Photo credit: Michael Wilson
ON TOUR STARTING JUNE 15 INCLUDING HEADLINE DATES WITH CHRIS ISAAK
Produced by Chuck Ainlay and Lovett, 12th of June features a mix of new originals, including previously released singles “12th of June” and “Pants Is Overrated,” 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 the 2012 record Release Me, which debuted Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums and whose title track reached #1 on the Americana Radio Singles Chart. He’s gotten married, had twin children, and signed with a new label in Verve Records.
Moreover, Lovett will play four sold-out nights at City Winery-Pier57 in New York City next week, followed by an extensive 2022 tour with his Large Band including co-headlining dates with Chris Isaak. Lovett and his Large Band will make stops at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO, the Wolf Trap Filene Center in Vienna, VA, the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, and more.
Lyle 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.
|LYLE LOVETT—12TH OF JUNE|
1. Cookin’ at the Continental
2. Pants Is Overrated
3. Straighten Up and Fly Right
4. Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You
5. Peel Me a Grape
6. Her Loving Man
7. 12th of June
8. Pig Meat Man
9. The Mocking Ones
10. Are We Dancing
11. On a Winter’s Morning