Country singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett will be honored with the Stephen Bruton Award at the 2013 Lone Star Film Festival (LSFF). The Lone Star Film Festival in Sundance Square which has been ranked in the top 25 of MovieMaker Magazine’s coveted annual list “TOP 50 FILM FESTIVALS WORTH THE ENTRY FEE” will take place November 6-10, 2013, in Fort Worth, Texas.
The Stephen Bruton Award celebrates musicians who demonstrate a proficiency in film. Lovett will accept the award for his musical contribution to 30 films throughout his career as well as his appearance as an actor in eight, including Tim McCanlies’ Christmas story ANGELS SING, which premiered at this year’s SXSW Film Festival.
Stephen Bruton was a well-respected guitar player from Fort Worth who performed for many years with Kris Kristofferson. Bruton and childhood friend T Bone Burnett collaborated on the sound track for the movie CRAZY HEART. Bruton died at age 60 of cancer in T Bone’s Los Angeles home in 2009 just after the sound track was completed. Past recipients of the Stephen Bruton Award include Kris Kristofferson, T Bone Burnett, Willie Nelson, and Billy Joe Shaver.