T Bone Burnett
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|T Bone Burnett|
T Bone Burnett, 2007
|Birth name||Joseph Henry Burnett III|
January 14, 1948 |
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
|Origin||Fort Worth, Texas|
|Genres||Americana, roots rock, country|
|Occupation(s)||Record producer, musician, songwriter|
|Labels||Universal, Arista, Takoma, Warner Bros., Demon, Columbia, DMZ|
Joseph Henry "T Bone" Burnett III (born January 14, 1948) is an American record producer, musician, and songwriter. He was a touring guitarist in Bob Dylan's band on the Rolling Thunder Revue. After the tour ended, Burnett and two other members of the backing band formed The Alpha Band, followed by his first solo album in 1980.
Burnett has produced artists such as Autolux, Roy Orbison, Lisa Marie Presley, John Mellencamp, Los Lobos, Counting Crows, Elton John and Leon Russell, BoDeans, Elvis Costello, Diana Krall, M2M, Natalie Merchant and The Wallflowers as well as Tony Bennett and k.d. lang on the A Wonderful World album. Burnett won Grammy Awards for the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack and for his work with Alison Krauss and Robert Plant. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his songwriting contribution to the film Cold Mountain, and won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for "The Weary Kind" from Crazy Heart. He founded the record label DMZ, an imprint of Columbia, and was involved with Mark Heard and Tonio K in the short-lived What? Records. He oversaw the music for the films Walk the Line, The Big Lebowski, and Inside Llewyn Davis, and the True Detective TV series.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Pursuing music
- 3 Solo work
- 4 Production and other professional activities
- 5 Work in films
- 6 Awards and honors
- 7 Solo discography
- 8 Alpha Band discography
- 9 Record production discography
- 10 Film and television discography
- 11 References
- 12 External links
The only child of Joseph Henry Burnett Jr. and Hazel Perkins Burnett, Burnett was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1948, and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. His grandfather worked as secretary for the Southern Baptist Convention. His father wanted to be a pro athlete and was courted by the Brooklyn Dodgers, but instead he got a job in Ft. Worth with the Tandy Corporation. Burnett was brought up in the Episcopal Church of his mother. He forgot the origin of his nickname, which he uses without a dash.
Burnett learned golf an at early age. When he was seven years old, he played often at the Texas Christian University course. He idolized golf pro Ben Hogan, who was from Ft. Worth and occasionally watched Burnett and the other boys practice at the driving range. He was on the golf team at Paschal High School. In 2014 he participated in the professional tournament at Pebble Beach.
Burnett discovered music through his parents' 78s of Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Mahalia Jackson, Dinah Washington, and the songs of Cole Porter. He was drawn to music that took him to unconventional places. He heard Peggy Lee, Hank Williams, and the Beatles on the radio, was influenced by Buddy Holly, and revered Johnny Cash. He was smitten by the music of Howlin' Wolf, Skip James, and Jimmy Reed.
In his pre-teens, Burnett began playing guitar. Overwhelmed by seeing the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show, he started the garage band the Shadows, then the Loose Ends with his friend, Stephen Bruton. After graduating from high school, he and Bruton spent much of their time at Sound City, a recording studio in the basement of radio station KXOL. At Sound City Burnett became fascinated with record producing. He attended Texas Christian University briefly, choosing instead to work as an artists and repertoire agent for a producer at Sound City.
Burnett produced and played drums on "Paralyzed", the novelty hit by the Legendary Stardust Cowboy:16 As part of the pseudonymous group Whistler, Chaucer, Detroit, and Greenhill, he appeared on and produced The Unwritten Works of Geoffrey, Etc. (Uni, 1968).:17 During the same year, he produced six songs for a group of friends who called themselves "The Case Hardy Boys". Later this band would move to Los Angeles and become known first as "The Fare", then "El Roacho", and would have songs produced by Burnett, Daniel Moore, and Steve Katz. In 1972, he moved to Los Angeles and recorded his second album, The B-52 Band and the Fabulous Skylarks. In 1975 and 1976, he toured with Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue.
When the Revue ended, Burnett and two other members of Dylan's band, David Mansfield and Steven Soles, formed The Alpha Band, which released three albums: The Alpha Band (1976), Spark in the Dark (1977), and The Statue Makers of Hollywood (1978).:35–37
Burnett and singer-songwriter Sam Phillips were married in 1989 and divorced in 2004. He produced many of her albums, including Martinis and Bikinis and Cruel Inventions. He is currently married to writer-producer Callie Khouri. Burnett has three daughters, including one from his marriage to Phillips.
In 1980, Burnett released his first post–Alpha Band solo album, Truth Decay, produced by Reggie Fisher, on the Takoma Records label. Truth Decay was a roots rock album described by the Rolling Stone Record Guide as "mystic Christian blues". In 1982, his Trap Door EP (also produced by Reggie Fisher), released on the Warner Brothers label, yielded the FM radio hit "I Wish You Could Have Seen Her Dance". Burnett toured after the release of Trap Door, opening several dates for The Who, leading a band that featured Mick Ronson on guitar. His 1983 album Proof Through the Night, whose song "When the Night Falls" got some FM airplay, and his 1987 album The Talking Animals were more in the vein of 1980s new wave music, while his self-titled 1986 album was an album of acoustic country music. His 1992 album The Criminal Under My Own Hat tended toward adult album alternative music.
Proof Through the Night was reissued by Rhino Records' Handmade Music in a limited edition of 5,000 on May 29, 2007, in an expanded version. The double CD also included the EPs Trap Door and Behind the Trap Door. In 2006, he released two albums. The True False Identity was his first album of new songs since 1992, and Twenty Twenty – The Essential T Bone Burnett was a 40-song career retrospective.
Production and other professional activities
Burnett's production credits include How Will the Wolf Survive? by Los Lobos (Slash/Warner Bros., 1984) by Los Lobos, King of America (Columbia, 1986) by Elvis Costello,:220 Martinis and Bikinis (Virgin, 1994) and Fan Dance (Nonesuch, 2001) by Sam Phillips, Raising Sand (Rounder, 2007) by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss; Life, Death, Love and Freedom (Hear Music, 2008) by John Mellencamp; The Diving Board (Capitol, 2015) by Elton John,:221 and the soundtracks The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Cold Mountain, and Crazy Heart.:222
In 1985, Burnett collaborated with Elvis Costello on the single "The People's Limousine," using the moniker "The Coward Brothers." In 1987, he produced Roy Orbison's two-record album, In Dreams: The Greatest Hits and two songs of Mystery Girl. In 1997, he wrote songs for the Sam Shepard play The Tooth of Crime: Second Dance, which premiered off-Broadway in New York City with Vincent D'Onofrio and Kirk Acevedo. An album of these songs, Tooth of Crime, was released in May 2008, featuring guitarist Marc Ribot, Sam Phillips, and David Poe, whose self-titled debut Burnett also produced that year. According to Burnett, he was inspired by the music of Skip James while composing songs for the updated version of Shepard's play.
In April 2006, he announced that his first concert tour in nearly two decades would begin on May 16 in Chicago at The Vic Theater. Around the same time, jazz singer Cassandra Wilson released an album of blues songs, Thunderbird (2006), which was produced by Burnett. He wrote one of the album's songs and co-wrote another with Ethan Coen. He produced music for the remake of the film All the King's Men.
In 2006 he produced Brandi Carlile's The Story album, the title song of which became a minor hit and was featured on a special broadcast of ABC-TV's Grey's Anatomy. Carlile's guitarist and bassist, twins Tim and Phil Hanseroth, respectively, used instruments from Burnett's private collection during the "live" recordings in Vancouver, British Columbia.
In early 2008, Pete Townshend announced that Burnett was to go into the studio that fall to help produce an all-covers album for The Who. However, on a May 15, 2008, episode of the NPR radio show All Songs Considered, Burnett threw that project into question. He stated that Townshend had indicated in a blog that he was putting all his projects on hold.
In 2009, Burnett produced albums for Moonalice and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. In that same year, he also produced Elvis Costello's album, Secret, Profane & Sugarcane as well as co-writing the song "Sulfur to Sugarcane" with Costello.
Burnett produced a collaboration album by Elton John and Leon Russell. John, Russell, and Bernie Taupin (John's lyricist) wrote songs together in late 2009. The album, The Union, was recorded in January 2010 and released in October 2010.
In 2008, it was reported that Burnett "started a new venture called Code, which aims to do for music what THX did for movie-theater sound: set standards that ensure the best possible quality." He is opposed to the trend of brighter and more compressed processing, sufficiently so, that he essentially retired from the music business around 1995–1996 and pursued an opportunity to work in theater with Sam Shepard, leading to his work on several films.
The audio format known as Code involves the simultaneous release of multiple sound formats, thus avoiding much of the processing which happens when sound is converted from one format to another. The first album produced with Code was Life, Death, Love and Freedom (2008) by John Mellencamp.
Work in films
In 2000, Burnett produced the soundtrack and wrote the score for the Coen Brothers film O Brother, Where Art Thou?. The award-winning soundtrack featured music from Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Ralph Stanley, Gillian Welch, and others performing traditional American folk music, blues and bluegrass – reminiscent of Burnett's 1986 self-titled release. The album was a hit, garnering numerous industry awards from the Grammys, Academy of Country Music, and the Country Music Association. The album was a commercial success and sold almost eight million copies, according to Billboard.
A documentary film, Down from the Mountain, was made of a benefit concert of the soundtrack performed by the artists on the album; Burnett figures prominently in the film. For producing the soundtrack albums for these two films, and for his wife Sam Phillips's album Fan Dance, Burnett won the 2002 Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical. Burnett went on to produce the less popular gospel soundtrack to the Coen's The Ladykillers.
In 2004, under the name "Henry Burnett", he arranged "I Wish My Baby Was Born" and wrote "Like a Songbird That Has Fallen" and "Scarlet Tide" for the movie Cold Mountain. "Scarlet Tide", co-written with Elvis Costello and performed by Alison Krauss, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song and won BAFTA's Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music.
In 2005, he worked with actors Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon for their singing roles as Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash in the film Walk the Line. Witherspoon won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the film, giving special thanks to Burnett in her speech for "helping her realize her lifelong dream of being a country music singer". He also produced that film's soundtrack album and wrote its score.
In 2009, Burnett collaborated on music for the movie Crazy Heart, winning a Golden Globe, an Academy Award, and a Grammy Award for the song "The Weary Kind", which he composed with Ryan Bingham. Burnett was also a producer of the film, along with Jeff Bridges and Robert Duvall.
In 2013, he was Executive Music Producer for the Coen brothers' film Inside Llewyn Davis.
Awards and honors
- Producer of the Year, Non-Classical (2001, 2004)
- Record of the Year: "Please Read the Letter" (2008)
- Album of the Year: O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2001), Raising Sand (2008)
- Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2001), Cold Mountain (2004), Walk the Line (2006), Crazy Heart (2010)
- Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album: Raising Sand (2008)
- Best Traditional Folk Album: Down from the Mountain (2001)
- Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: A Wonderful World (2004)
- Best Traditional Blues Album: One Kind Favor (2008)
- Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: "The Scarlet Tide" (2004), "The Weary Kind" (2010)
- Best Song Written for Visual Media: "Safe & Sound" (2012)
In 2010 Burnett won several awards for the movie Crazy Heart. He and Ryan Bingham shared the Academy Award for Best Original Song and the Golden Globe Award for Best Song for "The Weary Kind". The song won them a Critics Choice Award and won Burnett a Satellite Award from the International Press Academy. For the score, Burnett and Stephen Bruton won an award from Los Angeles Film Critics Association and Burnett won the Frederick Loewe award. He shared the award for Best First Feature at the Independent Spirit Awards with the producers (Robert Duvall, Rob Carliner and Judy Cairo) and director Scott Cooper..
|The B-52 Band & the Fabulous Skylarks||1972|
|Proof Through the Night||1983|
|Behind the Trap Door||1984|
|The Talking Animals||1987|
|The Criminal Under My Own Hat||1992|
|The True False Identity||2006|
|Twenty Twenty – The Essential T Bone Burnett||2006|
|Tooth of Crime||2008|
|T-Bone Burnett Presents The Speaking Clock Revue: Live from the Beacon Theatre||2011|
|A Place at the Table||2013|
|Where the Pyramid Meets the Eye: A Tribute to Roky Erickson||Nothing in Return||1990|
|Until the End of the World||Humans from Earth||1991|
Alpha Band discography
|The Statue Makers of Hollywood||1978|
|Spark in the Dark||1977|
Record production discography
|The Phosphorescent Blues||Punch Brothers||Executive Producer||January 27, 2015|
|Plain Spoken||John Mellencamp||Executive Producer||September 23, 2014|
|Ghostlight||Betty Buckley||Producer||September 16, 2014|
|Put Your Needle Down||The Secret Sisters||Producer||April 15, 2014|
|The Diving Board||Elton John||Producer||September 16, 2013|
|Ghost Brothers of Darkland County||Various||Producer||April 6, 2013|
|Glad Rag Doll||Diana Krall||Producer||April 10, 2012|
|Storm & Grace||Lisa Marie Presley||Producer||May 15, 2012|
|The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond||Various||Producer||March 20, 2012|
|Voice of Ages||The Chieftains||Producer||February 21, 2012|
|I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive||Steve Earle||Producer||April 26, 2011|
|Low Country Blues||Gregg Allman||Producer||January 18, 2011|
|National Ransom||Elvis Costello||Producer, songwriter||February 11, 2010|
|The Union||Elton John and Leon Russell||Producer, guitar, songwriter||October 19, 2010|
|The Secret Sisters||The Secret Sisters||Executive Producer||December 10, 2010|
|Myth of the Heart||Sahara Smith||Producer||August 31, 2010|
|Junky Star||Ryan Bingham||Producer||August 31, 2010|
|No Better Than This||John Mellencamp||Producer||August 17, 2010|
|We Walk This Road||Robert Randolph & The Family Band||Producer, guitar, songwriter||June 21, 2010|
|Country Music||Willie Nelson||Producer||April 13, 2010|
|Women + Country||Jakob Dylan||Producer||June 4, 2010|
|Crazy Heart||Various||Producer||January 19, 2010|
|Secret, Profane & Sugarcane||Elvis Costello||Producer||February 6, 2009|
|Moonalice||Moonalice||Producer||April 14, 2009|
|One Kind Favor||B.B. King||Producer||August 26, 2008|
|Akiko||Akiko Yano||Producer||October 22, 2008|
|Life, Death, Love and Freedom||John Mellencamp||Producer||July 15, 2008|
|Still||BoDeans||Producer||April 3, 2008|
|1967||Betty Buckley||Producer||October 16, 2007|
|Raising Sand||Robert Plant and Alison Krauss||Producer||October 23, 2007|
|Across the Universe||Various||Producer||September 14, 2007|
|The Story||Brandi Carlile||Producer||March 4, 2007|
|Thunderbird||Cassandra Wilson||Producer||April 4, 2006|
|Walk the Line||Various||Producer||November 15, 2005|
|Future Perfect||Autolux||Producer||October 26, 2004|
|A Boot and a Shoe||Sam Phillips||Producer||April 27, 2004|
|The Ladykillers||Various||Producer||March 23, 2004|
|Ollabelle||Ollabelle||Producer||September 3, 2004|
|Cold Mountain||Various||Producer||December 16, 2003|
|The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood||Various||Producer||May 28, 2002|
|Ralph Stanley||Ralph Stanley||Producer||November 6, 2002|
|A Wonderful World||Tony Bennett and k.d. lang||Producer||May 11, 2002|
|Motherland||Natalie Merchant||Producer||November 13, 2001|
|Fan Dance||Sam Phillips||Producer||July 31, 2001|
|Down from the Mountain||Various||Producer||July 24, 2001|
|O Brother, Where Art Thou?||Various||Producer||May 12, 2000|
|Come to Where I'm From||Joseph Arthur||Producer||November 4, 2000|
|Blue Days Black Nights||Freedy Johnston||Producer, Optigan||July 20, 1999|
|Songs from the Pipe||The Surfers||Producer||July 21, 1998|
|Hell Among the Yearlings||Gillian Welch||Producer||July 28, 1998|
|Horse Whisperer||Various||Producer||February 6, 1998|
|Clay Pigeons||Various||Producer||September 22, 1998|
|Olé||Tonio K||Producer||December 23, 1997 (recorded 1990)|
|David Poe||David Poe||Producer, bass guitar, ukulele||September 23, 1997|
|Omnipop||Sam Phillips||Producer||August 20, 1996|
|Stealing Beauty||Various||Producer||May 28, 1996|
|Bringing Down the Horse||Wallflowers||Producer||May 21, 1996|
|Revival||Gillian Welch||Producer||September 4, 1996|
|Sweetie||Daniel Tashian||Producer, guitar||March 26, 1996|
|Braver Newer World||Jimmie Dale Gilmore||Producer, guitar, mixing||June 25, 1996|
|Bringing on the Weather||Jackopierce||Producer||February 14, 1995|
|Pretty Little Lonely||Michael Petak||Producer||August 16, 1994|
|Martinis & Bikinis||Sam Phillips||Producer||August 3, 1994|
|Dart to the Heart||Bruce Cockburn||Producer||January 3, 1994|
|Go Slow Down||BoDeans||Producer, engineer||December 10, 1993|
|August and Everything After||Counting Crows||Producer, guitar||September 14, 1993|
|A. J. Croce||A. J. Croce||Producer||May 25, 1993|
|Everything You Want (Nothing That You Need)||Seven Stories||Producer||1993|
|Five Easy Pieces||Dirty Looks||Producer||October 11, 1992|
|Lily||Wendy Matthews||Producer||September 28, 1992|
|Break Like the Wind||Spinal Tap||Producer, mixing||March 17, 1992|
|Until the End of the World||Various||Producer, mixing||October 12, 1991|
|Cruel Inventions||Sam Phillips||Producer, guitar, Chamberlin||May 28, 1991|
|Live Two Five||Nitty Gritty Dirt Band||Producer||July 16, 1991|
|Nothing but a Burning Light||Bruce Cockburn||Producer||May 11, 1991|
|Shuffletown||Joe Henry||Producer, guitar, drums||August 31, 1990|
|My Father's Face||Leo Kottke||Producer, guitar, organ||October 25, 1990|
|Third World Warrior||Kris Kristofferson||Arranger, guitar||June 3, 1990|
|Mystery Girl||Roy Orbison||Producer, guitar||January 2, 1989|
|Spike||Elvis Costello||Producer, guitar, bass guitar||February 14, 1989|
|Black & White Night: Live||Roy Orbison||Producer, guitar||October 23, 1989|
|The Indescribable Wow||Sam Phillips||Producer, guitar||September 8, 1988|
|"Notes from the Lost Civilization"||Tonio K||Producer, guitar||1988|
|By the Light of the Moon||Los Lobos||Producer||July 7, 1987|
|The Turning||Leslie Phillips||Producer, guitar||1987|
|Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams||BoDeans||Producer, guitar||January 5, 1986|
|King of America||The Costello Show||Producer, guitar||February 21, 1986|
|Romeo Unchained||Tonio K.||Producer, guitar, drums||1986|
|Peter Case||Peter Case||Producer, guitar||1986|
|Downtown||Marshall Crenshaw||Producer, sitar||September 16, 1985|
|How Will the Wolf Survive?||Los Lobos||Producer, guitar, organ||January 1, 1984|
|Time Step||Leo Kottke||Producer||January 5, 1983|
|Delbert & Glen||Delbert McClinton and Glen Clark||Producer||1972|
|Live at the New Bluebird Nightclub||Robert Ealey and His Five Careless Lovers||Producer||1970|
|The Legendary Stardust Cowboy||Legendary Stardust Cowboy||Producer, drums||1968|
|The Van Dykes||The Van Dykes||Producer||1966|
Film and television discography
|Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis||Television||Producer||2013|
|Inside Llewyn Davis||Film||Executive Music Producer||2013|
|Nashville||Television||Executive Music Producer||2012–2013|
|The Hunger Games film score||Film||Executive Music Producer||March 26, 2012|
|Tough Trade||Television||Executive Producer, Music Producer, composer||2010|
|Crazy Heart||Film||Producer, songwriter, composer||December 19, 2009|
|Across The Universe||Film||Music Producer||December 10, 2007|
|All the King's Men||Film||Executive Music Producer||September 22, 2006|
|Walk the Line||Film||Executive Music Producer, composer||November 18, 2005|
|Don't Come Knocking||Film||Executive Music Producer, composer||August 25, 2005|
|The Ladykillers||Film||Executive Music Producer||March 26, 2004|
|Cold Mountain||Film||Executive Music Producer||December 25, 2003|
|The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood||Film||Composer||July 6, 2002|
|O Brother, Where Art Thou?||Film||Music Producer, Original Music||December 22, 2000|
|The Big Lebowski||Film||Musical Archivist||June 3, 1998|
|Great Balls of Fire!||Film||Music producer, composer||June 29, 1989|
|Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night||TV Special||Musical Director||March 1, 1988|
- "Obituaries: Hazel Perkins Burnett Vernon". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. 10 September 2008.
- Gill, Andy (February 20, 2010). "Melody maker: T Bone Burnett". The Independent. Retrieved February 20, 2010.
- Sachs, Lloyd (October 4, 2016). T Bone Burnett: A Life in Pursuit. University of Texas Press. pp. 9–12. ISBN 978-1477303771.
- "T Bone Burnett – Discography". T Bone Burnett.
- The Mojo Collection (4 ed.). 2007.
- Willman, Chris (30 October 2013). "T Bone Burnett on Quitting Wife Callie Khouri's 'Nashville': It Was a 'Drag-Out Fight'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
- T Bone Burnett- Proof Through The Night & The Complete Trap Door – Press Release
- Steve Turner (May 23, 2006). "T Bone Burnett profile". Pastemagazine.com. Retrieved 2013-05-09.
- The Who preps Covers Album
- NPR All Songs Considered featuring T Bone Burnett
- Grace Potter – News
- "Costello: 'Secret, Profane...,' 4.5 stars". Azcentral.com. Retrieved 2013-05-13.
- NY Times article on Gregg Allmann that appeared 16 January 2011
- Brian Hiatt (May 20, 2008). "Artists Fight for New Hi-Fi Formats". RollingStone.Com. Retrieved 2008-06-11.
- WNYC – Soundcheck: T Bone Burnett (June 09, 2008)
- Specifically, 2001 Album of the Year, and 2001 Vocal Event of the Year (albeit neither song nor single of the year), cf Academy of Country Music Awards.
- Jessen, Wade (January 29, 2015). "Luke Bryan's 'Party' Still Rocking, Sam Hunt's Album Holds at No. 1". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 19, 2015.
HE DON'T NEED YOUR ROCKING CHAIR: ((subsection title, allcaps in original)) At 87 years young, first-generation country and bluegrass star Ralph Stanley becomes the oldest living artist to score a top 20 entry on Top Country Albums, as Ralph Stanley & Friends: Man of Constant Sorrow bows at No. 14 with 3,000 copies sold. Previously that distinction belonged to comic legend George Burns, who reached No. 12 on the March 15, 1980 list with I Wish I Was Eighteen Again. Burns was 84 at the time. Stanley, a highly venerated and influential vocal and banjo stylist, won the 2002 Grammy Award for best country male vocal performance for a new version of Dock Boggs' traditional Appalachian folk ballad "O Death," recorded for the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack. That set ruled Top Country Albums for a whopping 35 weeks in 2001-02 and has sold 7.9 million copies.
- Schneider, Jason (March 2010). "Conversations: T Bone Burnett". Exclaim!.
- "T Bone Burnett". GRAMMY.com. 14 May 2017. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
- Gilbert, Calvin (8 March 2010). "Jeff Bridges, Ryan Bingham, T Bone Burnett Win Oscars for Crazy Heart". CMT News. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
- "IMDB: Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis". Retrieved February 25, 2014.
- Goldberg, Lesley. "'Nashville' Music Guru T Bone Burnett Won't Return for Season 2 (Exclusive)". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 21, 2013.