As a part of what Steve Earle called “Nashville’s great credibility scare of the mid ’80s.” Lyle Lovett, along with Earle, k.d. Lang, Dwight Yoakam and others took up the traditionalist Outlaw mantel of the 70′s and reinvigorated country music from it’s soft-rock and Urban Cowboy influence the times. . . . Lovett continues a late career trend of including cover songs. You might conclude that this last release would be a weakened collection to meet contractual obligations. You would be wrong in that assessment.