Lyle Pearce Lovett was born on the 1st November 1957 in Klein, Texas USA, and is a country singer, songwriter and actor. His greatest hit is the “Cowboy Man” (1986) which reached 10th position on the Billboard Country Single’s chart. Lyle is the winner of four Grammy Awards, having been active in the entertainment industry since 1980.
How much is the net worth of Lyle Lovett? It has been reported by authoritative sources that the overall size of his wealth is as much as $25 million, as of the data presented in the late 2016. Music, television and films are the main sources of Lovett’s fortune.
Lyle Lovett Net Worth $25 Million
To begin with, his great-great grandfather, Adam Klein, was one of the founders of the place in Texas where Lyle Lovett was born and still lives. Lovett graduated from Texas A & M University with a BA degree in German Language and Literature, and Journalism. He received an honorary degree from the University of Houston in 2010. In addition to this, he was rewarded as a Distinguished Alumnus from Texas A & M University in 2015.
Concerning his musical career, he began as a songwriter, then in 1986 he signed a contract with the major label MCA Records, after which he released his debut album “Lyle Lovett”. The following six studio albums including “Pontiac” (1988), “Lyle Lovett and His Large Ribbon” (1989), “Joshua Judges Ruth” (1992), “I Love Everybody” (1994), “The Road to Ensenada” (1996) and “Step Inside This House” (1998) were all certified gold. The most successful album so far is “It’s Not Big, It’s Large” (2007) which has reached 2nd position on the Billboard Country Music Chart. What is more, he won the first Grammy Award for the Best Male Country Vocal Performance in 1989. In 1994, Lovett won two Grammy Awards, one in the category of Pop Vocal Collaboration with Al Green, and another in the category of the Best Country Duo with Asleep at the Wheel. In 1996, he won his fourth Grammy Award for the Best Country Album “The Road to Ensenada”.
Moreover, Lyle Lovett has increased his net worth creating roles for television and cinema screens. He is known for a number of roles including as Detective DeLongpre in the satirical comedy film “The Player” (1992), Andy Bitkower in the comedy drama film “Short Cuts” (1993), and as Clint Lammeraux in the satirical comedy film “Prêt-à-Porter” (1994) all directed by Robert Altman – all in all, he has made appearances in 12 films of the aforementioned director. He also portrayed Wade in “Bastard Out of Carolina” (1996), Sheriff Carl Tippett in “The Opposite of Sex” (1998), Manny Hood in “Cookie’s Fortune” (1999) and Bear Harrison in “The New Guy” (2002). Recently, he appeared in the feature films “Angels Sing” (2013) directed by Tim McCanlies. Lovett has also made brief appearances in the television series “Mad About You” (1995), “Mad About You” (1999), “Brothers and Sisters” (2007) and “The Bridge” (2013).
To conclude, all the previously mentioned engagements have added significant sums to the total size of Lyle Lovett’s net worth.
Finally, in the personal life of Lyle Lovett, he married actress Julia Roberts in the summer of 1993, but they divorced in 1995. He has been living with April Kimble since 1999.
Suffers seriously from bovophobia (fear of cattle).
Graduated from Klein High School, the first high school built in the Klein Independent School District, named for his ancestor, Adam Klein. All High Schools in the District include the Klein name. Other high schools in the district include Klein Forest, Klein Oak, and Klein Collins.
He graduated from Texas A&M University with BA's in German (1981) and Journalism (1980).
Was trampled by a bull on his Klein, Texas, ranch; needed surgery to repair his mauled right leg. He has since (understandably) possessed a morbid fear of cattle. [April 2002]
Both my parents worked, so I was home alone a lot, and I would listen to their records. They belonged to the Columbia House record club, so they had records!
I enjoyed hearing people do their own songs. I became attracted to singer-songwriters. I became interested in them as people; was curious about what they wanted to say.
It's difficult to get started-when it comes to dealing with an unknown quantity, people are reluctant to trust their own opinion. It helps if two or three people give you a boost.
Somehow you can tell the difference when a song is written just to get on the radio and when what someone does is their whole life. That comes through in Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Willie Nelson. There is no separating their life from their music.
I've been lucky to be able to make the records I've wanted to make. The record company has never pressured me to cut certain songs.
It's important to be successful enough to be able to keep doing what you love.
It's really a lot easier to write about things that are problematic. Who wants to hear how happy you are?
Singing your own songs is all about individual expression.
You can't second-guess your audience. You can only do what you think is right. If you do that, your audience will appreciate you.
Fortunately, I've never had a job.
I am limited by what I can think of to do-my choices are not so great.
I don't feel like I'm on a mission. I'm trying to play music that I like to play and like to listen to.
I played guitar when I was young and never really considered it as a way to make a living.
I'm really in no danger of being perceived as a famous movie actor!
Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
performer: "Walk Hard All Star Version"
performer: "G.T.O." / producer: "G.T.O."
performer: "If I Had a Boat" / writer: "If I Had a Boat"
TV Movie performer: "Amazing Grace"
Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt
Documentary performer: "Flyin' Shoes"
TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2004 writer - 1 episode, 2004
TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
All Over the Guy
performer: "She Makes Me Feel Good", "The Blues Walk" / writer: "She Makes Me Feel Good"
TV Movie performer: "Nobody Knows Me" / writer: "Nobody Knows Me"
Kissing Jessica Stein
performer: "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You"
Dr. T & the Women
performer: "You've Been So Good Up to Now" 1992, "She's Already Made Up Her Mind" 1992, "Ain't It Something" 1994 / publisher: "You've Been So Good Up to Now" 1992, "She's Already Made Up Her Mind" 1992, "Ain't It Something" 1994 / writer: "You've Been So Good Up to Now" 1992, "She's Already Made Up Her Mind" 1992, "Ain't It Something" 1994
Where the Heart Is
performer: "What'd I Say" / producer: "What'd I Say"
performer: "Walking Tall"
performer: "Ballad Of The Snow Leopard & The Tanqueray Cowboy", "Till It Shines" / producer: "Till It Shines"