Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

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Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
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Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 25, 1989
Genre Country, western swing
Length40:55
Label MCA/Curb
Producer Billy Williams, Lyle Lovett, Tony Brown
Lyle Lovett chronology
Pontiac
(1987)
Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
(1989)
Joshua Judges Ruth
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Lyle Lovett and His Large Band is Lyle Lovett's third album, released in 1989.

Lyle Lovett American musician

Lyle Pearce Lovett is an American singer, songwriter, actor and record producer. Active since 1980, he has recorded 13 albums and released 25 singles to date, including his highest entry, the number 10 chart hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, "Cowboy Man". Lovett has won four Grammy Awards, including Best Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Album. It's Not Big It's Large was released in 2007, where it debuted and peaked at number 2 on the Top Country Albums chart. A new studio album, Natural Forces, was released on October 20, 2009 by Lost Highway Records. The last studio album on his Curb Records contract, Release Me, was released in February 2012.

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Lovett's gender-bending cover of Tammy Wynette's "Stand By Your Man" was later included in the soundtrack of the 1993 movie The Crying Game .

Tammy Wynette American country music singer

Tammy Wynette, was an American country music singer-songwriter and one of country music's best-known artists and biggest-selling female singers.

<i>The Crying Game</i> 1992 psychological thriller drama film directed by Neil Jordan

The Crying Game is a 1992 thriller film written and directed by Neil Jordan. The film explores themes of race, gender, nationality, and sexuality against the backdrop of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. It is a British-Irish-Japanese co-production.

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band reached number 10 on Billboard's chart for Top Country Albums, and 62 in the Billboard Hot 200.

<i>Billboard</i> (magazine) American music magazine

Billboard is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries. It publishes pieces involving news, video, opinion, reviews, events, and style, and is also known for its music charts, including the Hot 100 and Billboard 200, tracking the most popular songs and albums in different genres. It also hosts events, owns a publishing firm, and operates several TV shows.

At the Grammy Awards of 1990, Lovett won the Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for Lyle Lovett and His Large Band.

The Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance was awarded between 1965 and 2011. The award has had several minor name changes:

Track listing

All tracks composed by Lyle Lovett, except where indicated

  1. "The Blues Walk (Instrumental)" (Clifford Brown) – 2:25
  2. "Here I Am" – 4:01
  3. "Cryin' Shame" – 2:28
  4. "Good Intentions" – 3:13
  5. "I Know You Know" – 3:57
  6. "What Do You Do/The Glory of Love" (Billy Hill, Lovett) – 3:06
  7. "I Married Her Just Because She Looks Like You" – 3:14
  8. "Stand by Your Man" (Billy Sherrill, Tammy Wynette) – 2:44
  9. "Which Way Does That Old Pony Run" – 4:08
  10. "Nobody Knows Me" – 3:06
  11. "If You Were to Wake Up" – 4:07
  12. "Once Is Enough" – 4:26

Personnel

Richard Bennett (guitarist) American musician and record producer

Richard Bennett is an American guitarist and record producer. As a touring sideman, he performed with Neil Diamond for seventeen years and Mark Knopfler since 1994. As a session musician, he has worked with Billy Joel, Barbra Streisand, Rodney Crowell, and Vince Gill. He has produced albums for Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Marty Stuart, and Kim Richey.

Paul Franklin (musician) American musician

Paul V. Franklin is an American multi-instrumentalist, known mainly for his work as a steel guitarist. He began his career in the 1970s as a member of Barbara Mandrell's road band; in addition he toured with Vince Gill, Mel Tillis, Jerry Reed and Dire Straits. He has since become a prolific session musician in Nashville, Tennessee, playing on more than 500 albums. He has been named by the Academy of Country Music as Best Steel Guitarist on several occasions. In addition to the pedal steel guitar and lap steel guitar, Franklin plays Dobro, fiddle, and drums, as well as three custom-built instruments called the Pedabro, The Box, and the baritone steel guitar.

McBride & the Ride

McBride & the Ride was an American country music band initially consisting of Terry McBride, Ray Herndon, and Billy Thomas. The group was founded in 1989 through the assistance of record producer Tony Brown. McBride & the Ride's first three albums — Burnin' Up the Road, the gold-certified Sacred Ground, and Hurry Sundown, released in 1991, 1992, and 1993, respectively — were all issued on MCA Nashville. These albums also produced several hits on the Billboard country charts, including the Top 5 hits "Sacred Ground", "Going Out of My Mind", "Just One Night", and "Love on the Loose, Heart on the Run".

Chart performance

Chart (1989)Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums10
U.S. Billboard 20062
Canadian RPM Top Albums88
New Zealand Albums Chart45

Notes and sources

  1. Mark Deming, Allmusic (link)
  2. Rolling Stone review

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