Dwight Yoakam receives surprise
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
– Dwight Yoakam was surprised with a presentation of a gold record for "The Very Best of Dwight Yoakam" Sunday night by actors Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau during his performance at Go Country 105's "Summer Under The Stars" held at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Councilman Dennis Zine from the City of Los Angeles also presented Yoakam with a special proclamation.
Preparing to return to the stage to perform his encore, Yoakam was surprised by a special presentation that started off with Zine presenting with a proclamation making July 27 Dwight Yoakam Day in Los Angeles. Vaughn and Favreau then joined Yoakam on stage presenting him with the gold record for "The Very Best of Dwight Yoakam," released by Warner Bros./Rhino Records.
Yoakam has been busy in the movie end of his career. He completed the broad comedy role of Pastor Phil for the forthcoming Lionsgate release "Four Christmases" in which he co-stars with Vaughan and Reese Witherspoon. This will be major holiday release in November. Yoakam will reprise his role as Doc Miles in the forthcoming sequel to Crank called "Crank: High Voltage" in which he co-stars with Jason Statham and Amy Smart.
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