Lyle Lovett Releases Original Album

Monday, October 6th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

DALLAS (AP) _ Crooner Lyle Lovett is finally releasing an album of original songs, called ``My Baby Don't Tolerate,'' after about seven years of other work.

``These last seven years for me have been really busy,'' 45, said in an interview last week with The Dallas Morning News. ``It just took me awhile.''

And, as he pointed out: ``It's our sixth release in seven years.''

Lovett released 1998's ``Step Inside This House,'' a collection of tunes by his favorite Texas songwriters; 1999's ``Live in Texas,'' a concert gig recording; 2000's ``Dr. T & the Women,'' a mostly instrumental soundtrack; 2001's ``Anthology Volume One: Cowboy Man;'' and this year's ``Smile,'' a compilation of tunes he recorded for movies.

He toured to promote those releases, spent months rehabilitating his right leg broken in March 2002 by a bull and became engaged to April Kimble, who he met at a Dallas-area radio station.

The new album arrived in stores Tuesday and Lovett began a 30-city tour Saturday in Las Vegas. The last concert is set for Nov. 23 in San Antonio.