Dwight Yoakam, like many country artists, started his career in Nashville but it didn’t take off until he moved to Los Angeles. There he played his Honky Tonk style music in various rock clubs. He is credited for having a diverse audience from mixing his country music with rock audiences. From there Yoakam’s musical career took off. He became very popular in the 1980’s and was even stated to be Johnny Cash’s favorite country singer. In 1993 Yoakam won a Grammy for “Best Male Country Vocal Performance,” for his song "Ain’t That Lonely Yet." He is still currently producing albums; his most recent 3 Pears, was released in 2012. Yoakam also continues to act in a variety of films.
Dwight Yoakam is best known for his pioneer style country music. He is a singer, songwriter, actor and film director. Yoakam has over 21 albums and has sold over 25 million records. Five of his albums were Billboard’s number one albums. He has twelve gold albums as well as nine platinum albums.
Yoakam is back on tour in 2017 and will be performing all over the country until December 20. He puts on a timeless show, full of his most popular songs as well as covers of Elvis and Johnny Cash hits. Many of his shows sell out, so get your tickets fast!