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Randy Newman beats out Steve Earle at Emmys

August 30, 2010 Comments: 0
Steve Earle

Steve Earle has lost out to Randy Newman at the Emmy awards.
Earle had received his first ever Emmy nomination in the category of Outstanding Music and Lyrics for his song “This City”. The song, produced by T Bone Burnett, was written specifically for the series "Tremé", a drama about people in New Orleans rebuilding their homes and lives after Hurricane Katrina. The song closed the season finale of the show.
But the award – announced on the fifth anniversary of the day Katrina hit New Orleans –  Earle lost out to the song “When I’m Gone”, written by Newman for the offbeat detective series “Monk”.
To listen to Earle’s song, go to the previous Backroads story.
Steve Earle arrives in the British Isles on September 4 for a short tour focusing on his album of Townes Van Zandt covers. For full details, see Steve Earle on Backroads.

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