T Bone Burnett has worked with many prestigious names in the music industry, including Elton John, Elvis Costello, Tony Bennett, Robert Plant, Alison Krauss, Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp, Leon Russell, Counting Crows, Diana Krall, and Los Lobos, to name a few.
Burnett has received numerous industry accolades and is a 13x Grammy winner, earning his latest statue, along with collaborators Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars’ Joy Williams and John Paul White, for “Safe And Sound” from the film, 'The Hunger Games.' Burnett was also Executive Music Producer of the box office blockbuster, producing the film’s companion album which entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #1 and was certified Gold within mere weeks of its release.
He won a Grammy in that same category in 2011 – having co-written “The Weary Kind” with Ryan Bingham for the Oscar-winning film, 'Crazy Heart' – as well as in the category of Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for that same film. The song also earned him an Academy Award and Golden Globe. T Bone produced the film, composed the film's score, and co-wrote many of its original songs.
He earned numerous Grammys -- including Album of the Year and Record of the Year -- for his production work on 'Raising Sand,' the worldwide smash album from Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. He was also awarded a Grammy for Best Traditional Blues Album for his work on B.B. King's 'One Kind Favor.' He previously earned five Grammys for his work on the 8x Platinum release, 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' Further Grammys followed for his work on the platinum soundtrack to the Johnny Cash biopic, 'Walk The Line,' and the platinum Tony Bennett/k.d. lang duets album, 'A Wonderful World.'
Burnett's highly sought-after involvement in music, film, television, and stage projects is marked by his uncanny ability to successfully combine his unique artistic sensibilities with massive commercial appeal. T Bone collaborated with Joel Coen and Ethan Coen on their music-packed film, 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' which followed his successful collaboration with the Coen Brothers on 'The Big Lebowski,' for which he served as "Musical Archivist." Burnett is also the Executive Music Producer and Composer for the HBO series, 'True Detective.' He was Executive Music Producer and Co-Composer for the first season of the highly-acclaimed ABC television series, 'Nashville.' That show spawned two best-selling soundtrack albums as well as millions of individual song downloads. He has served as Executive Music Producer on numerous films, including 'Across The Universe,' 'Walk The Line' (for which he also composed its score), and 'The Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood.' He was nominated for an Academy Award, along with Elvis Costello, in the category of Best Original Song for "The Scarlet Tide" from the film, 'Cold Mountain.' For his work on that film, Burnett also earned the BAFTAs Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music.
T Bone has recently worked on several notable projects, including Bob Dylan’s 'The Basement Tapes' and Betty Buckley’s 'Ghostlight' album. He is currently working on the debut album from Rhiannon Giddens.