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Birth Name: Dwight David Yoakam
Born: 1956/10/23
Birth Place: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Years Active: 1984–present
Genres: Country

Dwight Yoakam (born Dwight David Yoakam, October 23, 1956) is an American singer-songwriter, actor and film director, most famous for his pioneering country music. Yoakam was born in Pikeville, Kentucky, and in high school he sang and played guitar with local garage bands. He was active in his school’s drama and music departments as well. When he began his career, Nashville was oriented toward pop urban cowboy music, and Yoakam's brand of hip honky tonk music was not considered marketable. Not making much headway in Nashville, Yoakam moved to Los Angeles and worked towards bringing his particular brand of new honky tonk forward into the 1980s. Writing all his of own songs, and continuing ... Continue Bio >>


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