The tragic news has just come in that the popular singer-songwriter, Justin Townes Earle, has died at the age of thirty-eight.
Here's what we know so far...
Justin Townes Earle has been taken too soon.
via: GettyIt has been confirmed today that the Americana singer-songwriter has sadly passed away at the young age of thirty-eight.
Earle first hit the music scene over a decade ago.
via: GettyThe son of the country-rocker, Steve Earle, the budding country musician released his debut EP, Yuma, in 2007.
From that, he went on to release a string of hugely successful albums...
via: GettyIncluding The Good Life, Midnight at the Movies, Absent Fathers, and, just last year, Harlem River Blues.
Earle became well-loved for his captivating performances...
via: GettyAnd was even named "Emerging Act of the Year" at the 2009 American Honors & Awards, and nominated as "Artist of the Year" in 2012.
However, despite his success...
via: GettyEarle endured a long battle with addiction.
But, as he told Chris Shiflett on the Walking the Floor podcast in 2017, he was sober when he began making records.
via: Getty“I got all my craziness out of the way as a coffeehouse musician and a roadie," he had said.
So that's why the news of his untimely death has come as such a shock.
The statement continued:
Upon the shocking news, the tributes began to flood in...
Just devastating. Justin Townes Earl kept country music songwriting alive for his generation. #RIPJustinTownesEarl— ryanicus (@ryanicus)1598233992.0
Justin Townes Earl passing away is the shit icing on the shit cake of 2020.— Ben Lee (@Ben Lee)1598231508.0
I've just heard that Justin Townes Earl is dead and I'm completely shattered right now. I simply can't believe this.— VVilliam Stoioff (@VVilliam Stoioff)1598240796.0
Justin Townes Earl was very talented and far too young! Thank you for your art, sir! It will continue on.— Seth Jones (@Seth Jones)1598229518.0
Oh man. I'm gutted. Such a voice. Such a songwriter. What a horrible loss. https://t.co/PVjB7APhb2— Nathan Crowder (@Nathan Crowder)1598241553.0
There are parts of Nashville that always made me stay, always made me remember that this town was more than it appe… https://t.co/q9yXGgNTLq— Lisa Donovan (@Lisa Donovan)1598274033.0
Heartbroken. Only 38. Justin Townes Earl was an amazing talent. I'm lucky to have seen him a number of times in SF… https://t.co/kUJuMMEwR1— meganjelene (@meganjelene)1598234102.0
If you asked me to describe Justin Townes Earl's music, I think the best I can do it is that it was perfect music f… https://t.co/1T7a5YWk9W— Justin Anderson-Weber (@Justin Anderson-Weber)1598277228.0
I'm devastated to hear of the loss of Justin Townes Earl. I met him once and had a chat with him about fatherhood (… https://t.co/mRUV9XxhPq— Richard Leader Music - Leader's American Pie (@Richard Leader Music - Leader's American Pie)1598259349.0
A cause of death is yet to be revealed.
via: GettyRest in peace, Justin Townes Earle. For more on the lives lost this year, keep scrolling...