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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 1, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012.
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'Honey Bee' composer wins top ASCAP prize

'Honey Bee' composer wins top ASCAP prize

NASHVILLE, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Ben Hayslip was named Songwriter of the Year and his song "Honey Bee,"written with Rhett Atkins shared the prize for Country Song of the Year in Nashville.
Bacharach, David share Gershwin Prize

Bacharach, David share Gershwin Prize

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- Burt Bacharach and Hal David received the Gershwin Prize in Washington Wednesday in recognition of their decades-long songwriting collaboration.
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Bacharach, David set for White House honor

Bacharach, David set for White House honor

WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, are to preside over a White House concert honoring songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David.
White House features country music

White House features country music

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Dierks Bentley, Alison Krauss, Kris Kristofferson and Lyle Lovett performed at the White House Monday as President Barack Obama celebrated country music.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011.
By United Press International
Lyle Lovett takes friends' songs on tour

Lyle Lovett takes friends' songs on tour

KLEIN, Texas, July 9 (UPI) -- Texas singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett says his Large Band brings new dimensions to the songs from his latest album, "Natural Forces."

College cafe with music links in danger

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- A cafe on the campus of the University of Texas, Austin, where singers like Lyle Lovett got their start, is in danger of closing, grass-root supporters say.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008.
By United Press International

Stars turn out for Kennedy Honors

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Leon Fleisher, Diana Ross, Brian Wilson, Steve Martin and Martin Scorsese have been recognized at the 30th Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C.

Lovett testifies before Congress

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Musician Lyle Lovett was among a handful of performers who testified before a star-struck U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on the subject of copyright laws.

Country music legend Thompson dead at 82

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Country music icon Hank Thompson has died of lung cancer at his Fort Worth, Texas-area home at the age of 82.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007.
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Lyle Lovett
Lyle Lovett performs at the Apollo Theatre during a fundraiser for the Jazz at Lincoln Center's education program on June 6, 2005 in New York City. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)
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Lyle Pearce Lovett (born November 1, 1957) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. Active since 1980, he has recorded thirteen albums and released 21 singles to date, including his highest entry, the #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 #2 on the Top Country Albums chart. A new studio album, Natural Forces, was released on October 20, 2009 by Lost Highway Records.

Lovett was born in North Harris County, Texas, in the community of Klein, the son of William and Bernell (née Klein) Lovett, a marketing executive and training specialist, respectively. He was raised in the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. Lovett attended Texas A&M University, where he studied German and journalism. However, they lived across from each other on Church St. in College Station, became good friends, and wrote "The Front Porch Song" together, which both went on to record.

Lovett's music career began as a songwriter, but he soon signed with MCA Records in 1986 and released his eponymous debut album. While typically associated with the country genre, Lovett's compositions often incorporate folk, swing, blues, jazz and gospel music as well as more traditional country & Western styling. He has won four Grammy Awards, including Best Country Album (1996 for The Road to Ensenada), Best Country Duo/Group with Vocal (1994 for "Blues For Dixie" with the Texas swing group Asleep at the Wheel), Best Pop Vocal Collaboration (1994 for "Funny How Time Slips Away" with Al Green) and Best Country Male Vocal (1989) for Lyle Lovett and His Large Band).

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