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|DWIGHT YOAKAMFord Wyoming Center – FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2021 at 8:00 PM|
CASPER, WY – Dwight Yoakam is coming to the Ford Wyoming Center on Friday, July 2nd. Tickets start at$39.50 plus applicable fees and go on-sale Friday, April 16th at 10:00am. Tickets are available at theSinclairTix Box Office at the Ford Wyoming Center, online at SinclairTix.com, or 800-442-2256.For more information about the Ford Wyoming Center’s COVID-19 protocols, please visithttps://www.fordwyomingcenter.com/center-information/covid-19-information.
About Dwight YoakamDwight Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and he is a 21-time nominated, multipleGRAMMY Award winner. He has 12 gold albums and 9 platinum or multi-platinum albums, with five ofthose albums topping Billboard’s Country Albums chart and another 14 landing in the Top 10. Nearly 40of Yoakam’s singles have charted on Billboard, with 14 peaking in the Top 10. He is also the recipient ofthe Artist of the Year award from the Americana Music Association, the most prestigious award offeredby the organization. Set for the summer of 2018, the LSD Tour, featuring Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle,and Dwight with support from Los Angeles rock outlier King Leg, unites three of music’s most celebratedand iconic voices on one epic cross-country package for the very first time.
Yoakam’s self-curated SiriusXM channel, titled Dwight Yoakam and The Bakersfield Beat ‘Where CountryWent Mod’, will launch in late April. The channel celebrates the Bakersfield sound and those whom it hasinspired. In 2016, Yoakam released his bluegrass album Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars… on Sugar HillRecords. Featuring a band of bluegrass luminaries, this album boasts a collection of reinterpreted favoritesfrom his catalogue, as well as a cover of Prince’s “Purple Rain”. Produced by nine-time GRAMMY winnerGary Paczosa (Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton), Jon Randall (songwriter of “Whiskey Lullaby”), and Yoakamhimself, and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge, this album reflects the love for bluegrass music that Yoakamdeveloped at an early age in Kentucky and that has inspired him for many years thereafter.
In addition to his musical career, Yoakam is a formidable film and television actor who has appeared inover 40 feature films including Sling Blade and Panic Room. In 2016, he recurred in David E. Kelley’sAmazon series Goliath. Recently, he appeared in director Steven Soderbergh’s film Logan Lucky withChanning Tatum and Daniel Craig. Yoakam is capable of seamlessly melting into his roles and impressivelystanding toe-to-toe with some of the world’s top thespians over the course of his storied and successfulacting career, including Jodie Foster, Tommy Lee Jones, Jared Leto, Forest Whitaker, and MatthewMcConaughey.