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

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[Photo courtesy DwightYoakam.com]

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