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Lyle Lovett Biography
Lyle Lovett born Lyle Pearce Lovett is a four time Grammy winner, country singer-songwriter and actor. Over the years, he has recorded 13 albums and released 25 singles to date, including his highest entry, the number 10 chart hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, “Cowboy Man”.
Lovett has won four Grammy Awards, including Best Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Album. It’s Not Big It’s Large was released in 2007, where it debuted and peaked at number 2 on the Top Country Albums chart. His new studio album, Natural Forces, was released on October 20, 2009 by Lost Highway Records. His latest studio album on his Curb Records contract, Release Me, was released in February 2012 with critical acclaim.
Lyle Lovett Age| Birthday
Lovett was born on November 1, 1957 in Houston,Texas when his family lived in the nearby community of Klein. Lovett is 61 years old in 2018.
Lyle Lovett Net Worth
Lyle is estimated to have a net worth $25 million dollars, with a big portion of his wealth streaming from his album sales.
Lyle Lovett Family| Parents
Lovett is the son of William Pearce; a marketing executive and Bernell Louise Lovett, a training specialist. His parents raised him in the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod.
Lyle Lovett University| Studies
Lovett attended Texas A&M University, where he received Bachelor of Arts degrees in both German and Journalism in 1980. In the early 1980s, Lovett often played solo acoustic sets at the small bars just off the A&M campus.
Lyle Lovett Young| Early Career
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.
Lyle Lovett & April Kimble| Lyle Lovett Wife
Since late 1997, Lovett has been in a relationship with April Kimble;an American Music Producer. April Kimble and Lyle Lovett have been engaged for 16 years. They started dating in 1999 and after 4 years were engaged in 2003.They were married on February 4, 2017, in Harris County, Texas.
Lyle Lovett Amarillo | John Hiatt
On February 12, 2019, Lyle Lovett made his return to Amarillo with John Hiatt with an acoustic themed evening. Lovett and Hiatt performed a show together at the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts. The show marked Lovett’s first performance in Amarillo in several years.
Lyle Lovett Tour Dates
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Lyle Lovett References
The Bloodhound Gang’s song “The Bad Touch” does a reference to Lovett: “And you’ll Lovett just like Lyle”.
Lovett is referred to in the lyrics of the 1992 song, I Feel Lucky, by Mary Chapin Carpenter.
Lyle Lovett Broken Leg
On March 28, 2002, Lovett was trapped by a bull against a fence on his uncle’s farm in Klein, Texas, before being pulled to safety. He fully recovered after six months from a badly broken leg, and he began touring again in summer 2003.
Lyle Lovett Horse Enthusiast
Lovett is also a horse enthusiast and co-owns and competes in reining competitions with world class Quarter Horse, Smart and Shiney
Lyle Lovett Movies|Filmography
Lovett has acted in a number of films, including Robert Altman’s films: The Player (1992), Short Cuts (1993), Prêt-à-Porter (1994), Bastard Out Of Carolina (1996), Cookie’s Fortune (1999), and composed for Dr. T & the Women (2000). More recently, he has acted in The New Guy(2002) and Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007). His television acting forays include Mad About You, Brothers & Sisters, The Bridge, Castle, and Dharma & Greg.Lyle Lovett as Musician.
Lovett plays a humorous role in Angels Sing, a family Christmas movie released by Lionsgate. Lovett appears alongside fellow music celebrities Willie Nelson and Harry Connick, Jr., and actor/musicians Connie Britton, Kris Kristofferson, and others. In 1995, Lovett performed a duet with Randy Newman of You’ve Got a Friend in Me for Toy Story.
- Still Alice (2014) – song performer “If I Had A Boat”; songwriter for Karen Elson’s performance of same
- The Bridge (TV series; 2014)
- True Blood (TV series; episode “I Will Rise Up” – 2009) – song performer “I Will Rise Up”
- Walk Hard (2007) – song performer “Walk Hard”
- Deadwood (TV series; episode “Bullock Returns to the Camp” – 2005) – song performer “Old Friend” (1994)
- The Exonerated (TV movie; 2005) – song performer “Amazing Grace”
- The Interpreter (2005) – song performer “If I Had a Boat”
- 61* (TV movie; 2001) – song performer “Nobody Knows Me”
- All Over the Guy (2001) – song performer and composer “She Makes Me Feel Good” and “The Blues Walk”
- Dr. T & the Women (2000) – Song performer and composer and also used a recording of “You’ve Been So Good Up to Now” (1992), “She’s Already Made Up Her Mind” (1992), “Ain’t It Something” (1994)
- For Love of the Game (1999) – song performer “Summer Wind”
- Stuart Little (1999) – song performer “Walking Tall”
- Mumford (1999) – song performer “Ballad of the Snow Leopard and The Tanqueray Cowboy”, “Till It Shines”
- Clay Pigeons (1998) – song performer “Teach Me About Love”
- Hope Floats (1998) – song performer “Smile”
- The Apostle (1997) – song performer “(I’m a) Soldier in the Army of the Lord”
- Toy Story (1995) – song performer “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” with Randy Newman as the lead vocals.
- Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV series; episode “One Wedding and A Funeral” – 1995) – song performer “Nobody Knows Me”
- Quiz Show (1994) – song performer “Moritat” by Kurt Weill
- With Honors (1994) – song performer “Blue Skies”
- Major League II (1994) – song performer and composer “All My Love Is Gone”
- The Firm (1993) – song performer “M-O-N-E-Y”
- Leap of Faith (1992) – song performer “Pass Me Not”
- The Crying Game (1992) – song performer “Stand By Your Man”
- Major League (1989) – song performer “Cryin’ Shame”
- Always (1989) – song performer “Cowboy Man”
Lyle Lovett as Actor
- Life in Pieces (TV series; episode “Facebook Fish Planner Backstage” – 2017) – Ned Gawler
- The Bridge (TV series; 10 episodes – 2013-2014) – Monte P. Flagman
- Angels Sing (2013) – Griffin
- Castle (TV series) (TV series; episode “Close Encounters of the Murderous Kind” – 2010) – Agent Westfield
- The Open Road (2008) – Peabody Bartender
- Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007) – Himself
- Brothers and Sisters (TV Series; episode “Something New” – 2007) – Himself
- The New Guy (2002) – Bear Harrison
- Three Days of Rain (2002) – Disc Jockey
- Dharma and Greg (TV series; episode “The Trouble With Troubadours” – 2000) – Himself
- Mad About You (TV series; episode “The Final Frontier” Part 1 – 1999) – Lenny
- Penn & Teller’s Sin City Spectacular (TV series; episode #1.23 – 1999) – Himself
- Cookie’s Fortune (1999) – Manny Hood
- The Opposite of Sex (1998) – Sheriff Carl Tippett
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) – Road Person
- Breast Men (TV movie; 1997) – Research Scientist
- Bastard Out of Carolina (1996) – Wade
- Mad About You (TV series; episode “Mad About You: Part 2” – 1995) – Lenny
- Prêt-à-Porter (1994) – Clint Lammeraux
- Short Cuts (1993) – Andy Bitkower
- The Player (1992) – Detective DeLongpre
- Bill: On His Own (TV movie; 1983) – Singer at Beach
Lyle Lovett Popular Songs
Here are some of Lyle Lovett’s most popular songs:
- If I Had a Boat
- She’s No Lady
- Cowboy Man
- North Dakota
- L.A. County
- This Old Porch
- Private Conversation
- That’s Right (That’s Me)
- My Baby Don’t Dance to No Rock ‘n’ Roll
- It’s Not Big It’s Large
These songs are all well-written and performed, and they showcase Lovett’s unique blend of country, blues, and jazz influences. They are also all very popular with fans, and they are often played on the radio and at live shows.
Lyle Lovett Albums
Lovett has since released It’s Not Big It’s Large in 2007 and Natural Forces in 2009. They peaked at No. 2 and No. 8 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart respectively. After more than 25 years with Curb Records, Lovett fulfilled his contract with the label with Release Me in 2012.
Lyle Lovett Awards and Accomplishments
Lyle Lovett Grammy Awards
- He has won four Grammy Awards, including Best Country Album (1996 for The Road to Ensenada)
- Best Country Duo/Group with Vocal (1994 for “Blues For Dixie” with the Texas swing group Asleep at the Wheel)
- Best Pop Vocal Collaboration (1994 for “Funny How Time Slips Away” with Al Green)
- Best Country Male Vocal (1989 for Lyle Lovett and His Large Band)
- Lovett was given an award called an “Esky” for Surest Thing in Esquire’s 2006 Esky Music Awards in the April issue. The magazine said of Lovett: “The secret of Lyle Lovett’s endurance comes down to the three C’s: class, charisma and consistency… In the studio and on stage with his giant orchestra, he’s spent two decades gracefully matching genuine songcraft with A-list musicianship”.
- Lovett was conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters by the University of Houston on May 15, 2010 at its general commencement ceremony. His mother was in the audience as her son was presented with an honorary doctorate from the same university from which she had received her bachelor’s degree in 1960.His father was also a graduate of the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture of the University of Houston.
- In 2011, Lovett was named Texas State Artist Musician by the Texas Commission on the Arts.
- In 2015, Lovett received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Texas A&M University.