Dwight Yoakam performs at the Pikes Peak Center!
Dwight Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide. He is a 21-time nominated, multiple Grammy award winner.
He has 12 gold albums and nine platinum or multi-platinum albums; five of those albums topping the Billboard’s Country Albums chart and another 14 landing in the Top 10. Nearly 40 of Yoakam’s singles have charted, with 14 peaking in the Top 10.
He received the Artist of the Year award at the 2013 Americana Music Honors & Awards Ceremony, which is the most prestigious award offered by the organization.
In September of 2016, Yoakam released his first ever bluegrass album “Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars…” on Sugar Hill Records. Featuring a band of bluegrass luminaries, this album boasts a collection of reinterpreted favorites as well as a cover of Prince’s “Purple Rain.” The album was produced by nine-time Grammy winner Gary Paczosa, Jon Randall, and Yoakam himself. It was mixed by Chris Lord-Alge. This album reflects the love for bluegrass music that Yoakam developed at an early age in Kentucky. This has inspired him for many years thereafter.
In 2015, Yoakam released his latest album “Second Hand Heart” on Warner/Reprise records. This was the follow up to his critically-acclaimed album “3 Pears.”
In addition to his musical career, Yoakam is a formidable film & television actor. He is capable of seamlessly melting into his roles and impressively standing toe-to-toe with some of the world’s top thespians. Over the course of his storied and successful acting career, he has performed alongside: Jodie Foster, Tommy Lee Jones, Jared Leto, Forest Whitaker, and Matthew McConaughey.