Dwight Yoakam is a man of many talents. Between his long, successful music career and his numerous acting roles, Yoakam is one of the few entertainers that has maintained icon status. Musically, Yoakam is known for his pale cowboy hat with the brim pulled low, poured-on blue jeans and intricate, catchy melodies paired with poignant, brilliant lyrics that mesmerize with their indelible imprint.
Yoakam’s latest Warner Bros. album, 3 Pears, exemplifies his ability to incorporate multiple, competing influences into a piece of cohesive art. It balances his country core with a fiercely independent embrace of rock, Americana, pop and soul. It blends Yoakam’s respect for his musical predecessors with the collaborative assistance of modern singer/songwriter Beck, who co-produced two tracks, and current rocker Kid Rock, who co-wrote the hooky opener, “Take Hold Of My Hand.” But most importantly, 3 Pears builds on his trademark edginess with a notable, growing positivity.
A long-time Los Angeleno, Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, placing him in an elite cadre of global superstars. Whether singing about the twisted wreckage of romance, the broken dreams of this hard life, or the burgeoning optimism that marks 3 Pears, Yoakam brings a knowing, glorious edge to his delivery and stands, in a world of artifice and flash, as a beacon of authenticity.
He has 12 gold albums and nine platinum or multi-platinum albums, including the triple-platinum “This Time”. More than 30 singles have charted, with 22 going Top 20, including the incomparable hits “Honky Tonk Man,” “Please Please Baby,” “Little Ways,” “I Sang Dixie,” “It Only Hurts When I Cry,” “Fast as You” and “Thousand Miles from Nowhere.” He’s won two Grammys and earned a staggering 21 nominations.
Dwight Yoakam is headed to the Buckhead Theatre this Sunday, October 13th with Cale Tyson! You don’t want to miss this show! Go ahead and purchase your tickets via the link below!