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Dwight David Yoakam (born October 23, 1956) is a highly underrated and at times misunderstood country artist active, since the 1980s. Though he's had his fair share of radio hits, people consider him a nice alternative to mainstream country. He's known for being very different than most country artists out there, but at the same time still selling well (25 million records worldwide).

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Dwight David Yoakam (born October 23, 1956) 1956 in Pikeville, Kentucky) is a highly underrated and at times misunderstood country artist active, since the 1980s. Though he's had his fair share of radio hits, people consider him a nice alternative to mainstream country. He's known for being very different than most country artists out there, but at the same time still selling well (25 million records worldwide).

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* SpokenWordInMusic: "Intentional Heartache" ends on a presumably ad-libbed conversation about the song's central character.



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* CoverVersion: ''Under the Covers'' was entirely a covers album.


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* MurderBallad: "She Wore Red Dresses" has a man kill a woman for cheating on him.


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*''Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc. Etc.'' (1986)
*''Hillbilly Deluxe'' (1987)
*''Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room'' (1988)
*''Just Lookin' for a Hit'' (1989)
*''If There Was a Way'' (1990)
*''This Time'' (1993)
*''Dwight Live'' (1995)
*''Gone'' (1995)
*''Under the Covers'' (1997)
*''Come On Christmas'' (1997)
*''A Long Way Home'' (1998)
*''Last Chance for a Thousand Years: Dwight Yoakam's Greatest Hits from the 90's'' (1999)
*''dwightyoakamacoustic.net'' (2000)
*''Tomorrow's Sounds Today'' (2000)
*''South of Heaven, West of Hell'' (2001)
*''Population Me'' (2003)
*''In Others' Words'' (2003)
*''Dwight's Used Records'' (2004)
*''Blame the Vain'' (2005)
*''Dwight Sings Buck'' (2007)
*''3 Pears'' (2012)
*''Second Hand Heart'' (2015)
*''Swimmin' Pools, Movie Stars...'' (2016)



* AllLowercaseLetters: His 2000 live album ''dwightyoakamacoustic.net''.
* ChristmasSongs: ''Come On Christmas'' charted a cover of Music/ElvisPresley's "Santa Claus Is Back in Town".
* GreatestHitsAlbum: ''Just Lookin' for a Hit'' (1989) and ''Last Chance for a Thousand Years: Dwight Yoakam's Greatest Hits from the 90's'' (1999).



** More recently off his 2016 album, "Purple Rain" by Prince in the style of Dwight's usual Honky Tonk. It sounds better than you'd expect.

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** More recently off Off his 2016 album, "Purple Rain" by Prince in the style of Dwight's usual Honky Tonk. It sounds better than you'd expect.expect.
* LiveAlbum: ''Dwight Live'' (1995)
* LongTitle: "Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room (She Wore Red Dresses)" and his 1999 compilation album ''Last Chance for a Thousand Years: Dwight Yoakam's Greatest Hits from the 90's''.


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* RearrangeTheSong: ''dwightyoakamacoustic.net'' is an album that features Dwight performing several of his previous songs with just himself and his guitar.

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** More recently off his 2016 album, "Purple Rain" by Prince in the style of Dwight's usual Honky Tonk. It sounds better than you'd expect.


He began his career in Nashville, Tennessee (what else would you expect?) in 1984, struggling at first since Honky Tonk was considered a DeadHorseGenre. After he was laughed out of Nashville, he moved to California in hopes that he could gain a better audience. His first release was self-financed, this being unique for the Country genre at the time. He soon caught on and gained some popularity. His video for "Honky Tonk Man" was the first Country music video to ever be played on Creator/{{MTV}}.

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He began his career in Nashville, Tennessee (what else would you expect?) in 1984, struggling at first since Honky Tonk was considered a DeadHorseGenre. After he was laughed out of Nashville, he moved to Los Angeles, California in hopes that he could gain a better audience.audience; he has been living there ever since. His first release was self-financed, this being unique for the Country genre at the time. He soon caught on and gained some popularity. His video for "Honky Tonk Man" was the first Country music video to ever be played on Creator/{{MTV}}.


* LyricalColdOpen: "Always Late (With Your Kisses)" and "Pocket of a Clown".



* SilverFox: He constantly ranks high in reader polls of sexy bachelors in country music even as he's pushing 60. His mysterious brooding demeanor may help.


Highly underrated and at times misunderstood country artist active since the 1980s. Though he's had his fair share of radio hits, people consider him a nice alternative to mainstream country. He's known for being very different than most country artists out there, but at the same time still selling well (25 million records worldwide).

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Highly Dwight David Yoakam (born October 23, 1956) is a highly underrated and at times misunderstood country artist active active, since the 1980s. Though he's had his fair share of radio hits, people consider him a nice alternative to mainstream country. He's known for being very different than most country artists out there, but at the same time still selling well (25 million records worldwide).


As a side note, he's worked as an actor as well. He plays a damn scary lead villain (take a look at his role in ''Film/SlingBlade''). Take a look at TheOtherWiki or more information.

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As a side note, he's worked as an actor as well. He plays a damn scary lead villain (take a look at his role in ''Film/SlingBlade''). Take a look at TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki or more information.


* InTheStyleOf: He has a lot of covers of songs outside his own genre. For example, a rockabilly cover of Music/{{Queen}}'s "Crazy Little Thing Called Love".

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* InTheStyleOf: He has a lot of covers of songs outside his own genre. For example, a rockabilly cover of Music/{{Queen}}'s "Crazy Little Thing Called Love".Love", as well as two covers of Music/ElvisPresley songs, "Little Sister" and "Suspicious Minds".


He began his career in Nashville, Tennessee (what else would you expect?) in 1984, struggling at first since Honkey Tonk was considered a DeadHorseGenre. After he was laughed out of Nashville, he moved to California in hopes that he could gain a better audience. His first release was self-financed, this being unique for the Country genre at the time. He soon caught on and gained some popularity. His video for "Honky Tonk Man" was the first Country music video to ever be played on {{MTV}}.

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He began his career in Nashville, Tennessee (what else would you expect?) in 1984, struggling at first since Honkey Honky Tonk was considered a DeadHorseGenre. After he was laughed out of Nashville, he moved to California in hopes that he could gain a better audience. His first release was self-financed, this being unique for the Country genre at the time. He soon caught on and gained some popularity. His video for "Honky Tonk Man" was the first Country music video to ever be played on {{MTV}}.
Creator/{{MTV}}.

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** His hat pulled down tight over his eyes is so much a part of his signature look that he is practically unrecognizable without it.


* InTheStyleOf: He has a lot of covers of songs outside his own genre. For example, a rockabilly cover of {{Queen}}'s "Crazy Little Thing Called Love".

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* InTheStyleOf: He has a lot of covers of songs outside his own genre. For example, a rockabilly cover of {{Queen}}'s Music/{{Queen}}'s "Crazy Little Thing Called Love".


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* SilverFox: He constantly ranks high in reader polls of sexy bachelors in country music even as he's pushing 60. His mysterious brooding demeanor may help.

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