Dwight Yoakam to perform at Hobart Arena on Oct. 7


For the Miami Valley Today

TROY — Dwight Yoakam will be returning to the Hobart Arena on Oct. 7, at 8 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Friday, July 23, at 10a.m.

Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and he is a 21-time nominated, multiple Grammy Award winner. He has 12 gold albums and nine platinum or multi-platinum albums, with five of those albums topping Billboard’s Country Albums chart and another 14 landing in the Top 10. Nearly 40 of Yoakam’s singles have charted on Billboard, with 14 peaking in the Top 10.

In September of 2016, Yoakam released his first ever bluegrass album, “Swimmin’ 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 a cover of Prince’s “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 inspired him for many years thereafter.

In 2015, Yoakam released his album “Second Hand Heart” on Warner/Reprise records, the follow up to his critically-acclaimed album “3 Pears.” He received the Artist of the Year award at the 2013 Americana Music Honors & Awards ceremony, the most prestigious award offered by the organization.

In addition to his musical career, Yoakam is a formidable film and television actor whose films include “Sling Blade” and “The Newton Boys.” In 2016, he recurred in David E. Kelley’s Amazon series, “Goliath.” Recently, he appeared in director Steven Soderbergh’s film, “Logan Lucky,” with Channing Tatum and Daniel Craig. Yoakam is capable of seamlessly melting into his roles and impressively standing toe-to-toe with some of the world’s 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.

Tickets to the Oct.7 show can be purchased at the Hobart Arena box office, by phone at 937-339-2911, or online at hobartarena.com. Tickets will be $39, $59, and $79 plus fees.

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