Dusty Hill is a bassist from the United States who is best known to be a member of the rock group ZZ Top. He also serves as a co-vocalist and keyboardist of the group. Hill has also appeared in many television shows and is the brother of Rocky Hill. He has released many albums with ZZ Top as well as with Amercian Blues. Here is a quick summary of net worth of Dusty Hill in 2018, career and earnings.
Early Life & Biography
Joseph Michael “Dusty” Hill is the son of Ernest and Myrl Hill. He was born on 19 May 1949, in Dallas, Texas. He spent his childhood in Lakewood neighbourhood.
He went to Woodrow Wilson High School (Dallas) and used to play the cello.
In 2002, Dusty Hill got married to actress Charleen McCrory. He is an ardent fan of Elvis Presley.
Career, Awards & Nominations
In the beginning, Dusty Hill used to perform with his brother Rocky and Frank Beard in local bands in Dallas. He used to perform for American Blues and Cellar Dwellers. During that time, he released the albums ‘American Blues’, ‘American Blues ‘Is Here’, and ‘Do Their Thing’ with American Blues.
In 1969, Hill used to perform in a fake version of The Zombies, which is a popular British band. That same year, he founded ZZ Top and became its lead singer. In 1971, they released the album ‘ZZ Top’s First Album’ on London Records.
The band released ‘Rio Grande Mud’ in 1972. The following year, they came up with ‘Tres Hombres’. In the 1970s, ZZ Top released ‘Fandango!’, and ‘Tejas’, ‘Deguello’. Their album ‘El Loco’ was released in 1981.
ZZ Top then came up with their highly successful album ‘Eliminator’ in 1983. This was followed by another commercially successful album ‘Afterburner’. In 1990, another successful album ‘Recycler’ became available.
In the ‘90s, the band released ‘Antenna’, ‘Rhythmeen’, and ‘XXX’. They released ‘Mescalero’ in 2003. The band’s most recent album was ‘La Futura’ in 2012. They have also released the commercially successful live album ‘Live from Texas’ in 2008.
Some of the hit singles of ZZ Top includes ‘My Head’s in “Mississippi”, “Doubleback”, “Pincushion”, “Concrete and Steel”, “Rough Boy”, “Stages”, “Sleeping Bag”, and “Gimme All Your Lovin’”.
Awards & Achievements
In 2004, along with ZZ Top, Dusty Hill was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 1994, they were inducted into RockWalk in Hollywood. Their videos have also won many awards. He has received two Grammy nominations in 1983 and 1986.
Net Worth & Earnings
The estimated net worth of Dusty Hill is more than $75 million. The rock singer made this net worth by releasing many albums with ZZ Top. The band has sold more than 25 million albums in the United States alone. They have also done many tours across the world. Their album ‘Eliminator’ was a diamond certified album. He has also successfully released albums with American Blues.
Dusty Hill is one of the most talented rock singers in the world. He has achieved many career feats. The singer has been performing for over five decades. He is talented and can play various instruments.