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Classic Center going Large with Lovett
Iconic singer/songwriter to perform Wednesday at Athens theater
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Lyle Lovett

When: 8 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Classic Center Theatre, 300 N. Thomas St., Athens

Tickets: $35-$90; on sale at UGA Performing Arts Center, 706-542-4400, 888-289-8497

More info: Classic Center, 706-357-4444

Lyle Lovett will bring his unique blend of Americana music to Athens for a one-night show Wednesday at the Classic Center Theatre.

Lovett will perform with his Large Band on the Celebrity Evenings series, presented by the UGA Performing Arts Center and the Classic Center.

Lovett was one of the most distinctive performers to in the 1980s. Though first labeled as a country singer, his music incorporated folk, swing, blues, jazz and gospel music as well.

Since 1980, Lovett has recorded 13 albums and released 21 singles. He has won four Grammy Awards, including Best Country Album (1996 for "The Road to Ensenada"); Best Country Duo/Group with Vocal (1994 for "Blues for Dixie" with the Texas swing group, Asleep at the Wheel); Best Pop Vocal Collaboration (1994 for "Funny How Time Slips Away" with Al Green); and Best Country Male Vocal (1989 for "Lyle Lovett and His Large Band").

In addition to his musical career, Lovett has performed on the big screen in "The Player" (1992), "Short Cuts" (1993), "Prêt-à-Porter" (1994) and "Cookie's Fortune" (1999), as well as more recently in "The New Guy" (2002) and "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story" (2007).