Steve Earle (Fort Monroe, 17 gennaio 1955) è un cantautore statunitense. Nato in Virginia con il nome Stephen Fain Earle, è un cantautore noto soprattutto per la sua produzione rock e country. La sua attività si estende comunque in altri campi, avendo in passato scritto e diretto un’opera teatrale ed essendo anche uno scrittore ed un attivista politico.
Stephen Fain “Steve” Earle (/ˈɜrl/) (born January 17, 1955) is an American rock, country and folk singer-songwriter, record producer, author and actor. Earle began his career as a songwriter in Nashville and released his first EP in 1982. His breakthrough album was the 1986 album Guitar Town. Since then Earle has released 15 other studio albums and received three Grammy awards. His songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, Vince Gill, Shawn Colvin and Emmylou Harris. He has appeared in film and television, and has written a novel, a play, and a book of short stories.