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Brandy Clark and Dwight Yoakam Team Up for Studio Version of “Hold My Hand”

Brandy Clark and Dwight Yoakam Team Up for Studio Version of “Hold My Hand”

Musical chemistry was in the air when Brandy Clark and Dwight Yoakam teamed up at the 2015 Grammys to sing “Hold My Hand,” a song from Brandy’s 2013 album, 12 Stories. In fact, there was so much musical chemistry between Brandy and Dwight that the tandem decided to record a studio version of tune and…MORE

Dwight Yoakam, Chris Stapleton, Jason Aldean, Charlie Daniels, Thomas Rhett & More Added as Performers at 50th Annual CMA Awards

Dwight Yoakam, Chris Stapleton, Jason Aldean, Charlie Daniels, Thomas Rhett & More Added as Performers at 50th Annual CMA Awards

The CMA Awards on Nov. 2 will be the biggest in the show’s 50-year history, with more performers than ever before, including 12 additional acts announced today (Oct. 26): Dwight Yoakam, Jason Aldean, Chris Stapleton, Charlie Daniels, Clint Black, Ricky Skaggs, Roy Clark, Jennifer Nettles, Martina McBride, Thomas Rhett, Elle King and Pentatonix. In addition,…MORE

“You’re the One” Op-Ed: Dwight Yoakam PROVES He’s Always Had Bluegrass in His Veins With a Little Help From Flatt Lonesome at the International Bluegrass Awards

“You’re the One” Op-Ed: Dwight Yoakam PROVES He’s Always Had Bluegrass in His Veins With a Little Help From Flatt Lonesome at the International Bluegrass Awards

In addition to winning Vocal Group and Album of the Year at the International Bluegrass Music Awards last night (Sept. 29), Flatt Lonesome won Song of the Year for “You’re the One,” a tune written by Dwight Yoakam that was featured on his 1990 album, If There Was a Way. That got me thinking about…MORE

With Bluegrass in His DNA, Dwight Yoakam Wanders Back Home on New Album, “Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars”

With Bluegrass in His DNA, Dwight Yoakam Wanders Back Home on New Album, “Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars”

Born in Kentucky. Raised in Ohio. Perfected in California. That’s the ol’ Dwight Yoakam adage. It’s no secret the Kentucky native gave Nashville a try in 1977 before becoming disinterested with the city’s pop-country proclivity. Instead, he boot-scooted across the heartland to California, where he found himself better suited to the L.A. Cowpunk scene with…MORE

11 Must-See Acts at This Year’s Americana Music Festival

11 Must-See Acts at This Year’s Americana Music Festival

The 17th annual Americana Music Festival invades Nashville for six days and nights next week (Sept. 20–25). With more than 200 acts hitting 14 stages around town, Music City becomes Roots Music City for the week. While it’s impossible to see every show (you’d need the ability to time-warp), NCD has you covered with the…MORE

Americana-rama

Americana-rama

The Americana Music Association announced its final round of artists performing during the 17th annual AmericanaFest in Nashville from Sept. 20–25. The lineup now includes Dwight Yoakam, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Rodney Crowell, Sam Outlaw, Town Mountain, William Clark Green, Wynonna, Jim Lauderdale and many, many more. Tickets are on sale now.MORE

Dwight Yoakam Teams With Jack White to Record Two Classic Tunes

Dwight Yoakam Teams With Jack White to Record Two Classic Tunes

Dwight Yoakam is like a bottle of bourbon from his home state of Kentucky—he just keeps getting better with age. On June 10, the master of honky-tonking, hip-shaking and heartbreaking is giving fans a little something to sip on: two new tunes. Dwight teamed with Jack White at his Third Man Studio in Nashville to…MORE

Daily Quote

Daily Quote

“Dwight Yoakam is an icon. He’s so intelligent. The things he knows about, he knows about. When he’s interested in something, he studies it until he knows everything about it.” —Brandy ClarkMORE

Top 10 Country Albums of 2015

Top 10 Country Albums of 2015

2015 may be in your rearview mirror, but you can still take one last glance back at the top albums, songs and videos of the year as selected by Nash Country Weekly. It’s worth another look, we promise. Uncork the champagne and get the black-eyed peas off of the stovetop. It’s time to celebrate the Top…MORE

Dwight Yoakam’s Honky-Tonkin’ Swagger Delights Sold-Out Ryman Crowd

Dwight Yoakam’s Honky-Tonkin’ Swagger Delights Sold-Out Ryman Crowd

Cloaked in denim and capped in a low-tilted Stetson, Dwight Yoakam took his howling, honky-tonkin’, hip-shaking talents to Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium last night (Sept. 3) for the first of his back-to-back sold-out performances. And he did not disappoint. Playing more than 30 selections from his vast catalogue, Dwight mowed through his two-plus-hour performance, changing guitars after nearly every…MORE

Dwight Yoakam: The Mad Hatter

Dwight Yoakam: The Mad Hatter

Originally published in the April 13, 2015 issue of Country Weekly magazine. Today, Dwight Yoakam is an acclaimed singer, songwriter, musician and actor. He’s a man of many hats, so to speak, wearing each one in his own pronounced way. But 29 years ago in April 1986 at Hollywood’s famed Roxy Theatre during the major-label…MORE

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Rose Colored

Rose Colored

Maggie Rose will drop her new album, Change the Whole Thing, on Sept. 21, with upcoming tour stops in Nashville (Sept. 26) and Atlanta (Sept. 27).