Country Pop Bites: Dwight Yoakam – April 30
Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1997 Dwight Yoakam played a grocery-store employee in the "coming out" episode of ABC's "Ellen?"
It's true! It also featured Demi Moore, Oprah Winfrey and k.d. lang.
Check out this Dwight Yoakam video!
Here are 5 interesting facts about Dwight Yoakam.
- He began playing guitar at 6 and had composed his first song by the age of 8.
- He moved to Los Angeles after being rejected in Nashville because his honky-tonk style was considered unmarketable.
- He released his debut album, Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc., in 1986 on Reprise Records.
- He made his big-screen debut with a bit part in 1993 film noir Red Rock West.
- He 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.