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Lyle Lovett and His Large Band Performs at Bass Performance Hall, 11/13 - 11/14

November 13
9:54 AM 2010

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Performing Arts Fort Worth proudly welcomes Lyle Lovett and His Large Band back to Bass Performance Hall on Saturday and Sunday, November 13-14, 2010, at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $44-$77 and are on sale NOW!

A four-time Grammy®-winner, Lyle Lovett creates songs and albums that consistently incorporate nearly every faction of Texas music, from roadhouse country to front porch folk to Saturday night blues to Sunday morning gospel. Over the course of a career that has spanned more than two decades, he has not only built a foundation of unwaveringly loyal fans, he has been a major influence on the shape and sound of Texas music.

Lovett has recently contributed efforts to a number of notable events. He sang the national anthem at the Ballpark in Arlington during Game 4 of the World Series. Also, he recently honored Kris Kristofferson at the Leadership Music Dale Franklin Award gala with a performance of "Me and Bobby McGee;" performed at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium to benefit Cumberland Heights; and shared the Lincoln Center stage in New York with Emmylou Harris, John Mellencamp and Stevie Wonder for the Paul Newman Hole in the Wall Camps.

Lovett and his longtime backing group, His Large Band, are heading back to Bass Hall on the heels of their most recent effort, Natural Forces. The album combines new material with songs by other Texas songwriters, such as Vince Bell, Townes Van Zandt and Eric Taylor. "The songs on this latest record are all songs that have been part of my musical life since I was 18," he told Reuters News Service.

Lyle Lovett was born and raised in the tiny Texas town of Klein, which was named after his great-great-grandfather, Adam Klein, an original settler of the area. Lovett still lives there today, in the house once owned by his grandmother. While a student at Texas A&M, Lovett began writing songs and performing around the area; he often wrote with another now-famous Aggie, Robert Earl Keen. After he graduated, Lovett continued his studies in Germany. Upon returning to the United States in the early 1980s, he began to seriously pursue a music career. Texas musician Guy Clark heard one of his demos and directed it to MCA, which offered Lovett a record deal.

Over the course of the next several years, Lovett began to build his fanbase on the strength of his warm voice, idiosyncratic music and Texas-themed lyrics. With albums such as Pontiac, Lyle Lovett and I Love Everybody, the singer made a name for himself as a unique, witty and poignant storyteller. He has won four Grammys, including best male country vocal performance and best country album.

Throughout the 1990s, Lovett dabbled in acting, starring in a series of Robert Altman films, such as Short Cuts and The Player. He has starred in 12 feature films. But music has been in the main constant in Lovett's life. Even if he doesn't release a new record every year, he goes on the road anyway; it is, after all, what he loves to do.

"Having this long a career is not something I ever expected," he told Reuters. "But anybody that gets to do something in his life that he loves to do...is a lucky person."

To charge tickets by phone, call (817) 212-4280 in Fort Worth; 1-877-212-4280 (toll free) outside Fort Worth; or order online at www.basshall.com. Tickets are also available at the Bass Performance Hall ticket office at 525 Commerce Street. Ticket office hours: Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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