DWIGHT YOAKAM, NOV. 24
For Immediate ReleaseMon, Jun 26, 2017
With special guest King Leg; Tickets on sale Saturday
RENO, NV (June 26, 2017) –Dwight Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide and is a 21-time nominated, multiple GRAMMY Award winner. He has 12 gold albums and 9 platinum or multi-platinum albums, with five of those albums topping Billboard’s Country Albums chart and another 14 landing in the Top 10. Yoakam will return to the Silver Legacy Resort Casino on Friday, Nov. 24 with special guest King Leg.
Nearly 40 of Yoakam’s singles have charted, with 14 peaking in the Top 10. He received the Artist of the Year award at the 2013 Americana Music Honors & Awards ceremony, the most prestigious award offered by the organization.
In September 2016, Yoakam released his first ever bluegrass album “Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars…” on Sugar Hill Records. Featuring a band of bluegrass luminaries, this album boasts a collection of reinterpreted favorites from his catalogue, as well as a cover of Prince’s “Purple Rain.” Produced by nine-time GRAMMY winner Gary Paczosa (Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton), Jon Randall (songwriter of “Whiskey Lullaby”) and Yoakam himself, and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge, this album reflects the love for bluegrass music that Yoakam developed at an early age in Kentucky, and that has inspired him for many years thereafter.
In 2015, Yoakam released “Second Hand Heart” on Warner/Reprise records, the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed album “3 Pears.” In addition to his musical career, Yoakam is a formidable film and television actor, capable of seamlessly melting into his roles and impressively standing toe-to-toe with some of the world’s top thespians over the course of his storied and successful acting career including Jodie Foster, Tommy Lee Jones, Jared Leto, Forest Whitaker and Matthew McConaughey.
Tickets will go on sale Saturday, July 1 for $55, $65 and $85 and can be purchased at SilverLegacy.com or by calling 775-325-7401.