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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 14 January 1948St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Birth NameJoseph Henry Burnett
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

T Bone Burnett was born on January 14, 1948 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Joseph Henry Burnett. He has been married to Callie Khouri since 2006. He was previously married to Sam Phillips.

Spouse (2)

Callie Khouri (2006 - present)
Sam Phillips (1989 - ?) (divorced) (1 child)

Trade Mark (2)

Producer of neo-traditionalist country, rock, and pop music
As songwriter, he is known for clever lyrics and themes of spirituality and political comment.

Trivia (4)

Has a daughter, Simone, born in the late 1990s, with ex-wife Sam Phillips. Also has children from a previous marriage.
Winner of the Grammy for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards (27 February 2002). He won for the O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) soundtrack, its companion album "Down from the Mountain", and wife Sam Phillips's album "Fan Dance".
Was a member of Bob Dylan's "Rolling Thunder Review" in 1975.
Burnett's nickname was the basis of a subplot in an episode of Seinfeld (1989) ["The Maid", Episode 19, in the final season, 1998] in which George expresses the desire to be known around the office as "T Bone.".

Personal Quotes (3)

It's a funny thing about humility as soon as you know you're being humble, you're no longer humble.
People confuse Led Zeppelin with what came after them, as if they were a heavy metal band. But the incantations that Robert Plant was singing were drawn from the Delta and the Appalachian mountains. It was music of the mud and earth. They had many gears they could go up, but at its essence was something raw and true and authentic.
I don't think most of the music they play in Nashville is country music at all. It got taken over by rock and lost its rhythm and character. This is real country music, the way Led Zeppelin played country.

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