|Genres:||Comedy Movies Country & Bluegrass Drama Movies Folk Holiday & Seasonal Movies Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||country alt-country singer-songwriter americana texas folk|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Artist Compilations:||Asleep At The Wheel (with Lyle Lovett)|
|Links:||BBC Music Facebook IMDb VIAF Wikipedia YouTube|
Lyle Pearce Lovett, 1 November 1957, Klein, Texas, USA. Singer-songwriter Lovett grew up 25 miles north of Houston in the rural Klein community (an area largely populated by farmers of German extraction), which was named after his grandfather, Adam Klein. During his teenage years, as Houstons borders expanded, Lovett was exposed to more urban influences, and attended Texas A&M University where he studied journalism and then German. During this period (late 70s), he began writing songs; his early heroes included Guy Clark (who later wrote a dedication on the sleeve of Lovetts first album), Jerry Jeff Walker and Townes Van Zandt. Having visited Europe (to improve his German) in the late 70s, he met a local country musician named Buffalo Wayne (who apparently took his name from his favourite western heroes), and remained in touch after returning to Texas - when Wayne was organizing an event in Luxembourg in 1983, he booked Lovett, and also on the bill...