Lyle Lovett Featured in Billboard: New Album is a Personal 'Punctuation Mark'
Billboard Magazine features Lyle Lovett's newest album, Release Me.
Lovett says he wanted "Release Me," which came out on Feb 28th, to be "a punctuation mark for this whole part of my career." The album is comprised primarily of covers, "some songs that have been important to me and have been an important part of my career. Several of these songs I've played since 1976 and just had never recorded." Among them are tunes by Jesse Winchester, Townes Van Zandt, Michael Franks, Frank Loesser and Chuck Berry, as well as the traditional instrumental "Garfield's Blackberry Bottom."
Meanwhile, Lovett says he's "very excited" about moving forward from Curb, but he's hasn't determined exactly what he'll do yet. "I know I want to continue to write songs and to play -- I want to keep my job," he says with a laugh. "I haven't worked out any new business relationships. What I'd really like to do is be able to make my own records, then probably affiliate with someone for distribution. We live in an age where it's so possible to let people know you have something out, but I still value greatly the capability of the major companies to get your product where it needs to go. So I have to figure out what's the right way to go for me, and where I'll feel the most comfortable."
To read more about "Release Me", go to Billboard.com