Dwight Yoakam Net Worth
Who Is Dwight Yoakam?
Dwight Yoakam is an American actor, singer, songwriter, and musician. He was born in the year 1956 on 23rd October in Pikeville, Kentucky in the United States of America. His full name is Dwight David Yoakam.
Dwight Yoakam Net worth
The net worth of Dwight Yoakam is estimated to be of about $48 million. He also earns from his food brand business named Bakersfield Biscuits. He has sold more than 25 million records until this time.
He lives in a house in Los Angeles California which has a total area of about 5,830 sq. ft. He bought this house in January 1994 for $1.24 million. He also owns another house there which was built in the year 1943.
Dwight Yoakam Life History
Dwight Yoakam was born in the year 1956 on 23rd October in Pikeville Kentucky in the United States of America. He was raised in Columbus Ohio. His full name is Dwight David Yoakam.
His father was David Yoakam who was a gas station owner and mother Ruth Ann was a keypunch operator. In the year 1974, he graduated from Northern High School in Columbus. At the time of his High School Years, he used to take part in both music and drama programs as well.
He was also cast as the lead role for them, including “Charlie” in Flowers of Algernon. At the time when he used to be out from his school, he used to sing and play guitar with the local garage bands.
Then for a short amount of time, he attended the Ohio State University after finishing his school but dropped out as he wanted to focus on his career of becoming a recording artist. In the year 2005 on May seven, he was awarded and presented with an honorary doctorate by Ohio Valley University in Parkersburg in West Virginia.
When he started his profession, Nashville was inclined towards pop urban cowboy music, and Dwight’s image of hip honky tonk music was not viewed as attractive.
Not making much progress in Nashville, he had moved to Los Angeles and worked towards bringing his specific image of new Honky Tonk or “Hillbilly” music (as he called it) forward into the 1980s.
Composing all his own particular tunes, and proceeding to perform for the most part outside customary down-home music channels, he did numerous shows in shake and punk shake clubs around Los Angeles, playing with roots shake or punk shake acts like The Blasters.
Dwight Yoakam – Known For
Dwight Yoakam is an actor, singer, songwriter, and musician as well. He had recorded five Billboard number one albums, nine platinum albums, and twelve gold albums.
His Album This Time had been triple platinum. He had also been one of the most frequent guests on Tonight’s Show and has even broken a record for it.
Dwight Yoakam- Political / Business Affiliations
Dwight Yoakam had been associated with Bakersfield Biscuits which is his own food brand which sells frozen foods at retailers such as Wal Mart superstores, Walgreens, Samstores and Kroger as well.
Dwight Yoakam Bio Info
Full name: Dwight David Yoakam
Born: 23 October 1956 (age 61 years), Pikeville, Kentucky, United States
Education: Northland High School (1974), Ohio State University
Parents: David Yoakam (father), Ruth Ann Yoakam (mother)
Siblings: Kimberly Yoakam, Ronald Yoakam
Dwight Yoakam Quotes
- I’ll never quit playing country music, or at least acknowledging it, always, as the cornerstone of what I am. – Dwight Yoakam
- My music is very personal. I’ve created it in solitude. I face a white wall and beller. I like that sound – the expression of loneliness. That’s what it’s all about. – Dwight Yoakam
- I think actors are at the mercy of the opportunities presented to them. So you kind of have to wait for them to choose you. My music is insular – I can choose that. – Dwight Yoakam
- Control success before it controls you. – Dwight Yoakam
- As an artist, you have to maintain focus and eliminate the distraction of second-guessing yourself based on the opinions of others. – Dwight Yoakam
Dwight Yoakam Videos on YouTube
This YouTube video features Dwight Yoakam’s life in a short documentary.