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Dwight Yoakam

20th January 2018 - Saturday 20:00

Dwight Yoakam, Kentucky’s sensational country music artist is bringing his signature sounds to the Riverside Theater!

Dwight David Yoakam was born in Pikeville (Kentucky) in 1956 and is a singer, songwriter, actor, and film director. While his musical style can be broadly classified as country, it’s best described as a blend of honky tonk (a genre that features acoustic and/or electric guitar, fiddle, string bass, and steel guitar, with lyrics that are emotionally simple and direct, often with a plain-spoken vulnerability and a sense of emotional release) and country rock. He’s had a stellar career with 16 studio albums, 9 compilation albums, 2 live albums, 1 holiday album, 46 singles (2 of which topped Billboard’s Hot Country songs chart and 11 were top 10 hits), 36 music videos, 2 extended plays, and he’s sold over 25 million records. In the US, 3 of his albums have been certified Gold, 5 Platinum, 1 double Platinum, and 1 triple Platinum. He’s received many accolades including 2 Grammy Awards (for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals and Best Country Vocal Performance – Male), an Americana Music Award (for Artist of the Year), Academy of Country Music Award (for Top New Male Vocalist), and a CMT Europe Award (for Artist of the Year).

Don’t miss your chance to see the outspoken and self assured honky tonk singer and songwriter who paved the way for rock audiences accepting country music! Click the button below to see Dwight Yoakam on Saturday, January 20th!

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