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Dwight Yoakam is Back in a Big Way

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Dwight Yoakam is back in a big way: new single, appearance on a primetime TV show and touring with Eric Church. How’s that for a hat trick?

The two-time Grammy Award winner released a cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s classic song “Who’ll Stop The Rain” via all digital retailers, and you can buy it here NOW. This track will be included on his new album to be released later this year.

Yoakam will also make his first appearance tonight, July 14th, starring in a multiple episode arc on CBS’ summer smash Under the Dome. This series is the most watched and highest-rated scripted program among adults this summer. Dwight plays barbershop owner Lyle Chumley.

In other exciting news, the pioneering country singer will hit the road as a special guest on the North American leg of Eric Church’s “The Outsiders Would Tour,” which kicks off on September 11th in Bossier City, Louisiana, and crisscrosses the US and Canada through December, with 32 arena dates listed here.

More to come soon, so stay tuned, Dwight fans! Keep an eye on his official siteFacebook and Twitter for the latest updates.

Eric Church Set to Launch “The Outsiders World Tour”

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Eric Church’s The Outsiders World Tour will launch in North America on September 11th, 2014 with 31 arena dates being announced today. Tickets for the tour, which beings in Bossier City, Louisiana, will go on sale April 18th in select markets with additional information made available on Members of the Church Choir will have access to a pre-sale starting on April 15. Church selected Dwight Yoakam as the special guest for the entire tour. Opening the tour on different dates throughout the first leg will be rising country music duo Brothers Osborne, critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Brandy Clark, or the hard rocking band Halestorm.

Hailed as a top entertainer by The New York Times, Rolling Stone, SPIN Magazine, and more, Church will bring his rip-roaring attitude when he performs at venues such as Madison Square Garden, Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, the Sprint Center in Kansas City, the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Atlanta, Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, and FedExForum in Memphis, among others. Church will also return to the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C. where he sold more than 15,000 tickets in 2012 as part of his headlining arena tour, The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour—which Pollstar named a Top Tour of 2012.

While The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour employed a succession of backdrops as the focus of the show, Church’s The Outsiders World Tour will use a much more high tech design and will offer fans a 360° view of the entertainer and his band.  On sale dates and ticket information for each market will be announced on The best seats on The Outsiders World Tour will once again be paperless so fans get them instead of scalpers.

A limited number of VIP tickets for each show will also be available for purchase. Each VIP ticket includes a premium ticket in the first 15 rows or in the general admission pit, an invitation to a pre-show party at The Outsiders Joint, a two song acoustic pre-show performance by Eric Church, a limited edition show poster, and a dedicated VIP concert concierge.

Fans have the chance to gain access to pre-sale tickets for each show by becoming a Standard or Premium member of the Church Choir. Join the Church Choir by visiting

The first leg of the tour will take place throughout Sept.-Dec. in the U.S. and Canada and is exclusively promoted by Louis Messina of The Messina Group/AEG Live. The dates for the first leg of The Outsiders World Tour with special guest Dwight Yoakum (#TheOutsidersLive) are as follows:

Sept. 11 | Bossier City, La. | CenturyLink Center*
Sept. 13 | St. Louis, Mo. | Scottrade Center*
Sept. 16 | Minneapolis, Minn. | Target Center*
Sept. 17 | Des Moines, Iowa | Wells Fargo Arena*
Sept. 18 | Omaha, Neb. | CenturyLink Center*
Sept. 25 | Louisville, Ky. | KFC Yum! Center*
Sept. 26 | Charleston, W.Va. | Charleston Civic Center*
Sept. 27 | Greensboro, N.C. | Greensboro Coliseum*
Oct. 9 | Grand Rapids, Mich. | Van Andel Arena*
Oct. 10 | Cleveland, Ohio | Quicken Loans Arena*
Oct. 11 | Pittsburgh, Pa. | Consol Energy Center*
Oct. 16 | Charlottesville, Va. | John Paul Jones Arena**
Oct. 17 | New York, N.Y. | Madison Square Garden**
Oct. 18 | Philadelphia, Pa. | Wells Fargo Center**
Oct. 23 | Manchester, N.H. | Verizon Wireless Arena**
Oct. 24 | Uncasville, Conn. | Mohegan Sun**
Oct. 25 | Uncasville, Conn. | Mohegan Sun**
Oct. 30 | Knoxville, Tenn. |Thompson-Boling Arena**
Oct. 31 | Memphis, Tenn.| FedExForum**
Nov. 1 | Tulsa, Okla. | BOK Center**
Nov. 13 | London, Ont. | Budweiser Gardens**
Nov. 14 | Hamilton, Ont. | FirstOntario Centre**
Nov. 15 | Ottawa, Ont. | Canadian Tire Centre**
Nov. 20 | Green Bay, Wis. | Resch Center
Nov. 21 | Peoria, Ill. | Peoria Civic Center***
Nov. 22 | Evansville, Ind. | The Ford Center***
Dec. 5 | Kansas City, Mo. | Sprint Center
Dec. 6 | Sioux Falls, S.D. | Denny Sanford Premier Center***
Dec. 11 | Atlanta, Ga. | The Arena at Gwinnett Center***
Dec. 12 | Lexington, Ky. | Rupp Arena***
Dec. 13 | Birmingham, Ala. | BJCC Arena***
All dates with special guest Dwight Yoakum
*denotes Brothers Osborne
**denotes Brandy Clark
***denotes Halestorm

CMT Artists of the Year Presenters Announced…And They Are BIG!!!


CMT Artists of the Year is guaranteed to be a night full of celebration with the recent addition of presenters and performers including Alabama, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Train’s Pat Monahan, Cassadee Pope, Lionel Richie, Travis Tritt and Dwight Yoakam. Hosted by Ron White, the 90-minute special will air LIVE from Nashville on Tuesday, December 3rd at 8:00 p.m., ET.

For the fourth year in a row, CMT is honoring the top artists in country music with an evening filled with incredible performances and collaborations, surprise guests and salutes to each CMT Artists of the Year. This year’s honorees are Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes and Tim McGraw.

Past artists named as CMT Artists of the Year include Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Zac Brown Band.

Join the conversation on and the official Facebook page, or follow @CMT on Twitter using official hashtag #CMTAOTY.

Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell and More Gets Americana Award

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Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell were double winners at the Americana Music Honors & Awards this week. And it’s only fair that they did — since the awards were for duets they did together.

They weren’t the only singing pair to pick up two honors. The husband-wife duo Shovels & Rope also earned top honors at the event at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Harris and Crowell won album of the year for their work together on “Old Yellow Moon.” They also took home duo-group of the year. Shovels & Rope won song of the year for “Birmingham” and took the honor for emerging artist of the year.

Dwight Yoakam took home the prestigious Artist of the Year award.


Dwight Yoakam Wins Americana Music Honors Artist of the Year Award

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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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