Lyle Lovett
American musician
Lyle Lovett
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.
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Robert Earl Keen Hits The Right Note With 'Live Dinner Reunion' 20 Years After 'No. 2 Live Dinner' Release
Huffington Post - 2 months
You know Robert Earl Keen is an amazing musician and entertainer. What you may not know is that he's funny. Really funny. If you have ever heard the West Texas troubadour trading one-liners with Charlotte-based DJs John Boy and Billy on their Big Show or seen him live in concert at one of the myriad music festivals he headlines, you might have guessed he's got a sense of humor. But in one-on-one conversations, he drops one-liners faster than Jim Gaffigan. But that doesn't mean he can't be serious. And make no mistake, he's serious about his music. But not too serious. Keen's biggest-selling album, 1996's "No. 2 Live Dinner," was in fact an accident. "That one was totally raw and reckless," he said in a recent phone interview. "I truly didn't intend to make a record. It was truly a grassroots kind of thing. For a year there, you could hear that record blasting out of dorm rooms, bars, cars and parties. It was warts and all but it was fun." That's why the 60 years young ...
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MerleFest Announces Initial Lineup for 30th Celebration in April 2017
Huffington Post - 3 months
The good folks at MerleFest, which is slated for April 27-30, 2017, have announced the initial lineup for the festival's 30th anniversary celebration and I am happy to say it's full of the usual suspects: Jim Lauderdale, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Del McCoury and Peter Rowan. No surprise there as most of these musicians have been involved in the festival since its inception. I am particularly excited to see Mountain Heart, Front Country, Chatham County Line, Scythian and Swift Creek in the lineup. Josh Shilling, Mountain Heart's frontman, is also excited about returning to MerleFest. "We've played the festival a few times, but I'm super excited for everyone to see the band's new configuration," he says. "The members of Mountain Heart have literally been going to MerleFest since we were old enough to walk. To be returning again to the Watson Stage not only as fans, but as performers, means the world to us. MerleFest is one of the top festivals in the world to experience. The loc ...
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Five things you don't know about Americana music icon Jim Lauderdale
Huffington Post - 5 months
Jim Lauderdale broke out in 2016. An overnight success? Hardly. It's taken nearly three decades and about as many albums to receive the recognition that the Americana icon cleary deserves. He performed at the International Bluegrass Music Association's annual gathering in Raleigh, North Carolina, the same day his 29th album, "This Changes Everything," was released. The album, which was largely recorded during a single day in Austin while on a break from his summertime tour, presents Lauderdale's unique version of the traditional Texas dancehall sound. It's filled with shuffles, rave-ups, plenty of sharp songwriting and appearances by a handful of genuine Texas legends, including producer and pedal steel player Tommy Detamore, drummer Tom Lewis (Heybale, Whitney Rose), pianist Floyd Domino (an original member of Asleep at the Wheel), Bobby Flores (Ray Price's longtime fiddle player), Kevin Smith (bass player for Willie Nelson), Chris Masterson (one-half of the Mastersons, as w ...
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Mitch Albom's New Book Is Beautiful Music to the Ears
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Ever since the huge literary success of "Tuesdays with Morrie," Mitch Albom has been trying to reach the same level of storytelling magic. His five books that followed "Tuesdays with Morrie" were each wonderful in their own unique way, but seemed to lack the passion of his masterpiece. The recurring themes in his follow-up novels have all given tips of the hat to his magnum opus about Brandeis professor Morrie Schwartz -- mentorship, death and dying, faith and spirituality, and leaving a legacy -- but they just didn't have the same best seller qualities. Now, Albom follows up his recent book about phone calls from the beyond ("The First Phone Call From Heaven," 2013) with a new novel that seems to weave all of his themes into one volume. With "The Magic Strings of Frankie Pesto" (Harper), Albom has taken his writing to a whole new level. He was at his best when writing about his personal heroes -- a dying college professor and a dying childhood rabbi -- but this book is Albom's first ...
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ArtsBeat: Lyle Lovett, Fiona Apple and Randy Newman to Appear at Lincoln Center Out of Doors
NYTimes - almost 2 years
Lincoln Center will once again host Out of Doors, a series of free performances, for three weeks this summer.
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At least 700,000 routers given to customers by ISPs are vulnerable to hacking
IT World - almost 2 years
More than 700,000 ADSL routers provided to customers by ISPs around the world contain serious flaws that allow remote hackers to take control of them. Most of the routers have a “directory traversal” flaw in a firmware component called webproc.cgi that allows hackers to extract sensitive configuration data, including administrative credentials. The flaw isn’t new and has been reported by multiple researchers since 2011 in various router models. Security researcher Kyle Lovett came across the flaw a few months ago in some ADSL routers he was analyzing in his spare time. He investigated further and unearthed hundreds of thousands of vulnerable devices from different manufacturers that had been distributed by ISPs to Internet subscribers in a dozen countries. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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Heave’s Over: Our favorite songs
Heave Media - almost 3 years
Welcome to the final installment of Heave’s Over, our set of staff list pieces leading up to our final day of publication on Friday. Today, our staff gives lists of their top 15 all-time favorite songs. Remember: these are personal favorites, not “best song” lists or whatever. And unless noted otherwise, these lists are in no particular order. Alex Borkowski 1) Pixies - “Debaser” 2) Wavves - “King of the Beach” 3) tUnE-yArDs - “Hatari” 4) Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - “Bobby Malone Moves Home” 5) Ty Segall – “Caesar” 6) Laura Stevenson and the Cans - “Peachy” 7) Arcade Fire - “The Suburbs” 8 ) LCD Soundsystem - “Dance Yrself Clean” 9) Animal Collective - “Brother Sport” 10) The Mountain Goats - “Jaipur” 11) St. Vincent - “Actor Out of Work” 12) The Velvet Underground - “Heroin” 13) The Flaming Lips - “Do You Realize??” 14) Elliot Smith - “Ballad of Big Nothing” 15) The Beatles - “Octopus’s Garden” —— Chris Osterndorf 1) Nicki Minaj - “Super Bass” 2) Kat ...
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To Lyle Lovett, the delight is in the details
LATimes - over 3 years
A Q&A with singer-songwriter-actor Lyle Lovett, who has a new Western shirt collection out. Singer-songwriter-actor Lyle Lovett can add fashion designer to his list of talents this month as a line of Western shirts he created in collaboration with custom shirtmaker Hamilton rolls out to retail. We recently had a chance to chat with the Texan about the partnership, his sense of style and how constantly tweaking the details of his shirts eventually landed him a role as attorney Monte P. Flagman on AMC's series "The Bridge."
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Vote for your Week 3 Pammy Nominees
Awful Announcing - over 3 years
This week's memorable celebrity appearance in college football didn't come from a spaced out Eminem, but rather country singer Lyle Lovett, whose football analysis is already better than the likes of Lou Holtz and Mark May.  Sign this guy up, Fox Sports 1!  Just make sure you protect your podiums.  Here now your Pammy nominees for Week 3... 1) "Watching a fast team play a slow team is kind of like watching the Jetsons play the Flintstones." - Ed Cunningham (via CUbsfan) 2) "That is a man play.  That is how you get off." - Matt Millen (via Kyle_Whitfield) 3) "They're just being out-efforteded." - Joey Harrington (via halosbeavpanths) 4) "I don't know how you got your mouth around that thing, partner." - Brad Nessler to Todd Blackledge after Taste of the Town (via solidorange13) 5) "I don't know what a football player is supposed to look like, but he looks like one." - Glen Mason (via krupy445) 6) "I'm getting upset and I mean it sincerely ...
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Chats with Jimmy Webb, Nora Guthrie and Little River Band's Wayne Nelson, Plus Tracy Nelson and The Slants Exclusives, and Colin Gilmore's Best
Huffington Post - over 3 years
A Conversation with Jimmy Webb Mike Ragogna: Jimmy we spoke recently about Harry et's talk about your new album, Still Within The Sound Of My Voice. Jimmy Webb: Well it was acutally released a couple of years back and the record company came back to me because it saw considerable success, largely because of some of the guest players like Lucinda Williams and Jackson Browne, Billy Joel, Willie Nelson, Glenn Campbell, who came in and sang, "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" with me. MR: I still remember your album Ten Easy Pieces that revisits your classics. JW: Ten Easy Pieces goes back ten years to Toronto, it was my first really minimalist album that was kind of tilted towards "Americana," even though I hate that word because I don't know what it means. I hear people telling me I'm not Americana. MR: Well it was probably because of the stripped down approach. What an essential it was, many people I know own it and it's one of their favorites. JW: I tell you, it was one of those mil ...
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Liftopia: Best Mountain Music Venues You May Be Missing
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Listen carefully? Can you hear it? Yep, the hills are alive with the sound of music. With longer days and cool evenings, summertime in the mountains brings countless opportunities for live music in incredible settings. When it comes to memorable mountain music venues, there are some places that stand out in hearts and minds for good reason, like Red Rocks or Telluride during the Bluegrass Festival. But for every Red Rocks Amphitheater, there are other mountain gems that are still waiting to be discovered by the masses. KT Base Bar at Squaw Valley, CA A natural amphitheater at the base of the mountain, the KT Base Bar has hosted some big name performers over the past few years including The Wailers, Brett Dennen and Big Head Todd and the Monsters. Squaw Valley is in the midst of improving the KT Base Bar this summer, so no concerts are planned for 2013, but this is a venue to watch for summer 2014. Photo credit: Matt Palmer Red Butte Garden, Salt Lake City, UT ...
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Lyle Lovett returns to Ravinia on Aug. 23
Chicago Times - over 3 years
He's been at it for over 30 years, yet Lyle Lovett approaches each show as if just bursting on to the scene. On Friday, the country superstar makes his highly-anticipated annual stop at Ravinia.     
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Broke Girls Guide: For Those Who Want To Relive Coachella This Weekend...
Huffington Post - over 3 years
We hate to state the obvious, but it's been a long week. Between being featured on The Glitter Guide to finding out Beyonce ditched those run-the-world waves for a (as it turns out, damn cute) pixie cut, we can't take much more. Translation: Go ahead and take it easy tomorrow. Do a little free dancing or splurge for the Grizzly Bear show at Hollywood Forever, and plan on tumbling into bed with a night cap by midnight. Saturday we start fresh! Keep reading for two big sample sales, cheap bites at Patina, and more... Friday Mid-Wilshire/Miracle Mile Reformation Summer Sale We love Reformation. Let us count the ways: (1) They use over 80% reclaimed (read: VINTAGE) materials in their styles, (2) everything is made locally, and (3) most pieces are either small batch or one-of-a-kind. So when we heard that the Reformation Summer Sale starts today (see: Deal Feed) with 70% off online and at their Melrose boutique, we had to dish. The early shopper gets the haul - we suggest ...
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Country star gives Johnny Manziel a vote of confidence
Houston Chronicle - over 3 years
Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. Country singer Lyle Lovett speaks on behalf of the entire Aggie Nation as he wishes Johnny Manziel the best of luck while the Heisman winner is dealing with off-the-field issues. @JManziel2 Aggies everywhere are wishing you the best and looking forward to watching you play. — Lyle Lovett (@LyleLovett) August 7, 2013 Aggies in the NFL
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Houston Chronicle article 8 Must-See Canadian Summer Music Festivals
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
When summer finally hits in the Great White North, it blooms into a music festival paradise. From Osheaga in Montreal to NXNE in Toronto to the folk festivals out West, this land was made for music fans. Here are some of the key sites where you can catch a wealth of exciting musical acts from June until August: Fest: NXNE Where: Toronto When: June 10-16th Who: Big Boi, The National, Fucked Up, Calexico, Coeur de Pirate, FLAG, Millencolin, Supersuckers, and a ton more of eclectic, lesser known acts. Cost: A wristband for the entire fest is $60 +tax ( and a guarantee that you don't pay a cover for a show). A priority pass, which gets you a front-of-the-line priority, is $275, and $150 for students. The cost is $30 for a day wristband. NXNE has been a staple of the TO summertime for almost 20 years. The lineup features well-known acts and emerging artists about to hit it big. Past acts have included The Flaming Lips, Iggy Pop and The Stooges, De La Soul, Broken Social Sc ...
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LOOK: What's Pierce Brosnan Doing Chatting Up Those Mounties?
Huffington Post - about 4 years
If you happened to notice the stars shining a bit brighter over Banff this week, it might have something to do with a bit of residual star power left hanging in the air. Pierce Brosnan and Susan Sarandon were among the Hollywood celebrities to hit the slopes at Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s Waterkeeper Alliance fundraiser in Banff last weekend. In the 11 years of the fundraiser, the event has raised more than $10 million for world waterway protection, bringing the stars back year after year to ski, toboggan and snowboard at Sunshine Village. Story continues after the slideshow After long days spent enduring the cold, the A-listers filled their time at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel with celebrity poker tournaments, a gala and concert by country crooner Lyle Lovett. "This is an important weekend for celebrating the world’s waterways and raising funds to ensure every community has access to swimmable, drinkable, fishable water,” said Marc Yaggi, Executive Director ...
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Headed To SXSW
Huffington Post - about 4 years
"Before Midnight," "Don Jon's Addiction," "Upstream Color," Joss Whedon's "Much Ado About Nothing" and news from John Sayles, Joe Swanberg, David Gordon Green and Jeff Nichols will screen at the 2013 South By Southwest Film Festival. Those films join the previously announced premieres of the Steve Carell comedy "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" and the horror reboot "Evil Dead" on the SXSW lineup. “It’s an incredible privilege to sift through so much exciting work, and every year brings new surprises. Though trends emerge after the fact, not consciously while we’re programming, much of this year’s program embraces love and the need/search/desire for connection,” Janet Pierson, SXSW Film Conference and Festival Producer, said in a statement. “Many films reflect importantly on our culture and include intimate looks at iconic figures, and we’re lucky to have a plethora of hugely entertaining and audience pleasing films. Even more thrilling is the opportunity to support so m ...
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David Wild: 'Happy New Year': Almost Certainly My Last Playlist of 2012
The Huffington Post - about 4 years
To quote Oscar Wilde, "Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account." Thanks, Uncle Oscar, for the excellent literary excuse to resolve pretty much nothing. So rather than offer any grand resolutions that won't clear or share my ignorant perspective on life on the Fiscal Cliff, here's an eclectic playlist for this New Year's Eve. I've included some suggestions from the good people -- and the occasional hot spambot -- who follow me on Twitter at. So happy New Year to Kim, Kanye and all the other men and women in the extended dysfunctiona family of man. "Happy New Year" - Kid Rock "One Day More" - Cast of "Les Miserables" "Time Is Tight" - Booker T. & The MG's "Time Waits For No One" - The Rolling Stones "A Matter Of Time" - Foo Fighters "This Will Be Our Year" - The Zombies "New Year's Ever" - Tom Waits "All Things New Again" - The Wallflowers @crobbins956 "Wake Up" - Arcade Fire "Ant ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lyle Lovett
  • 2015
    Age 57
    In 2015, Lovett received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Texas A&M University. Episode: One Wedding and A Funeral air date: November 8, 1995
    More Details Hide Details air date: July 11, 1995 Game 4 air date: October 30, 2010 Both of Lovett's National Anthem performances were at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
  • 2010
    Age 52
    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.
    More Details Hide Details 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 late father was also a graduate of the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture of the University of Houston.
  • 2007
    Age 49
    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.
    More Details Hide Details A new studio album, Natural Forces, was released on October 20, 2009 by Lost Highway Records. The last studio album on his Curb Records contract, Release Me, was released in February 2012. Lovett was born in Houston, Texas, when his family lived in the nearby community of Klein. He is the son of William Pearce and Bernell Louise (née Klein) Lovett, a marketing executive and training specialist, respectively. He was raised in the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod.
  • 2003
    Age 45
    He fully recovered after six months from a badly broken leg, and began touring again in summer 2003.
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  • 2002
    Age 44
    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.
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  • 1995
    Age 37
    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.
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  • 1986
    Age 28
    Lovett's music career began as a songwriter, but he soon signed with MCA Records in 1986 and released his eponymous debut album.
    More Details Hide Details 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. 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) and Best Country Male Vocal (1989 for Lyle Lovett and His Large Band). 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. The Bloodhound Gang's song "The Bad Touch" does a reference to Lovett: "And you'll Lovett just like Lyle". 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...
  • 1980
    Age 22
    Lovett attended Texas A&M University, where he received Bachelor of Arts degrees in both German and Journalism in 1980.
    More Details Hide Details It is a common misconception that he and Robert Earl Keen were roommates at A&M. They were not. However, they lived near each other in College Station, became good friends, and wrote "The Front Porch Song" together, which both went on to record.
  • 1957
    Born on November 1, 1957.
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