|Fox Performing Arts Center|
|10/5/2012 8:00 PM|
|10/5/2012 10:00 PM|
Type of Event
|Arts and Culture|
More than 25 million records sold.
2 Grammy Awards and a staggering 21 Grammy nominations.
5 Billboard #1 Albums.
12 Gold Albums and 9 Platinum or Multi-Platinum Albums, include the TRIPLE Platinum "This Time."
Most frequent musical guest in the history of The Tonight Show.
Recently honored with the 2012 Academy of Country Music (ACM) Pioneer Award.
Starred in more than 30 films, including critically acclaimed performances in OSCAR winner Sling Blade, Cannes Film Festival winner Three Burials of the Melquiades Estrada & box office mega successes including Crank, Wedding Crashers, Four Christmases and Panic Room.
Few entertainers have attained the iconic status of Dwight Yoakam. Perhaps that is because so few have consistently and repeatedly met the high standard of excellence delivered by the Kentucky native no matter what his endeavor. His name immediately conjures up compelling, provocative images: A pale cowboy hat with the brim pulled low; poured-on blue jeans; intricate, catchy melodies paired with poignant, brilliant lyrics that mesmerize with their indelible imprint. Then there's Yoakam the actor, who seemingly melts into his roles, impressively standing toe-to-toe with some of the world's top thespians: Jodie Foster, Tommy Lee Jones, Forest Whitaker, Nicholas Cage. Add to that Yoakam the entrepreneur and you have a singular talent without peer.