Dwight Yoakam Biography
(Singer-Songwriter, Actor and Director)
Birthday: October 23, 1956 (Libra)
Born In: Pikeville, Kentucky, United States
Dwight David Yoakam is a famous American singer, songwriter, actor and musician. As a singer, he has recorded more than twenty-one albums. He has also appeared in several successful films, making a name for himself as a proficient actor as well. Born and raised in Pikeville, Kentucky, in the US, he excelled in singing and drama from an early age. He used to appear in school plays and played music for local garage bands. Undoubtedly one of America's best country singers, he has been nominated for the Grammys multiple times throughout his career out of which he has won two. He won his first Grammy Award for his hit 'Ain't That Lonely Yet,' a single from his fifth studio album 'This Time'. His first significant appearance on the big screen was in the American drama film 'Sling Blade'. The film was not only a commercial success but also won an Oscar. Yoakam received a nomination for the 'Screen Actors Guild Award'. He had also directed, co-written as well as played the lead role in the movie 'South of Heaven, West of Hell'. However the film was a commercial failure. Some of his most recent films include '90 Minutes in Heaven' and 'Logan Lucky'.