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Country fans who couldn’t snag a ticket for either of Dwight Yoakam‘s sold out concerts at the Ryman are in luck! Dwight, who will be returning to the historic Ryman Auditorium stage for the first time since 2005 this Friday. His live concert will be broadcast on Sirius/XM’s Outlaw Country channel starting at 10 pm EST. The concert had sold out in less than 30 minutes, so Dwight added a second date – which also sold out in under 30 minutes.
Fans can tune in to hear some of his classic hits as well as tracks from his brand new album “3 Pears” on Warner Music Nashville. If you miss the broadcast, it will re-air on Thursday, July 4th.
Will you be tuning in, or were you one of the lucky few that managed to score tickets?
Wow! After having to add a second headlining Ryman date due to his first selling out almost immediately, Dwight Yoakam has done it again. His second concert at the historic Ryman Auditorium on April 13th sold out on Friday morning in under 45 minutes. The country music icon is proving that legends still have what it takes to sell out in this pop-country chart world.
It’s his first time back at the Ryman since 2005. On playing again at the Ryman, Dwight shared:
“The Ryman is one of a handful of places in the world, that from the moment you step inside, you can feel that you have entered a hallowed chamber occupied by the essence of the great.”
Were you one of the lucky few who scored a ticket to one of his two dates? If not, don’t worry – he’ll be playing at Bonnaroo this year. The 2013 Bonnaroo line-up was announced yesterday via social media. Check out the full Bonnaroo line-up on their official site here.
Country music icon Dwight Yoakam is proving that he’s just as hot as ever. After selling out his headlining Ryman date on April 12th in under thirty minutes, he’s announced that he’ll play a second headlining date at the historic venue. It’s the first time Dwight will be performing at the Ryman since 2005. Dwight’s second performance will take place on Saturday, April 13th. Tickets for this date will go on-sale on Friday, February 15th.
On playing at the Ryman, Dwight shared:
“From the moment you step inside, you can feel that you have entered a hallowed chamber occupied by the essence of the great.”
Will you be picking up your tickets?
Dwight Yoakam is gearing up to release his first brand new album in over seven years. His all-new studio album, titled “3 Pears,” will be released on Warner Brothers on September 18th. It’s the 26th album of his career, which will be produced by Dwight himself. Two songs: “A Heart Like Mine,” and, “Missing Heart,” of the 12-track record were co-produced by Beck. Fans can hear a teaser of track “Trying” on Dwight’s brand new website dwightyoakam.com. See the official full track listing below.
“3 Pears” will embrace the country side of Dwight while paying tribute to his rock, pop, soul, and Americana side. The record will contain heartfelt love songs that will showcase Dwight’s country vocals while keeping his classic sound.
Dwight will be honored by the Academy of Country Music with the Cliffe Stone Pioneer Award at the 6th Annual ACM Honors event in Nashville, Tennessee on September 24th. The award honors individuals who have been considered to be pioneers in country music. Past recipients include Johnny Cash, Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams Sr., and Hank Williams Jr. Dwight also recently narrated the current exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum “The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and California County.” The exhibit is showing until the end of the year.
Check out the official track listing for Dwight’s new album below:
Tim McGraw and Dwight Yoakam are teaming up for a new movie out in theaters next week. While McGraw only has a small part in “Dirty Girl,” Yoakam is set to star in the movie based out of an Oklahoma high school. The movie folows the story of a high school student with a bad reputation, who sets out on a journey to find her biological father.
“Dirty Girl” hits theaters August 5th. You can see McGraw near the end of the trailer. What do you think about the movie? Are you going to see it? It’s different from his past serious roles.
Dwight Yoakam is planning to release his first studio album in almost seven years in early 2012. After nearly a decade, he returned to his home at Warner Music Nashville in preparation for the new album. He will co-produce the album with Joe Chiccarelli.
“Dwight Yoakam is Country music. His voice is immediately recognizable and his artistry is iconic. When I heard his current music, I was blown away. I think that it is some of the best music he has ever done and I’m incredibly proud to have him back at Warner Brothers Records.” – John Esposito, President & CEO Warner Music Nashville
His last studio album, “Blame the Vain,” was released in 2005.
On March 4th, the Nokia Theater will host the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s All for the Hall fundraiser, making it the first time this event has been held in Los Angeles in three years.
“California, with its rich country music history, has proven to be a supremely appropriate and welcoming location for this event,” said Museum Director Kyle Young. “In fact, some of the state’s contributions to our genre are the subject of our very popular limited-engagement exhibition, The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and California Country, whose run we’ve extended through the end of 2014. Los Angeles has always given our All for the Hall event a very warm welcome, and we look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones in March.”
This year’s fundraiser will be hosted by actress/singer/film producer Rita Wilson, and feature performances by Country Music Hall of Fame members Vince Gill and Emmylou Harris. Joining them will be Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Heart and Grammy Award-winning artist Jason Mraz.
Mercury Records’ rising newcomer Kacey Musgraves has just been added to a major festival. The singer-songwriter will represent country music at this year’s Bonnaroo Festival. She shares the stage with music heavyweights Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, and country icon Dwight Yoakam. Bonnaroo takes place June 15th through to the 16th in Manchester, Tennessee. Are you planning on going?
It’s been a pretty big year for Kacey, who released her debut country album “Same Trailer, Different Park” which was a number one on its release. Her first radio single, “Merry Go ‘Round,” was certified gold a few weeks ago by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). She’s also performed on the Ellen Show, had songs featured on the hit television drama “Nashville,” and opened for some pretty big acts.
What music festivals are you planning on going to this year?
Tickets are on-sale now for the 6th Annual Academy of Country Music Honors event on September 24th. The special night will be hosted for the first time by Dierks Bentley at the historic Ryman Auditorum in Nashville, Tennessee. The evening is dedicated to celebrating special honorees and off-camera award winners from the 47th annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Tickets are only $37 and are on-sale right now for the public through the Ryman box office or at Ticketmaster outlets. It’s the third time the event will be held at the Ryman.
Artists that will perform include Dierks, Ashley Monroe, Kellie Pickler, Luke Bryan, and Dailey & Vincent. Those being honored include Bobby Braddock, Kenny Chesney, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Alan Jackson, Gayle Holcomb, Billy Sherrill, Ricky Skaggs and Dwight Yoakam.
Check out the special video from Dierks to his fans about his upcoming hosting gig:
The Academy of Country Music announced this morning that Dierks Bentley will host the 6th annual Academy of Country Music Honors on September 24th in Nashville, Tennessee. The open to the public event will be held at the historic Ryman Auditorium as the Academy honors special honorees and off-camera winners from the 47th annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Tickets are priced at $37 and will go on-sale to the public on Friday, August 17th at 8 pm PST at the Ryman box office and Ticketmaster outlets.
It’s the first time Dierks is hosting the event, which is being held at the Ryman for the third time.
Those being honored include Kenny Chesney, Bobby Braddock, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Gayle Holcomb, Alan Jackson, Billy Sherrill, Ricky Skaggs, and Dwight Yoakam. The evening will also recognize winners of the MBI (musician, bandleader, instrumentalist) and Industry categories. The songwriter of the year award, which has only been handed out once in 1965.
“I’m really looking forward to helping recognize this year’s ACM honorees,” said Bentley. “Country music has so many talented artists, songwriters and people working behind the scenes…I’m flattered that I’ve been asked to stand on stage beside them.”
See the list of honorees below.