Jackson Browne, Eric Church, Martina McBride Join Gregg Allman Tribute Concert in Atlanta
: October 24, 2013
The life and musical works of Gregg Allman just got more honored. The Allman Brothers Band, Jackson Browne, Natalie Cole and more are set to pay tribute to 65-year-old rock icon at ...
Jimmy Buffett to Play Frisco, Tower Amphitheatre with Jackson Browne
: February 13, 2013
Jimmy Buffett says his concerts this year are part of the Songs From St. Somewhere Tour, but so far the “tour” has seemed more like a few scattered one-off dates around the cou ...
Jackson Browne Takes Acoustic West Coast Swing in 2013
: November 12, 2012
Jackson Browne has been touring quite a bit recently, and it looks like he doesn’t plan to slow down in 2013 as he announced an acoustic tour of the West Coast.
The nearly mon ...
Jackson Browne Pushs Acoustic Tour into Fall
: June 27, 2012
Jackson Browne’s previously scheduled summer acoustic tour hasn’t even begun yet, but he’s already announced more dates for the fall.
The previously announced dates run fr ...
My Morning Jacket, Jackson Browne Headline Newport Folk Festival
: March 01, 2012
Organizers of the Newport Folk Festival announced the lineup for this year’s event at a party near Boston last night, and My Morning Jacket and Jackson Browne will headline.
Jackson Browne Books Fall Acoustic Tour Dates
: June 02, 2011
Songwriter-singer Jackson Browne's Solo Acoustic Tour of 2011 has been extended. An additional series of dates for the U.S. this fall have been added, starting in Interlochen, MI o ...
Jackson Browne Prepares for Summer Tour
: March 29, 2010
Jackson Browne is ready to embark on a 34-city tour across the US with cohort David Lindley. The adventure will set sail July 18 in Rancho Mirage, California and run through Septem ...
jackson browne Biography
The American rock musician and singer-songwriter Jackson Browne was born in Heidelberg, Germany on October 9, 1948. He has sold more than 17 million U.S. albums over the course of his career. Browne came to prominence during the 1970s. His personal angst and political interests have highly influenced his career and resulted in popular songs like Running On Empty, Lawyers in Love The Pretender, These Days and Somebody's Baby. Browne became a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. That same year Occidental College in Los Angeles gave Brown an honorary Doctorate in Music to recognize his remarkable musical career which has successfully combined his highly personal artistry along with his broader vision of justice and social change.
Browne signed a contract with Asylum Records in 1971. In 1972, he released Jackson Browne. The set included his top ten hit single Doctor My Eyes. His followup 1973 set For Everyman wasn't as successful as his debut album, but still sold one million copies. Browne consolidated his following with his 1974 set Late for the Sky. The title song was featured in Taxi Driver, the Martin Scorsese film.
In 1976, Browne released The Pretender, following the suicide of Phyllis Major, his first wife. Nancy Farnsworth, Major's mother, co-wrote Here Come Those Tears Again. In 1977, Browne released Running on Empty, his most commercially successful album. The live album combined live performances, new material and recordings made back stage, in hotel rooms and on buses. Browne's 1980 set Hold Out was a commercial success and Somebody's Baby became his highest charting single, peaking in the No. 7 spot on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.
During the 1980s, his lyrics became increasingly political on albums such as Lawyers in Love (1983), Lives in the Balance (1986) and World in Motion (1989). Throughout the 1980s he also frequently performed for leftist causes and benefit concerts. In the 1990s, Browne returned to a style that was more personal. Browne released his latest album, Time the Conqueror, in 2008.