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Dwight Yoakam

Thursday, July 1st 
Dwight 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 9 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. Yoakam is a recipient of the Artist of the Year award from the Americana Music Association, the most prestigious award offered by the organization, and was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in the Songwriter/Artist category on October 14, 2019 in Nashville, TN.

Yoakam's self-curated Sirius XM channel, titled Dwight Yoakam and The Bakersfield Beat 'When Country Went Mod' launched in April 2018. The channel celebrates the Bakersfield sound and those whom it has inspired. Guests have boasted the likes of Post Malone, Lukas Nelson, Beck, Chris Hillman, Jakob Dylan, Mike Nesmith and Mickey Dolans, Dave Alvin, and Jackie DeShannon, among others.

In 2016, Yoakam released his bluegrass album Swimmin' Pools, Movie Stars... on Sugar Hill Records. Featuring a band of bluegrass luminaries, the 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 that has inspired him for many years thereafter. In 2018, Yoakam released two songs, "Pretty Horses" and "Then Came Monday" (the latter written with Chris Stapleton).

In addition to his musical career, Yoakam is a formidable film and television actor who has appeared in over 40 feature films, including Sling Blade and Panic Room. 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. Learn more at www.dwightyoakam.com

See Dwight Yoakam with Ian Munsick LIVE at the Greeley Stampede on Thursday, July 1st! Tickets for the 99th Greeley Stampede will be going on sale in early May 2021.

with special guest Ian Munsick

Breathing fresh Rocky Mountain air into the Nashville music scene, Ian Munsick is pioneering a new brand of country. The Wyoming singer/songwriter's upbringing was a mix of working the ranch and working crowds. Under the tutelage of their fiddle-playing father, Munsick and his two older brothers grew up playing everything from bluegrass to The Beatles. Incorporating elements across genres, he has now begun to establish himself as a progressive artist with an old soul. Captivated by traditional lyrical truth and the modern soundscape, Ian followed his ear to Music City. In 2017 he released a self-titled EP, winning iHeartRadio's Rocky Mountain Song of the Year for the rootsy "Horses Are Faster" and becoming the only artist who simultaneously qualified two tracks as finalists in the NSAI/CMT songwriting competition. Equipped with a full ready-for-release collection of songs, the 27-year-old has signed his first major record label deal with Warner Music Nashville. His debut album Coyote Cry, due February 26, features his mile-high tenor underscoring self-penned songs that conjure equal parts epic adventure and down-to-earth wisdom. The record marks the dawn of western pop-laced country, pulling a thread straight from Chris LeDoux through Post Malone. Munsick's recent releases include "Long Haul," "Me Against the Mountain" and "Humble" - and with them, western country is being reborn.
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