Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1988 Dwight Yoakam and Buck Owens recorded "Streets Of Bakersfield" at the Capitol Recording Studios in Hollywood?

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Here are 5 interesting facts about Dwight Yoakam.

  • He was born in Pikeville, Kentucky, the son of Ruth Ann, a key-punch operator, and David Yoakam, a gas-station owner.
  • He moved to Los Angeles after being rejected in Nashville because his honky-tonk style was considered unmarketable.
  • His musical influences include Elvis Presley, Merle Haggard and Buck Owens.
  • Has appeared in a number of films with Vince Vaughn, including Wedding Crashers (2005), Four Christmases (2008) and South of Heaven, West of Hell (2000), a Western Yoakam wrote and directed.
  • He lends his name to a line of frozen foods called Dwight Yoakam's Bakersfield Biscuits.