2017 ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: DWIGHT YOAKAM

Dwight David Yoakam is an American singer-songwriter, musical superstar and actor, most famous for his pioneering country music. He’s been in the music business since the early 1980s, and released over twenty one albums, charted more than thirty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, and sold more than 25 million records. He has recorded five Billboard #1 albums, twelve gold albums, and nine platinum albums, including the triple platinum This Time. In addition to his many achievements throughout the music industry, he is also the most frequent musical guest in the history of The Tonight Show.

In June 2014, Rolling Stone ranked the song “Guitars, Cadillacs” #94 in their list of the 100 greatest country songs!

We were thrill when Yoakam announced a new studio album, in February 2015, titled Second Hand Heart and released on April 14. In 2016, he supported the album by performing at the C2C: Country to Country festival in Europe. He performed at the Americana Music Honors & Awards, announcing that he was working on a new album of all bluegrass songs. The album, titled Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars…, was released in September 2016.

We cannot wait to have such country music royalty perform live on Saturday, November 4th, at the Ocoee Founders’ Day Festival!

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