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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:
Kenny Chesney, Vince Gill and Ricky Skaggs are early winners for the 47 annual Academy of Country Music! They were announced today as off-camera winners before the April 1st award show. The telecast airs live on CBS on April 1st from Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena at 8 pm EST. They are once against hosted by Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton for the second year in a row. Some awards were announced early due to time constraints of the live broadcast.
The following special awards, industry awards, and MBI awards will be given out in a special ACM Honors ceremony in Nashville on September 24th.
The ACM Special Awards are voted on by the ACM Board of Directors and are awarded when the ACM Board of Directors feels that these are clear and deserving candidates. Industry professionals are voted on by the professional members of the Academy. The MBI category is voted on by professional members of the Academy classified in the Artist-Entertainer/Musician-Bandleader-Instrumentalist category, and the Producer-Engineer-Studio Manager sub-category. The songwriter of the year ballot is voted on by the professional members of the Academy in the following categories; Artist-Entertainer/Musician-Bandleader-Instrumentalist, Composer, Music Publisher/SRO, Record Company, and the Producer/Engineer/Studio Manager membership.
See the full list of winners 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.
Tim McGraw might be in the middle of a court battle with his record label, but that’s not slowing down his career at all. After being critically acclaimed for his roles in “Blind Slide,” and “Country Strong,” McGraw has signed on for another movie role. Although it’s a smaller role than his previous flicks; McGraw says it is still a “pivotal role” in “Dirty Girl,” a new-age comedy based on a girl in Norman High School.
IMDB reports that McGraw’s character is called Danny. Dwight Yoakam also has a small role in the movie as Joseph.
“I can’t really say [what it is] because it’ll give away too much of the story. But it’s a really, really good movie. It’s funny. It’s got a lot of heart. It can make you laugh and cry. It’s got all those great things in it.”
McGraw will be featured in the film along side Milla Jovovich, Mary Steenburgen, Juno Temple, and William H. Macy. “Dirty Girl” will hit theaters on August 5th, 2011.