Dwight Yoakam

Dwight Yoakam
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Kentucky native DWIGHT YOAKAM blazed out of the Los Angeles club scene in 1986 with his debut Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc., which went on to score double-platinum status. This was followed by such million-sellers as Hillbilly Deluxe (1987,) Buenas Noches From A Lonely Room (1988,) Just Lookin’ For A Hit (1989,) If There Was A Way (1990) and the triple-platinum milestone This Time (1993) featuring the Grammy-winning single “Ain’t That Lonely Yet” and his signature hit “Fast As You.” Dwight followed with Dwight Live (1995), Gone (1996), Under The Covers (1997), Come On Christmas (1997), A Long Way Home (1998) and Last Chance For A Thousand Years (1999). Dwight’s version of the Queen classic “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” debuted during the 1999 Academy Awards telecast in a national ad campaign for Gap clothing stores and went on to become another Top-Ten hit. Dwight Yoakam kicked off the new millennium in noteworthy style: He was named by online retailer Amazon.com the “Country Artist of the Year” in 2000, while two new Yoakam releases, Tomorrow’s Sounds Today (at #2) and dwightyoakamacoustic.net (at #9), appeared on CD Now’s “10 Essential Country Records of 2000.” The two-time Grammy winner has garnered 21 nominations in the course of his career, while selling more than 23 million albums worldwide and earning praise from the likes of Time magazine, hailing him as “A Renaissance Man,” Rolling Stone, noting “he has no contemporary peer,” and Vanity Fair, claiming “Yoakam strides the divide between rock’s lust and country’s lament.” Yoakam’s acting career has also garnered much acclaim, particularly for his role as Doyle Hargraves in the 1996 Oscar-winning “Sling Blade,” for which he was honored with the Premiere Performance Award recognizing outstanding breakthrough performances in film. Following that, Dwight made his directorial debut (starring in a screenplay he also authored) with the 2001 release of “South Of Heaven, West Of Hell,” a gothic western with an impressive ensemble cast that included Billy Bob Thornton, Vince Vaughn, Bridget Fonda, Peter Fonda, Paul Reubens, Bud Cort and Michael Jeter. Other film credits include a scene-stealing 1994 debut in John Dahl’s “Red Rock West” (with Nicolas Cage and Dennis Hopper), “The Newton Boys” in 1998 (with Matthew McConaughey, Julianna Marguiles and Vincent D’Onofrio,) “The Minus Man” in 1999 (with Owen Wilson and Janeane Garafolo,) the 2002 blockbuster suspense film “Panic Room” (with Jodie Foster and Forest Whitaker) and the 2003 action-comedy “Hollywood Homicide” (with Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett.) In November 2002, Rhino Records’ commemorated Yoakam’s groundbreaking career with the release of the definitive four-disc box set Reprise Please Baby: The Warner Bros. Years. To further solidify Yoakam's musical legacy, he was honored with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in ceremonies held June 5th, 2003. Dwight’s most recent studio album titled Population: Me (2003) featured the #1 CMT video hit "The Back Of Your Hand," and has been followed by a critically-acclaimed compilation of previously released material, Dwight’s Used Records (2004,) as well as a remastered retrospective package titled The Very Best of Dwight Yoakam (2004.) Most recently, Dwight shot two simultaneous film roles while recording a new album for New West Records, which is planned for release this spring.
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Average Rating : 5              Total Reviews: 4

Dwight Yoakam  07/26/2007            
Chris Hill
This album is one of my most favorite albums of all time. It is acoustic music at its best. To me, this is country music at its best. It does not get better than this. Dwight sings some amazing covers and has some stunning originals. Guitars and Cadiillacs....will take on a whole new meaning for you when you hear it sung a capella. A must buy.
Dwight Yoakam  05/31/2006            
Dwight is not done yet not by a long shot!When he busts loose again he is gonna make alot of assville suits sorry.I cant wait
Dwight Yoakam  03/08/2006            
"I Wanna love again" is good. Maybe uncharacteristically sentimental. Not desperate. But heartfelt and unashamed of it. You should come away with me. Long enough to do all the things we didn't get to do. If it takes forever it will be an amazing adventure. And then I can stop listening to "Lucky That Way".
Dwight Yoakam  09/30/2005            
One of the greatest, performer, singers and songwriter that there ever was or will be.
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