Dwight Yoakam's first album in seven years, "3 Pears" is brilliant. I was hoping that we (country radio) would embrace it and play it. Fortunately for Dwight, the album sold without needing airplay so I believe there was little push from the label. How does Dwight feel about the lack of support from country radio? I asked him...
Broadway: Are you disappointed or hurt at all that country radio hasn't really gotten behind you?
Dwight Yoakam: I've been really, really fortunate. I had a lot of success. Country radio has been great supporters of my music and I'll always support country radio when asked. We're doing interviews like this all the time at country radio stations. I really think that country radio has become a very diverse format. So when you say country radio, I think Americana radio is also transcending the boundary and they're both commingling at times.
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