Steve wrote "When You Fall in Love", which was recorded by Johnny Lee in 1981.
A box of Texas dirt, sent by Steve's grandfather, was brought into the delivery room, so that even though Steve was being born in Virginia, it could be said that the first soil Steve's feet ever touched was Texas.
Steve collaborated with his sister Stacey Earle on "When I Fall" off of Steve's 10th album "Transcendental Blues".
Steve's comeback album "Train A Comin", was nominated for the "Best Contemporary Folk Album" Grammy Award.
Since its beginning, Steve has actively campaigned against the war in Iraq.
Steve was named Country Artist of the year for 1986 by "Rolling Stone magazine".
Steve's award winning "The Revolution Starts Now" was used in the promotion of Michael Moore's anti-war documentary film "Fahrenheit 9/11".
Steve received a Grammy Award for best contemporary folk album for "The Revolution Starts Now".
Steve was given a Lifetime Achievement Award for songwriting by the UK's BBC Radio 2 in 2004.
Steve has received a total of eleven nominations for Grammy Awards.
Steve collaborated with the Supersuckers on "NYC" off of Steve's "El Corazon"
Steve has collaborated with Sheryl Crow on two songs, "Go Amanda", and "Time Has Come Today".
Steve sang and played guitar on Emmylou Harris's version of "Goodbye".
Steve co-wrote the Jason & The Scorchers song "A Bible & A Gun".
Steve collaborated with the Del McCoury Band on 1999's "The Mountain."
Broke and addicted to drugs, Steve covered Lynyrd Skynyrd's "What's Your Name" for a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute album.
Steve covered Warren Zevon's "Reconsider Me" for Warren's tribute album.
While in prison Steve received a caring letter from Johnny Cash.
Three of Steve's songs play in the 2006 film "Talladega Nights". The three songs that play are "I Feel Alright", "Hardcore Troubadour" and "Valentines Day".
Steve's line "Everybody told me ya can't get far with 37 dollars and ah Jap guitar" in Guitar Town is exactly what he first came to Nashville with.
Steve's son Justin Earle is an up-and-coming singer/songwriter and often tours with Steve.
At the age of 14, Steve moved to Houston to live with his cousin Nick Fain.
Steve was the oldest of five children.
Steve Earle grew up in a tiny town outside of San Antonio called Schertz, Texas.
The members of Steve's back-up band are called "The Dukes."
Steve is the creator of E squared records.
Steve is a dedicated anti-death penalty activist.
Steve's song "John Walker Blues" ignited controversy for its sympathetic view of terrorist John Walker Lindh, the American who joined the Taliban in 2001.
Steve has married and divorced 5 times.
Steve wrote "Someday" after stopping at a gas station while on tour. He couldn't figure out why the attendant was so rude to him, and the lyrics to "someday" are Steve's conclusion on the situation.
Steve Earle: My main objection to the death penalty isn't about trying to save anybody on death row. It's about, If this is a democracy and the government kills somebody, then I'm killing somebody. I object to the damage that it does to my spirit. It's really, really simple.
Steve Earle: When you try as hard to kill yourself as I did with drugs and you don't die, you're around for a reason. And whenever I see something that I have an opportunity to do, I have to do it.
Steve Earle: A lot of people try to set me up to badmouth Nashville, and I hate the way country radio sounds now. But I didn't like a lot of it in the '80s when I was making records, and I really haven't liked a lot of it in a long time.
Steve Earle: Prison didn't cure me. Treatment is what cured me. Had I been given a long prison sentence without treatment, I'd probably be dead.
Steve Earle: As far as my music goes, I'm always changing. I guess that's a part of me. At one point in my life I knew I had to change or I would die. It's part of growing up. If you stop growing, you die.
Steve Earle: I used to be a folk singer. Now I'm a recovering folk singer.
Steve Earle: In a democracy, citizens are supposed to be involved and the better informed you are the more qualified you are to participate in that democracy.
Steve Earle: You see things differently at 40 than you do at 31. Especially if you got to 40 the way I did.
Steve Earle: Townes van Zandt is the best songwriter in the whole world and I'll stand on Bob Dylan's coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that.
Steve Earle: Before, I recorded in specific blocks of time. That's changed. Now everything revolves around making music for me. And it feels good.
Steve Earle: I do have sort of a spiritual center now that I didn't have before, but my spirituality is real retarded. It basically consists of `I believe there is a God, and it ain't me.' It's simple, but it works.
Steve Earle: Excuse the shades, but when you're this cool the sun shines all the time.
Steve Earle: Well, yeah, I'm just not scared of commitment. Or maybe not as scared as I should be.
Steve Earle: If Garth Brooks is a country artist then I hope to God I'm not.