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T Bone Burnett

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. See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 35 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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The Hunger Games Music Department
Crazy Heart Composer
O Brother, Where Art Thou? Music Department
Cold Mountain Music Department


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 2017 Peaky Blinders (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Heathens (2017) ... (writer: "The Longing" - uncredited)
 2017 Only the Brave (producer: "Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend)")
 2017/I Thank You for Your Service (performer: "Sweet Lullaby") / (writer: "Sweet Lullaby")
 2017 Arena (TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode)
- American Epic - Part 4: The Sessions (2017) ... (producer: "Matrimonial Intentions", "If The River Was Whiskey", "Killer Diller Blues", "Two Fingers of Whiskey", "Jubilee", "Nobody's Dirty Business", "Closer Walk With Thee", "Mal Hombre", "One Hour Mama")
 2016-2017 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Blind Auditions 3 (2017) ... (writer: "Safe and Sound")
- The Superbattles (2016) ... (writer: "Safe And Sound")
 2017 An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (Documentary) (writer: "Truth to Power")
 2015 Love the Coopers (producer: "The Light of Christmas Day")
 2015 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (music: "Deep in the Meadow (Lullaby)")
 2015 Conan (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2014 True Detective (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Seeing Things (2014) ... ("Sign of the Judgement")
 2013 The Voice of the Philippines (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.13 (2013) ... (writer: "Safe and Sound")
 2013 R.I.P.D. (lyrics: "The Better Man") / (music: "The Better Man") / (producer: "The Better Man")
 2013 Inside Llewyn Davis (arranger: "Hang Me, Oh Hang Me", "Fare Thee Well (Dink's Song)", "The Death of Queen Jane") / (writer: "Please Please Mr. Kennedy")
 2013 Nashville (TV Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Why Don't You Love Me (2013) ... (producer: "Gun For A Mouth")
- Take These Chains from My Heart (2013) ... (producer: "Gun For A Mouth")
 2013 The 55th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "The Weight")
 2012 Vegas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Solid Citizens (2012) ... (writer: "The Weary Kind")
 2012 The Broken Circle Breakdown (writer: "Didn't Leave Nobody But the Baby")
 2012 Voice - Danmarks største stemme (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Anden blindtest (2012) ... (writer: "Safe & Sound")
 2012 The Five-Year Engagement (writer: "Don't Worry Baby")
 2012 The Hunger Games (music: "Deep in the Meadow (Lullaby)") / (producer: "Safe & Sound", "Kingdom Come") / (writer: "Abraham's Daughter", "Safe & Sound")
 2012 The Firm (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chapter Five (2012) ... (writer: "Safe & Sound")
 2012 A Place at the Table (Documentary) (writer: "Long Time Gone", "Long Time Gone (Dust Bowl Version)")
 2011 Happy Feet Two (lyrics: "The Mighty Sven") / (producer: "The Mighty Sven")
 2010 The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.117 (2010) ... (writer: "The Weary Kind")
 2010 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #18.8 (2010) ... (writer: "The Weary Kind")
 2010 Bloodworth (performer: "You Don't Tell Me What To Do") / (producer: "You Don't Tell Me What To Do")
 2010 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #17.71 (2010) ... (writer: "The Weary Kind" - uncredited)
 2009 Did You Hear About the Morgans? (writer: "Shakin' Shakin' Shakes")
 2009 Crazy Heart (writer: "Hold On You" (2009), "I Don't Know" (2009), "Gone, Gone, Gone", "The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)" (2009), "The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)")
 2009 Spectacle: Elvis Costello with... (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Rosanne Cash/Norah Jones/Kris Kristofferson/John Mellencamp (2009) ... ("From Sulfur to Sugarcane")
 2008 Mad Money (producer: "Rich Woman")
 2006 Happy Feet (producer: "Golden Slumbers", "The End")
 2006 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Round 6 (2006) ... ("Lewis Boogie Blues")
 2005 Don't Come Knocking (performer: "God's in the Kitchen", "Monkey Dance", "Driving Wheel", "I'm Coming Home", "I Wish You Could Have Seen Her Dance", "Power of Love", "Lonely Man") / (producer: "Don't Come Knocking") / (writer: "Lonely Man", "God's in the Kitchen", "Monkey Dance", "Driving Wheel", "Strike a Match", "Shaken, Rattled and Rolled", "I'm Coming Home", "I Wish You Could Have Seen Her Dance", "Power of Love", "Lost" - as Henry Burnett)
 2004 The Ladykillers (arranger: "Trouble of This World", "Let the Light from the Lighthouse Shine On Me", "Yes" - as Henry Burnett) / (producer: "Trouble of This World", "Trouble in, Trouble Out", "Trouble of This World (Coming Home)", "Sinners", "Another Day, Another Dollar", "Let the Light from the Lighthouse Shine On Me", "Yes") / (writer: "Trouble in, Trouble Out", "Trouble of This World (Coming Home)", "Sinners", "Another Day, Another Dollar" - as Henry Burnett)
 2004 The 76th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Scarlet Tide") / (writer: "Scarlet Tide")
 2003 Cold Mountain (arranger: "Bonaparte's Retreat", "Am I Born to Die?", "The Cuckoo", "Lulu is Gone", "Like a Songbird That Has Fallen" (2003), "Wayfaring Stranger", "Sittin' on Top of the World" (1966), "I Wish My Baby was Born", "The Scarlet Tide" (2003) - as Henry Burnett) / (writer: "Like a Songbird That Has Fallen" (2003), "The Scarlet Tide" (2003) - as Henry Burnett)
 2003 The Blues (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Soul of a Man (2003) ... (performer: "Don't Dog Your Woman")
 2003 The Soul of a Man (Documentary) (performer: "Don't Dog Your Woman")
 2002 Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (arranger: "C'est Si Triste", "Sitting in the Window of My Room") / (producer: "Drug State" (2002), "C'est Si Triste", "Lulu's Back in Town" (1935), "It's a Sin to Tell a Lie" (1936), "I Want to Be Your Mother's Son-In-Law" (1934), "Keepin' Out of Mischief Now" (1932), "Sitting in the Window of My Room", "If Yesterday Could Only Be Tomorrow" (1940), "The World Exploded into Love" (2001)) / (writer: "Drug State" (2002), "Hair's on Fire" (2002), "Ya-Ya" (2002))
 2001 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Double Date (2001) ... (writer: "Holding On To The Earth" - uncredited)
 2000 Down from the Mountain (Documentary) (arranger: "(Didn't Leave) Nobody But the Baby")
 2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? (arranger: "Didn't Leave Nobody But the Baby") / (lyrics: "Didn't Leave Nobody But the Baby")
 1998 Clay Pigeons (writer: "Stop The Clock")
 1998 Crush Proof (performer: "Purple Heart") / (writer: "Purple Heart")
 1997 Best Men (producer: "Burn To Shine")
 1995 Mad Love (writer: "Shakin' Shakin' Shakes")
 1993 Ruby in Paradise (writer: "Holding On To The Earth")
  The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1992) (writer - 1 episode, 1992)
- Hey Now (1992) ... (performer: "Humans From Earth" - uncredited) / (writer: "Humans From Earth" - uncredited)
 1992 A Midnight Clear (arranger: "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear") / (producer: "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear")
 1991 Until the End of the World (performer: "Humans From Earth") / (writer: "Humans From Earth")
 1988 Fright Night Part 2 (performer: "You Could Look It Up") / (writer: "You Could Look It Up")
 1985 UFOria (performer: "Quicksand")
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Other Works:

Album (as vocalist, co-producer, musician, and songwriter): "The Criminal Under My Own Hat". Columbia Records, CK 45213. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

J. Henry Burnett | T-Bone Burnett | T.Bone Burnett | Tbone Burnett


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Personal Quote:

It's a funny thing about humility as soon as you know you're being humble, you're no longer humble. See more »


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.". See more »


As songwriter, he is known for clever lyrics and themes of spirituality and political comment. See more »

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