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  • The 8th Annual ACM Honors is an evening of musical tribute performances and award presentations celebrating the non-televised special honorees and winners from the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held earlier this year. The event will take place at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN on September 9th, 2014.

    Participants for this year's event include host Jake Owen, musical director Frank Liddell, and Dwight Yoakam, Dierks Bentley, Clare Bowen & Sam Palladio, Shawn Camp, Kenny Chesney, Kelly Clarkson, Rodney Clawson, Pete Fisher, Hunter Hayes, Jack Ingram, Brenda Lee, Justin Moore, Kacey Musgraves, Thomas Rhett, Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott, Lee Ann Womack, Oak Ridge Boys, The Swon Brothers and more.

    Honorees include Special Awards recipients Bob Beckham (posthumously), Steve Buchanan, Jack Clement (posthumously), Dean Dillon, Toby Keith, Kris Kristofferson, Ronnie Milsap, Paul Moore, Buck Owens (posthumously), Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts. Studio Recording Awards (formerly MBI Awards) recipients include Shannon Forrest, Paul Franklin, Dann Huff, Charlie Judge, Rob McNelley, Justin Niebank, Michael Rhodes and Bryan Sutton. Industry Award winners include Brian O’Connell of Live Nation, Nicole More of Neste Event Marketing, Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater in Austin, TX, Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth, TX, Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN, Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN, Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT and Mohegan Sun Wolf Den in Uncasville, CT. Shane McAnally will be honored as Songwriter of the Year. For more information on specific awards and tickets, please visit www.acmcountry.com.

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  • Dwight just released a cover of the Creedence Clearwater Revival classic song "Who'll Stop The Rain," and it's available today via iTunes!

    This track will be featured on Dwight's new album coming out later this year.

    Yoakam will also make his first appearance tonight, July 14th, starring in multiple episodes of CBS' summer smash Under the Dome. He plays barbershop owner Lyle Chumley, and in tonight's episode he will sing an a cappella verse from his new single.

    Get ready for the show by purchasing "Who'll Stop The Rain" here!

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  • Here's your chance! Enter today to win the ultimate Dwight prize pack. What do you need to do? Simply listen, look and share. Details can be found here.

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    1st place winner will receive a signed '3 Pears' vinyl LP, Dwight Yoakam signed poster, one t-shirt and two signature guitar picks that Dwight has previously played. There will be 2nd and 3rd place winners as well!

    Play today.

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  • Eric Church is bringing The Outsiders World Tour to North America this fall, and Dwight will be joining him on the road! See all of the dates here.

    Presale tickets and VIP Experiences for select shows will be available throughout the next few months for all of Dwight's fans. How do you get the code? When will your city be available? Sign up for the email list here to find out.

    VIP Experience Includes:
    1. Premium Ticket to Show
    2. Meet & Greet with Dwight + Photo Opportunity
    3. Signed Dwight Yoakam Poster
    4. Collectable Tour Laminate
    5. Two Dwight Yoakam signature guitar picks previously played by Dwight

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    If the date you're looking for isn't available just yet, keep checking back and be sure to sign up for the email list! Also stay tuned to Dwight's site, Facebook and Twitter for additional info.

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  • Eric Church’s The Outsiders World Tour will launch in North America on September 11, 2014 with 31 arena dates being announced today. Tickets for the tour, which beings in Bossier City, Louisiana, will go on sale April 18 in select markets with additional information made available on EricChurch.com. Members of the Church Choir will have access to a pre-sale starting on April 15. Church selected Dwight Yoakam as the special guest for the entire tour. Opening the tour on different dates throughout the first leg will be rising country music duo Brothers Osborne, critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Brandy Clark, or the hard rocking band Halestorm.

    Hailed as a top entertainer by The New York Times, Rolling Stone, SPIN Magazine, and more, Church will bring his rip-roaring attitude when he performs at venues such as Madison Square Garden, Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, the Sprint Center in Kansas City, the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Atlanta, Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, and FedExForum in Memphis, among others. Church will also return to the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C. where he sold more than 15,000 tickets in 2012 as part of his headlining arena tour, The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour—which Pollstar named a Top Tour of 2012.

    While The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour employed a succession of backdrops as the focus of the show, Church's The Outsiders World Tour will use a much more high tech design and will offer fans a 360° view of the entertainer and his band.

    On sale dates and ticket information for each market will be announced on EricChurch.com. The best seats on The Outsiders World Tour will once again be paperless so fans get them instead of scalpers.

    A limited number of VIP tickets for each show will also be available for purchase. Each VIP ticket includes a premium ticket in the first 15 rows or in the general admission pit, an invitation to a pre-show party at The Outsiders Joint, a two song acoustic pre-show performance by Eric Church, a limited edition show poster, and a dedicated VIP concert concierge.

    Fans have the chance to gain access to pre-sale tickets for each show by becoming a Standard or Premium member of the Church Choir. Join the Church Choir by visiting http://smarturl.it/churchchoir.

    Church’s current album, The Outsiders, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and the Billboard Country Albums Chart earlier this year, and his current hit single “Give Me Back My Hometown,” is Top 5-and-rising. “Eric Church is working on a level that few other country artists of his generation can touch,” said Ken Tucker at NPR Music in his review of the album, continuing, “Shrewd, defiant, sly and funny, Eric Church has succeeded in what he set out to do: He’s using the power he’s accrued from making hit records to make exactly the kind of album he wants, heedless of industry approval. And this is how good he is: Now he’ll go out and — through the singles he’ll release, the touring he’ll do and the videos he’ll make — probably turn this personal project into a big commercial deal. The Outsiders deserves nothing less.”

    The Outsiders is the follow-up to Church’s Platinum-certified album Chief, (named the 2012 Album of the Year by both CMA and ACM, and GRAMMY-nominated for Best Country Album) which featured five Top 20 singles: “Homeboy” (certified Platinum for sales in excess of one million singles); the Top 10 “Like Jesus Does” and the Top 5 “Creepin’” (both certified Gold for sales in excess of 500,000 singles each); and two No. 1 hits “Drink in My Hand” (certified Platinum) and “Springsteen” (certified Double Platinum for sales in excess of two million singles). Church’s debut album, Sinners Like Me (2006) and his sophomore album Carolina (2009) are both RIAA Gold-certified. Carolina had three hit singles: the Top 10 “Hell on the Heart” as well as Top 20 hit “Smoke A Little Smoke” and Top 10 smash “Love Your Love The Most,” which were both certified Gold. Sinners Like Me spawned three Top 20 singles: “How ‘Bout You,” “Two Pink Lines,” and “Guys Like Me.”

    Dwight Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, placing him in an elite group of global superstars. Nearly 40 of Yoakam’s singles have charted, with 14 peaking in the Top 10, including the hits “Honky Tonk Man,” “Please, Please Baby,” “Little Ways,” “I Sang Dixie,” “It Only Hurts When I Cry,” and “Fast as You.” He is a 21-time nominated, 2-time GRAMMY Award winner. In celebration of his latest critically acclaimed album, 3 Pears, he received the Artist of the Year award at the 2013 Americana Music Honors & Awards ceremony, the most prestigious award offered by the organization. In 2014, Yoakam will appear as a recurring guest star in multiple episodes of the thrilling CBS series, “Under the Dome,” based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel of the same name. For more information, visit www.dwightyoakam.com.

    For John (guitar) and TJ (vocals/guitar) Osborne, getting into music was unavoidable. Growing up in the water town of Deale, Maryland, their close-nit-family of seven spent most nights not in front of the television, but writing and playing songs. In April 2011, Warner Chappell/King Pen Music offered them a publishing deal. A year later, Capitol Records offered them a record deal. The Brothers Osborne are currently in the studio finishing their debut album, an album they describe as “aggressive, bold and fragile at times.” Their current single is “Rum.” For more information, visit www.brothersosborne.com.

    Brandy Clark’s debut album, 12 Stories, was released in October 2013 and has received tremendous critical acclaim. When reviewing 12 Stories, Randy Lewis of The Los Angeles Times wrote, “This is the country debut of the year.” Clark was nominated for her first GRAMMY Award earlier this year for Best Country Song for “Mama’s Broken Heart,” which she co-wrote with Shane McAnally and Kacey Musgraves and Miranda Lambert took to No. 1. That song also earned Clark her first CMA and ACM nominations, both for Song of the Year. Clark as been on tour with Jennifer Nettles. For more information visit www.brandyclarkmusic.com.

    Upon its release, The Strange Case Of…, the second album from Atlantic Records artist Halestorm, shot to the No. 1 slot on Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums chart. The first single, “Love Bites (So Do I),” marked the first song by a female fronted group to top the active rock chart and earned the band a GRAMMY award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance. The song was also the No. 1 song of 2012 on SiriusXM’s Octane. The band’s second single “Freak Like Me” also hit No. 1 on the Active Rock chart and their third single “Here’s To Us” saw incredible chart success as well. Halestorm also released their second covers EP last fall, ReAniMate 2.0: The CoVeRs eP, which saw the band putting their distinctive brand another eclectic collection of classic songs. In addition to releasing her own clothing and accessory line this past fall, “Scissor Happy,” frontwoman Lzzy Hale has also garnered national media attention appearing on the cover of Revolver’s “Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock” issue twice. The band has also performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Halestorm is currently on a sold-out European tour and working on their third studio album. For more information, visit www.HalestormRocks.com.

    The first leg of the tour will take place throughout Sept.-Dec. in the U.S. and Canada and is exclusively promoted by Louis Messina of The Messina Group/AEG Live. The dates for the first leg of The Outsiders World Tour with special guest Dwight Yoakam (#TheOutsidersLive) are as follows:

    Sept. 11 | Bossier City, La. | CenturyLink Center*
    Sept. 13 | St. Louis, Mo. | Scottrade Center*
    Sept. 16 | Minneapolis, Minn. | Target Center*
    Sept. 17 | Des Moines, Iowa | Wells Fargo Arena*
    Sept. 18 | Omaha, Neb. | CenturyLink Center*
    Sept. 25 | Louisville, Ky. | KFC Yum! Center*
    Sept. 26 | Charleston, W.Va. | Charleston Civic Center*
    Sept. 27 | Greensboro, N.C. | Greensboro Coliseum*
    Oct. 9 | Grand Rapids, Mich. | Van Andel Arena*
    Oct. 10 | Cleveland, Ohio | Quicken Loans Arena*
    Oct. 11 | Pittsburgh, Pa. | Consol Energy Center*
    Oct. 16 | Charlottesville, Va. | John Paul Jones Arena**
    Oct. 17 | New York, N.Y. | Madison Square Garden**
    Oct. 18 | Philadelphia, Pa. | Wells Fargo Center**
    Oct. 23 | Manchester, N.H. | Verizon Wireless Arena**
    Oct. 24 | Uncasville, Conn. | Mohegan Sun**
    Oct. 25 | Uncasville, Conn. | Mohegan Sun**
    Oct. 30 | Knoxville, Tenn. |Thompson-Boling Arena**
    Oct. 31 | Memphis, Tenn.| FedExForum**
    Nov. 1 | Tulsa, Okla. | BOK Center**
    Nov. 13 | London, Ont. | Budweiser Gardens**
    Nov. 14 | Hamilton, Ont. | FirstOntario Centre**
    Nov. 15 | Ottawa, Ont. | Canadian Tire Centre**
    Nov. 20 | Green Bay, Wis. | Resch Center
    Nov. 21 | Peoria, Ill. | Peoria Civic Center***
    Nov. 22 | Evansville, Ind. | The Ford Center***
    Dec. 5 | Kansas City, Mo. | Sprint Center
    Dec. 6 | Sioux Falls, S.D. | Denny Sanford Premier Center***
    Dec. 11 | Atlanta, Ga. | The Arena at Gwinnett Center***
    Dec. 12 | Lexington, Ky. | Rupp Arena***
    Dec. 13 | Birmingham, Ala. | BJCC Arena***
    All dates with special guest Dwight Yoakum
    *denotes Brothers Osborne
    **denotes Brandy Clark
    ***denotes Halestorm

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  • Dwight will soon be appearing in multiple episodes of the thrilling CBS series 'Under the Dome,' based on Stephen King's best-seller. Read about his role as barbershop owner Lyle Chumley here, and stay tuned for more updates.

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  • We asked you all to recall your favorite memory from Dwight's music, a fond recall of a show, or any special memory relating to Dwight. A winner has finally been chosen! Audrey Conn is the new owner of '3 Pears' on vinyl signed by Dwight. Congratulations, Audrey!

    There were many wonderful entries, thank you to everyone who submitted their stories! Read Audrey's story below:

    I grew up listening to Dwight. My mom has always been a big fan. My granddad would teach me songs by Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash on the guitar, and I really started to love it. I got my first guitar on my 7th birthday. After that, I started teaching myself Dwight's songs. I would listen and pick out the chords and get the rhythm just right. Pretty soon I had taught myself every song on the dwightyoakamacoustic.net album. I started procuring his albums throughout my teenage years until I had them all and I continued to teach myself his songs. He always seemed to have the right words when I struggled in life. He was an integral part of my adolescence. I would sit and play all the Dwight songs I knew and would even teach them to my granddad. My grandmother loved hearing me play and sing the songs.

    When my grandmother fell ill, I played my granddad's Yamaha for her. She had given the guitar as a wedding gift to him 45 years prior. I played her every Dwight song I knew and spent many an evening playing at her bedside. Soon, she began to call me, "Dwight." The name was so endearing to me. A particularly delicate memory was when my grandmother was very ill and speaking out of her head. She had trouble speaking and recognizing people. I walked into her hospital room and my mother asked her, "Do you know who that is?" She almost immediately replied without missing a beat, "That's Dwight." We both smiled and looked at each other for a long while. Not only did she know me, but also she remembered the nickname she had given me. As her health slowly deteriorated, she and I held our love of Mr. Dwight Yoakam to remain close to each other. I spent nearly every day with her since infancy. She lived very near and we were extremely close.

    When my grandmother passed away last year, I clung to the memories of playing Dwight's songs for her and watching a DVD of Dwight on Austin City Limits as a young man. Dwight Yoakam has been a very special part of my life. Recently, by a chance of fate, Dwight traveled to Ashland Kentucky, only 30 minutes away from where I live, to play a concert. I feared I had found out about it too late and would not be able to attend the concert. When I got home from class one day, however, my mother surprised me with tickets. My sister and I saw him perform at the Paramount Arts Center in Ashland. I still consider it one of the best nights of my life. I could not contain my emotion as I thought of my grandmother and I saw him only rows ahead of me on the stage. I knew every word to the songs and had a wonderful time conversing with fellow Dwight fans. His song, "Never Alright" affected me deeply as I felt the lyrics were so profound and seemed to perfectly convey the feelings of losing a loved one. When my grandmother passed, I felt that the phrases, "It will be alright" and, "You'll be okay" were not true. I understood the sentiment but did not feel I could ever be "alright" again. The song made my heart feel at ease as I relished in the fact that someone understood how I felt.

    So, in conclusion of my long-winded memory (ies), I feel that Dwight Yoakam will always have a cherished place in my heart. He will always be an important part of my past, present, and future.

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  • Dwight is one of the most frequent musical guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and tomorrow night he will make yet another appearance! Tune-in alert for 11:35 EST on NBC to see his performance. It's going to be a fun one!

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