New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Dwight Yoakam just took to the airwaves on his recently launched Sirius
XM channel, "Dwight Yoakam & The Bakersfield Beat" in order to personally debut two brand new songs entitled, "Pretty Horses" and "Then Here Came Monday." This marks the first release from the multiple GRAMMY Award-winning icon since 2016's acclaimed bluegrass opus, Swimmin' Pools, Movie Stars...
Yoakam co-wrote "Then Here Came Monday" alongside 21st century country star Chris Stapleton, bridging eras in the process. He also co-produced the track with frequent collaborator Chris Lord-Alge. Meanwhile, he solely wrote and produced "Pretty Horses." This kicks off a series of new music to be unveiled throughout 2018.
"Pretty Horses" and "Then Here Came Monday" arrive on the eve of the historic LSD TOUR, which Yoakam headlines alongside Lucinda Williams
and Steve Earle
& The Dukes, and special guest support act King Leg. This will be the very first time these three stars shine on the same stage, and it's quickly proven to be one of the hottest tickets of summer 2018. The LSD TOUR launches June 12 in Boston, MA at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion. You can find the full itinerary below.
2018 remains a banner year for Yoakam. Launched in April, Sirius
XM's Dwight Yoakam
& The Bakersfield Beat 'Where Country Went Mod', Channel 349, features music from his extensive career and celebrates the Bakersfield sound and those whom it has inspired. The channel encompasses all that is California country and country rock, in all of its various and varietal hybrid forms. Yoakam will be taking over SiriusXM's Prime Country, Channel 58, this Saturday, May 26th 12:00am ET through Tuesday, May 29th 3am ET.
Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and he is a 21-time nominated, multiple GRAMMY® Award winner. In addition to his musical career, he is a respected film and television actor, who has appeared in over 40 feature films including Sling Blade, Panic Room, David
E. Kelley's Amazon series Goliath, and director Steven Soderbergh's feature Logan Lucky with Channing
Tatum and Daniel
Tue June 12 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Wed June 13 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Fri June 15 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Sat June 16 Gilford, NH Bank of NH Pavilion
Sun June 17 Oxon Hill, MD MGM National
Tue June 19 Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion
Wed June 20 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music
Thurs June 21 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
Wed Aug 01 San Francisco, CA The Masonic
Thu Aug 02 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
Fri Aug 03 San Diego, CA Open Air Theatre
Sat Aug 04 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
Tue Aug 07 Houston, TX White Oak Music
Fri Aug 10 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater
Sat Aug 11 Charlotte, NC Charlotte
Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sun Aug 12 Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater
Tue Aug 14 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Thurs Aug 16 Chicago, IL Chicago
Fri Aug 17 Rochester, MI Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
Sat Aug 18 Indianapolis, IN Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn
ABOUT DWIGHT YOAKAM:
has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and he is a 21-time nominated, multiple GRAMMY Award winner. He has 12 gold albums and 9 platinum or multi-platinum albums, with five of those albums topping Billboard's Country Albums chart and another 14 landing in the Top 10. Nearly 40 of Yoakam's singles have charted on Billboard, with 14 peaking in the Top 10.
of 2016, Yoakam released his first ever bluegrass album, Swimmin' Pools, Movie Stars..., on Sugar Hill Records. Featuring a band of bluegrass luminaries, this album boasts a collection of reinterpreted favorites from his catalogue, as well as a cover of Prince's "Purple Rain." Produced by nine-time GRAMMY winner Gary Paczosa (Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton), Jon Randall (songwriter of "Whiskey Lullaby
"), and Yoakam himself, and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge, this album reflects the love for bluegrass music that Yoakam developed at an early age in Kentucky and that has inspired him for many years thereafter. In 2015, Yoakam released his album Second Hand Heart
on Warner/Reprise records, with several songs co-produced and mixed by Chris Lord Alge, the follow up to his critically-acclaimed album 3 Pears. He received the Artist of the Year award at the 2013 Americana Music
Honors & Awards ceremony, the most prestigious award offered by the organization.
In addition to his musical career, Yoakam is a formidable film and television actor who has appeared in over 40 feature films including Sling Blade and Panic Room. In 2016, he appeared in David
E. Kelley's Amazon series Goliath, and he most recently appeared in director Steven Soderbergh's feature Logan Lucky with Channing
Tatum and Daniel
Craig. Yoakam is capable of seamlessly melting into his roles and impressively standing toe-to-toe with some of the world's top thespians over the course of his storied and successful acting career, including Jodie Foster, Tommy Lee
Jones, Jared Leto, Forest Whitaker, and Matthew McConaughey. SiriusXM recently announced a 24/7 channel curated by Yoakam titled Dwight Yoakam
& The Bakersfield Beat 'Where Country Went Mod', which will launch later this spring.