That’s Right: Lyle Lovett Announces First Album in 10 Years
Photo by Michael Wilson
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett has announced 12th of June, his first album in a decade.
The new album, produced by Lovett and Chuck Ainlay, features Lovett originals in his signature blend of genres as well as some standards, including “Straighten Up and Fly Right” and “Gee Baby Ain’t I Good to You,” famously recorded by Nat King Cole in the 1940s.
Since his last album, 2012’s Release Me (ND review), Lovett has gotten married and welcomed twins, and of course continued a robust touring schedule nearly every year. During the pandemic he embraced livestreaming, hosting frequent streams that featured guests including Dwight Yoakam, Shawn Colvin, Chris Isaak, Lisa Loeb, and his buddy since their college years Robert Earl Keen. He’s also honed his photography habit, often sharing photos of venues and people and places he meets on the road on his Instagram account.
Lovett released a video for 12th of June’s first single, the title track, featuring footage of the recording session that included collaborators including Sam Bush, Stuart Duncan, Luke Bulla, Bryan Sutton, and Russ Kunkel.
Here is the tracklist for 12th of June:
1. Cookin at the Continental
2. Pants Is Overrated
3. Straighten Up and Fly Right
4. Gee Baby Ain’t I Good to You
5. Peel Me a Grape
6. Her Loving Man
7. 12th of June
8. Pig Meat Man
9. The Mocking Ones
10. Are We Dancing
11. On a Winters Morning