Four-time Grammy-winning singer, composer and actor Lyle Lovett is set to release his first new album in ten years; 12th of June will be released May 13 on Verve Records.
Produced by Chuck Ainlay and Lovett, 12th of June features a mix of new originals, standards by Nat King Cole and Dave Frishberg, and a Horace Silver instrumental, representing Lovett’s dynamic live performances with his Large Band. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the new album continues to highlight Lovett’s ability to fuse elements of jazz, country, western swing, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers.
Today, Lovett shares the first single and album title track, alongside a video featuring footage from the studio recording sessions.
A lot has changed for Lovett since 2012 record Release Me, which debuted Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums and whose title track reached #1 on the Americana Radio Singles Chart. He’s gotten married, had twin children, and signed with new label in Verve Records.
Moreover, Lovett is set for an extensive 2022 tour with his Large Band in addition to co-headlining dates with Chris Isaak. Kicking off with four nights at City Winery-Pier57 in New York City the week of the album release, Lovett and his Large Band will make further stops throughout the country this summer including at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO, the Wolf Trap Filene Center in Vienna, VA, and the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.