Bonnie Raitt and Lyle Lovett have known each other for years and mounted a summer shed tour together in 2002, performing the songs which their multitudes of fans have come to know and love. Now, they take to the CMT stage before a Nashville...... Read Full Episode Summary »
Bonnie Raitt and Lyle Lovett have known each other for years and mounted a summer shed tour together in 2002, performing the songs which their multitudes of fans have come to know and love. Now, they take to the CMT stage before a Nashville invitation-only audience for an unforgettable episode of CMT Crossroads.
Raitt is a singer, songwriter and guitarist whose unique style blends blues, R&B, rock, and pop. After 20 years as a cult favorite, she broke through to the top in the early '90s with her Grammy-winning albums, Nick of Time and Luck of the Draw, which featured hits such as "Something to Talk About" and "I Can't Make You Love Me." With nine Grammys under her belt and a long history of social activism, she tours regularly incorporating many benefit concerts into her schedule.
Of all the artists who emerged in Nashville's mid-1980s whirlwind of experimentation, Lovett is one of the few who have achieved an enduring, significant career while staying constantly fresh and original. After releasing three critically acclaimed albums under the direction of Curb/ MCA Nashville -- Lyle Lovett (1986), the gold-certified Pontiac (1987) and the Grammy-winning Lyle Lovett and His Large Band (1989) -- Lovett moved away from country to explore broader styles. The first of his Los Angeles-recorded albums, Joshua Judges Ruth (1992) is steeped in gospel and R&B. I Love Everybody (1994) features songs he had written as early as the 1970s, while 1996's gold-certified and Grammy-winning The Road to Ensenada found him returning to a mix of Western swing, honky-tonk, country and folk. The 1998 two-disc Step Inside This House was a tribute to Lovett's early Texas songwriting influences and was followed in 1999 by his first live album, Live in Texas. In 2000, Lovett released the film soundtrack to Robert Altman's Dr. T. & the Women. To date, Lovett has sold over 4 million albums, including his 2003 release, My Baby Don't Tolerate.