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Dwight Yoakam's New Album 'Second Hand Heart' Debuts at No. 2 On Billboard Country Chart

DWIGHT YOAKAM'S NEW ALBUM SECOND HAND HEART DEBUTS AT NO. 2 ON BILLBOARD COUNTRY CHART

SECOND HAND HEART IS GRAMMY-AWARD WINNING SINGER, SONGWRITER, AND ACTOR'S HIGHEST CHARTING ALBUM IN 26 YEARS

YOAKAM TO APPEAR ON THE VIEW AND ACM AWARDS' SUPERSTAR DUETS AFTER LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS PERFORMANCE

April 23, 2015 - Burbank, CA - Global superstar singer, songwriter, and actor Dwight Yoakam has scored a No. 2 debut on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, his highest-charting album in 26 years since 1988's Buenas Noches From A Lonely Room hit No. 1. Second Hand Heart is also No. 7 on the Top Current Albums chart and No. 18 on the Top 200 Albums chart, resulting in his best sales week since 1998. Rolling Stone called Second Hand Heart Yoakam's "best songs in years," while SPIN picked it as their Album of The Week and labeled it "some of the best music of his life." The two-time Grammy Award winner presented Best New Artist at the ACMs this past Sunday and performed "Liar" on Late Night With Seth Meyers on Tuesday. He will perform the title track on The View today. Yoakam will also be performing with Sam Hunt as part of the ACM Awards' Superstar Duets airing May 15th on CBS.

Watch the performance of "Liar" on Late Night With Seth Meyers here.

"Second Hand Heart still demonstrates Yoakam's peerless ability, album after album, to graft new shoots on to classic forms." - Boston Globe

"The album is a reckoning with grown-up love, a battle against disillusionment and a big brash stomp." - New York Times

"Second Hand Heart is put together like a great live set." - PASTE, 8.9/10 Review

"...this album feels as fresh as anything he's ever done" - NPR

"Second Hand Heart is a work of superb, disciplined musicianship that fuses honky-tonk, rockabilly and blues" - People

Second Hand Heart is available for purchase here.

Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, placing him in an elite cadre of global superstars. He has earned 12 gold albums and nine platinum or multi-platinum albums, including the triple-platinum This Time. Five of those albums have topped Billboard's Country Albums chart with another 14 landing in the Top 10. More than 30 singles have charted, with 22 going Top 20. He is a 21-time nominated, multiple GRAMMY Award winner. In celebration of his critically acclaimed album, 3 Pears, he received the Artist of the Year award at the 2013 Americana Music Honors & Awards ceremony, the most prestigious award offered by the organization. Having spent a record-breaking eight weeks at the top of the Americana Charts, the most of any album, Yoakam dominated Best Of 2012 Lists with 3 Pears, including NPR, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, and American Songwriter, among others. 3 Pears marks Yoakam's 26th studio album and his highest-charting Billboard Top 200 debut.

As an actor, Yoakam has appeared in over 35 films, including roles in John Dahl's Red Rock West, Tommy Lee Jones' Cannes Film Festival award-winning The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, David Fincher's Panic Room, and the Academy Award-winning Sling Blade. Yoakam has also showcased his acting prowess on the small screen, with roles on King of the Hill and Wilfred, as well as numerous musical performances on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and The Daily Show. In 2014, Yoakam appears as a recurring guest star in multiple episodes of Under the Dome, based on Stephen King's best-selling novel of the same name. The role is yet another example of Yoakam's formidable presence as a film and television actor.

Dwight Yoakam is represented by ROAR a Beverly Hills-based talent and brand management company, WME, and Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein.

- Read the full story at UnRatedMagazine.com

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