"As his songs alternately reveal heartfelt emotion and toy with its usual musical trappings, he brings a new level of suspicion to pop, drawing laughs along the way." -- The New York Times
Flanked by musicians in suits and ties, Lyle Lovett was one of the most distinctive and original singer/songwriters to emerge during the ’80s. Though he was initially labeled as a country singer, the tag never quite fit. Lovett‘s talent for incisive, witty, lyrical detail with an eclectic array of music, ranging from country and folk to big-band swing and traditional pop stood out among the formulaic Nashville hit singles of the late ’80s as well as the new traditionalists who were beginning to take over country music.
Drawing from alternative country and rock fans, Lovett quickly built up a cult following which spilled over into the mainstream and continues today with the release of his most recent LP, Release Me.