Yoakam returns to his roots
Monday, July 14, 2014
– Dwight Yoakam is back with Warner/Reprise, the label announced Monday.
Yoakam, who issued his first nine albums with Warner/Reprise released a cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival's classic "Who'll Stop The Rain" today as well. This track will also be included on his new album to be released later this year.
Yoakam also will tour as an opening at on Eric Church's fall tour, starting Sept. 11 in Bossier City, La. , crisscrossing the U.S. and Canada through December, with 32 arena dates.
Yoakam will also make his first appearance starring in a multiple episode arc on CBS' summer smash "Under the Dome." Yoakam plays barbershop owner Lyle Chumley and will sing a verse a cappella of "Who'll Stop The Rain" as the character on tonight's episode.
Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide with 12 gold albums and 9 platinum or multi-platinum albums, including the triple-platinum "This Time." Yoakam also has appeared in more than 35 films, including roles in Tommy Lee Jones' Cannes Film Festival award-winning "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada," David Fincher's "Panic Room" and the Academy Award-winning "Sling Blade."
Yoakam's most recent album, "Three Pears," which he produced with Beck, came out on Warner in 2012. Prior to that, he was with New West and Audium Records.
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