Who is Dwight Yoakam?
Dwight Yoakam is the most renowned country musician and singer of the United States of America. This gentleman is a combination of multi-talents. Besides, singing he has also earned a place in the entertainment industry with his mind-blowing acting. Dirty Girl is one of the highest-grossing and famous movies of Dwight Yoakam.
He is also a song-smith. Recently, we are fortunate to see him as a frequent guest of The Tonight Show.
How much is Dwight Yoakam's net worth?
Dwight Yoakam’s net worth is $50 million.
What's the mystery behind his richness?
The biggest portion of the wealth has come from his music and acting profession. He has completed more than 25 million recordings during his music life. Many of them have gained huge fame and become commercially successful.
Besides recordings, he has also performed in several live concerts, stage shows that have helped him to boost up his revenues.
In his acting career, Dwight has appeared in many Hollywood movies and TV shows. This is also a back up of his net earnings.
His fans might be fascinated that he is an owner of America’s one of the best food brands, Bakersfield Biscuits. This brand supplies frozen food to various retailers including Wal-mart, Walgreens, Kroger, and Sam’s Club.
A Short Biography of Dwight Yoakam
- His birth name is Dwight David Yoakam.
- Dwight Yoakam is his celebrated name.
- He was born on 23 October 1956 in Pikeville, Kentucky, U.S.A.
- He is going to celebrate his 64th birthday on October 23, 2020.
- His parents are David Yoakam and Ruth Ann.
- By nationality, he is an American.
- He belongs to White American ethnicity.
- He believes in the Christian religion.
- Scorpio is his zodiac sign.
- He is a singer, songwriter, actor, musician, and entrepreneur by profession.
- Marital status, married.
- Body factors
Dwight Yoakam's Early Life
He was born on 23rd October 1956 which was the year of the monkey. Pikeville, Kentucky is his birthplace. His father, David Yoakam, was the owner of a gas station. His mother, Ruth Ann, was a keypunch operator.
He has two siblings named Ronald Yoakam and Kimberly Yoakam. All of them are a part of the Baby Boomers Generation. Dwight passed his childhood in Columbus, Ohio with his family.
Educational Background of Dwight Yoakam
He was admitted to Northland High School at the very beginning of his study life. During his school days, he got attracted to cultural activities like singing, acting. Consequently, he used to participate in music and drama programs of the school.
In 1974, he finished his schooling from this institution. Then he enrolled in Ohio State University but left reading in the middle to fulfil his dream of being a recording artist. It was 1977 when Dwight moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career in music.
After eighteen years, Ohio Valley University recognized him with an honorary doctorate on 7th May 2005.
Dwight Yoakam's Personal Life
He was in several relationships with many well-known television and film actresses, before his starting to date with the famous photographer, Emily Joyce in 2011. Staying almost one year in a relationship, they were engaged in 2012 with the blessings of their family members and friends.
Finally, they got married to each other in March 2020, during this Coronavirus pandemic.
Music Career of Dwight Yoakam
He stepped down on the ground of the music industry as a country singer. His debut studio album, Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc, Etc, released in 1986 and earned huge popularity. This album also gained double platinum from the Recording Industry Association of America. Another of his studio albums, This Time, was also certified triple platinum by the same organisation.
He has enriched American music world with 17 studio albums, 2 live albums, and 9 compilation albums.
Some of his best albums are as follows.
Name of Albums
Buenas Noches From a Lonely Room
If There Was a Way
A Long Way Home
Tomorrow’s Sounds Today
South of Heaven, West of Hell(Soundtrack)
Reprise Please Baby
The Very Best of Dwight Yoakam
Blame the Vain
Dwight Sings Buck
Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars
Dwight Yoakam in Acting Profession
He entered into the television industry by acting in an episode of “Hee Haw” television series. Gradually, he proceeded to work in many other series and television movies. He has appeared in four television movies till now and those movies are
- Rhythm and Jam (1993)
- Roswell (1994)
- Don’t Look Back (1996)
- When Trumpets Fade (1998)
Name of TV Series
P.S. I Love U
I’d Kill to Direct
The Bag Boy
The Puppy, Part 2
King of the Hill
Nine Pretty Darn Angry Men
Dinner for Five
Under the Dome
Dwight Yoakam revealed himself in the small role of a truck driver in his first Hollywood film, Red Rock West, in 1992. He also played the leading roles in many Hollywood movies later.
- The Little Death (1995)
- Sling Blade (1996)
- Painted Hero (1997)
- The Minus Man (1999)
- South of Heaven, West of Hell (2001)
- Panic Room (2002)
- Hollywood Homicide (2003)
- Wedding Crashers (2005)
- Dirty Girl (2010)
- The Last Rites of Ransom Pride (2010)
- 90 Minutes in Heaven (2016)
Awards and Achievements
Recognition for great jobs in any field enhances enthusiasm to do better. Similarly, Dwight Yoakam was also rewarded many times for his great achievements in both the music and acting sector.
- Academy of Country Music Award in 1986.
- The Artist of the Year in 1993.
- Two Grammy Awards. (serially, in 1994 and in 1999)
- Country Music Association Award in 2007.
- Americana Music Award in 2013.