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The Music Still Matters to Dwight Yoakam

  • The Music Still Matters to Dwight Yoakam
    01.10.10

    "The album's still the thing for Dwight Yoakam. The veteran country singer and songwriter, who is preparing for a return to the studio, isn't ready to give up on the long-playing format yet.

    "Albums are still albums - I take exception to folks saying they don't make albums anymore," says Yoakam, who performs at 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at Caesars Atlantic City.

    "A record literally means a record of music. We're still making records and still making albums, if the individual artist working still merits it.

    "If you're doing a bunch of filler ... people didn't want that when we were buying vinyl albums."

    Yoakam, who during his long career has updated the traditional honky-tonk style of country without ever going pop, is prepping his first album of original material in five years. Giving shape to a collection of music is just as important to him now as it was when he made his critically acclaimed debut in 1986 with "Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc."

    [To read the full article from PressofAtlanticCity.com, click HERE]

on January 10, 2010 - 7:00pm

"The album's still the thing for Dwight Yoakam. The veteran country singer and songwriter, who is preparing for a return to the studio, isn't ready to give up on the long-playing format yet.

"Albums are still albums - I take exception to folks saying they don't make albums anymore," says Yoakam, who performs at 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at Caesars Atlantic City.

"A record literally means a record of music. We're still making records and still making albums, if the individual artist working still merits it.

"If you're doing a bunch of filler ... people didn't want that when we were buying vinyl albums."

Yoakam, who during his long career has updated the traditional honky-tonk style of country without ever going pop, is prepping his first album of original material in five years. Giving shape to a collection of music is just as important to him now as it was when he made his critically acclaimed debut in 1986 with "Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc."

[To read the full article from PressofAtlanticCity.com, click HERE]

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