Jason Isbell
Jason Isbell

Jason Isbell

About Jason Isbell

Americana singer-songwriter Jason Isbell is a native Alabamian, who got his start as a member of the Southern rock band Drive-By Truckers.

∙ Isbell wrote some of Drive-By Truckers’ signature songs, including “Decoration Day,” a tale of murderous family rivalry that was the title track to their acclaimed 2003 album.
∙ His emotionally raw 2013 LP Southeastern—recorded when he was newly sober—was a commercial and critical success, garnering praise from Bruce Springsteen and John Prine.
Something More Than Free debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock, Country and Folk charts in 2015.
∙ The Country Music Hall of Fame named Isbell its 2017 artist-in-residence, an honor previously bestowed on such legends as Kris Kristofferson, Earl Scruggs, and Rosanne Cash.
∙ He wrote “Maybe It’s Time,” the acoustic alt-country ballad performed by Bradley Cooper in the 2018 film A Star Is Born.
∙ Among his many accolades, Isbell has won four Grammy Awards, including Best Americana Album honors in 2016 and 2018.

  • HOMETOWN
    Green Hill, AL
  • BORN
    February 1, 1979