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Dwight Yoakam is an American musician,
songwriter and actor. Yoakam debuted with the college radio staple "A Town
South of Bakersfield" in 1984. His debut LP was 1986's Guitars, Cadillacs,
Etc., Etc., which instantly launched his career.
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Two of Dwight Yoakam's initial hit singles include "Honky Tonk Man" and "Guitars, Cadillacs". The follow-up LP, Hillbilly Deluxe, was just as successful. His third LP, Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room, included his first #1, a duet with Buck Owens, "Streets of Bakersfield".
Dwight Yoakam's song "Readin', Writin', and Route 23" pays tribute to his childhood move from Kentucky, and is titled after a local expression describing the route that rural Kentuckians need to take to find a job.
Dwight Yoakam has also taken some acting roles, most notably as the abusive alcoholic Doyle in Billy Bob Thornton's Sling Blade (1996) and as a sociopathic killer in 2002's Panic Room. He has also appeared in Southern California live theater, combining his acting talents with the talents of director Peter Fonda.