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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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Live from Austin, TX; CD review - Live from Austin, TX;
In this 1988 Austin City Limits program and nearing 32 years old, Dwight Yoakam was approaching his commercial zenith. His third album, "Buenas Noches From A Lonely Room," had just been released, bringing him his only number one country singles "Streets of Bakersfield" (included here in duet with Buck Owens along with Flaco Jimenez) and "I Sang Dixie," also included. His second ACL appearance, Yoakam delivers a generous, 14-song reminder of how freakin' unusual »»»
Second Hand Heart CD review - Second Hand Heart
Dwight Yoakam appears to be a many of mystery on the cover. With two side-by-side images of himself, the Kentucky honky tonker dons a trademark cowboy hat, jeans jacket and jacket and plucking his electric, legs spread and head pointed down. But there really is no mystery about Yoakam, who has been making music longer than some of the contemporary country acts have been alive. And Yoakam has a thing or two to show these young turks what country music used to be - and based on this sterling, »»»
3 Pears CD review - 3 Pears
It's comforting to know that in an unpredictable, fast-paced world, there are certain things that will always remain the same. Dwight Yoakam will never come up short when it comes to sharing a cool groove. Indeed, here he is, some 35 years after making his debut, still looking sharp with that cowboy hat perched low over his eyes, giving the impression he hasn't aged a single day, and back at home on Warner Bros., the label that launched him originally. It's also assuring to know »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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