Singer Justin Townes Earle, son of Grammy-winner Steve Earle, has passed away. He was 38.
The news was confirmed on his Instagram page with the message, “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 💔”
The post included lyrics from his song “Looking for a Place to Land”: “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.”
No cause of death was given.
Justin wed Jenn Marie Maynard and they welcomed daughter Etta in 2017.
Earle's website touched on his life, including rehab and sobriety, as he launched his “Single Mothers” album in 2014, stating, “Between releasing four full-length-critically-acclaimed albums, constant touring, multiple stints in rehab, a new found sobriety, being born Steve Earle's son, amicable and not-so-amicable break-ups with record labels, and facing the trials and tribulations of everyday life, it's safe to say JTE has quite the story to tell.”