Dwight Yoakam wins prestigious artist of the year award at 2013 Americana Music Awards

Dwight Yoakam wins prestigious artist of the year award at 2013 Americana Music Awards


Dwight Yoakam
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

Please visit www.DwightYoakam.com / www.facebook.com/dwightyoakam
Follow @dwightyoakam

[Photo courtesy DwightYoakam.com]

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