We done goofed on Tuesday ... mistaking country singer Dwight Yoakam for Neil Young -- but according to the victim of our identity crisis, it's a pretty understandable mistake.That said, guess… READ MORE >
Dwight David Yoakam (born October 23, 1956) is an American singer-songwriter, actor and film director, most famous for his pioneering country music. Popular since the early 1980s, he has recorded more than twenty-one albums and compilations, has charted more than thirty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, and sold more than 25 million records. Yoakam was born in Pikeville, Kentucky, the son of Ruth Ann, a key-punch operator, and David Yoakam, a gas-station owner. Like many Kentucky families of the mid-20th century, the Yoakams moved to Ohio in hopes of creating a better life. However, Yoakam has always maintained a strong connection with his Kentucky roots, as evident by many of his songs, such as "Readin', Rightin', Route 23," "Bury Me," "Floyd County," "Louisville," "Miner's Prayer" and "I Sang Dixie." He was raised in Columbus, Ohio, but his family would return to Kentucky on weekends, thereby maintaining a sense of "home."