Posthumous Justin Townes Earle album announced with cover of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dreams’

A posthumous Justin Townes Earle compilation has been announced, with a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dreams’ released as its first single.

The Americana singer-songwriter and son of Steve Earle died in 2020 aged 38 due to an accidental fentanyl overdose. The autopsy report confirmed that Earle, who died in August, was found with traces of fentanyl in his system, in addition to cocaine and alcohol.

Now, New West Records have announced a forthcoming posthumous compilation called ‘All In: Unreleased & Rarities (The New West Years)’. Earle previously released his last full-length album, 2019’s ‘The Saint Of Lost Causes’, on New West Records, as well as its predecessor, 2017’s ‘Kids In The Street’, with the label.

The upcoming album is scheduled for August 9, and will contain previously unheard recordings and brand-new songs from Earle.


His cover of Fleetwood Mac‘s ‘Dreams’ has been released as its first teaser – listen to it down below:

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Justin released nine albums throughout his career, including ‘The Saint Of Lost Causes’. Blending bluegrass, Americana, gospel and blues, you can revisit our feature ranking his ten best songs released throughout his career.

Frank TurnerBilly Bragg and Stephen King were amongst those who paid tribute to the Tennessee musician upon the news of his death.

Turner wrote: “Sad news about Justin Townes Earle. We played a handful of shows together over the years. He was a week younger than me but always felt like an older soul. A kind guy and a wonderful songwriter. RIP.” Meanwhile, author Stephen King tweeted: “It appears that Justin Townes Earle has died. I hope it’s a hoax but fear it is not. What a loss.”

Meanwhile, father Steve Earle previously released an album, ‘J.T’, in honour of his late son. The record was a collection of covers of songs written by Justin, and was released on January 4, 2021 to coincide with what would have been Justin’s 39th birthday.


All of the artist advances and royalties from sales of the record were put into a trust fund for Justin’s daughter, Etta St. James.