Steve Earle

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2007 (The 2008 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

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Guitar Town (1986)
Copperhead Road (1988)

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Guitar Town (1986)
Copperhead Road (1988)

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Will Steve Earle be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


5 comments so far (post your own)

You know, I originally felt there's no way in hell Steve gets in. So-called "country" ditched him somewhere between "Copperhead Road" and heroin, and besides, these days, all them Bush-lovin'flag-wavers who make up "country" radio would just as soon hang him off the same scaffold as The Dixie Chicks if they had half a chance. But the cleaned-up, resurrected Steve, whose musical influences range from The Beatles to bluegrass, has been the most powerful, most consistent voice of freedom and dissent in popular music in recent years (the only reasons he's been off the radar are because his last label went under and he did some off-Broadway work), and I think enough influential voters will be able to force the issue and get him inducted. At least I sure hope so ...

Posted by franorama on Tuesday, 03.13.07 @ 01:36am

I can't imagine how Steve doesn't make it. Even if you don't like the lyrics, the composition and the voice should, if you have any true interest in music, make the hair on the back of neck stand up. Hopefully enough of the powers that be canget together and make this happen.

Posted by earlefan1 on Friday, 09.28.07 @ 11:25am

For those interested in Steve Earle's Rock Hall credentials, I have done a Keltner analysis at

Posted by Julien Peter Benney on Wednesday, 07.8.09 @ 18:28pm

God yes. He's been one of the most important and relevant singer/songwriters of the past 30 years and is still going strong. Him and Dwight Yoakam are the only two semi-country acts I would put in the hall.

Posted by Chalkie on Wednesday, 09.16.09 @ 20:54pm

He did describe the Copperhead Road album as the "world's first combination of heavy metal and bluegrass" which has also been referred to as "power twang" and from listening to the title track I can believe that.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Monday, 08.9.10 @ 10:39am

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