T Bone Burnett

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T Bone Burnett was born on January 14, 1948 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Joseph Henry Burnett. He is known for his work on The Hunger Games (2012), Crazy Heart (2009) and O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). 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 39 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »


Known For

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


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 2020 The King of Staten Island (music producer: The Wallflowers - "One Headlight")
 2018 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (music producer)
 2017 Godless (TV Mini Series) (executive music producer - 7 episodes)
- Homecoming (2017) ... (executive music producer)
- Shot the Head off a Snake (2017) ... (executive music producer)
- Fathers & Sons (2017) ... (executive music producer)
- Wisdom of the Horse (2017) ... (executive music producer)
- The Ladies of La Belle (2017) ... (executive music producer)
 2016 Elton John: A Good Heart (Video short) (music producer)
 2015 Love the Coopers (executive music producer)
 2014 Murder in the First (TV Series) (musical archivist - 10 episodes)
- Blunt the Edge (2014) ... (musical archivist)
- Family Matters (2014) ... (musical archivist)
- Win Some, Lose Some (2014) ... (musical archivist)
- Suck My Alibi (2014) ... (musical archivist)
- Punch Drunk (2014) ... (musical archivist)
 2012-2013 Nashville (TV Series) (executive music producer - 21 episodes)
- I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive (2013) ... (executive music producer)
- A Picture from Life's Other Side (2013) ... (executive music producer)
- Why Don't You Love Me (2013) ... (executive music producer)
- Take These Chains from My Heart (2013) ... (executive music producer)
- My Heart Would Know (2013) ... (executive music producer)
 2013 Inside Llewyn Davis (executive music producer)
 2012 The Hunger Games (composer: additional music) / (executive music producer)
 2012 A Place at the Table (Documentary) (musician: guitars, bass and manditar - as T-Bone Burnett)
 2010 Elton John & Leon Russell Live from the Beacon Theatre (TV Movie) (musician - as Tbone Burnett)
 2010 Bloodworth (executive music producer)
 2007 Across the Universe (music producer - as T-Bone Burnett) / (musician: Los Angeles)
 2006 All the King's Men (executive music producer)
 2005 Walk the Line (executive music producer - as T-Bone Burnett)
 2005 Don't Come Knocking (executive music producer) / (musician: guitar)
 2004 The Ladykillers (executive music producer)
 2003 Cold Mountain (executive music producer - as T-Bone Burnett)
 2000 Down from the Mountain (Documentary) (musical director - as T-Bone Burnett)
 2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? (music producer)
 1998 The Big Lebowski (musical archivist - as T-Bone Burnett)
 1994 The Untouchables (TV Series) (original song - 1 episode)
- Stadt (1994) ... (original song: sung by T Bone Burnett)
 1988 Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night (TV Special documentary) (musical director)
 1978 Renaldo and Clara (Documentary) (musician: For the Rolling Thunder Review - as T-Bone Burnett)
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Other Works:

Album (co-producer with Natalie Merchant): "Motherland" by Merchant See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

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


6' 4" (1.93 m)

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Personal Quote:

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. 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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