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Dwight Yoakam Biography

Dwight Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and heis a 21-time nominated, multiple GRAMMY Award winner. He has 12 gold  albums and 9 platinum or  multi-platinum albums,with five  of those albums topping Billboard’s Country Albums chartand another 14 landing in the Top 10. Nearly40 of Yoakam’s singles have charted on Billboard, with 14 peaking in the Top 10. TheLSD  Tour,featuring Lucinda  Williams, Steve  Earle,  and Dwight, unites three of music’s most celebrated and iconic voices on one epic cross-country package for  the very first time. Kicking  off June 12, 2018 at Blue Hills Bank  Pavilion in Boston,  MA  and  rolling  through  iconic  amphitheaters  and  theaters  in  major  markets across  the  country,  the  LSD  Tour concludeson August 18, 2018 at Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn in Indianapolis, IN. Support willcomefrom Los Angeles rock outlier King Leg. Yoakam’s self-curated SiriusXM channel,titled Dwight Yoakam and The Bakersfield Beat ‘Where Country Went Mod’, will launch in late April. Thechannel celebrates the Bakersfield sound and those whom it has inspired,including Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Wynn Stewart, Tommy Collins, The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Eagles, The Blasters, Lucinda Williams,and more. Itencompassesall that is California country and country rock, in all of its various and varietal hybrid forms, from Ricky Nelson to Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt. The channelincludesartists from the movement in LA in the early to middle ‘80s that Yoakam broke out ofand featuresbands as diverse as X, Lone Justice and Los Lobos. This movement was encapsulatedon the series of albums titledA Town South of Bakersfieldand has led variations over time to the current continuing country scene in LA, all of which Yoakam has dubbed as a segment for his channel entitled “That Town South of Bakersfield:From Cow Punks to Now Punks”.In 2016,Yoakam releasedhis bluegrass albumSwimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars...on Sugar Hill Records. Featuring a band of bluegrass  luminaries,  this  album  boasts  a collection  of  reinterpreted  favorites  from  his  catalogue,  as  well as  acover  of Prince’s “Purple Rain”.Produced by nine-time GRAMMY winner Gary Paczosa (Alison Krauss, Dolly  Parton), Jon Randall (songwriter of “Whiskey Lullaby”), and Yoakam himself,and  mixed  by  Chris  Lord-Alge,this  album  reflects  the  love  for bluegrass music that Yoakam developed at an early age in Kentucky and that has inspiredhim for many years thereafter.In addition to his musical career, Yoakam is a formidable film and television actorwho has appeared in over 40 feature films,includingSling Bladeand Panic Room. In 2016, he recurredin David E. Kelley’s Amazon seriesGoliath. Recently, he appeared in director Steven Soderbergh’s filmLogan Luckywith Channing Tatum and Daniel Craig. Yoakam iscapable of seamlessly melting  into  his  rolesand impressively  standing  toe-to-toe with some of the world’s top thespians over the course of his storied and successful acting career,including Jodie Foster, Tommy Lee Jones, Jared Leto, Forest Whitaker, and Matthew McConaughey.


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