GRAMMY Award-winner Dwight Yoakam took home the 2013 Americana Music Honors & Awards most prestigious award for Artist of the Year last night in celebration of his critically-acclaimed album 3 Pears. This is the first time Yoakam has won this award. Spending a record breaking eight weeks at the top of the Americana Charts, the most of any album, Yoakam dominated Best Of 2012 Lists with 3 Pears, including NPR, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly and American Songwriter, among others. As well, 3 Pears marks Yoakam’s 26th studio album and his highest-charting “Billboard 200” debut.
“Thank you to the Americana Music Association for the enormous honor you have given me and the 3 Pears album tonight,” said Yoakam. “Though I'm still physically in Canada finishing a tour, my heart is there with all of you and I am humbled by having been given the Artist of The Year Award.”
In his three-decade career, Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, including 12 gold albums and 9 multi-platinum or multi-platinum albums, as well as winning 2 Grammy Awards with 21 nominations.
Dwight Yoakam’s 2013 North American Tour Dates
September 20 – Penticton, Canada South Okanagan Events Centre
October 3 – Chattanooga, TN Track 29
October 4 – Richmond, KY Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts
October 5 – Ashland, KY Paramount Arts Center
October 11 – Mt. Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
October 12 – Birmingham, AL Cask & Drum
October 13 – Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre
November 15 – French Lick, IN French Lick Resort
November 16 – Cincinnati, OH Horseshoe Cincinnati
November 22 – Helotes, TX John T. Floore Country Store
November 23 – Biloxi, MS IP Casino Resort and Spa
December 8&9 – Las Vegas, NV The Golden Nugget
December 20 – Houston, TX Arena Theater
[Photo courtesy DwightYoakam.com]
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