A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Among his many accolades – four Grammy Awards, the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award and being named Texas State Musician.
Now three-decades on from the release of his debut album, Robert Earl Keen has 18 records to his name, thousands of shows under his belt with no end in sight to the road ahead. From his humble beginnings on the Texas folk scene, he’s blazed a peer, critic, and fan-lauded trail that’s earned him living-legend status in the Americana music world. In 2012 he was inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame alongside longtime friend from College Station, Texas – Lyle Lovett.