Dwight Yoakam

Biography: Dwight Yoakam was born on October 23, 1956, in Pikeville, Kentucky, though he was raised in Columbus, Ohio. He became interested in music and acting while he was in high school. He sang, played guitar, and was often awarded the lead role in school plays. After dropping out of Ohio State University in the 1970s, Yoakam moved to Nashville to pursue a career in country music. His style of honky-tonk music was not accepted in Nashville, so he moved to Los Angeles in the 1980s to market himself there. He made his professional debut as an artist in 1986 with the release of his first album titled "Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc." He went on to record over ten more albums. Dwight Yoakam won the Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance in 1993 for his work on the song "Ain't that Lonely Yet." Also in 1993, he was named Artist of the Year by CMT Europe. Yoakam began acting professionally in movies in the early '90s with memorable roles in Sling Blade,Dwight Yoakam was born on October 23, 1956, in Pikeville, Kentucky, though he was raised in Columbus, Ohio. He became interested in music and acting while he was in high school. He sang, played guitar, and was often awarded the lead role in school plays. After dropping out of Ohio State University in the 1970s, Yoakam moved to Nashville to pursue a career in country music. His style of honky-tonk music was not accepted in Nashville, so he moved to Los Angeles in the 1980s to market himself there. He made his professional debut as an artist in 1986 with the release of his first album titled "Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc." He went on to record over ten more albums. Dwight Yoakam won the Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance in 1993 for his work on the song "Ain't that Lonely Yet." Also in 1993, he was named Artist of the Year by CMT Europe. Yoakam began acting professionally in movies in the early '90s with memorable roles in Sling Blade, Four Christmases, and Wedding Crashers. His performance of Doyle Hargraves in Sling Blade earned him a nomination for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, which he shared with the rest of the cast. Expand

Dwight Yoakam's Scores

Average career score: 62
Highest Metascore: 72 Under the Dome: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 52 Under the Dome: Season 2
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
2 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
72 Under the Dome: Season 1 Jun 24, 2013 Lyle Chumley 5.9
52 Under the Dome: Season 2 Jun 30, 2014 Lyle Chumley 4.4
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 1 Aug 30, 1993 Guest 6.3
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 3 Sep 4, 1995 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 4 Sep 2, 1996 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 6 Aug 31, 1998 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 8 Aug 21, 2000 Guest tbd
tbd The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 1 May 25, 1992 Musical Guest 4.5
tbd The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 2 Jun 25, 1993 Guest tbd
tbd The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 3 Nov 28, 1994 Guest tbd
tbd The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 10 May 25, 1992 Guest tbd
tbd The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 11 Jun 3, 2002 Guest tbd
tbd The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 12 Jun 2, 2003 Guest tbd
tbd The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 13 Jun 7, 2004 Guest tbd
tbd The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 14 Jun 6, 2005 Guest tbd
tbd The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 22 Jun 3, 2013 Musical Guest tbd