Earle, a leading performer of American roots music, wrote often of loneliness, flight and forgiveness.
The country band announced last week it's renaming itself "Lady A" -- the same name a Seattle singer has been using for more than 20 years.
Exploring the complicated racial legacy of country music reveals why the genre often goes from being a musical form to a vehicle for difficult conversations around race and identity.
To focus praise solely on his official releases robs Dylan of his artistic achievement of having become perhaps the greatest performance artist to ever walk on stage.
The six-time Grammy winner remembered King's unmistakable influence on the music industry.