Lyle Lovett

Born Nov 1, 1957

Lyle Pearce Lovett is an American country singer-songwriter and actor. Active since 1980, he has recorded thirteen albums and released 21 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.… Read More

related links

News + Updates

Browse recent news and stories about Lyle Lovett.

  • Robert Earl Keen Hits The Right Note With 'live Dinner Reunion' 20 Years After 'no. 2 Live Dinner' Release
    Huffington Post - Dec 21, 2016
  • Merle Fest Announces Initial Lineup For 30th Celebration In April 2017
    Huffington Post - Nov 17, 2016
  • Five Things You Don't Know About Americana Music Icon Jim Lauderdale
    Huffington Post - Oct 07, 2016
  • S default mini
    Mitch Albom's New Book Is Beautiful Music To The Ears
    Huffington Post - Nov 03, 2015


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Lyle Lovett.


1957 Birth Born on November 1, 1957.


1980 22 Years Old Lovett attended Texas A&M University, where he received Bachelor of Arts degrees in both German and Journalism in 1980. … Read More
1986 28 Years Old Lovett's music career began as a songwriter, but he soon signed with MCA Records in 1986 and released his eponymous debut album. … Read More


1995 37 Years Old …  In 1995, Lovett performed a duet with Randy Newman of You've Got a Friend in Me for Toy Story. Lovett achieved notoriety when he married actress Julia Roberts after meeting her on the set of The Player. Following a three-week romance, they eloped and married in June 1993 in Marion, Indiana. In March 1995, they divorced after less than two years of marriage. People magazine reported that the breakup was caused by career demands. They remained friends afterwards. Since late 1997, Lovett has been in a relationship with April Kimble. They became engaged in 2003.


2002 44 Years Old 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.
2003 45 Years Old He fully recovered after six months from a badly broken leg, and began touring again in summer 2003.
2007 49 Years Old …  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. … Read More


2010 52 Years Old 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. … Read More
2015 57 Years Old In 2015, Lovett received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Texas A&M University. Episode: One Wedding and A Funeral air date: November 8, 1995 … Read More
Original Authors of this text are noted on
Text is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.