T-Bone Burnett

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Joseph Henry Burnett
  • Birth Place: St. Louis, MO
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/14/1948, Capricorn
  • Profession: Music producer; songwriter; singer; musician
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T-Bone Burnett Fast Facts:
  • Picked up his nickname "T-Bone" at the age of 5.
  • At 17, he opened his own recording studio in Fort Worth that catered to local bands and visiting musicians.
  • Big break came in 1975 when he met Bob Dylan's friend Bob Neuwirth, which led to Dylan inviting Burnett to play guitar in his Rolling Thunder Revue tour.
  • In 1983, was named Songwriter of the Year in a Rolling Stone Critics' Poll.
  • Met ex-wife Sam Phillips while he was producing her 1987 crossover gospel/pop album The Turning.
  • Is outspoken in his criticism of the changes in the recording industry.
  • Never desired to be a famous performer and claims live performance didn't come naturally to him; he attributed that mostly to fear.
  • T-Bone Burnett Relationships:
  • Callie Khouri - Wife
  • Sam Phillips - Ex-wife
  • Simone Burnett - Daughter
  • T-Bone Burnett Awards:
  • 2001 Grammy: Album of the Year - Winner
  • 2003 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Nominee
  • 2003 Grammy: Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album - Winner
  • 2008 Grammy: Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album - Winner
  • 2008 Grammy: Record of the Year - Winner
  • 2008 Grammy: Album of the Year - Winner
  • 2009 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Winner
  • 2008 Grammy: Best Traditional Blues Album - Winner
  • 2010 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Winner
  • 2000 BAFTA Film Awards: The Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music - Nominee
  • 2005 BAFTA Film Awards: The Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music - Nominee
  • 2009 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Music - Nominee
  • 2003 BAFTA Film Awards: The Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music - Winner
  • 2013 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2010 Grammy: Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media - Winner
  • 2014 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2001 Grammy: Producer of the Year, Non-Classical - Winner
  • 2012 Grammy: Best Song Written for Visual Media - Winner
  • 2001 Grammy: Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media - Winner
  • 2001 Grammy: Best Traditional Folk Album - Winner
  • 2006 Grammy: Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media - Winner
  • 2010 Grammy: Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media - Winner

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