Lyle Lovett

(Lyle Pearce Lovett)

Lyle Lovett
Lyle Lovett
  • Born: November 1, 1957
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Actor









Lyle Pearce Lovett is an American country singer-songwriter and actor. Active since 1980, he has recorded 13 albums and released 25 singles to date, including his highest entry, the number 10 chart hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, "Cowboy Man". Lovett has won four Grammy Awards, including Best Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Album. It's Not Big It's Large was released in 2007, where it debuted and peaked at number 2 on the Top Country Albums chart. A new studio album, Natural Forces, was released on October 20, 2009 by Lost Highway Records. The last studio album on his Curb Records contract, Release Me, was released in February 2012.

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A woman comes to a table, and you're supposed to get up. Period. But I don't always do it. In general, you're supposed to do it every time. But sometimes you're seated against the wall, and it's awkward. Time
As a songwriter, you try your best to write a good song, and you like nothing better than hearing a good song. It's easy to admire a great song, and you want to share out of enthusiasm.
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!
Dad often told me, 'My job is to help my boss do his job and make him look good.' That was my dad's objective. Everything about the way he conducted himself was to communicate support for his superiors and respect for his coworkers. The way he dressed was his starting point in that communication. Respect ;Families, Children & Parenting
Every crowd is different. But that's something that I enjoy, and you can feel it in the first few seconds when you walk out on stage. You know, how a crowd is.
Fortunately, I've never had a job.
Growing up, the last thing I ever thought I'd do is be an entertainer.
Helen Hunt is terrific, and I got to do a couple of guest spots with Helen and Paul Reiser on 'Mad About You.'
Horses teach you patience and how to do things the right way so you can get the right result. Patience
I am limited by what I can think of to do-my choices are not so great.
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. Music, Chants & Rapps
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.
I played guitar when I was young and never really considered it as a way to make a living.
I sort of cringe when I hear myself say the word 'work.' Getting to do something you love to do never really feels like work. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
If someone gives you a belt buckle, it's like a piece of jewelry. It has the same sort of emotional significance. It would be something you would intend to keep forever.
If you forget the words to your own song, you can always claim artistic license. Forget the words to the national anthem, and you're screwed.
I'm not really a competitive person, and I'm not naturally comfortable in front of people.
I'm really in no danger of being perceived as a famous movie actor! Fame
In school, I didn't speak up often in class. I was never the person to yell out an answer. If I knew it, I might whisper it to my buddy and let him answer. I kept quiet.
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. Trust
It's important to be successful enough to be able to keep doing what you love. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
It's really a lot easier to write about things that are problematic. Who wants to hear how happy you are?
I've always thought that writing isn't really that hard. It's having a good idea that's hard.
I've always worked with people who have been supporters of me creatively.
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.
I've gotten to work with some wonderful directors and people who have been great teachers to me. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I've just always written songs in a style that appeal to me personally.
I've never made a dime from a record sale in the history of my record deal. I've been very happy with my sales, and certainly my audience has been very supportive. I make a living going out and playing shows. History
My first performance was in second grade with my friend Rodney Fisher, and we worked up versions of 'Long Tall Texan' and 'I Want to Hold Your Hand.' It gave me a little early confidence that I could actually do this music thing. Music, Chants & Rapps
My music has always been sort of in between categories. Sometimes record stores - back when there were record stores - they'd put my records in the country music section, but other record stores would put my records in the pop or even the rock section. As long as it's in the store somewhere, I'm OK with it. Music, Chants & Rapps
My parents worked for Exxon, and they gave me every chance to take part in music. I took guitar lessons, and I was in the choir at school. Music, Chants & Rapps
Never guess a woman's age. Never guess a woman's weight. Never even talk about weight in front of a woman. And never, ever ask a woman when she's due.
One of my favorite things is when people will ask for a song that I hadn't planned to play. It is really fun to see if you can remember something, and you don't always. I mean, sometimes it's just crash and burn.
Records are very powerful promotional tools to go out and be able to play on the road, but you do have to think about it as a way of sustaining itself at some point.
Singing your own songs is all about individual expression.
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. Life ;Music, Chants & Rapps
Songwriters aren't always performers, and even performing songwriters aren't always the kind of show-biz performers you think they'd be.
The first time I toured with the 'Large Band' in 1988, I got so tired. If I just stood still anywhere, I could go to sleep. I was that tired. But I had to perform. And I did, and after that tour, I was much less fretful about going out onstage. Time
The idea that we humans are good-natured, politically correct, nonjudgmental beings is pure fantasy. We are, at the very least, judgmental.
The most important thing you can do as a performer is to be yourself, or be an onstage version of yourself. If you're not being true to yourself, and somebody likes that other version of you, you're kind of stuck.
Tipping your hat to a lady is good form. If you're at a dinner table, you'd most certainly take your hat off - cowboy hat, baseball hat, or otherwise.
Wear what you want to wear. Do what you want to do. Be who you are. Pick out your own clothes. Be a man. And if that's too much to ask, as it almost always is for me, think of someone you consider to be a man and pretend to be like him. I pretend to be like my dad. Families, Children & Parenting
When I first was trying to play the clubs around Houston to start playing my own songs, songwriters like Eric Taylor and Vince Bell and Townes Van Zandt and Don Sanders were just really encouraging to me and would let me sit in with them during their sets and introduce me to the person that owned and booked the club.
Women always go through the door first. Even ardent feminists would admit it's nice. It's not an acknowledgment of women as the weaker sex; it's perhaps an acknowledgment of women as the stronger sex. Women
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.
You don't have to have anything in common with people you've known since you were five. With old friends, you've got your whole life in common. Life
You're saying something with your appearance whether you mean to or not, so you may as well mean to.

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