Chanteur Country US n Lyle Pearce Lovett, le 1er Novembre 1957 Klein (Texas).

Lyle Lovett was 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.
Born in Klein, Texas -- a small town named after his great-grandfather, a Bavarian weaver called Adam Klein, which later became a Houston suburb -- Lovett was raised on his family horse ranch. He didn't begin his musical career until he began writing songs while he attended Texas A&M University in the late '70s, where he studied journalism and German. While he was a student, he performed covers and original songs at local folk festivals and clubs. As a graduate student, he traveled to Germany to study and continued to write and play while he was in Europe. However, he didn't begin to pursue a musical career in earnest until he returned to America in the early '80s.
Upon his return to the States, Lovett played clubs throughout Texas, eventually landing a spot in the 1983 Mickey Rooney TV movie Bill: On His Own. The following year Nanci Griffith, whom Lyle had interviewed for a school paper while he was in college, recorded his "If I Were the Woman You Wanted" on her Once in a Very Blue Moon album. He also sang on the album as well as her 1985 record Last of the True Believers. Guy Clark heard a demo tape of Lovett's songs in 1984 and directed it toward Tony Brown of MCA Records. Over the next year, MCA worked out the details of a record contract with Lyle. In the meantime, he made his first recorded appearance on Fast Folk Magazine, Vol. 2 #8 later in the year.
Lovett signed with MCA/Curb in 1986, releasing his eponymous debut later in the year. Lyle Lovett received excellent reviews, and five of its singles -- "Farther Down the Line," the Top Ten "Cowboy Man," "God Will," "Why I Don't Know," and "Give Back My Heart" -- reached the country Top 40. Despite his strong showing on the country charts, it was clear from the outset that Lovett's musical tastes didn't rely on country, though the genre provided the foundation of his sound. Instead, he incorporated jazz, folk, and pop into a country framework, pushing the musical boundaries of each genre. Pontiac, his second album, revealed exactly how eclectic and literate Lovett was. Greeted with overwhelmingly positive reviews from both country and mainstream publications upon its 1987 release, Pontiac expanded his audience in the pop and rock markets. The album charted in the lower reaches of the pop charts and slowly worked its way toward gold status. While his pop audience grew, his country fan base began to shrink -- "She's No Lady" and "I Loved You Yesterday" both made the Top 30, but after those two songs, none of his other singles cracked the country Top 40.
It didn't matter that Lovett's country audience was disappearing -- Pontiac had gained enough new fans in the pop mainstream to guarantee him a strong cult following. To support Pontiac, he assembled His Large Band, which was a modified big band complete with guitars, a cellist, a pianist, horns, and a gospel-trained backup singer named Francine Reed. Lovett recorded his third album, Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, with his touring band. Like its two predecessors, the album was well-received critically upon its early 1989 release, and it performed well commercially, peaking at number 62 and eventually going gold. Perhaps because of the album's eclectic, jazzy sound, the album produced only one minor country hit in "I Married Her Just Because She Looks Like You," but his straight rendition of Tammy Wynette's "Stand by Your Man" received a great deal of attention in the media.
Following the release of His Large Band, Lovett settled out in California, which signaled that he was abandoning country. After settling in Los Angeles, he spent the next two years collaborating and working on his fourth album. In 1990, he produced Walter Hyatt's King Tears album; the following year, he sang on Leo Kottke's Great Big Boy and donated a cover of "Friend of the Devil" to the Grateful Dead tribute album Deadicated. Also in 1991, he made his acting debut in Robert Altman's The Player, which was released in the spring of 1992. A few months after The Player hit the theaters, Lovett's fourth album, Joshua Judges Ruth, was released. Boasting a heavy gospel and R&B influence, Joshua Judges Ruth was his most successful album to date, peaking at number 57 and going gold. On the whole, the album was ignored by country radio, but pop audiences embraced the record, and Lovett became a staple on adult alternative radio and VH1.
Despite the success of Joshua Judges Ruth, Lovett became a near-superstar for a completely different reason in 1993 -- his surprise marriage to actress Julia Roberts. Upon the announcement of their marriage, Lovett became the subject of many gossip segments and tabloid stories, elevating him to a level of fame he had not experienced before. Lyle's first project after his marriage was a role in Altman's 1993 film Short Cuts. He didn't release another album until the fall of 1994, when I Love Everybody hit the stores. A collection of songs Lovett wrote in the late '70s and early '80s, I Love Everybody continued his move away from country, and it was the first record he had released that didn't expand his audience in some way. After it entered the charts at number 26, it disappeared 13 weeks later, failing to go gold.
Lovett and Roberts divorced in the spring of 1995, and Lyle began to retreat from the spotlight somewhat, spending the remainder of the year touring and writing. Lovett re-emerged with The Road to Ensenada, the first album since Pontiac to be dominated by country songs, in the summer of 1996. In addition to performing well on the pop charts, where it entered at a career peak of number 24, The Road to Ensenada performed strongly on the country charts, entering at number four. The two-disc covers album Step Inside This House followed in 1998, featuring mostly underexposed material penned by some of Lovett's favorite songwriters (many of whom hailed from Texas). In 1999, Lovett issued his first concert record, Live in Texas, and his soundtrack to the Altman film Dr. T. & the Women followed a year later. Smile, a collection of songs recorded for various movie soundtracks, appeared in 2003, followed that same year by My Baby Don't Tolerate on Lost Highway. The label also released It's Not Big It's Large in 2007 and Natural Forces in 2009. A holiday EP, Songs for the Season, appeared in 2011, and a couple of tracks from it ended up on Release Me, Lovett's final album on his Curb Records contract, which appeared in 2012. Over the next few years, Lovett maintained a low profile, playing concerts regularly and sometimes appearing on television; his biggest role was a ten-episode stint on The Bridge in 2013 and 2014. In 2017 Curb released Greatest Hits, a collection of Lovett's charting country singles.

Talents : Vocals, Guitar, Songwriter, Actor, Producer

Style musical : Texas country, Americana, Outlaw Country, Bluegrass, Western Swing, Country Folk, Country Pop, Country Rock

https://youtu.be/hNHgHjImRTM

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & EP

05/1986 SP MCA / CURB MCA-52818 (US) . Farther Down The Line / Why I Don't Know
10/1986 SP MCA / CURB MCA-52951 (US) . Cowboy Man / Waltzing Fool
1986 EP MAXI 12" 33 t. CURB L33-17355 (US) (promo)

Not Exactly Mr. Showbiz... You Can't Resist It / Why, I Don't Know / An Acceptable Level Of Ecstasy (The Wedding Song) / This Old Porch / God Will

1986 EP MCA MCA 1222 (UK) Cowboy Man - Cowboy Man / God Will / Farther Down The Line
02/1987 SP MCA / CURB MCA-53030 (US) . God Will / An Acceptable Level Of Ecstasy
05/1987 SP MCA / CURB MCA-53102 (US) . Why I Don't Know / If I Were The Man You Wanted
09/1987 SP MCA / CURB MCA-53157 (US) . Give Back My Heart / Sinple Song
1987 SP MCA MCA 1234 (UK) Walk Through The Bottomland - Walk Through The Bottomland / Simple Song
1987 EP MAXI 12" MCA MCAT 1234 (UK)

Walk Through The Bottomland - Walk Through The Bottomland / This Old Porch / Simple Song

1987 SP MCA DMC1254 (US) (promo) She's No Lady / Pontiac
01/1988 SP MCA / CURB MCA-53246 (US) . She's No Lady / Pontiac
04/1988 SP MCA / CURB MCA-53316 (US) . I Loved You Yesterday / LA County
08/1988 SP MCA / CURB MCA-53401 (US) . If I Had A Boat / Black And Blue
12/1988 SP MCA / CURB MCA-53471 (US) . I Married Her Because She Looked Like You / If I Had A Boat
1987 SP CURB ZB42123 (GER) She's No Lady / I Loved You Yesterday
1988 SP CURB ZB42279 (GER) Simple Song / Black And Blue
02/1989 SP MCA / CURB MCA-53611 (US) . Stand By Your Man / Allisville Road
05/1989 SP MCA / CURB MCA-53650 (US) . Nobody Knows Me / Here I Am
09/1989 SP MCA / CURB MCA-53703 (US) . If I Were The Man You Wanted / Cryin' Shame
1989 SP MCA MCA 1322 (UK) Stand By Your Man / Cryin' Shame
1989 SP CURB ZB42783 (EUR) Stand By Your Man - Stand By Your Man / Cryin' Shame
1989 SP MCA MCA 1355 (UK) You Can't Resist It - You Can't Resist It / You Can't Resist It (live version)
05/1990 SP MCA / CURB MCA-79025 (US) . Here I Am / Nobody Knows Me
07/1991 CD MCA MCADS-54153 (US)

You Can't Resist It / M-O-N-E-Y / Once Is Enough / If I Had A Boat / Simple Song

1991 SP CURB 657557 2 (NL) You Can't Resist It - You Can't Resist It / M-O-N-E-Y / Once Is Enough
11/1991 SP CURB CUR 657557 7 (NL) (promo) You Can't Resist It - You Can't Resist It (re-recorded version) / M-O-N-E-Y (remix)
1992 CD MCA MCSTD 1651 (UK) You Can't Resist It - You Can't Resist It (re-recorded version) / M-O-N-E-Y (remix) / Once Is Enough (remix) / If I Had A Boat
1992 CD CURB CUR 658070 2 (GER) You've Been So Good Up To Now - You've Been So Good Up To Now / Baltimore / I've Been To Memphis
1993 SP SBK / CEMA S7-56996 (US) . The Crying Game (Boy George) / Stand By Your Man (Lyle LOVETT)
1994 SP MCA MCA 1254 (UK) She's No Lady / Pontiac
1994 CD CURB MCSTD 1974 (UK) Funny How Time Slips Away - Al Green & Lyle Lovett - Funny How Time Slips Away (single edit) (Al Green & Lyle Lovett) / Funny How Time Slips Away (album version) (Al Green & Lyle Lovett) / You Can't Resist It (re-recorded version) (Lyle Lovett) / M-O-N-E-Y (remix) (Lyle Lovett)
1994 CD CURB 0077795CUR (GER) She's No Lady - She's No Lady / You Can't Resist It
1994 CD CURB MCA3P-3096 (US) (promo) 6/18 Songs From The Album I Love Everybody - Skinny Legs / Fat Babies / Creeps Like Me / Penguins / Old Friend / Just The Morning
1994 CD LIBERTY DPRO-79038 (US) (promo) Asleep At The Wheel featuring Lyle Lovett - Blues For Dixie
1995 SP Ichiban 95-339 (US) . Why I Don't Know (Francine Reed featuring Lyle Lovett) / Wild Women (Francine Reed)
1995 CD Hollywood PRCD-10613-2 (US) (promo) TOY STORY - You've Got A Friend In Me (Randy Newman And Lyle Lovett)
1996 CD CURB MCA5P-3875 (US) (promo) Private Conversation (edit)
1996 CD Polydor ‎000 515-2 (GER) TOY STORY - You've Got A Friend In Me (Randy Newman And Lyle Lovett) / Du Hast n' Freund In Mir (Klaus Lage)
1996 CD CURB 0078295CUR (GER) (promo) Private Conversation - Private Conversation (radio edit) / The Road To Ensenada / It Ought To Be Easier
1996 CD CURB 0078455CUR (GER) It Ought To Be Easier - It Ought To Be Easier / Christmas Morning / Her First Mistake
10/1997 SP CURB D7-73035 (US) . Gotta Sell Them Chickens (Before They Die, And The Eggs Before They Hatch) (Hank Thompson with Junior Brown) / Total Stranger (Hank Thompson with Lyle Lovett)
1999 CD CURB MCA5P 4351 (?) (promo) You Can't Resist It - You Can't Resist It (radio edit) / You Can't Resist It (album version)
11/2000 SP MCA 088-172187-7 (US) . San Antonio Girl / Cowboy Man


Albums

08/1986 LP 12" MCA MCA-5748 (US) LYLE LOVETT - Cowboy Man / God Will / Farther Down The Line / This Old Porch / Why I Don't Know / If I Were The Man You Wanted / You Can't Resist It / Waltzing Fool / Acceptable Level Of Extasy / Closing Time
01/1988 CD MCA MCAD-42028 (US) PONTIAC - If I Had A Boat / Give Back My Heart / I Loved You Yesterday / Walk Through The Bottomland / LA Country / She's No Lady / M-O-N-E-Y / Black And Blue / single Song / Pontiac / She's Hot To Go
01/1989 CD MCA MCAD-42263 (US) LYLE LOVETT AND HIS LARGE BAND - Blues Walk / Here I Am / Cryin' Shame / Good Intentions / I Know You Know / What Do You Do - Glory Of Love / I Married Her Just Because She Looked Like You / Stand By Your Man / Which Way Does That Old Pony Run / Nobody Knows Me / If You Were To Wake Up / Once Is Enough
02/1989 CD CURB ‎R25P-2006 (JAP) PONTIAC - If I Had A Boat / Give Back My Heart / I Loved You Yesterday / Walk Through The Bottomland / LA Country / She's No Lady / M-O-N-E-Y / Black And Blue / single Song / Pontiac / She's Hot To Go
1991 CD CURB 468980 2 (EUR) "Here I Am" - The Lyle Lovett Collection - You Can't Resist It / Friend Of The Devil / Simple Song / L.A. County / She's No Lady / Cryin' Shame / This Old Porch / Give Back My Heart / Cowboy Man / What Do You Do - The Glory Of Love / Here I Am / Closing Time
03/1992 CD MCA MCAD-10475 (US) JOSHUA JUDGES RUTH - I've Been To Memphis / Church, She's Already Made Up Her Mind / North Dakota / You've Been So Good Up To Now / All My Love Is Gone / Since The Last Time / Baltimore / Family Reserve / She's Leaving Me Because She Really Wants To / Ice Water Blues / She Makes Me Feel Good
1993 CD RSM RSM 015 SQ (GER) (bootleg)

The Lights of LA County, Los Angeles - If I Had A Boat / If I Were The Man / L.A. County / God Will / This Old Porch / Give Back My Heart / M-O-N-E-Y / Stand By Your Man / Cowboy Man / She's Told To Hold

09/1994 CD MCA MCAD-10808 (US) I LOVE EVERYBODY - Skinny Legs / Fat Babies / I Think You Know What I Mean / Hello Grandma / Creeps Like Me / Sonja / They Don't Like Me / Record Lady / Ain't Somethin' / Penguins / Fat Girl / Lie To The Left / Old Friend / Just The Morning / Moon On My Shoulder / I've Got The Blues / Goodbye To Carolina / I Love Everybody
06/1996 CD MCA MCAD-11409 (US) THE ROAD TO ENSENADA - Don't Touch My Hat / Her First Mistake / Fiona / That's Right / Who Loves You Better / Private Conversation / Promises / It Ought To Be Easier / I Can't Love You Anymore / Long Tall Texan / Christmas Morning / Road To Ensenada / Girl In The Corner
09/1998 2 CD MCA MCAD2-11831 (US) STEP INSIDE THIS HOUSE :
CD 1 : Bears / Lungs / Step Inside This House / Memphism Midnight - Memphis Morning / I've Had Enough / Teach Me About Love / Sleepwalking / Ballad Of The Snow Leopard And The Tanqueray Cowboy / More Pretty Girls Than One / West Texas Highway / Rollin' By
CD 2 : Texas Trilogy: Daybreak / Texas Trilogy: Train Ride / Texas Trilogy: Bosque County Romance / Flyin' Shoes / Babes In The Wods / Highway Kind / Lonely In Love / If I Needed You / I'll Come Knockin' / Texas River Song
06/1999 CD MCA MCAD-11964 (US) LIVE IN TEXAS - Penguins / I've Been To Memphis / That's Right / Nobody Knows Me / If I Had A Boat / North Dakota / She's No Lady / Here I Am / What Do You Do / Wild Women Don't Get The Blues / M-O-N-E-Y / You Can't Resist It / Church / Closing Time
1999 CD CURB 4 84640 2  (GER) LIVE IN TEXAS - Penguins / I've Been To Memphis / That's Right / Nobody Knows Me / If I Had A Boat / North Dakota / She's No Lady / Here I Am / What Do You Do / Wild Women Don't Get The Blues / M-O-N-E-Y / You Can't Resist It / Church / Closing Time
10/2000 CD MCA 088 112 381-2 (US) DR. T AND THE WOMEN - Dr T's Theme / Opening Credits / Mall Women / Fountain / Bree Shuffle / Golf Cart Love / Bridal Shower / You've Been So Good Up To Now / She's Already Made Up Her Mind / Lady Of The Lake / Dr T's Theme (reprise) / Screen Door / Wedding / Go Away With Me / Crash / Ain't It Somethin'
10/2001 CD MCA 088 170 234-2 (US) ANTHOLOGY VOLUME ONE - COWBOY MAN - Truck Song / Cowboy Man / God Will / Farther Down The Line / This Old Porch / Why I Don't Know / If I Were The Man You Wanted / San Antonio Girl / If I Had A Boat / Give Back My Heart / I Loved You Yesterday / Walk Through The Bottomland / LA County / Which Way Does That Old Pony Run / If You Were To Wake Up
02/2003 CD MCA 088 113184-2 (US) SONGS FROM THE MOVIES - SMILE - Blue Skies / Straighten Up And Fly Right / Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You / Smile / Moritat / Summer Wind / What'd I Say / Till It Shines / You've Got A Friend In Me / Walking Tall / Pass Me Not / I'm A Soldier In The Army Of The Lord
09/2003 CD LOST HIGHWAY B-0001162-01 (US) MY BABY DON'T TOLERATE - Cute As A Bug / My Baby Don't Tolerate / Truck Song / In My Own Mind / Nothing But A Good Ride / Big Dog / You Were Always There / Wallisville Road / Working Too Hard / San Antonio Girl / On Saturday Night / Election Day / I'm Going To Wait / I'm Going To The Place
10/2003 2 LP 12" LOST HIGHWAY B0001162-01  (US) MY BABY DON'T TOLERATE :
DISC 1 : Cute As A Bug / My Baby Don't Tolerate / Truck Song / In My Own Mind / Nothing But A Good Ride / Big Dog / You Were Always There
DISC 2 : Wallisville Road / Working Too Hard / San Antonio Girl / On Saturday Night / Election Day / I'm Going To Wait / I'm Going To The Place
01/2004 CD Curb 0077802CUR (US)
Best of Lyle Lovett Live - Blues Walk / Penguins / I've Been To Memphis / That's Right You're Not From Texas / Long Tall Texan / I Know You Know I'm So In Love With You / Nobody Knows Me Like My Baby / If I Had A Boat / North Dakota / You Can't Resist / Here I Am / Funny How Time Slips Away / What Do You Do (The Glory Of Love) / Church / Closing Time
08/2007 CD LOST HIGHWAY B0008966-02 (US) IT'S NOT BIG IT'S LARGE - Tickle Toe / I Will Rise Up - Ain't No More Cane / All Downhill From Here / Don't Cry A Tear / South Texas Girl / This Traveling Around / Up In Indiana / The Alley Song / No Big Deal / Make It Happy / Ain't No More Cane / Up In Indiana (acoustic)
10/2009 CD LOST HIGHWAY B0013174-02 (US) NATURAL FORCES - Natural Forces / Farmer Brown - Chicken Reel / Pantry / Empty Blue Shoes / Whooping Crane / Bayou Song / Bohemia / Don't You Think I Feel It Too / Sun And Moon And Stars / Loretta / It's Rock And Roll / Pantry [acoustic version]
02/2012 CD LOST HIGHWAY B0016386-02 (US) RELEASE ME - Garfield's Blackberry Blossom / Release Me (with K.D. lang) / White Boy Lost In The Blues (with Arnold McCuller) / Baby, It's Cold Outside (with Kat Edmondson) / Isn't That So / Understand You /  Brown Eyed Handsome Man / Keep It Clean / One Way Gal / Dress Of Laces (with Sara Watkins) / The Girl With The Holiday Smile / Night's Lullaby (with Sara Watkins) / White Freightliner Blues (with Keith Sewell, Luke Bulla, Ray Herndon) / Keep Us Steadfast
06/2016 CD Music Video Distribution 14 (US) Interview With Robin Ross 1994 - In Interview With Robin Ross DJ 1994
05/2017 CD Curb 79384 (US) GREATEST HITS - Farther Down The Line / Cowboy Man / God Will / Why I Don't Know / Give Back My Heart / She's No Lady / I Loved You Yesterday / If I Had A Boat / I Married Her Just Because She Looks Like You / Stand By Your Man / Nobody Knows Me / If I Were The Man You Wanted / Don't Touch My Hat / Private Conversation / Closing Time

Rocky Productions 20/05/2017