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  • Was born and resides in Klein, Texas, which was named after his great-great-grandfather, Adam Klein.
  • As a journalism student at Texas A&M, interviewed performers such as Nanci Griffith and Michael Martin Murphey.
  • Studied in Germany as a graduate student.
  • Released his self-titled debut album in 1986.
  • Gained widespread popularity not for his music but for his marriage to Julia Roberts, whom he met on the set of The Player. The two married after a three-month courtship.
  • In 2004, suffered a broken leg and several fractured ribs after a bull charged at him as he was walking on his uncle's farm.


  • 1994, Grammy — Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: Winner
  • 1996, Grammy — Best Country Album: Winner
  • 1994, Grammy — Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals: Winner
  • 1989, Grammy — Best Country Vocal Performance, Male: Winner


  • Bernell Lovett — Mother
  • Julia Roberts — Ex-wife
  • Bill Lovett — Father
  • Allison Inman — Ex-significant Other
  • April Kimble — Fiancée


  • Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (BA in Journalism and German)

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  • Birth Place: Klein, TX
  • Birthday: November 1, 1957, Scorpio
  • Profession: Musician, Songwriter, Actor

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