Dwight David Yoakam was born on the 23rd of October, 1956 in Pikeville, Kentucky, United States of America. Her parents, a key-punch operator, Ruth Ann, and a gas-station owner, David Yoakam, were happy to welcome their son. As to the siblings, he seems to have none of them.
While being a child, Dwight attended Northland High School and grew up an ordinary boy in Ohio. He had also a great interest in singing and acting, so he took part in some school plays. In leisure time, Yoakam practiced music while playing with his schoolmates. During the formative years, he studied at Ohio State University for some time, but he did not graduate from it.
Soon he left his town and went to Los Angeles. He was going on some music tour, after which his songs were popular ones. His first debut in music career occurred after the record hit was released. It was something special and unknown at that time, so Yoakam succeeded and became much more famous than he was before. There were also two hit songs: “Honky Tonk Man” and “Guitars Cadillacs”. Dwight’s video “Honky Tonk Man” was shown on MTV and it was the first one of the country genre. Besides, he tried himself in other styles like rock & roll, punk, 1960s, blues-based “boogie” and so on.
In the years 2005-2007, there was a release of his next albums “Blame the Vain” and “Dwight Sings Buck”. Later, the third album “3 Pears” with twelve new tracks was released. It even reached the top of the Americana Radio chart. Moreover, he also made covers including “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and “Suspicious Minds”.
Besides singing, Dwight appeared on the screen. He participated in such films and television programs as “Sling Blade”, “Panic Room”, “Hollywood Homicide”, “The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada”, “Crank”, “Crank 2: High Voltage”, “King of the Hill”, “Wedding Crashers”, “Bandidas”, “Four Christmases”, “Dirty Girl”, “The Last Rites of Ransom Pride”, “Red Rock West”, “The Newton Boys”, “Wilfred”, “Under the Dome”,“Goliath” and others. It is important to say that Dwight is a very enthusiastic and hardworking person. Due to the persistent work and visiting various events, his net worth is estimated to be nearly $45 Million dollars.
As to the personal life in his biography, he has been married once. He was not married to an American actress Bridget Fonda for some time. The spouse broke up soon. For one year, he had been dating Karen Duffy. He was also seen to be with Sharon Stone and Wynonna Judd.
Currently, Yoakam was not noticed to be involved in any relationships. He prefers to keep his family and friends in a secret. Therefore, there is not so much information about his love affairs. Besides, Yoakam has his own frozen food brand called “Bakersfield Biscuits”. There are thousands of his fans and followers, who admire his talent and are interested in his life.
|Birth Date:||23 Oct, 1956|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Education:||Ohio State University|
|Net Worth 2021:||45 million|