Lyle Lovett His Large Band
When he was a university student, Lyle Lovett started writing and performing original songs as well as some covers. His initial public exposure came with him performing at the local folk clubs and festivals. Lovett quickly gained appreciation for his music and lyrics but it was not until a while that he took up music as a professional career. In 1983, he landed a spot on the TV movie by Mickey Rooney and in 1984 Nanci Griffith recorded his song for her album, “Once in a Very Blue Moon”. He continued performing with several notable artists and also appeared on Fast Folk Magazine, Vol. 2 #8.
Lyle Lovett began his professional music journey as a songwriter. In 1986, he also began his singing career with a successful self-titled debut album, from which five singles made it to the country charts. Soon after, he started taking up the pop, jazz and folk genres while continuing with the country music and created several more smashing hit songs. His style of music is more comparable to the seventies artists like Guy Clark, Randy Newman, Jesse Winchester and the like. The lyrical detail and finesse coupled with the eclectic array of the music genres allow him to keep his music distinctive and entertaining.
The sophomore album by the artist came out in 1987 and reflected the versatility of Lovett in terms of music genres. Titled as “Pontiac”, it not only reinforced Lovett’s popularity among the country fans but also earned him exposure and acclaim in pop and rock markets. Two tracks from this record, I Loved You Yesterday and She’s No Lady made it to Top 30 and the album went on to become gold. Lyle Lovett embarked on a tour soon after and assembled a large band to perform along with him. He named his performance group, ‘His Large Band’, which was complete with guitarists, cellist, pianist, horns as well as a gospel-trained backup singer. His third band came out while he was touring with this band, titled “Lyle Lovett and His Large Band”. This album too, like both its predecessors, became certified gold. It charted at number ten on the Billboard Top Country Albums and also earned Lovett his first Grammy Award.
Over the next few years, Lyle Lovett collaborated with many notable musicians, and also appeared on a number of songs by several known names. He also made his acting debut in 1991 with the film, ‘The Player’. His next album, “Joshua Judges Ruth”, came out in the following year, and continuing his unbroken record, went on to become gold as well. With heavy R&B and gospel influences, this record became the staple on adult contemporary radio channels and on VH1.
In 1996, Lyle Lovett released “The Road to Ensenada”. Since his debut album, this was only the second record with visible country influences. The album debuted at number four on the country charts and also performed strongly on the pop charts. The latest addition in his list of eleven studio albums is “Release Me” that came out in 2012. Peaking at number nine on the Billboard Top Country Albums and on number sixty on the Billboard 200, this record also continues the success story of Lovett. Since his advent in music more than three decades ago, Lovett has never failed to thrill his fans. Now he is coming to your city for a live performance. Get your Lyle Lovett and His Large Band tickets today and prepare to join the fun.