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Dwight Yoakam

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  • Live From Austin, TX (New West, 2005)
  • Swimmin' Pools, Movie Stars... (Sugar Hill, 2016)

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After 17 years and dozens of hits, it was time for a change for Dwight Yoakam. The honky tonk star decided this time was right to go his own way. And ultimately that meant "Population Me," his 17th album out in late June and as always produced by long-time sidekick Pete Anderson, was no longer going to bear the Warner Brothers name. Instead, Yoakam opted to put out the 10-song album on his own label, Electrodisc, with Nashville label Audium Records distributing the music.  ...
Dwight Yoakam escaped from under the covers and now finds himself going A Long Way Home. The trip actually isn't that far for the honky tonker and occasional actor. While his last disc of covers found him all over the map to varying degrees of success (though not commercial), his brand new highly personal and introspective disc is a return to vintage Yoakam with honky tonk, Elvis rave-ups, a Ray Price-like shuffle and tender ballads all adorned by his sturdy tenor. Yoakam, 41, makes it quite clear that he is the one calling the shots when it comes to the direction of each musical move.  ...
Dwight Yoakam's idea of a covers album may be a lot different than similarly styled releases. He didn't decide to reach only into country's great past to record chestnuts in putting out the 12-song "Under the Covers," out in mid-July. Not unless you count The Clash, Sonny & Bono and The Kinks as country artists. Although, Yoakam didn't eschew country as he recorded Johnny Horton's "North to Alaska" and Glen Campbell's "Wichita Lineman." This project was a long time in coming with most of  ...

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