Dusty Hill
Dusty Hill
Celebrated Name: Dusty Hill
Real Name/Full Name: Joseph Michael “Dusty” Hill
Gender: Male
Age: 75 years old
Birth Date: May 19, 1949
Birth Place: Dallas, Texas, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.73m
Weight: 75 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Charleen McCory (m. 2002)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Corey and Lindsey)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Dusty Hill Gay? No
Profession: Guitarist, singer, and producer
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $65 million
Last Updated: June 2024

For those who live and breathe rock music, the infamous ZZ Top guitarist and singer Dusty Hill is no stranger to them. Joseph Michael Hill was born in Dallas, Texas, on May 19, 1949. He rose to fame as the bassist and secondary lead vocalist of the infamous rock band ZZ Top. He was included in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.

Maybe you know about Dust Hill very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Dusty Hill’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Dusty Hill’s actual name is Joseph Michael Hill but is more favored by his stage name “Duster” or “The Dust.”He was born in Dallas, Texas, on May 19, 1949. Since Dusty doesn’t share many details about his early days and how it was for him before he gained popularity, not much can be stated about his early life.

Dusty and his brother Rocky Hill grew up in the Lakewood Neighbourhood of East Dallas. From a young age, both Dusty and Rocky were inclined towards venturing out in the field of music. Dusty and Rocky had attended the Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas, where they graduated from. While in school, Dusty used to play the cello.

Personal Life

Dusty is very secretive about the details of his personal life; hence not much can be stated about it. Over the years, Dusty has shown his dedication and efforts towards both his profession and in being a loving husband. Dusty got married to Charleen “Chuck” McCrory, who was his girlfriend for the past decade in the year 2002. The couple got married at Tony’s Ballroom in Houston, and Dusty’s fellow band member and drummer Frank Beard is the best man while his wife Debbie was the maid of honor. The wedding was presided over by District Judge Joan Huffman.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on May 19, 1949, Dusty Hill is 75 years old as of today’s date 19th June 2024. His height is 1.73m tall, and his weight is 75kg.


Before having their claim to fame, the Hill brothers Dusty and Rocky were a part of a few local Dallas bands, which includes The American Blues, Cellar Dwellers, and the Warlocks. They were part of the American blues from 1966 to 1968 and were performing the Dallas Fort Worth Houston circuit. They became part of a fake version of the British band The Zombies with Beard in 1969.

In 1968, they decided to move to Houston instead. While Rocky wanted to spend more time focusing on ‘straight blues,’ Frank Beard and Dusty Hill were more inclined towards rock music. At Houston, Frank and Dusty were joined by Billy Gibbons, who was a singer and guitarist in the psychedelic rock band Moving Sidewalks, and thus the ZZ Top was created. The group dropped their first single in 1969. Apart from his career in music, Dusty has made numerous on-screen appearances in various movies.

Few of the notable ones include Back to Future III, Mother Goose Rock ‘n’ Rhyme, WWE Raw, and Deadwood. He was featured in King of the Hill episode “Hank Gets Dusted.” He had also appeared on the Drew Carry Show. Unfortunately, Dusty was down with Hepatitis C in the year 2000, which resulted in the band canceling their Europe tour. Dusty recovered and resumed work in 2002.

Awards & Achievements

Dusty’s band won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction in 1984, Best Art Direction in 1986, and for the Best Group in 1984. Dusty included the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.

Net Worth & Salary of Dusty Hill in 2024

Dusty Hill Net Worth
Dusty Hill Net Worth

Dusty has generated a considerable amount over his long career in music and Hollywood. As of 2024, Dusty is said to have a net worth of $65 million, although his salary is unknown. Dusty has several other sources of income as well.

Dusty came from an ordinary background, but through his love for music, he made himself one of the most famous faces in the world of rock. He has always shown immense dedication towards his work and the music he creates does reflect it. Even today, Dusty continues to keep his fans at the edge of their seats with the curiosity of knowing what is to come next.


  1. RIP Dusty Hill. I loved ZZ Top for MANY years. They were the best. Fortunately I was able to attend 2-3 concerts in person and never left my seat. The BEST music in the world. I have many of their CD’s. I always have them on while traveling. Drive my wife crazy. Will miss him.


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