PALA – Pala Casino Spa and Resort announced Dwight Yoakam is coming to the Pala Events Center Friday, March 27, at 8 p.m.
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 nine 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.
Yoakam is a recipient of the Artist of the Year award from the Americana Music Association, the most prestigious award offered by the organization, he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in the Songwriter-Artist category at the 49th anniversary Gala Oct. 14, in Nashville, Tennessee.
Yoakam’s self-curated SiriusXM channel, titled “Dwight Yoakam and The Bakersfield Beat ‘Where Country Went Mod’” launched in April 2018. The channel celebrates the Bakersfield sound and those whom it has inspired. Guests have boasted the likes of Post Malone, Lukas Nelson, Beck, Chris Hillman, Jakob Dylan, Mike Nesmith and Mickey Dolans, Dave Alvin and Jackie DeShannon, among others.
In 2016, Yoakam released his 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, who produced for Alison Krauss and Dolly Parton; Jon Randall, songwriter of “Whiskey Lullaby,” and Yoakam 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 2018, Yoakam released two songs, “Pretty Horses” and “Then Came Monday.” The latter was written with Chris Stapleton.
In addition to his musical career, Yoakam is a formidable film and television actor who has appeared in over 40 feature films, including “Sling Blade” and “Panic Room.” 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.
For more information, visit www.dwightyoakam.com.
Tickets, $55, $65, $75 or $85, are available with no service charge, at the Pala Box Office, www.palacasino.com and (877) 946-7252. Tickets also are available at www.startickets.com and (800) 585-3737.
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