Dwight Yoakam to Release New Bluegrass Album, “Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars,” on Sept. 23

Dwight Yoakam to Release New Bluegrass Album, “Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars,” on Sept. 23

Dwight Yoakam may have perfected his sound in California, but he’s going back to his Kentucky roots for his new album. On Sept. 23, Dwight will release Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars, an 11-track album that will feature bluegrass versions of songs from his past catalogue.

The new album reflects the love for bluegrass that Dwight developed at an early age in Kentucky.

The project was produced by nine-time Grammy winner Gary Paczosa (Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton), Jon Randall (songwriter of “Whiskey Lullaby”) and Dwight. It was recorded at both Southern Ground Studio in Nashville and the legendary Capitol Records Studio B in Los Angeles and mixed by Chris Lord Alge.

Dwight assembled a team of bluegrass luminaries for the instrumentation, including Grammy winner and nine-time international Bluegrass Music Association Guitar Player of the Year Bryan Sutton on guitar, Grammy winner Stuart Duncan on fiddle and banjo, 14-time Grammy winner Barry Bales on bass, Adam Steffey on mandolin (Alison Krauss) and Scott Vestal on banjo (Sam Bush).

The LP also features harmony vocals by Jonathan Clark, Brian Whelan, Davey Faragher and newcomer Bryan Joyce.

No track listing has been released yet, but stay tuned.

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