Country Pop Bites: Steve Earle – August 11
Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2005 Steve Earle and Allison Moorer were married?
It's true! It was at the Hermitage Hotel in downtown Nashville. It was his seventh wedding, her second.
Check out this Steve Earle video!
Here are 5 interesting facts about Steve Earle.
- His middle name is Fain.
- He began learning the guitar at the age of 11 and placed in a talent contest at his school at age 13.
- He is reported to have run away from home at age 14 to follow his idol, singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt around Texas.
- He was "rebellious" as a youngster and dropped out of school at the age of 16. He moved to Houston with his 19-year-old uncle, who was also a musician, where he married and worked odd jobs.
- In 1993 he was arrested for possession of heroin and in 1994, for cocaine and "weapons possession". A judge sentenced him to a year in jail after he admitted possession and failed to appear in court. He was released from jail after serving 60 days of his sentence.