Dwight Yoakam Sets Release Date For First Album In Seven Years
“3 Pears” Hits Retail Sept. 18
Dwight Yoakam is back! The country star, who has apparently been focusing more on his acting career of late, will release his first all-new studio album in seven years on Sept. 18 when “3 Pears” will go on sale. The 12-song album will be the Grammy-winner’s 26th release. He produced it himself, and shares production credits with pop artist Beck on two tracks, “A Heart Like Mine” and “Missing Heart.”
Check out a teaser of the album track “Trying” on Yoakam’s newly launched Web site here.
Yoakam has notched 14 No. 1 singles since emerging on the music scene in 1986. They include his two No. 1 hits, “Streets of Bakersfield” and “I Sang Dixie,” both in 1988.
Yoakam will be honored by the Academy of Country Music with the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award at the sixth annual ACM Honors event on September 24 in Nashville. The prestigious Award honors individuals who are pioneers in the country music genre. Past recipients include Johnny Cash, Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, and Hank Williams, Jr.
Here’s the full track listing for “3 Pears”:
1. Take Hold Of My Hand
3. Dim Lights, Thick Smoke
5. Nothing But Love
6. It’s Never Alright
7. A Heart Like Mine
8. Long Way To Go
9. Missing Heart
10. 3 Pears
11. Rock It All Away
12. Long Way To Go (Reprise)
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Veteran entertainment journalist Phyllis Stark has been reporting extensively on the music industry for two decades. As a freelance writer, her work appears regularly in numerous publications and sites. She previously was Nashville Bureau Chief at Billboard magazine.