Dwight Yoakam

Dwight Yoakam

American singer
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Dwight Yoakam

Dwight David Yoakam (born October 23, 1956) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor, known for his pioneering style of country music. First becoming popular in the mid-1980s, Yoakam has recorded more than 20 albums and compilations, charted more than 30 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, and sold more than 30 million records. He has recorded five Billboard No. 1 albums, twelve gold albums, and nine platinum albums, including the triple-platinum This Time.

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Full name at birth
Dwight David Yoakam
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Claim to fame
This Time
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Date of birth
23 October 1956
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Place of birth
Pikeville, KY, USA
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Age
65
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Singer-songwriter, actor, director
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6' (183 cm)
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Net worth
$45,000,000 USD
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High school
Northland High School, Columbus, OH
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University
Ohio State University
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Talent agency
  • William Morris Endeavor, Julie Colbert, Agent
  • William Morris Endeavor, Jessica Kovacevic, Agent
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Partner: Emily Joyce (I) (Married) 1 child
Dec 2011-
Dwight Yoakam and Emily Joyce (I)
A voice expressing emotion in a musical way moves on. It`s like the finale of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) - the world turns in on itself, as a universe unto itself, in the shape of one human being.
  • Dated Bridget Fonda. [1999-2001]
  • Dated Sharon Stone, who was famously quoted as saying "Kissing Dwight was like eating a dirt sandwich." [1993]
  • Born in Pikeville, Kentucky, USA
  • U.S. Route 23 was the subject of Dwight`s song `Readin`, Rightin`, Route 23.` The stretch of U.S. Route 23 that runs through Floyd County, KY where Dwight lived as a child and often visited after moving to Ohio is named in his honor. It is known as the Dwight Yoakam Highway. The entire stretch of U.S. 23 that runs through Kentucky is known as the Country Music Highway, with each stretch through the connecting counties named in honor of a local country music star.
  • Broke the Tonight Show record of musical guest appearances on May 15, 2008.

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