Dwight David Yoakam, born in Pikeville, Ky., in 1956, participated in high school plays, and he played his guitar with his friends after school. He dropped out of Ohio State University to become a recording artist in Los Angeles in 1977. His urban cowboy honky tonk music attracted attention when two of his single songs reached No. 1 on the Hot Country Singles Chart. After Johnny Cash called Yoakam one of his favorite country singers, others saw him as a Renaissance man whose bluegrass style bridges the gap between rock love songs and country laments. He tours the country frequently, performing his unique brand of music live for eager audiences.
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Dwight recorded rockabilly versions of Elvis Presley's "Suspicious Minds" in 1992 and Queen's "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" in 1999. In 2011, Yoakam's 3 Pears album remained No. 1 on the Americana Radio chart for several consecutive weeks, and he sang selections from it during the European Country to Country festival. He appeared in the movies Panic Room in 2002, Wedding Crashers in 2005 and Crank: High Voltage in 2009. In 2008, Dwight advised Vince Vaughan and Reese Witherspoon in Four Christmases, and he appeared in the Western The Last Rights of Ransom Pride with Kris Kristofferson in 2010.
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What's songs will I hear at a Dwight Yoakam concert?
Dwight Yoakam will be "squeezing into tight jeans" and "pulling his Stetson down over his eyes" while dazzling you with his country favorites. The music from his 2019 Concert Tour is "Little Queenie," "Ain't That Lonely Yet," "A Thousand Miles From Nowhere," "Honky Tonk Man," "Streets of Bakersfield," "Ring of Fire," "Turn Me Loose," "It Only Hurts When I Cry," "Pocket of a Clown," "You're the One" and "Please, Please Baby."
How many awards has Dwight Yoakam won?
He won two Grammy Awards in 1994 and 1999 for Best Male Country Vocal Performance in "Ain't That Lonely Yet" and for Best Country Vocal Collaboration on "Same Old Train". The Academy of Country Music chose Dwight Yoakam as the Top New Male Vocalist in 1986. He won the CMT Europe Artist of the Year Award in 1993, the CMA International Touring Artist Award in in 2007, the ACM Cliffe Stone Award in 2011 and the AMA Artist of the Year Award in 2013.
What does Dwight Yoakam do with the proceeds from his concerts?
Dwight Yoakam contributes to the Los Angeles firefighters. A portion of each ticket sold for his concert at the Hollywood Palladium was donated to the Los Angeles firefighters' Widows, Orphans and Disabled Firemen's Fund. His Ozarks Amphitheater concert in Camdenton, Mo., paid $5 from every ticket to the local Missouri food pantries.