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

Lyle Lovett

November 1, 1957, Klein, TX
Lovett's music career began as a songwriter, but he soon signed with MCA Records in 1986 and released his eponymous debut album. While typically associated with the country genre, Lovett's compositions often incorporate folk, swing, blues, jazz and gospel music as well as more traditional country & Western styling. ~ Wikipedia: Lyle Lovett ~ retrieved October 27, 2013 © Wikipedia

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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 2006 Texas Film Hall of Fame ~ The distinctive compositions of Lyle Lovett, warm with sly wit and wry wisdom, have won him a shelf full of Grammys. Like Kris Kristofferson, he moved easily from songwriter to screen star, but it is in soundtracks that his unique talents shine. Lovett’s music is rich and eclectic, bluesy, jazz-inflected roots-folk that’s lyrically smart and crisply arranged. ~ 2006 © Texas Film 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 ~ If I Had A Boat (Lovett) ~ Ranked #87 Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Country Songs in 2014 ~ Absurdist and meditative as it is, If I Had a Boat arose from a true story. Lovett claims he once tried to ride a pony across a pond. He wished he'd had a boat. ~ 2014 © Rolling Stone



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