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Albums Of The Week: Lyle Lovett | 12th of June

Titled for his twins' birthday, the quirky singer-songwriters' first disc in a decade blends tender meditations on newfound fatherhood with blues and jazz classics.


THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:12th of June is the first album in 10 years from four-time Grammy-winning singer, composer and actor Lyle Lovett.

Produced by Chuck Ainlay and Lovett, 12th of June features a mix of new originals, standards by Nat King Cole and Dave Frishberg, and a Horace Silver instrumental, representing Lovett’s dynamic live performances with his Large Band. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the new album continues to highlight Lovett’s ability to fuse elements of jazz, country, western swing, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers.

A lot has changed for Lovett since his 2012 record Release Me, which debuted Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums and whose title track reached No. 1 on the Americana Radio Singles Chart. He’s gotten married, had twin children, and signed with a new label.

Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Whether touring with his Acoustic Group or his Large Band, Lovett’s live performances show not only the breadth of this Texas legend’s deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences, making him one of the most compelling and captivating musicians in popular music.

Since his self-titled debut in 1986, Lovett has evolved into one of music’s most vibrant and iconic performers. Among his many accolades, besides four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award, was named Texas State Musician and is a member of both the Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Association Hall of Fame and the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.”