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Sunday, January 19 @ 8:00 pm$45
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.
In September 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, 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 whose films include Sling Blade and The Newton Boys. In 2016, he recurred in David E. Kelley’s Amazon series, Goliath. Recently, he appeared in director Steven Soderbergh’s film, 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.
Opening for Dwight Yoakam is Jobe Fortner. Hailing from Dahlonega, Georgia, country singer and songwriter Jobe Fortner’s musical roots run deep. Alongside his family, Jobe grew up singing hymns in church and believed that “You didn’t have to be good…I think everyone felt the environment, room, music, and love… all of it translates directly to what I do today!” Jobe’s sound crosses over extremely well from Southern Rock all the way to radio country. It blends all of his influences from his gospel roots, to his country upbringing, and his time on the road. With so many landmarks and accomplishments so far, it is easy to lose sight that Jobe’s career is just getting started.
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