our son, husband, father and friend Justin,” reads a statement. “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.”

The post concluded with lyrics from Earle’s song ‘Looking for a Place to Land’, taken from his 2014 record Single Mothers.

I’ve crossed oceans / Fought freezing rain and blowing sand / I’ve crossed lines and roads and wondering rivers / Just looking for a place to land.

The son of country-folk legend Steve Earle, Justin began his career playing in Nashville bands the Distributors and the Swindlers along with his father’s touring band. He released debut EP Yuma back in 2007 and would go on to release a slew of acclaimed albums. His most recent, The Saint of Lost Causes, arrived in 2019. Earle toured Australia multiple times, including in support of The Saint of Lost Causes last year.

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