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Dwight Yoakam Net Worth

Dwight Yoakam Net Worth is
$45 Million

Dwight Yoakam Biography

A global known Musician Dwight David Yoakam born about Tuesday, October 23, 1956


Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameDwight Yoakam
Net Worth$45 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 23, 1956
Height1.83 m
ProfessionEntrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, Film director, Actor, Guitars, Cadillacs, A Thousand Miles from Nowhere, Suspicious Minds, Sheridan, WY, United States, Aspen, CO, United States, Denver, CO, United States
EducationNorthland High School, Ohio State University, Guitars, Cadillacs, A Thousand Miles from Nowhere, Suspicious Minds, Sheridan, WY, United States, Aspen, CO, United States, Denver, CO, United States
NationalityAmerican
ParentsDavid Yoakam, Ruth Ann Yoakam, Guitars, Cadillacs, A Thousand Miles from Nowhere, Suspicious Minds, Sheridan, WY, United States, Aspen, CO, United States, Denver, CO, United States
SiblingsKimberly Yoakam, Ronald Yoakam, Guitars, Cadillacs, A Thousand Miles from Nowhere, Suspicious Minds, Sheridan, WY, United States, Aspen, CO, United States, Denver, CO, United States
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/dwightyoakam
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/dwightyoakam
Google+http://plus.google.com/+dwightyoakam
AwardsGrammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance, Academy of Country Music Awards Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award, Academy of Country Music Award for New Male Vocalist of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, Guitars, Cadillacs, A Thousand Miles from Nowhere, Suspicious Minds, Sheridan, WY, United States, Aspen, CO, United States, Denver, CO, United States
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Country Album, Grammy Award for Best Country Song, Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Event of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Male Vocalist of the Year, Country Music Association Award for New Artist of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Single of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Single Record of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Album of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Video of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Male Vocalist of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Music Video of the Year, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Duo of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Vocal Event of the Year, American Music Award for Favorite Country Video, Guitars, Cadillacs, A Thousand Miles from Nowhere, Suspicious Minds, Sheridan, WY, United States, Aspen, CO, United States, Denver, CO, United States
MoviesSheridan, WY, United States, Aspen, CO, United States, Denver, CO, United States, Sling Blade, Panic Room, Four Christmases, Wedding Crashers, South of Heaven, West of Hell, Bandidas, Crank: High Voltage, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, The Newton Boys, The Minus Man, Hollywood Homicide, Red Rock West, Bloodworth, Dirty Girl, Painted Hero, 90 Minutes in Heaven, When Trumpets Fade, The Last Rites of Ransom Pride, Three Way, Crank, Don't Look Back, Roswell, Waking Up in Reno, Two:Thirteen, Land of Canaan, Dwight Yoakam: Pieces of Time, Dwight Yoakam: Live from Austin, TX, Hank Williams: In the Hank Williams Tradition, Return to Sin City: A Tribute to Gram Parsons, Dwight Yoakam: Just Lookin' for a Hit
TV ShowsGoliath


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1 His father, David Yoakum, passed away October 19, 2012.
2 Has a younger brother (Ronald) and younger sister (Kimberly).
3 Honored with the Pioneer Award at the 2012 ACM Awards.
4 Won the Top New Male Vocalist of the Year award at the 1987 ACM Awards.
5 Named after President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
6 Born by emergency C-section. The doctor had to use forceps. As a result, Dwight has a scar on his forehead.
7 Has performed in Italy for the first time in 1994.
8 Was born with colic and has motion sickness.
9 Has been living in Los Angeles, California since 1977.
10 Used to have a Weimaraner named Jack, and a blue tick hound named Annie.
11 Dwight created and owns Dwight Yoakam's Bakersfield Biscuit Brand food line, which is sold in Walmart, Walgreens, Giant, Food City, Meijers, and other supermarket chains nationwide.
12 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on June 5, 2003.
13 U.S. Route 23 was the subject of Dwight's song "Readin', Rightin', Route 23". The stretch of U.S. Route 23 that runs through Floyd County, Kentucky where Dwight lived as a child and often visited after moving to Ohio is named in his honor. It is known as the Dwight Yoakam Highway. The entire stretch of U.S. Route 23 that runs through Kentucky is known as the Country Music Highway, with each stretch through the connecting counties named in honor of a local country music star.
14 Broke the Tonight Show record of musical guest appearances on May 15, 2008.
15 Inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame on February 21, 2008.
16 Buck Owens gave Dwight a 1959 Cadillac Coupe de Ville to congratulate him on his first number one song.
17 Won his second Grammy Award in "Best Country Collaboration" for "Same Old Train" (1999).
18 Received the Premiere Performance Award at the 57th Annual Motion Picture Club Awards for his role as Doyle Hargraves in Sling Blade (1996).
19 Made his television acting debut on the short-lived crime drama P.S.I. Luv U (1991).
20 Made his big screen acting debut in Red Rock West (1993) with Nicolas Cage.
21 In 1995, he toured Australia for the very first time in support of his CD "Gone".
22 Gibson Guitars issued a Dwight signature acoustic guitar called the Y2K. A very limited amount was manufactured.
23 Los Lobos was the first band to take Dwight on tour as an opening act.
24 Won a Grammy Award for "Ain't That Lonely Yet" (1993).
25 Was announced as the CMA International Artist Achievement Award winner for 2007 at the 41st CMA Awards.
26 Bought his famous cowboy hat in 1979 for less than $50.
27 Received an honorary degree from Ohio Valley University in Vienna, West Virginia on May 7, 2005. In addition to giving a speech, he congratulated each graduate personally, and the mayor gave him the key to the city.
28 Honored with the Governors' Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in Frankfort, Kentucky.
29 Injured while filming Hollywood Homicide (2003). He cut his index finger on a police barricade. He went to Cedars Sinai Hospital and needed four stitches in his finger.
30 Studied history and philosophy at Ohio State University.
31 Is a vegetarian.
32 Has two dogs, Luke and Uma.
33 Played the drums in his high school's marching band.
34 Born in the same city as Patty Loveless.
35 Self taught on playing the guitar.
36 Dwight was injured while filming Panic Room (2002). He burst a bursa sac on his elbow, hyper-extended both his thumbs, and had a few cracked ribs.
37 Best subject in school was history, and worst subject was math.
38 Sang a cover of "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" by Queen. This was meant to be used only as a jingle in a television commercial for the Gap's blue jeans, but there was such a huge demand for the song, he ended up releasing this as a single.
39 Johnny Cash called Yoakam his favorite modern country artist.
40 While on location in Texas shooting the film The Newton Boys (1998), he wrote the songs he used for the album "A Long Way Home" (1998).
41 Attended and graduated from Northland High School in Columbus, Ohio (1974).


Quotes

#Quote
1 [When asked about bull riding] I like to stay as far away as possible!
2 I'm an info junkie and watch CNN a lot. Also Nick at Nite - mostly "The Honeymooners".
3 I've been to Graceland twice - Priscilla and Sam Phillips gave me a personal tour.
4 I save a lot of things, but I weed through them from time to time. I like to think of myself as an orderly pack-rat.
5 [on his injuries while filming Panic Room (2002)] I got a little bashed up, but thanks to David [Fincher] it was well worth it. I burst a bursa sac on my elbow and cracked ribs and (suffered) hyper-extended thumbs.


Pictures

All Dwight Yoakam pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Recording Awarded on June 5, 2003 at 7021 Hollywood Blvd.

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1997 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast Sling Blade (1996) Billy Bob Thornton

J.T. Walsh

John Ritter

Lucas Black

Natalie Canerday

Robert Duvall


Filmography

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Night with Seth Meyers TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards 2015 TV Special performer: "Hold My Hand"
A Walk in the Woods 2015 performer: "I Don't Care Just As Long As You Love Me"
Squidbillies 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Judge 2014 performer: "Long White Cadillac"
Under the Dome 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
True Detective 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Iron Man Three 2013 performer: "Santa Claus Is Back in Town"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2012 - 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
Late Show with David Letterman TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief 2010 performer: "I'LL PRETEND" / writer: "I'LL PRETEND"
Crook & Chase 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Friday Night Lights TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
CMT: The Greatest - 40 Days That Shaped Country Music 2006 TV Movie documentary performer: "Honky Tonk Man"
The Astronaut Farmer 2006 performer: "Stop the World And Let Me Off"
Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland 2006 Documentary performer: "Bury Me", "Streets of Bakersfield", "Honky Tonk Man", "I, Said" / writer: "Bury Me"
The Break-Up 2006 performer: "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
Empire Falls 2005 TV Mini-Series performer: "This Time" / writer: "This Time" - as Dwight David Yoakam
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada 2005 performer: "Fair to Midland" 2003 / writer: "Fair to Midland" 2003
Crossing Jordan 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Knockaround Guys 2001 performer: "Long White Cadillac"
Nobody's Baby 2001 performer: "Lonesome Roads" / writer: "Lonesome Roads"
Big Eden 2000 performer: "A Thousand Miles from Nowhere", "Send a Message to My Heart" / writer: "A Thousand Miles from Nowhere"
South of Heaven, West of Hell 2000 "A VACANT SEA BRIGADIER SMALLS' THEME", "IN A SENSE LOST AND FOUND LITTLE MARGARET'S THEME", "MOURNING'S LOSSES ADALYNE'S THEME", "A STRANGE DISTANCE LELAND'S THEME" / lyrics: "WORDS LOVE THEME", "WHAT'S LEFT OF ME", "COME ON/I CAUGHT IT...NOGALES' THEME", "THE FIRST THING SMOKIN'", "THROUGH HIS PAST DARKLY THE HENRYS' THEME / music: "WORDS LOVE THEME", "WHAT'S LEFT OF ME", "COME ON/I CAUGHT IT...NOGALES' THEME", "THE FIRST THING SMOKIN'", "THROUGH HIS PAST DARKLY THE HENRYS' THEME
Me and Will 1999 performer: "A Thousand Miles from Nowhere" / writer: "A Thousand Miles from Nowhere" - as Yoakam
The Negotiator 1998 performer: "Doin' What I Did" 1994 / writer: "Doin' What I Did" 1994
A Cool, Dry Place 1998 performer: "Claudette"
Lawn Dogs 1997 performer: "A Thousand Miles From Nowhere" / writer: "A Thousand Miles From Nowhere"
29th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1995 TV Special performer: "King of the Road"
Showgirls 1995 performer: "Doin' What i Did" / writer: "Doin' What i Did"
Chasers 1994 performer: "DOIN' WHAT I DID", "1000 MILES FROM NOWHERE", "GUITARS, CADILLACS" / writer: "DOIN' WHAT I DID", "1000 MILES FROM NOWHERE", "GUITARS, CADILLACS"
D2: The Mighty Ducks 1994 performer: "LET'S WORK TOGETHER"
Red Rock West 1993 performer: "1,000 MILES FROM NOWHERE" / writer: "1,000 MILES FROM NOWHERE"
Honeymoon in Vegas 1992 performer: "SUSPICIOUS MINDS"
Northern Exposure 1992 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dutch 1991 performer: "Guitars, Cadillacs" / writer: "Guitars, Cadillacs"
Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 performer: "Guitars, Cadillacs" 1986 / writer: "Guitars, Cadillacs" 1986
Sibling Rivalry 1990 performer: "Honky Tonk Man"
In Country 1989 performer: "Honky Tonk Man"
Fresh Horses 1988 performer: "South Of Cincinnati" / writer: "South Of Cincinnati"
Young Country 1988 Video short performer: "Honky Tonk Man"
U2: Outside It's America 1987 Documentary "Guitars, Cadillacs"

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Goliath 2016 TV Series Wendell Corey
Drunk History 2016 TV Series Jesse Benton
Boomtown 2016 John Turner Sr.
90 Minutes in Heaven 2015 Lawyer Beaumont
Axe Cop 2015 TV Series
To Appomattox 2015 TV Mini-Series George Meade
Under the Dome 2014 TV Series Lyle Chumley
Wilfred 2011-2013 TV Series Bruce
Dirty Girl 2010 Joseph
The Last Rites of Ransom Pride 2010 Reverend Early Pride
Bloodworth 2010 Boyd Bloodworth
2:13 2009 S&M Shop Owner
Crank: High Voltage 2009 Doc Miles
Four Christmases 2008 Pastor Phil
Crank 2006 Doc Miles
Bandidas 2006 Tyler Jackson
Wedding Crashers 2005 Mr. Kroeger
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada 2005 Belmont
Three Way 2004 Herbert Claremont / Clarkson
Hollywood Homicide 2003 Leroy Wasley
Panic Room 2002 Raoul
South of Heaven, West of Hell 2000 Valentine Casey
The Minus Man 1999 Blair
King of the Hill 1998 TV Series Lane Pratley
When Trumpets Fade 1998 TV Movie Lieutenant Colonel
The Newton Boys 1998 Brentwood Glasscock
Painted Hero 1997 Virgil Kidder
Ellen 1997 TV Series The Bag Boy
Sling Blade 1996 Doyle Hargraves
Don't Look Back 1996 TV Movie Skipper
The Little Death 1996 Bobby Lomax
Roswell 1994 TV Movie Mac Brazel
Red Rock West 1993 Truck Driver
P.S.I. Luv U 1991 TV Series Harlan Justice

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
South of Heaven, West of Hell 2000 screenplay / story

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
South of Heaven, West of Hell 2000
Chasers 1994

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Waking Up in Reno 2002 producer

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
South of Heaven, West of Hell 2000

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
South of Heaven, West of Hell 2000 musician: acoustic guitar, vocals

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Big Sur 2013 the producers wish to warmly thank

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stagecoach Festival Live 2013 TV Special
Chelsea Lately 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 1993-2012 TV Series Himself
Tavis Smiley 2012 TV Series Himself -Guest
American Masters 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005-2009 TV Series Himself / Himself - Interviewee / Musical Guest / ...
CMT 100 Greatest Videos 2008 TV Movie Himself
43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
CMT: 40 Sexiest Music Videos 2008 TV Movie Himself
41st Annual Country Music Association Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
CMT: The Greatest - 40 Days That Shaped Country Music 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland 2006 Documentary Himself
2006 Independent Spirit Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
CMT Insider 2006 TV Series Himself
CMT: The Greatest - 20 Sexiest Men 2006 TV Special Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1997-2005 TV Series Himself
The Daily Show 1999-2005 TV Series Himself
CMT Got Me in with the Band 2004 TV Series Himself
Shooting 'Panic Room' 2004 Video documentary Himself
Gram Parsons: Fallen Angel 2004 Documentary Himself - Musician
The 46th Annual Grammy Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Performer: Warren Zevon Memorial
Johnny Cash Memorial Tribute 2003 TV Movie Himself - Performer
Larry King Live 2003 TV Series Himself
Warren Zevon: Keep Me in Your Heart 2003 TV Movie Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Robert De Niro 2003 TV Movie Himself
Dirty Life and Times with Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam and Warren Zevon 2002 Video documentary Himself
Biography 1998-2002 TV Series documentary Himself - Narrator / Himself
John Wayne Made Me Cry: Our Western Heros 2002 TV Short documentary Himself
Dinner for Five 2002 TV Series Himself - Special Guest
HBO First Look: The Making of 'Panic Room' 2002 TV Short documentary Himself
Crossover 2001 TV Special Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbra Streisand 2001 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
Bravo Profiles 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
35th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 2000 TV Special Himself
The Howard Stern Radio Show 2000 TV Series Himself
Asleep at the Wheel: The Making of 'Ride with Bob' 1999 TV Movie Himself
In Dreams: The Roy Orbison Story 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 40th Annual Grammy Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
1998 ALMA Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
The 33rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
Roger Miller Remembered 1998 TV Special Himself
Intimate Portrait 1997 TV Series documentary Himself
Dennis Miller Live 1997 TV Series Himself
Howard Stern 1997 TV Series Himself
The 39th Annual Grammy Awards 1997 TV Special Himself
3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1997 TV Special Himself
CMT Presents: The King's Covers 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Grand Ole Opry Musical Salute to Minnie Pearl 1996 TV Movie Himself
The 31st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1996 TV Special Himself
The 38th Annual Grammy Awards 1996 TV Special Himself
Elvis: The Tribute 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself - Performer
The 29th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1994 TV Special Himself
Saturday Night Live 1994 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Dwight Yoakam: Pocket of a Clown 1994 Video short Himself
Harley-Davidson: The American Motorcycle 1993 Documentary Himself
Rhythm & Jam 1993 TV Mini-Series Himself
America Comes to Graceland 1993 TV Special documentary Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1987-1993 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The Academy of Country Music's Greatest Hits 1993 TV Special Himself
Country Music Association's 35th Anniversary 1993 TV Special Himself
Dwight Yoakam: Try Not to Look So Pretty 1993 Video short Himself
Later... With Jools Holland 1992 TV Series Himself
Hot Country Nights 1991-1992 TV Series Himself
Dwight Yoakam: Suspicious Minds 1992 Video short Himself
The 19th Annual American Music Awards 1992 TV Special Himself
1991 Billboard Music Awards 1991 TV Special Himself
25th Annual Country Music Association Awards 1991 TV Special Himself
The 26th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1991 TV Special Himself
The 18th Annual American Music Awards 1991 TV Special Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1986-1990 TV Series Himself
Grammy Legends 1990 TV Special Himself
Nashville Now 1990 TV Series Himself
The 25th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1990 TV Special Himself
The 17th Annual American Music Awards 1990 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Grammy Living Legends 1989 TV Movie Himself
The Songwriter's Hall of Fame 20th Anniversary... The Magic of Music 1989 TV Movie Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Himself
22nd Annual Country Music Association Awards 1988 TV Special Himself - Performer
New Country 1987-1988 TV Series Himself
The 30th Annual Grammy Awards 1988 TV Special Himself
The 15th Annual American Music Awards 1988 TV Special Himself
The 29th Annual Grammy Awards 1987 TV Special Himself
The 22nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1987 TV Special Himself
The 14th Annual American Music Awards 1987 TV Special Himself
Hee Haw 1986 TV Series Himself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The 50th Annual CMA Awards 2016 TV Movie Himself
All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration 2015 TV Movie Himself
Austin City Limits 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
The Big Interview with Dan Rather 2015 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2006-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest
ACM Presents: Superstar Duets! 2015 TV Special Himself
The View 2005-2015 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself
Imus in the Morning 2015 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 2015 TV Special Himself
KTLA 5 News at 10 2015 TV Series Himself
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Performer
Dwight Yoakam: Liar 2015 Video short Himself
Under the Dome: Inside Chester's Mill 2014 TV Special documentary Himself - Narrator (voice)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest / Himself - Music Guest
2013 American Country Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Presenter
CMT Artists of the Year 2013 TV Movie Himself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Crook & Chase 2009 TV Series Himself
CMT Insider 2006-2007 TV Series Himself
CMT: The Greatest - 40 Greatest Albums 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Young Country 1988 Video short Himself
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