Country music star Dwight Yoakam will return to the Lancaster Performing Arts Center for a soldout show on Nov. 21.
He received the prestigious President’s Award at the 67th annual BMI Country Awards on Nov. 12 and was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame at the 49th anniversary induction gala on Oct. 14.
Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, with five reaching the No. 1 spot on the Billboard.
The two-time Grammy Award winner has 12 gold albums and nine platinum or multi-platinum albums. He received the 2013 Artist of the Year award from the Americana Music Association. He has collaborated with everyone from Beck to Kid Rock, ZZ Top, Hunter S. Thompson and Jack White.
Yoakam has toured with the likes of Buck Owens, Johnny Cash and Hüsker Dü. Yoakam’s latest album, “Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars…” was released in 2016. Rolling Stone Country raved, “Yoakam sounds right at home on these new versions,” while NPR Music praises, “You can hear Yoakam making masterful choices on every phrase.”
In addition to his musical career, he has also appeared in more than 40 feature films, including “Sling Blade,” “Panic Room,” Steven Soderbergh’s “Logan Lucky” with Channing Tatum and Daniel Craig, as well as the Amazon series “Goliath.”
Over the course of his storied acting career, he has worked with the likes of Jodie Foster, Tommy Lee Jones, Jared Leto, Matthew McConaughey and more.
Yoakam will make his Wynn Las Vegas debut in December with a six-night residency, “An Evening with Dwight Yoakam & The Bakersfield Beat,” at the Encore Theater.
He will perform a variety of the music that influenced and created the “Bakersfield” and “California Country-Rock” genres of Country music from their early beginnings to their commercial zenith, in addition to his own original music that was shaped and influenced by this legacy.