Bruce Hornsby Biography

(singer, songwriter, and pianist)

Bruce Hornsby, along with his band has won 3 Grammy Awards.

Relationship Facts of Bruce Hornsby

  • Bruce Hornsby is married to Kathy Yankovic.
  • Bruce Hornsby married on December 31, 1983.
  • 💑 Anniversary in 85 days 💑
  • He is father of twin sons( Keith Hornsby, Russell Hornsby).
  • Bruce Hornsby is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Bruce Hornsby?

Bruce Hornsby is a married man. He tied the knot with his beautiful wife Kathy Yankovic Hornsby on 23rd Nov 1954. The couple is leaving happily then after.

They gave birth to twin sons in 1992 namely, Russell and Keith. Russell ran the Oregon Ducks track and field team at the University of Oregon.

Keith played Division I basketball for the University of North Carolina Asheville Bulldogs from 2011 to 2013.

Also, he transferred to Louisiana State University and played for LSU from 2014 to 2016. The sons were named after musicians Leon Russell and Keith Jarrett, respectively.

Who is Bruce Hornsby?

Bruce Hornsby is an American singer-songwriter, a pianist. Bruce Hornsby is expertise in folk-rock, jazz, bluegrass, folk, southern rock, country rock, jam band, rock, heartland rock, and blues-rock musical traditions.

To date, he along with his band has won 3 Grammy Awards.

Namely, the 1987 Grammy Award for Best New Artist with Bruce Hornsby and the Range, the 1990 Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album, and the 1994 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance.

Bruce Hornsby- Age, Ethnicity, Early Life & Education

He was born on  November 23, 1954, to father Robert Stanley Hornsby (1920–1998), an attorney. Further, his father is a real-estate developer and former musician.

While his mother, née Lois Saunier is a piano player and church’s community liaison. Even a local school is named after his mother’s middle name due to her contribution.

To his family, there are two other kids, his siblings: Robert Saunier “Bobby” Hornsby and John Hornsby. Robert is a realtor in Hornsby Realty and also a  locally known musician. The other brother, John is an engineer who has collaborated in songwriting.

Talking about Bruce’s early life, he was raised in the church of Christian Science and had a politically “liberal” upbringing.


He was first enrolled in James Blair High School in Williamsburg and graduated in 1973.

During his high school days, he played on the basketball team and was enjoyed by seniors.

Later, he studied music at the University of Richmond for a year.

Also, he joined Berklee College of Music for two semesters, and the University of Miami, from which he graduated in 1977.

Bruce Hornsby- Body Features

He stands at a height of 1.93 m( 75 inches) tall. He has an average weight and other body statistics. further, he has blue eyes, grey hair, and a fair skin complexion.

Bruce Hornsby- Job & Career

To begin with, he first started playing piano for Sheena Easton’s band after moving to Los Angles in 1980. He also signed with 20th Century Fox to write songs for other musicians.

In 1984, he formed Bruce Hornsby and the Range alongside members  David Mansfield (guitar, mandolin, violin), George Marinelli (guitars and backing vocals), and former Ambrosia member Joe Puerta (bass guitar and backing vocals), and John Molo (drums).

In the year 1985, the band signed with RCA and later produced their first album The Way It Is which was a big hit. The album was successfully able to win the first Grammy Awards in 1986. The second album Scenes from the Southside was released in 1988.

For 2 years, starting from 1988, he toured as a keyboardist with the Grateful Dead, replacing Brent Mydland. Later in the year 1990, he released his first solo album, Harbor Lights. From 1998 to 2000, he continued to tour and perform with other distinguished musicians, The Noisemakers.

He also had Skaggs & Hornsby collaboration with bluegrass player Ricky Skaggs in 2007 and composed Darlin’ Cory” track.  Kentucky Thunder also joined them and the trio give a huge contribution to bluegrass, jazzy piano, and country music.

Also, Hornsby wrote songs for SCKBSTD, a Broadway Musical. He uses a Steinway & Sons concert grand piano bought in 1995 on a trip to Europe.

Hornsby music album

  • The Way It Is (1986)
  • Scenes from the Southside (1988)
  • A Night on the Town (1990)
  • Harbor Lights (1993)
  • Hot House (1995)
  • Spirit Trail (1998)
  • Here Come the Noisemakers (2000)
  • Big Swing Face (2002)
  • Halcyon Days (2004)
  • Camp Meeting (2007)
  • Levitate (2009)
  • Bride of the Noisemakers (2011)
  • Red Hook Summer (2012)
  • Solo Concerts (2014)
  • Rehab Reunion (2016)
  • Absolute Zero (2019)
  • Non-Secure Connection (2020)


  • Grammy awards for Best New Artist, 1986
  • Best Bluegrass Recording, 1989,
  • Best Pop Instrumental Performance, 1993
  • Down Beat Reader’s Poll Beyond Album of the Year, 1994
  • Double platinum certification for The Way It Is
  • Platinum certification for Scenes from the Southside
  • ASCAP Song of the Year for “The Way It Is”1987
  • Emmy award for Best Original Score, 1987.

Bruce Hornsby- Net worth, Salary

Regarding his good fortune, he has accompassed $ 5 million. He earns a handsome paycheque from his songs, albums, and pianist profession.

He also uploads his songs on Youtube and earns around $7.4K  –  $117.7K yearly. Besides that, his other salary details are not available.

Social Media

About his social media presence, he is an active YouTuber since 2006 with 66 uploads. He has 111k subscribers on youtube with 112 M views.

He is active on Instagram with 18.9k followers. Not only that, he has an official Facebook page with 199k followers. Also, his Twitter account has 17.4k followers.


  • He belongs to a music enthusiast family.
  • His most-watched video on Youtube is Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers – “Mandolin Rain.”


To date, he has managed to keep himself away from rumors and controversies.

Also, Read more from Nicci Gilbert, Kayja Rose, and Young Dro.