There are only a few country musicians who have proven that it takes more than a hat and a guitar to become a country star, Dwight Yoakam is one of those singers; his solid career placed him far above many of his contemporaries.

Yoakam stands out for its classic flow, thought-provoking lines, cool vibes, and most importantly, its soothing vocals and exceptional performances. The legendary singer, best described as a country music legend, has two Grammy Awards, over forty nominations and twenty albums and compilations. He has also sold over 25 million albums worldwide, scored over thirty hits on the Hot Country Songs Billboard charts, recorded around nine platinum albums, twelve gold albums as well as other enviable achievements.

Certainly one of the biggest stars on the mic, the country standout holds the record for the biggest musical artist in the history of American late-night talk show, The Tonight Show

Apart from being a phenomenal singer, Dwight also plies his trade in the film industry. He made his debut in the 1993 neo-noir film Red Rock West and his television debut in the 1991 crime drama PSI I Love You. He also made screen appearances in the following films, Panic Room (2002), The Three Graves of Melquiades Estrada (2005), The Minus Man (1999), Dirty Girl (2010), Sling Blade (1996) , The Newton Boys (1998) and many more.

Dwight Yoakam Bio (Age)

The country rock singer was named Dwight DavidYoakam after he was born on October 23, 1956. Yoakam was born to David Yoakam (father) and Ruth Ann Yoakam (mother) in Pikeville, Kentucky, United States, but was raised in Columbus, Ohio.

As collected, his mother was a minting operator while his father owned a gas station. The country star reportedly attended North High School where he was an active participant in his school’s drama and music performances. When Dwight graduated from high school in 1974, he had the basic knowledge of acting and singing. Flowers for Algernon

Outside the walls of North High School, Dwight was known to sing and play guitar with several local garage bands. After graduating from high school, he went to Ohio State University to study history and philosophy. However, he dropped out of school and moved to Los Angeles in 1977 to pursue a career in record production.

Yoakam’s daughter; Is he married, who is his wife?

The Grammy-winning singer was never married to a woman during his lifetime. However, he has had relationships with a number of high-profile women, including Bridget Fonda, Karen Duffy, Sharon Stone, and Wynonna Judd.

Yoakam’s first attempt at a relationship was with Sharon Stone, whom he dated in 1992. After breaking up with her, he started dating Karen Duffy, but later called her off after a year. He was also romantically linked to Bridget Fonda, of whom he was a member from 1999 to 2002. The singer also reportedly had a short-lived relationship with Wynonna Judd.

Currently, he is an item with Emily Joyce. The two started dating in 2013 and their relationship grew stronger every day. Joyce and Dwight haven’t had any kids yet, and as far as we know, the musician doesn’t have a daughter, as his previous relationships with the aforementioned top hotties haven’t produced any kids.

Quick Facts About Dwight Yoakam

1. On May 7, 2005, Ohio Valley University in Parkersburg, West Virginia awarded the country singer an honorary doctorate.

2. Dwight’s favorite and worst subjects in school were history and math.

3. He learned the guitar and has two dogs, Uma and Luka.

4. Yoakam is vegetarian and owns a food brand called Bakersfield Biscuits.

5. The Pikeville-born singer bought his iconic cowboy hat in 1979.

6. On February 21, 2008, Dwight was inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame.

7. Dwight currently lives in Los Angeles, California. He has lived in the city since 1977.

8. The country musician has two younger siblings. Their names are Kimberly Yoakam (sister) and Roland Yoakam (brother).

9. Dwight Yoakam’s song Not So Alone won him his first Grammy in 1994 and his second Grammy in 1999.