T-Bone Burnett Net Worth


Joseph Henry Burnett III 's Net Worth as of 2024
$16 Million

Joseph Henry Burnett III was born on 14 January 1948, and is a songwriter, musician and record producer, known for producing many popular artists, including Counting Crows, Elvis Costello, Roy Orbison, and Los Lobos. He also helped in songwriting and the creation of soundtracks of various films as well as television shows. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is T Bone Burnett? As of mid-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $16 million, mostly earned through a successful career in music – he’s won Grammy Awards as well as Academy Awards for his work in films. All of these achievements have ensured the position of his wealth.

T-Bone Burnett Net Worth $16 million

Burnett attended R. L. Paschal High School, and played rhythm guitar in a band named the Shadows. One of his first appearances was on “The Unwritten Works of Geoffrey, Etc.” in which he worked under various pseudonyms. In 1972, he moved to Los Angeles and recorded the album “The B-52 Band and the Fabulous Skylarks”. Three year later he would tour with Bob Dylan and the Rolling Thunder Revue, and when the tour ended, he along with other band members formed The Alpha Band, which would go on to release three albums.

After the end of the Alpha Band, T Bone released a solo album. “Truth Decay” and would tour to support the album, opening for The Who, and would then create the album “Proof Through the Night” in 1983. In 198, he recorded “The Talking Animals”, and five years later released “The Criminal Under My Own Hat”. His albums received critical acclaim but didn’t sell hugely.

Around the end of his solo recording career, he started producing albums for various artists such as Los Lobos and Counting Crows. He collaborated with Elvis Costello, helping to produce numerous hit songs and albums. He created songs for Sam Shepard too, and would work in production for the next two decades. In 2006, he announced a concert tour around the time he produced for jazz singer Cassandra Wilson. He also ventured into film and television work, making music for “All the King’s Men” as well as “Grey’s Anatomy”, earning nominations for two Grammy Awards for his work on “Walk the Line”. A few of his next projects would include producing for John Mellencamp, and in 2009 albums for Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, as well as for Gregg Allman. One of his latest works is producing an album by the Punch Brothers.

Other projects in film that he contributed in include the Coen brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis”, and collaborating for the music of the film “Crazy Heart” which would win several awards.

For his personal life, it is known that Burnett married singer and songwriter Sam Phillips in 1989, and he helped produce many of her albums, however, they divorced in 2004 after having a daughter. He has been married to writer Callie Khouri since 2006, and they have two daughters.

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