Lyle Lovett


Miami Vice Performer
November 1, 1957, Klein, Texas
Julia Roberts (1993-95, divorced)

Lyle Pearce Lovett (born November 1, 1957, Klein, Texas) is an American singer-songwriter and occasional actor, whose song "Cryin' Shame" appeared in the episode "Freefall" of the series Miami Vice.


Lovett began his career as a songwriter, but turned to singing with the release of his 1986 self-titled debut album, from which his only Billboard Top 10 country single, "Cowboy Man", was released. Lovett's career has included ten studio albums, six of which (1989's Lyle Lovett and his Large Band--featuring "Cryin' Shame" and winning the first of his four Grammy Awards for Best Country Male Vocal, 1996's The Road to Ensenada--Grammy winner for Best Country Album, 1998's Step Inside This House, 2003's My Baby Don't Tolerate, 2007's It's Not Big It's Large, and 2009's Natural Forces) reached the Top 10 on the Country Album chart. His other two Grammys were collaborations with country group Asleep At The Wheel and soul legend Al Green. Lovett has also acted in the movies The Player, Short Cuts, and The New Guy and the TV shows Dharma and Greg, Mad About You, and Brothers and Sisters.

Personal LifeEdit

Lovett met actress Julia Roberts on the set of The Player, they suddenly married after a three-week romance in 1993, which lasted until 1995 when they divorced, but still remain friends. Lovett has dated April Kimble since 1999.