LIVE FROM AUSTIN TX
unlike most of the mainstream country-pop crooners of the eighties, dwight almost singlehandedly revived the rockabilly / honky tonk / hillbilly sound that was one of the cornerstones of country music’s formative years.
Twentysomething Dwight Yoakam was literally the new kid in country music when he stepped onto the Austin City Limits stage in October 1988. But even then, as he has ever since, he was doing things his own way. Early on he discovered the fabled “Bakersfield” sound of the 60’s and adopted it as his own, in the tradition of country legends Merle Haggard and Buck Owens.