Country crooner Dwight Yoakam is somewhat of an anomaly in the country music industry. While many modern country artists are disposable pop, Yoakam has continually challenged himself and his fans by seemingly never giving into trends. With more than 20 albums to his credit since the 1980s, Yoakam continues to make his mark in the industry, and last year was named artist of the year by The Americana Music Association.
Here’s a video of my favorite Dwight Yoakam song, “A Thousand Miles From Nowhere”:
Also, watch Dwight Yoakam perform in The Live Room.
Dwight Yoakam plays at 2014 Free Press Summer Festival on Saturday, May 31, at 5:10pm on the Mars Stage.
More information may be found at www.dwightyoakam.com.