Lyle Lovett, singer, songwriter
birth name: Lyle Pearce Lovett

Lyle Lovett

November 1, 1957, Klein, TX

Best known by some for his film work (he acted in ‘Short Cuts’ and wrote the music for ‘Dr. T & the Women’) and for being married for a short time to Julia Roberts, Lovett is most deservedly recognized for his sophisticated song crafting and his live shows. ~ the New Yorker: the Thinking Man's cowboy ~ March 1, 2004 © The New Yorker

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November 1, 1958 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (8) the Kingston Trio, Tom Dooley ~ #2 (5) Conway Twitty, It's Only Make Believe ~ #1 (1) Tommy Edwards, It's All In The Game


One of the most distinctive and original singer/songwriters to emerge during the '80s. Though he was initially labeled as a country singer, the tag never quite fit him. Lovett had more in common with '70s singer/songwriters like Guy Clark, Jesse Winchester, Randy Newman, and Townes Van Zandt, combining a talent for incisive, witty lyrical detail with an eclectic array of music, ranging from country and folk to big-band swing and traditional pop. Lovett's literate, multi-layered songs stood out among the formulaic Nashville hit singles of the late '80s as well as the new traditionalists who were beginning to take over country music. Drawing from alternative country and rock fans, Lovett quickly built up a cult following which began to spill over into the mainstream with his second album, 1988's Pontiac. Following Pontiac, his country audience declined, but his reputation as a songwriter and musician continued to grow, and he sustained a dedicated cult following throughout the '90s. ~ Allmusic: Lyle Lovett ~ retrieved October 27, 2013 © Allmusic

Lyle Lovett ~ Inducted in the 2012 Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame.

In 2012 two Lyle Lovett albums made it to the #DLW500 Dylan's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time ~ #489 Pontiac (1987) ~ #80 Lyle Lovett (1986)

Lyle Lovett ~ Joshua Judges Ruth (1992) ~ #14 SPIN Albums Of The Year in 1992.

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