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      July 5, 2019

      Friday   8:00 PM

      1013 K Street
      Sacramento, California 95814

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      Dwight Yoakam

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      DWIGHT YOAKAM2018APPROVED BIOGRAPHY SHORTUPDATED: 03/23/18Dwight Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and heis a 21-time nominated, multiple GRAMMY Award winner. He has 12 gold albums and 9 platinum or multi-platinum albums,with five of those albums topping Billboards Country Albums chartand another 14 landing in the Top 10. Nearly40 of Yoakams singles have charted on Billboard, with 14 peaking in the Top 10. He is also the recipient of the Artist of the Year award from the Americana Music Association,the most prestigious award offered by the organization. Set for the summer of 2018, theLSD Tour, featuring Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, and Dwightwith support from Los Angeles rock outlier King Leg, unites three of musics most celebrated and iconic voices on one epic cross-country package for the very first time. Yoakams self-curated SiriusXM channel,titled Dwight Yoakam and The Bakersfield Beat Where Country Went Mod, will launch in late April. The channel celebrates the Bakersfield sound and those whom it has inspired. In2016,Yoakam releasedhis bluegrass albumSwimmin Pools, Movie Stars...on Sugar Hill Records. Featuring a band of bluegrass luminaries, this album boasts a collection of reinterpreted favorites from his catalogue, as well as acover of Princes Purple Rain.Produced by nine-time GRAMMY winner Gary Paczosa (Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton), Jon Randall (songwriter of Whiskey Lullaby), and Yoakam himself,and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge,this album reflects the love for bluegrass music that Yoakam developed at an early age in Kentucky and that has inspiredhim for many years thereafter.In addition to his musical career, Yoakam is a formidable film and television actorwho has appeared in over 40 feature films including Sling Bladeand Panic Room. In 2016, he recurredin David E. Kelleys Amazon seriesGoliath. Recently, he appeared in director Steven Soderberghs filmLogan Luckywith Channing Tatum and Daniel Craig. Yoakam iscapable of seamlessly melting into his rolesand impressively standing toe-to-toe with some of the worlds top thespians over the course of his storied and successful acting career,including Jodie Foster, Tommy Lee Jones, Jared Leto, Forest Whitaker, and Matthew McConaughey.

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