Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group
November 4, 2012
Lyle Lovett, a Texas native, is a singer and songwriter who fuses country with folk, rock, swing and pop. Lovett's latest album, Release Me, mixes cover and original songs that demonstrate the diversity of his influences. For more than three decades, he has created his own style of Americana, defying convention and breaking down barriers along the way. Each of his 14 albums, from his self-titled debut in 1986 through 2009’s Natural Forces and this year's Release Me, are reminders that he possesses one of the most distinctive voices in music. His sell-out concerts, whether with his versatile Large Band or in an intimate acoustic setting, serve as showcases for Lovett’s unique gift for storytelling and the tradition of timeless music Lovett continues to create.
Lovett has won four Grammy awards: Best Country Album in 1996 for The Road to Ensenada, Best Country Duo/Group with Vocal in 1994 for Blues for Dixie with the Texas swing group Asleep at the Wheel; Best Pop Vocal Collaboration in 1994 for Funny How Time Slips Away with Al Green; and Best Country Male Vocal in 1989 for Lyle Lovett and His Large Band.