American singer-songwriter and musician, Justin Townes Earle has died at the age of 38, according to an announcement on his social media accounts.
A post read on Earle’s Instagram, “It is with tremendous sadness that we inform you of the passing of our son, husband, father, and friend Justin. So many of you have relied on his music and lyrics over the years and we hope that his music will continue to guide you on your journeys. You will be missed dearly, Justin 💔”
It added, “I’ve crossed oceans / Fought freezing rain and blowing sand / I’ve crossed lines and roads and wondering rivers / Just looking for a place to land”
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Justin Townes Earle was an American singer-songwriter and musician. He was a son of alternative country artist Steve Earle and was named after Townes Van Zandt.
In 2017, Earle began working with New West Records, who released his last two albums, starting with the LP Kids in the Street.
American Singer Justin Townes Earle Dies At 38
His fans reacted to the news with shock and sadness as word began to spread Sunday night.
“RIP Justin Townes Earle,” the band the Head & the Heart tweeted. “We had the pleasure of playing a few shows together. He was such an immense songwriter and authentic soul. This year is a thief.”
Stephen King wrote, “It appears that Justin Townes Earle has died. I hope it’s a hoax but fear it is not. What a loss.”