While putting the finishing touches on his album Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars… last year, Dwight Yoakam learned the news of Prince’s death. He decided then and there to add another track in tribute to the artist, a twangy, bluegrass version of one of his most beloved tracks.
When I first encountered Sarah Shook & The Disarmers it was by way of their video for “Dwight Yoakam,” the single from Sidelong. I watched it, thought it was pretty funny, and forgot about the band. When Sidelong landed in my inbox, and eventually my iPod classic, (I’m old school) I decided I liked Sarah […]
Ahead of a show with punk legends X, the singer-songwriter reflects on what it means to carry the torch for Golden State country music.
Acclaimed songwriter Jimmy Webb has given us such classic as "Wichita Lineman," "McCarthur Park," "Up Up and Away," "Galveston," and others. A tribute to this distinctive songwriter will happen in NYC... Continue reading…
Sturgill Simpson performed “All Around You” at tonight’s Grammy Awards Ceremony, accompanied by the Dap-Kings. While introducing Simpson’s performance, Dwight Yoakam paid a brief tribute to the late Sharon Jones, who worked with the Dap-Kings through her career. Show More Summary
The annual NAMM Show, an extravaganza of musical products that opened its four-day 2017 edition on Thursday, serves up two primary draws for the thousands of industry insiders who flock to Anaheim from around the world: the newest and shiniest instruments and gear, and star power. Cruising through...
Day 1 features tracks from the following five artists: Suzy Bogguss, Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty, Todd Snider, Dwight Yoakam, and Sugarland.
Last night, Dwight Yoakam brought his new bluegrass sound to CBS Television and appeared on The Late Show with the band with whom he recorded his latest album, Swimming Pools, Movie Stars. Bluegrass superstars one and all, these accomplished grassers gave Yoakam’s Gone (That’ll Be Me) a […] The post Dwight brings his bluegrass to The Late Show appeared first on Bluegrass Today.
Can any song be turned into a bluegrass number? And furthermore, should it? Those are the questions I found myself asking as I listened to Dwight Yoakam’s new album, with the tongue-in-cheek title, Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars…. Yoakam lined up a backing band full of bluegrass […] The post Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars – Dwight Yoakam appeared first on Bluegrass Today.
Luke Bryan leads the list of newcomers on this week's chart with his Farm Tour EP while Dwight Yoakam, Bradley Walker, Reckless Kelly, Brooke Eden, William Clark Green, Jacob Bryant & Alyssa Bonagura also debut.
Though it’s billed an authentic bluegrass album, Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars….Dwight Yoakam’s first foray into those hallowed realms isn’t as dramatic a change as his handlers might suggest. Yoakam’s always mined the rich heart of country music, and while his chief environs have been in Bakersfield, the further realms aren’t all that far apart. Show More Summary
RECKLESS KELLY, Sunset Motel beats out DWIGHT YOAKAM, Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars… as your favorite for the week of September 23, 2016. Poll Results New Releases Did we miss something? If you feel a new release is missing from our current poll, please let us know in the comments. Readers’ Tops Summer 2016 CHELLE ROSE, […]
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The death of Prince, earlier this year, touched just about everyone who cares deeply about music, and that list includes veteran honky-tonk revival badass Dwight Yoakam. Yoakam has a new album called Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars coming out next week, and it ends with a version of “Purple Rain,” the monstrously important Prince power ballad […]
Paul McCartney, Woods, Cian Nugent, Mad Decent Block Party, Rhett Miller, Dwight Yoakam, Pharmakon, and more Sunday NYC-area shows. Continue reading…
Sugar Hill Records has Nashville abuzz with the news that country star Dwight Yoakam has recorded a bluegrass album, set for a September 23 release. Titled Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars…, the record promises bluegrass arrangements of the Kentucky native’s many top hits. Sugar Hill is keeping a […]
Never one to rest on his laurels country music pioneer Dwight Yoakam will pay homage to his home state of Kentucky with his upcoming ‘Pools, Movie Stars…’ (September 23 – Sugar Hill Records) For the album, Yoakam assembled a band of bluegrass luminaries to reinterpret 11-tracks from his extensive catalog. The new album reflects the […]
We already mentioned the initial lineup and dates for 2016's Lincoln Center Out Of Doors program, which includes the two-day Roots of American Music - Americanafest NYC on August 6 and 7. The lineup for that mini-fest was still TBA but now it's here... Continue reading…
Multi-platinum recording artist and actor Dwight Yoakam has been cast opposite Billy Bob Thornton in Amazon's upcoming original drama Goliath (formerly Trial), from executive producer David E. Kelley. Also joining the cast is HaroldShow More Summary
It looks like Third Man Records will continue further down the Lost Highway they began earlier this year with the release of Margo Price’s breakout debut ‘Midwest Farmer’s Daughter’ with a release from a true country music icon – Dwight Yoakam. As part of their next Blue Series the Nashville-based label/shop/live music venue will feature […]