Houston’s Lyle Lovett nominated for another Grammy Award –

As country music legend Lyle Lovett prepares for the 65th Grammy Awards on Sunday, he reflects on his connection to the Houston suburb Klein, which is everything starting point.

Lovett was nominated in the Best American Performance category for “There You Go Again,” sung by Asleep at the Wheel, for which he was a featured artist. Lovett was one of several Houston musicians recognized at the Grammys this weekend — Beyoncé, Lizzo and Toby Nevey Nominations were also received this year.

“It always feels great, and it’s an honor to be recognized by others in the industry and by the industry itself,” Lovett said.

This isn’t Lovett’s first Grammy win — he currently has four awards and 18 nominations in his storied career. The Houston-based singer, songwriter, actor and record producer is known for his hits such as “Cowboy,” which spanned his 40-year career.

“It’s so exciting. So many people are recognized every year at the Grammys. It’s exciting if you’re nominated yourself, but when you see your friends in the industry and people you know get recognized It’s also going to be very exciting when it’s nominated and won. It’s been one great event after another throughout the night,” Lovett said.

Lovett said he hopes to win another Grammy, but also noted that he has a lot of projects in the works. Lovett said he is excited about his tour, performances and latest album, June 12, 2022. In March this year, he will star in the American police drama “Blue Bloods”. Lovett said he was also excited to perform in New York’s Carnegie Hall tribute to Paul McCartney this spring.

The Klein High graduate has a strong family history in Northwest Houston.

Lovett’s great-great-grandfather, Adam Klein, was one of the first German settlers in the area. According to Lovett, the community’s name arose because his ancestors would bring mail back to the settlement from the post office in Houston. People started saying, “I’ve got to pick up the mail at Klein,” referring to his great-grandfather’s name.

Lovett said his family and family history have always fueled his enthusiasm — he just wanted to support his family farm. Working on the farm with his uncle and spending time with his family has been “therapeutic.” Lovett is an only child, but he said having his extended family in Klein, Tomball and Spring made him feel like he came from one.

Lovett isn’t the only celebrity in the Klein/Spring area, however. Houston suburbs have produced actors like Jim Parsons, Matt Bomer, Lee Pace, and more.

“I really think there are talented people everywhere, and the Klein School does a great job of encouraging young and talented people to pursue their interests and encourage them to pursue their dreams,” Lovett said. “Seeing the success of actors like Jim Parsons, who went to Klein Oak, whose mom still goes to my church, and Matt Bomer and others. Seeing their success, says a lot about Klein Oak The Klein School and the kind of foundation that the Klein School gives people so they can continue to thrive in the world.”

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