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Lyle Lovett

A singer-songwriter who plays guitar, Lyle Lovett won a 1989 Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal Performance. His albums, the first of which was released in 1986, incorporate elements of country, Western, folk, swing, jazz, bebop, blues and gospel music. He graduated from Texas A&M with degrees in German and journalism. See full bio »

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Andrew Garfield, Mahershala Ali, Ruth Negga, and five others received their first-ever acting nominations for 2017. While these actors are new to the Academy Awards, you may recognize them from their earlier work.

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 2015 Britain's Got Talent (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- 2015: The Live Final (2015) ... (performer: "You've Got a Friend in Me" - uncredited)
 2015 Britain's Got More Talent (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #9.5 (2015) ... (performer: "You've Got a Friend in Me" - uncredited)
 2014 Still Alice (performer: "If I Had A Boat") / (writer: "If I Had A Boat")
 2010-2012 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (performer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #21.25 (2012) ... (performer: "One Way Gal" - uncredited)
- Episode #20.32 (2011) ... (performer: "Well... All Right" - uncredited)
- Episode #19.58 (2010) ... (performer: "Baby, It's Cold Outside")
- Episode #18.93 (2010) ... (performer: "Isn't That So" - uncredited)
 2012 The Broken Circle Breakdown (writer: "Cowboy Man")
  The Marty Stuart Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Lyle Lovett (2012) ... (performer: "White Freightliner Blues", "Pancho and Lefty", "Night's Lullaby" - uncredited) / (writer: "Night's Lullaby" - uncredited)
 2012 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Cançons que curen (2012) ... (performer: "You've Got a Friend in Me")
 2011 Friends with Kids (performer: "Make It Happy") / (writer: "Make It Happy")
  Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Episode #17.49 (2009) ... (performer: "Natural Forces" - uncredited) / (writer: "Natural Forces" - uncredited)
 2009 Later... With Jools Holland (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #35.1 (2009) ... (performer: "Bohemia", "Natural Forces")
  True Blood (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- I Will Rise Up (2009) ... (performer: "I Will Rise Up" - uncredited) / (writer: "I Will Rise Up" - uncredited)
 2007 Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (performer: "Walk Hard (All Star Version)")
 2006 RV (performer: "G.T.O.") / (producer: "G.T.O.")
 2005 The Interpreter (performer: "If I Had a Boat") / (writer: "If I Had a Boat")
 2005 The Exonerated (TV Movie) (performer: "Amazing Grace")
 2004 Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt (Documentary) (performer: "Flyin' Shoes")
  Deadwood (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2004) (writer - 1 episode, 2004)
- Bullock Returns to the Camp (2004) ... (performer: "Old Friend" - uncredited) / (writer: "Old Friend" - uncredited)
  The Wire (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2003)
- Collateral Damage (2003) ... (performer: "Goodbye to Carolina") / (writer: "Goodbye to Carolina")
 2001 All Over the Guy (performer: "She Makes Me Feel Good", "The Blues Walk") / (writer: "She Makes Me Feel Good")
 2001 61* (TV Movie) (performer: "Nobody Knows Me") / (writer: "Nobody Knows Me")
 2001 Kissing Jessica Stein (performer: "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You")
 2000 Dr. T & the Women (performer: "You've Been So Good Up to Now" (1992), "She's Already Made Up Her Mind" (1992), "Ain't It Something" (1994)) / (publisher: "You've Been So Good Up to Now" (1992), "She's Already Made Up Her Mind" (1992), "Ain't It Something" (1994)) / (writer: "You've Been So Good Up to Now" (1992), "She's Already Made Up Her Mind" (1992), "Ain't It Something" (1994))
 2000 Where the Heart Is (performer: "What'd I Say") / (producer: "What'd I Say")
 1999 Stuart Little (performer: "Walking Tall")
 1999 Mumford (performer: "Ballad Of The Snow Leopard & The Tanqueray Cowboy", "Till It Shines") / (producer: "Till It Shines")
 1999 Tumbleweeds (performer: "Private Conversation") / (writer: "Private Conversation")
 1999 Nice Guys Sleep Alone (performer: "You've Been So Good Up To Now") / (writer: "You've Been So Good Up To Now")
 1998 Clay Pigeons (performer: "Teach Me About Love")
 1998 Hope Floats (performer: "Smile") / (producer: "Smile")
 1998 Daria (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- I Don't (1998) ... (performer: "She's No Lady, She's My Wife" - uncredited)
 1997 The Rhythm of Life (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Melody (1997) ... (performer: "Long Tall Texan" - uncredited)
 1997 The Apostle (performer: "(I'm a) Soldier in the Army of the Lord")
 1997 Nothing to Lose (performer: "You've Been So Good Up To Now") / (writer: "You've Been So Good Up To Now")
 1997 Fathers' Day (performer: "Ain't It Somethin'", "Cowboy Man") / (writer: "Ain't It Somethin'", "Cowboy Man")
 1997 Freunde fürs Leben (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Sternschnuppe (1997) ... (performer: "Don't Touch My Hat" - uncredited)
 1996 Dear God (performer: "Straighten Up and Fly Right") / (producer: "Straighten Up and Fly Right")
  Caroline in the City (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1996) (writer - 1 episode, 1996)
- Caroline and the Younger Man (1996) ... (performer: "Private Conversation" - uncredited) / (writer: "Private Conversation" - uncredited)
 1996 2 Days in the Valley (performer: "Nobody Knows Me") / (writer: "Nobody Knows Me")
 1996 The 68th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "You've Got a Friend")
 1995 Toy Story (performer: "You've Got a Friend in Me")
 1994 Quiz Show (performer: "MORITAT")
 1994 It Could Happen to You (performer: "She's No Lady") / (writer: "She's No Lady")
 1994 With Honors (performer: "Blue Skies")
 1994 Major League II (performer: "ALL MY LOVE IS GONE") / (writer: "ALL MY LOVE IS GONE")
 1993 The Firm (performer: "M-O-N-E-Y") / (writer: "M-O-N-E-Y")
 1992 Leap of Faith (arranger: "Pass Me Not") / (performer: "Pass Me Not") / (producer: "Pass Me Not")
 1992 The Crying Game (performer: "Stand By Your Man")
 1991 South of Wawa (performer: "Simple Song", "Nobody Knows Me Like My Baby") / (writer: "Simple Song", "Nobody Knows Me Like My Baby")
 1991 Switch (performer: "You Can't Resist It") / (writer: "You Can't Resist It")
  Midnight Caller (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1991) (music - 1 episode, 1991)
- The Added Starter (1991) ... (lyrics: "You Can't Resist It") / (music: "You Can't Resist It")
 1990 Sibling Rivalry (performer: "If I Were the Man You Wanted") / (writer: "If I Were the Man You Wanted")
 1990 State of Grace (performer: "I Loved You Yesterday") / (writer: "I Loved You Yesterday")
 1989 Always (performer: "COWBOY MAN") / (writer: "COWBOY MAN")
 1989 Miami Vice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Freefall (1989) ... (performer: "Crying Shame" - uncredited)
 1989 Major League (performer: "Cryin' Shame") / (producer: "Cryin' Shame") / (writer: "Cryin' Shame")
 1988 Sapphire Man (Short) (performer: "If I Had a Boat") / (writer: "If I Had a Boat")
 1988 22nd Annual Country Music Association Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Traveling Down the Same Road (Those Who Came Before)")
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Graduated from Klein High School, the first high school built in the Klein Independent School District, named for his ancestor, Adam Klein. All High Schools in the District include the Klein name. Other high schools in the district include Klein Forest, Klein Oak, and Klein Collins. See more »

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