Dwight Yoakam

Country & Honky Tonk Singer-Songwriter Known for "Fast as You," "Guitars, Cadillacs" and "Streets of Bakersfield"

Dwight Yoakam Biography

Dwight Yoakam is a Grammy Award-winning country music singer-songwriter known for his pioneering style of country music, which features elements of rock, honky-tonk and bluegrass. First coming to prominence in the mid-1980s, Yoakam has musical influences that include Buck Owens, Wynn Stewart and Merle Haggard.

Yoakam also has the distinct honor of having once been named Johnny Cash’s favorite country singer by the country-rock legend himself.

Yoakam famously dated actress Sharon Stone, who insulted him by publicly saying that “kissing Dwight was like eating a dirt sandwich.” In response, Yoakam wrote and released his 1993 single “Fast as You,” which hit #2 on the Billboard country chart. Some of Yoakam's other well-known material includes the singles "Guitars, Cadillacs" and "Streets of Bakersfield."

Yoakam is also known for covering well-known songs from other genres, including Prince’s “Purple Rain,” the Grateful Dead’s “Truckin’,” The Clash’s “Train in Vain,” Cheap Trick’s “I Want You to Want Me” and Elvis Presley’s “Suspicious Minds.”

Yoakam has even inspired his a SiriusXM channel named after him – on April 26, 2018, SiriusXM launched “Dwight Yoakam and the Bakersfield Beat,” which focuses on playing music that embodies or influenced the Bakersfield sound.

In 2011, Yoakam won the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Cliffe Stone Pioneer Award.

In addition to his impressive musical career, Yoakam is also an actor who has appeared in over 40 feature films including Sling Blade and Panic Room. In 2016 Yoakam appeared in a supporting role on the Amazon original show “Goliath” alongside Billy Bob Thornton, who also starred in Sling Blade.

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Dwight Yoakam Videos

Dwight Yoakam with Buck Owens - Streets of Bakersfield (Official ...
Dwight Yoakam Tribute to Prince, Cover of "Purple Rain"
Dwight Yoakam - Suspicious Minds

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Dwight Yoakam is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Dwight Yoakam for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. Dwight Yoakam generally travels from Las Vegas, NV, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dwight Yoakam for an upcoming event.

Dwight Yoakam Videos

Dwight Yoakam with Buck Owens - Streets of Bakersfield (Official ...
Dwight Yoakam Tribute to Prince, Cover of "Purple Rain"
Dwight Yoakam - Suspicious Minds
Dwight Yoakam - Crazy Little Thing Called Love

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