Famous American singer Dwight Yoakam is also known for his skills as a songwriter, actor, and musician. This pioneer of country music has a net worth of million dollars. His most famous album is ‘This Time’. Now let’s have a close look on Dwight Yoakam’s net worth.
Dwight was born on 23rd October 1956 in Pikeville, Kentucky. His father David Yoakam was a gas-station owner and his mother Ruth Ann was a key-punch operator. He completed his graduation from Northland High School in the year 1974. He has interest in drama and music from his schooldays.
When he was not at school, he played guitar for local bands. He joined the Ohio State University for a short time but dropped out very soon and moved to Los Angeles in the year 1977 to excel his career as a recording artist. He got an honorary doctorate from Ohio Valley University in the year 2005.
He started his career writing songs and performing them on country music channels. He soon became very popular. Some of the fellow singers of that time even called him the best country singer ever. Some of his best studio albums are ‘Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc.’, ‘Hillibilly Deluxe’, ‘Buenas Noches From a Lonely Room’, ‘If There Was a Way’, ‘A Long Way Home’, ‘Tomorrow’s Sounds Today’, ‘Dwight Sings Buck’, ‘Second Hand Heart’, and ‘The Very Best Of Dwight Yoakam’.
Other than songs he had a good acting career too. Some of his best films are Sling Blade, Panic Room, The Minus Man, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, Crank, Crank: High Voltage, Wedding Crashers, Bandidas, Four Christmases, Dirty Girl, The Last Rites of Ransom Pride, The Newton Boys, and Red Rock West.
Yoakam also appeared in TV series like Wilfred and Under the Dome. Other than that, he is seen in an Amazon original too named Goliath.
Awards & Achievements
In his tremendous career, Dwight won a lot of awards. He won the Academy of Country Music Award for Top New Male Vocalist in 1986. In 1993, he won CMT Europe Artist of the Year Award. The very next year, he received Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance, Male for the song ‘Ain’t That Lonely Yet’.
He again got a Grammy in 1999 but this time it was Grammy Award for Best Collaboration with Vocals. He got the Country Music Association Award for International Touring Artist in 2007. In 2011, he received Academy of Country Music Cliff Stone Pioneer Award. Later, he received Americana Music Award for Artist of the Year in 2013.
Net Worth of Dwight Yoakam
You can call him Jack of all trades as he is a singer, actor, film director, musician, and songwriter. So it’s for sure that he will earn a lot of money. There are more than 25 million record labels which are sold under his name. The estimated net worth of Dwight Yoakam is around $48 million.
Dwight is a popular entrepreneur too. Other than that he started a food brand named Bakersfield Biscuits. The brand is very famous and they sell the frozen food to retailers like Walgreens, Kroger, Sam’s Club, and Wal-Mart.