Grammy winning, honky-tonking Dwight Yoakam is one of country music’s true mavericks, a singer and songwriter who steadfastly goes his own way, regardless of commercial trends. One of the few singers with a credible acting career — his turn as the villainous stepfather in Billy Bob Thornton’s Sling Blade won universal praise — Yoakam is constantly pushing the envelope, looking for new and more impressive way to express himself. Several of his albums have gone platinum and gold, but even his less commercially successful albums are packed with driving, tough music that’s all killer and no filler.
Yoakam was born in Pikeville, Kentucky in 1956, but grew up in Columbus, Ohio. Before he was ten years... Read More