- Name: Lyle Pearce Lovett
- Birthday: November 1, 1957
- Birthplace: Klein, Texas
Texas country. Lovett's music also embraces elements of jazz, gospel, and the blues.
Marriage to Julia Roberts:
Lyle Lovett was born in Klein, Texas, and began playing music when he attended Texas A&M University. He majored in journalism and was a classmate of Robert Earl Keen. After studying abroad in Germany, Lovett returned to Texas where he built up a following at clubs. He was signed to MCA Records in 1986 on the strength of his demo record.
Lovett released his self-titled album the same year. But his mainstream and commercial breakthrough was his second album, Pontiac. It was less country-oriented than the previous release.
The singer went further in an eclectic musical direction in subsequent releases, especially as Lovett began recording with his swing-jazz flavored Large Band -- complete with horn section and pianos.
After experimenting in R&B and gospel (not to mention the married life with actress Julia Roberts), Lovett returned the country fold with The Road to Ensenada in 1996.
After over 25 years with Curb Records, Lovett fulfilled his contract with the label with Release Me in 2012.
Best Lyle Lovett Albums:
- Lyle Lovett (1986)
- Pontiac (1987)
- The Road to Ensenada (1996)
- Anthology, Vol. 1: Cowboy Man (2001, compilation)
- "Cowboy Man"
- "God Will"
- "L.A. County"
- "The Truck Song"
- My Baby Don't Tolerate (2003)
- Soundstage Presents: Lyle Lovett - Live in Concert (DVD, 2004)