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Source: Wikipedia

Dwight David Yoakam (born October 23, 1956) is an American singer-songwriter, actor and film director, most famous for his pioneering country music. Popular since the early 1980s, he has recorded more than 21 albums and compilations, charted more than 30 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, and sold more than 25 million records. Yoakam has recorded 5 Billboard #1 Albums, 12 Gold Albums, and 9 Platinum Albums, including the Triple Platinum This Time. In addition to his many achievements in the performing arts, Yoakam is also the most frequent musical guest in the history of The Tonight Show.

Fact file

  • Birth name: Dwight David Yoakam
  • Born: October 23, 1956 (age 58) Pikeville, Kentucky, United States
  • Origin: Columbus, Ohio, United States
  • Genres: Country, country rock
  • Occupation(s): Singer-songwriter, actor, director
  • Instruments: Guitar, vocals
  • Years active: 1984–present
  • Labels: Reprise Audium New West Warner Bros. Nashville
  • Associated acts: Buck Owens
  • Website: www.dwightyoakam.com

Read more about Dwight Yoakam at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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