Friday, October 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Dwight Yoakam!

Dwight David Yoakam was born on October 23, 1956.
Yoakam, a singer-songwriter and actor, most famous for his Bakersfield Honky tonk style of music, has been active since the early 1980s. Dwight has recorded more than twenty albums and compilations, and has charted more than thirty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.
Music legend Johnny Cash once cited Yoakam as his favorite country singer.
In 1991 Dwight recorded a distinctive version of "Truckin" for the Grateful Dead tribute album Deadicated, and was personally invited by the band to open for them at RFK stadium in Washington, D.C. that summer.
Yoakam has also released an album dedicated to Buck Owens, Dwight Sings Buck, on October 23, 2007.
...And he's also mentioned in this song by Puscifer.

(above photo courtesy of Swanny)

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