Country music legend Dwight Yoakam is coming to Orange Beach.
The Grammy Award-winning entertainment icon is scheduled to perform at The Wharf in Orange Beach, Alabama on May 24th.
In the 1980s, Yoakam pioneered the “hillbilly” music that brought a new rock and punk rock audience to the country music genre. His self-financed EP, Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc,. (1986), was a breakout hit.
Musically, Yoakam goes from traditional country to bluegrass, all with his trademark swagger.
Yoakam has had nine platinum or multi-platinum-selling albums, 12 gold-selling albums and was named the 2013 Artist of the Year by the Americana Music Association.
Along with his critically acclaimed music, Yoakam is a formidable film and television actor whose films include Sling Blade and The Newton Boys. In 2016, he performed in a recurring role in David E. Kelly’s Amazon series Goliath, starring alongside Billy Bob Thornton.
Tickets go on sale Friday, January 19th at 10am at the @thewharfamp box office.