Lyle Lovett Poster


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Overview (3)

Born in Klein, Texas, USA
Birth NameLyle Pearce Lovett
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: A. Nonymous

Spouse (1)

Julia Roberts (25 June 1993 - 22 March 1995) ( divorced)

Trivia (8)

Was trampled by a bull on his Klein, Texas, ranch; needed surgery to repair his mauled right leg. He has since possessed a morbid fear of cattle (technically, bovophobia). While this is understandable, it is also ironic...because Lovett was born on exactly the same date as child actor Peter Ostrum (of "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" fame), who was also born in Texas but now works as a veterinarian for large animals. [April 2002]
He graduated from Texas A&M University with BA's in German (1981) and Journalism (1980).
He once bought a Cadillac El Dorado from Hunter S. Thompson.
His great-great-grandfather, Adam Klein, was a founding father of Klein, Texas, where Lyle was born and now resides.
Engaged to April Kimble. [2006]
Inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame on March 10, 2006. The other inductees were Matthew McConaughey, Kris Kristofferson, JoBeth Williams and Cybill Shepherd.
Originally slated to play one of the singing cowboys in A Prairie Home Companion (2006).
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.

Personal Quotes (14)

I'm really in no danger of being perceived as a famous movie actor!
I played guitar when I was young and never really considered it as a way to make a living.
I don't feel like I'm on a mission. I'm trying to play music that I like to play and like to listen to.
I am limited by what I can think of to do-my choices are not so great.
Fortunately, I've never had a job.
You can't second-guess your audience. You can only do what you think is right. If you do that, your audience will appreciate you.
Singing your own songs is all about individual expression.
It's really a lot easier to write about things that are problematic. Who wants to hear how happy you are?
It's important to be successful enough to be able to keep doing what you love.
I've been lucky to be able to make the records I've wanted to make. The record company has never pressured me to cut certain songs.
Somehow you can tell the difference when a song is written just to get on the radio and when what someone does is their whole life. That comes through in Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Willie Nelson. There is no separating their life from their music.
It's difficult to get started-when it comes to dealing with an unknown quantity, people are reluctant to trust their own opinion. It helps if two or three people give you a boost.
I enjoyed hearing people do their own songs. I became attracted to singer-songwriters. I became interested in them as people; was curious about what they wanted to say.
Both my parents worked, so I was home alone a lot, and I would listen to their records. They belonged to the Columbia House record club, so they had records!

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