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LISTEN TO ‘SWIMMIN’ POOLS, MOVIE STARS’ NOW ON NPR!

on September 15, 2016 - 1:40pm

Dwight’s upcoming album doesn’t come out until next Friday, September 23, but you can listen to it in its entirety now, thanks to NPR!


"Has any country artist made a more convincing case for the hipness of hillbilly sensibilities than Dwight Yoakam? He's built a singular career out of challenging the opposition between what's perceived as artless and rustic and what's seen as cultivated and citified.

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Listen to Dwight’s Bluegrass Version “Purple Rain”

on September 13, 2016 - 4:16pm

Dwight’s upcoming project, Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars… will feature bluegrass renditions of some of his biggest hits – and one notable cover song.

People magazine has the exclusive first listen to Dwight’s version of “Purple Rain,” performed by the late, great Prince.

"With three decades of music under his buckled belt, Dwight Yoakam has cemented his status as a country icon – and on his forthcoming album, he's not only covering his own songs but one by a pop legend as well.”

LISTEN and read Dwight’s interview with People HERE.

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Get Two Tracks Instantly When You Pre-Order ‘Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars…’

on September 9, 2016 - 6:31pm

Dwight’s new album, Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars… is out September 23 and currently available for pre-order. Purchase your copy today and you’ll receive the bluegrass renditions of “These Arms” and “Guitars, Cadillacs” instantly.

"Fleshed out by an assortment of deeper cuts from Yoakam's vast catalog and an inspired cover of Prince's 'Purple Rain,' the record doesn't shy away from the cowpunk progenitor's more mainstream fare. 'Guitars, Cadillacs' – Number 94 on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Country Songs of All Time – covers that mark, with Yoakam slowing down the tempo to recast the radio

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Pre-order Dwight’s new album, ‘Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars…’ Now!

on August 26, 2016 - 1:08pm

Dwight’s upcoming album, Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars…is now available for pre-order!

Reserve your copy HERE and get “These Arms” instantly! 

For the making of this record, Dwight assembled a band of bluegrass luminaries to reinterpret favorites from his catalogue of gems featuring eleven Yoakam compositions and a new cover of Prince’s “Purple Rain.” Yoakam is currently on tour across the U.S. and will perform at AmericanaFest Nashville. See full list of dates below.

The new album reflects the love for bluegrass music that Yoakam developed at an early age in Kentucky, and that has inspired

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Listen to the bluegrass rendition of ‘These Arms’ on NPR Music

on August 25, 2016 - 3:10pm

NPR Music has an exclusive first listen of “These Arms” with an all-new bluegrass twist off Dwight’s upcoming album Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars… (available September 23!)

Give it a listen HERE.

"You can hear Yoakam making masterful choices on every phrase of these new versions: Note how he shifts the way he says the word "ache" on this poignant take on "These Arms," a sexy barroom lament when he first recorded it in 1998. The original reading had a swing to it, like the one a woman's skirt makes when she's dancing close with a partner.

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