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  • New West Records will release the new Dwight Yoakam compilation, 21st Century Hits: Best of 2000-12, on September 30. The album chronicles for the first time the key singles, hits and beloved songs Yoakam recorded while on New West Records, Warner Brothers and Koch between 2000-12. The collection picks up where the multiple Grammy Award winner’s last greatest hits compilation left off and will bring the listener right up to his latest album, 2012’s 3 Pears. It will be available digitally, on CD and as a deluxe CD+DVD combo featuring five music videos: “Close Up The Honky Tonks, “Intentional Heartache,” Blame The Vain,” “Back Of Your Hand” and “Late Great Golden State.” The bonus DVD will also contain hi-res 24/96 audio playback of the album.

    The 14-track LP is compiled of essential singles from five albums including Tomorrow’s Sound Today, Population Me, Blame The Vain, Dwight Sings Buck and 3 Pears as well as the smash hit “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” as featured in the film “The Break-Up,” and the never before commercially released duet with Michelle Branch, “Long Goodbye.” Also included is the Willie Nelson duet “If Teardrops Were Diamonds” and the rollicking “A Heart Like Mine” produced by Beck.

    Opening the album is “The Sad Side Of Town,” a torchy Buck Owens-Yoakam co-write delivered with aching restraint. Yoakam’s homage to former mentor Owens, Dwight Sings Buck, is represented here with three tracks including Yoakam’s take on The Baron of Bakersfield’s perennial favorite, “Act Naturally.” His 2005 New West debut, Blame The Vain, which saw Yoakam taking the reins for his first-ever self- produced album, is highlighted here with four tracks including the rocking, uproarious “Intentional Heartache,” the twangy, boot-stomping “I Wanna Love Again” and the Hammond organ-laced country-rock title track.

    Few entertainers have attained the iconic status of Yoakam. In his illustrious three-decade career he has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, has amassed 12 gold albums and nine platinum or multi-platinum albums and is a 21-time nominated Grammy award winner. 21st Century Hits shines the spotlight on this country pioneer’s second act, which showcases him embracing rock, Americana, pop and soul with aplomb and the same fiery passion first displayed on his trail blazing 1986 debut.

    DWIGHT YOAKAM’S 21ST CENTURY HITS: BEST OF 2000-12 TRACK LIST
    1. The Sad Side Of Town (Tomorrow's Sounds Today)
    2. Late Great Golden State (Population Me)
    3. The Back Of Your Hand (Population Me)
    4. If Teardrops Were Diamonds (with Willie Nelson) (Population Me)
    5. Long Goodbye (with Michelle Branch) (Previously Unreleased)
    6. Intentional Heartache (Blame The Vain)
    7. Blame The Vain (Blame The Vain)
    8. I Wanna Love Again (Blame The Vain)
    9. Just Passin' Time (Blame The Vain)
    10. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (The Break-Up Soundtrack)
    11. Close Up The Honky Tonks (Dwight Sings Buck)
    12. My Heart Skips A Beat (Dwight Sings Buck)
    13. Act Naturally (Dwight Sings Buck)
    14. A Heart Like Mine (3 Pears)

    Bonus DVD
    1. Close Up The Honky Tonks
    2. Intentional Heartache
    3. Blame The Vain
    4. Back of Your Hand
    5. Late Great Golden State
    * Bonus DVD also contains hi-res 24/96 audio playback of the album

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  • Dwight was granted the Artist of the Year award from the Americana Music Association at the 12th Annual Americana Music Honors and Awards last night in Nashville.

    Dwight shared this thank you note via his Facebook page last night:

    Thank you to the Americana Music Association for the enormous honor you have given me and the 3 Pears album tonight. Though I'm still physically in Canada finishing a tour, my heart is there with all of you and I am humbled by having been given the Artist of The Year Award...

    Sincerely,
    Dwight

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  • Now is your chance to enter to win a Blonde Epiphone Casino Guitar signed by Dwight! All you have to do is submit your information and your name is in the running.

    Click below for more information and to enter!

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  • Dwight recently stopped by the Adam Carolla studio for an interview on the 3 Pears album, quick chat about the story behind Bakersfield Biscuits and a phone call from a fan. What's more? Dwight pulled out his guitar to entertain the audience with food jingles.

    Listen to the podcast and hear some of Dwight's live studio session HERE.

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  • Want a VIP Experience? Check out VIP ticketing for the following dates!

    July 30th, Des Moines, IA
    August 18th, St Louis, MO
    August 20th, Wichita, KS
    September 6th, Hollywood, CA
    September 9th, Thunder Bay, Ontario
    September 12th, Regina, Saskatchewan
    September 13th, Leduc, Alberta
    September 14th, Bonnyville, Alberta
    September 15th, Fort McMurray, Alberta
    September 17th, Prince George, British Columbia
    September 19th, Cranbrook, British Columbia
    September 20th, Penticton, British Columbia
    September 21st, Chilliwack, British Columbia
    October 3rd, Chattanooga, TN
    October 4th, Richmond, KY

    CLICK HERE for tickets.

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  • Congrats to Dwight for his nomination for Artist of the Year in the 2013 Americana Honors and Awards!

    The Americana Honors & Awards, presented by Nissan, returns to the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN on September 18, 2013 (as part of the Americana Music Festival - September 18-22, 2013 at venues throughout Nashville).

    CLICK HERE for more information and complete list of nominees.

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  • RollingStone.com reviewed Dwight's recent two-night set of shows at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Before the show, Dwight shared: "My career has not been [in Nashville]... I remember the first time I walked in and stood there, you feel the haunted energy of all those legendary country artists...It's always an experience performing the Hallowed Hall."

    CLICK HERE to read the full review and see photos from the show.

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  • American Songwriter recently featured Dwight's hit "A Thousand Miles From Nowhere" in their "Behind The Song" series. The nearly 20 year old heartbreak song from the albumThis Time continues to stand as strong as anything in Dwight's catalog. American Songwriter exclaims, "Pretty much everyone experiences the pain of love at some time in their lives, but seldom has the agony of having had one's soul gutted been communicated in a song the way Yoakam does in this one." "A Thousand Miles From Nowhere" sat at #2 on the country charts in the U.S. and at #3 in Canada in 1993.

    CLICK HERE to read the full article.

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