Dwight Yoakam Net Worth 2019, Bio, Wiki, Height, Weight, Awards and Instagram
Dwight Yoakam Net Worth 2019 – Dwight Yoakam (Dwight David Yoakam) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor, known for his pioneering style of country music.
He first became popular in the mid-1980s, Yoakam has recorded more than twenty albums and compilations charted more than thirty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts and sold more than 25 million records.
Dwight Yoakam was born on 23rd October 1956 in Pikeville, Kentucky. His father David Yoakam was a gas-station owner and his mother Ruth Ann was a key-punch operator. He completed his graduation from Northland High School in the year 1974. He has interest in drama and music from his schooldays.
When he was not at school, he played guitar for local bands. He joined the Ohio State University for a short time but dropped out very soon and moved to Los Angeles in the year 1977 to excel his career as a recording artist. He got an honorary doctorate from Ohio Valley University in the year 2005.
He started his career writing songs and performing them on country music channels. He soon became very popular. Some of the fellow singers of that time even called him the best country singer ever.
Some of his best studio albums are ‘Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc.’, ‘Hillibilly Deluxe’, ‘Buenas Noches From a Lonely Room’, ‘If There Was a Way’, ‘A Long Way Home’, ‘Tomorrow’s Sounds Today’, ‘Dwight Sings Buck’, ‘Second Hand Heart’, and ‘The Very Best Of Dwight Yoakam’.
Other than songs he had a good acting career too. Some of his best films are Sling Blade, Panic Room, The Minus Man, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, Crank, Crank: High Voltage, Wedding Crashers, Bandidas, Four Christmases, Dirty Girl, The Last Rites of Ransom Pride, The Newton Boys, and Red Rock West.
Yoakam also appeared in TV series like Wilfred and Under the Dome. Other than that, he is seen in an Amazon original too named Goliath.
Height and Weight
in centimeters- 183 cm in meters- 1.83 m in Feet Inches- 6’ 0”
in Kilograms- 80 kg in Pounds- 176.37 lbs
In his tremendous career, Dwight won a lot of awards. He won the Academy of Country Music Award for Top New Male Vocalist in 1986. In 1993, he won CMT Europe Artist of the Year Award.
The very next year, he received Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance, Male for the song ‘Ain’t That Lonely Yet’.
He again got a Grammy in 1999 but this time it was Grammy Award for Best Collaboration with Vocals. He got the Country Music Association Award for International Touring Artist in 2007.
In 2011, he received Academy of Country Music Cliff Stone Pioneer Award. Later, he received Americana Music Award for Artist of the Year in 2013.