Monday, April 07, 2008
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST Song Of The Day-Lyle Lovett
Song:She's No Lady
Singer songwriter actor Lyle Lovett is classified as a country artist. But he's much more diverse than that and his unusual look has given him a second career in acting. He was born Nov. 1, 1957 in Klein, TX. Nanci Griffiths recorded one of his songs in 1983 and one of Lovett's demos got the attention of singer songwriter Guy Clark and he took it to MCA Records producer Tony Brown. Lovett signed with MCA/Curb. Pontiac was his second CD in 1987 and She's No Lady reached #17 on the Country chart. But it was always clear that Lovett was more than a country artist and his jazz influence became more pronounced with 1989's Lyle Lovett And His Large Band. The CD went gold so though his country fanbase shrank, he gained a lot of new fans. Lovett moved to Los Angeles in 1991 and made his acting debut in Robert Altman's The Player. It was here that he met and married Julia Roberts. It didn't last long. The public viewed them as an odd couple. Lovett became an Altman favourite and appeared in several of his films. He also got a lot of acclaim for his work with Randy Newman in Toy Story. Lyle Lovett continues to record for Universal's Lost Highway label. His latest CD It's Not Big It's Large was released in Aug. 2007. Universal hasn't yet released a Lyle Lovett comp but they probably should. Here's the video for She's No Lady by Lyle Lovett.