"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.

T Bone Burnett

"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.

GRAMMY Award Results for T Bone Burnett

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Wins
Best Song Written For Visual Media
Safe & Sound (From The Hunger Games)
Nominations
Best Song Written For Visual Media
Abraham's Daughter (From The Hunger Games)
 
Wins
Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
Crazy Heart
Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
The Weary Kind (From Crazy Heart)
 
Nominations
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
 
Wins
Record Of The Year
Please Read The Letter
Album Of The Year
Raising Sand
Best Traditional Blues Album
One Kind Favor
Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album
Raising Sand
 
Nominations
Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
Across The Universe
 
Wins
Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
Walk The Line
Nominations
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
 
Nominations
Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
Cold Mountain
Best Song Written For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
The Scarlet Tide (From Cold Mountain)
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
 
Wins
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
A Wonderful World
 
Wins
Album Of The Year
O Brother, Where Art Thou? - Soundtrack
Best Traditional Folk Album
Down From The Mountain
Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
 
Nominations
Best Contemporary Folk Album
The Criminal Under My Own Hat (Album)