Lyle LovettCountry Singer / Songwriter
Born: 1 November 1957
Birthplace: Klein, Texas
Best known as: Singer of The Road to Ensenada
First pegged as a country singer, Lyle Lovett later developed into a pop icon and Texas troubadour. A songwriter and guitarist with a reserved and sometimes melancholy style, Lovett's albums display a unique blend of country, jazz, swing and pop. During the 1990s his tours with the whimsically-named Large Band won a loyal audience, and he briefly rose to tabloid-level fame for his marriage to actress Julia Roberts (1993-95). His albums include Joshua Judges Ruth (1992), The Road to Ensenada (1996), Step Inside This House (1998) and It's Not Big It's Large (2007). Lovett also has a side career in Hollywood, adding songs to soundtracks and appearing on camera in small roles. He's done songs for Mumford (1999) and Dr. T and the Women (2000, starring Richard Gere), and appeared in the Robert Altman films The Player (1992, with Whoopi Goldberg), Short Cuts (1993) and Cookie's Fortune (1999).
Lovett sang “Texas River Song” at the memorial service of his friend John Denver… Lovett is a well-known motorcycle enthusiast.
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