2020 saw the release of J.T., Steve Earle’s tribute album covering the songs of his late son, Justin Townes Earle. One of the most acclaimed singer/songwriters of his generation, the elder Earle has distinguished himself as a master storyteller, and his songs have been recorded by a vast array of artists, including Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Joan Baez, Emmylou Harris, the Pretenders, and more. With his longtime band, the Dukes, he recently released Ghosts of West Virginia, with raw, powerful, evocative songs about the catastrophic explosion in the Upper Big Branch coal mine, which killed 29 men in 2010.