Almost anyone who is vaguely associated with Lyle Lovett, one of country music’s most recognized contributors, will know that the secret to his success comes from the three Cs (alliterative in nature, of course): class, charisma and consistency.
With four Grammy awards under his belt among which the distinctions are for Best Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Album, his contribution to country music has just not been in the realm of performance but also as a songwriter, which was how he broke into the music business in 80s until he released a self-titled album in 1986 under MCA Records.
With a career spanning almost two decades, he has released 21 singles and recorded 13 albums among which the album released in 2007 known as “It’s not big, it’s Large” peaked at #2 on the Top Country Albums Chart.
And if that’s not enough, unlike the other country music who stick to their ‘roots’, his foray into theater, the movies and television has also added to his long list of achievements in the entertainment industry, not forgetting his marriage to America’s Sweetheart Julia Roberts and the honorary degree “Doctor of Humane Letters” from the University of Houston.
Lyle Lovett has combined a number of musical styles that spans good old traditional country music to rock, jazz, folk, swing, gospel and blues in his years as a country musician, and there is no doubt that he will continue to make waves in the years to come.