T Bone Burnett
55th Annual GRAMMY Awards
Best Song Written For Visual Media
Safe & Sound (From The Hunger Games)
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Through the 64th GRAMMY Awards
"Risk is what separates the artist from the artisan."
- Born Joseph Henry Burnett III Jan. 14, 1948, in St. Louis, Missouri.
- T Bone Burnett released his first solo album, Truth Decay, in 1980. Throughout his extensive career, he has produced albums for artists such as the Counting Crows, Elvis Costello, John Mellencamp, the Wallflowers, Alison Krauss and Robert Plant, and Elton John and Leon Russell. He has also contributed music to films such as The Thing Called Love, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Crazy Heart, Walk The Line, and The Hunger Games.
- He won four GRAMMYs for his contribution to the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, including Album Of The Year and Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical. At the 55th GRAMMY Awards, Burnett made his GRAMMY stage debut as part of a tribute to Levon Helm alongside Mavis Staples, Elton John and Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard, among others.
- Burnett was a touring musician on Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue tour in 1975–1976.
- The GRAMMY winner was honored with the President's Merit Award at the 2011 Producers & Engineers Wing GRAMMY Week celebration in recognition of his commitment to excellence and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music.
- Burnett served as the musical director for the 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute concert honoring Tom Petty. The annual gala raises funds for MusiCares, which provides services and resources that cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies for music people.