Both artists would be considered among the first rank of singer/songwriters who work in the rich vein of folk, blues, country, jazz and rock music.
Hiatt, after dabbling in pop and country music for several years, achieved critical success with his 1987 album, "Bring the Family," which included the song, "Have a Little Faith in Me," later covered by Joe Cocker, Mandy Moore, Bon Jovi and others. Since then, Hiatt has released over a dozen albums of carefully crafted original songs, many of which have been covered by other artists, including "Thing Called Love" by Bonnie Raitt and "Angel Eyes" by the Jeff Healey Band." He has been nominated for 11 Grammy Awards.
Lovett burst upon the national scene in the late 1980s as a quirky singer/songwriter who was classified as country but more often ranged across several genres of music — sometimes in the same song. In addition to winning four Grammy Awards, Lovett has had a lengthy career as an actor in movies and television.
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