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Charlie Starr Net Worth | Wife & Biography

What is Charlie Starr’s net worth? Is Charlie Starr married?


Charlie Starr is a member of the Southern Rock quintet Blackberry Smoke.

The band has toured with and befriended idols like ZZ Top (with Billy Gibbons jamming with the band on a Florida stop), The Marshall Tucker Band, George Jones, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.


He was born near the Georgia border in the town of Lanett in Chambers County.

Most of his family members were playing an instrument and sang.

For instance, his sister was playing the piano, his grandmother was playing the mandolin and piano, and his father was playing the guitar.

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At some point, his father first taught him how to play guitar.

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Charlie quoted:

“He got me started. He taught me the rudiments. You know, there were tons of people who would have been my age, friends of mine who played guitar.”

He continued:

”But very few of them sang and played at the same time. That was one of the most important things that I learned from him was to play and sing together.”

Blackberry Smoke

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Brandon Still, Paul Jackson, Brit Turner, Richard Turner and Charlie Starr – @Getty

In 2002, Starr formed his band – ”Blackberry Smoke.”

He said:

”I worked on cars for a long time and music was just a hobby. Obviously, the goal was to make music for a living, but the reality was working on cars for a long time [Laughs]. It took a while – a lot of dedication and hard work.”

Since Blackberry Smoke formed, the band has produced six albums, the latest of which was released in 2016 and titled “Like an Arrow.”

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Blackberry Smoke was initially signed to Zac Brown’s record label Southern Ground.

As a member of Blackberry Smoke, Charlie works with:

  • Brit Turner (drums);
  • Richard Turner (bass);
  • Brandon Still (keyboards);
  • Paul Jackson (guitar).

They have performed throughout the US as both headliners and as a supporting act for artists, like – Eric Church, Zac Brown Band, ZZ Top & Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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During an interview, Starr said:

“It’s always funny to start a tour for a new record, because we wanna play the entire thing. And fans, you don’t know if they’ll be cool with that or not, ’cause they’ve got their favorites and stuff. And it’s like, ‘What do you take out of the set list?’ ”

On November 5, 2014, Blackberry Smoke announced that it had left Southern Ground and signed with Rounder Records.

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In 2014, his band did “Workin’ For MCA” for the Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute concert. Charlie explained:

”It was live and a tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. We picked it off a short list. We actually picked initially “The Ballad Of Curtis Loew” but John Hiatt had already picked it so we were like, Okay.”

In December 2016, he was named in Music Radar’s top 23 guitarists, a list which includes “rock guitar gods” such as:

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Charlie Starr of Blackberry Smoke attends Skyville Live Presents Guitar Greats featuring Billy Gibbons, Robert Randolph, Charlie Starr, and Charlie Worsham – @Getty

  • Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top;
  • Slash of Guns N’ Roses;
  • Josh Klinghoffer of Red Hot Chili Peppers;
  • Matt Skiba of Blink-182;
  • Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones.

As far as Charlie’s concerned:

“We’re just a rock and roll band from Georgia…that just occasionally plays a country song! But really, we’re just doing what we do, and we don’t worry about any of the other stuff.”

On June 19, 2020, Blackberry Smoke released the EP ”Live from Capricorn Sound Studios” via 3-Legged Records. It was followed by ”You Hear Georgia” in May 2021.


Starr stopped consuming alcoholic beverages. He said:

“I go to record stores and music stores looking for guitars. Some people go out drinking but not me I’m not drinking anymore. I’ll let them do that.”

Charlie continued:

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”No alcohol for 10 years. And I am trying to quit smoking as well and that’s fucking hard. Definitely harder than not drinking.”

Wife & Children

He has two children and lives in Atlanta, USA, with his wife. He quoted:

”My two sons: one is 21, one is 4. I love those boys, and their momma.”


When asked about the worst concert and the best concert he has ever been to, Starr responded:

”They were this hippie band and they had a song called “Frog Nation Speaks,” and they were complaining before the song about how many frogs were being killed by deforestation and things like that.”

He continued:

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”The best was the Rolling Stones back on the Voodoo Lounge tour. I couldn’t remember if it was Voodoo Lounge or Steel Wheels, but it was Voodoo Lounge.”

When asked about the last time he got into a bar brawl, Starr responded:

”Well the last bar brawl was probably in 2001 or 2002, and I went to the hospital and got stitches. It was ugly. That was in a tiny little bar in Georgia, and it was a two-night stand.”

His band is notorious for living life on the road, typically playing up to 250 shows a year.

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In fact, Blackberry Smoke lives so off the grid that they recorded their 3rd album, The Whippoorwill, in just five days.

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Charlie Starr of Blackberry Smoke performs at Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre – @Getty

Starr said:

“It’s truly a gypsy way to live.” 

When asked about his favorite thing about touring, he responded:

”Everything really. The traveling is always really interesting. Seeing different places and meeting different people.”

Starr later added:

”We’ve been fortunate enough to have toured Europe several times as well and that’s an incredible experience.”

On August 26, 2012, Blackberry Smoke performed at a charity benefit called the Boot Ride.

Charlie Starr – Net Worth

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Starr earned most of his wealth by selling tickets to Blackberry Smoke’s concerts, sponsors, and a part of the albums sold by his band.

Some of Blackberry Smoke’s albums include – You Hear Georgia, Holding All the Roses, and Little Piece of Dixie.

Therefore, Charlie Starr has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.

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Sunday 14th of January 2024

The Acoustic version of One Horse town is pretty feckin cool a fave 1 for sure.

Joan orme

Monday 2nd of October 2023

Went to his concert the best concert ever been to in my entire life loved it Cincinnati Cincinnati Ohio loves

dave mclennan

Sunday 23rd of July 2023

charlie is great song writer IMO guitar player to im ijn canada i hope they come up here

Wayne Kent

Saturday 20th of May 2023

Picked these guys up on Youtube and loved their music. Checked the tour and, low and behold, going to be in Manistee, MI at Little River Casino July 9. . Bought tickets and looking forward. You can tell Charlie and the boys love what they are doing.


Wednesday 3rd of May 2023

I discovered blackberry smoke by accident really about 2 weeks ago I was scrolling through music and I came upon his band and my favorite song ever is one horse town I absolutely love this song. I'm so glad I found this band and it really helps that he's really nice to look at too!