Dwight Yoakam Net Worth
Dwight Yoakam Net Worth: Dwight Yoakam is s an American singer-songwriter, actor and film director who has a net worth of $45 million dollars. A singer-songwriter, actor, and director, Dwight Yoakam is one of the most successful country artists of all time. He has released many studio albums, among other compilations and seasonal albums. He has sold more than 25 million records, and received one Grammy. Dwight Yoakam was born October 23, 1956 in Pikeville, Kentucky and raised in Columbus, Ohio where, in 1974, he graduated from Columbus's Northland High School. Yoakam was briefly enrolled at the Ohio State University, but dropped out and moved to Nashville in 1977 to pursue his music career. At the time, Nashville's sound was focused on "urban cowboy" type music, and Yoakam's honky tonk sound was not well received. Yoakam moved to Los Angeles and worked to popularize his brand of hipper country music in the 1980s. He wrote all of his songs and largely performed and promoted himself outside of the traditional country music arena. In those early days, Yoakam actually played in rock and punk rock clubs around Los Angeles. Yoakam has recorded more than 21 albums and compilations, had more than 30 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, and sold more than 25 million records. Yoakam has recorded 5 Billboard #1 Albums, 12 Gold Albums, and 9 Platinum Albums, including the Triple Platinum "This Time". Yoakam is also the most frequent musical guest in the history of "The Tonight Show".