For the record, he never took his hat off. Yes, Dwight Yoakam is awesome. I have seen him perform live on several occasions. My most memorable time was at the Taylor County Coliseum when my wife and I went backstage and I asked him how many hats he owned.

I will confess I am a huge fan, and I love Dwight's Elvis leg wiggle. Yoakam back in the day was considered "West Coast Rockabilly" or "Bakersfield Sound's New Traditionalist". In fact, he is truly a straight-to-the-core country artist. Dwight has always kept his music new and always welcomed other country artists onto his stage.

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A good example of Dwight's openness to working with others and bringing new sounds to country music are the duets he has performed:

  • Buck Owens - "Streets of Bakersfield"
  • Sheryl Crow - "Baby Don't Go"
  • Michelle Branch - "Long Goodbye"
  • Willie Nelson - "Crazy"
  • Patty Loveless - "Send a Message to My Heart"
  • Dierks Bentley - "Hold On You"

Here's your chance to catch 21-time nominated, Grammy award-winning Dwight Yoakam live in concert on Thursday, August 31, at the Abilene Convention Center. Doors will open at 7 pm and the show starts at 8 pm. On Saturday and Sunday, August 26 and 27 only, you can receive an additional 25% off your Dwight Yoakam concert tickets. Buy tickets online now at Event or at the Abilene Convention Center at 1100 North 6th Street. Listen to KEAN 105 to learn how to win tickets.

For the discount, use the code YOAKAM25 (good only on August 26 and 27).

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